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Right outside of Minneapolis looms a bank that offers the best one year CD rate in Minnesota. Granted, the interest rate offered by this bank will not surpass the rate offered by GMAC Bank but until the government infuses that bank with billions of dollars in aid, Lakeville looks a great place to park cash
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Paper certificates or definitive securities and electronic records or book-entry securities evidencing ownership of equity, stocks, or debt obligations (bonds).
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