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Women's workplace protections get Senate OK

The Minnesota Senate has approved a comprehensive package of workplace protections for women by a 51-14 margin, MPR News reports. The measure, known as the Women’s Economic Security Act, contains a...

April 23, 2014

On Record Sales, Vascular Solutions Warns Of Legal Costs

Vascular Solutions reported a 15 percent jump in quarterly sales but costs tied to its ongoing legal battle with Boston Scientific caused the company to revise its earnings outlook.

April 23, 2014

State Senate approves restrictions on cell phone tracking

The Minnesota Senate has passed a measure to restrict the use of cell phone-tracking devices by law enforcement agencies. The bill, which was approved on a 56-1 vote Tuesday, requires police to...

April 22, 2014

Lawmakers take aim at online lottery games, but nixing them carries costs

Opposing the online versions of Minnesota Lottery games is one of the few issues that’s brought Republicans and DFLers together at the Capitol this spring.  But a House committee heard...

April 22, 2014

Whistleblower lawyers hunt for fraud in historic Medicare data

Just hours after the massive, first-ever recent release by the federal government of detailed Medicare billing data, an army of lawyers began combing through the numbers looking for evidence of...

April 22, 2014

Med-Tech Firm Receives FDA Warning Over Minnetonka Plant

The FDA sent a warning letter to American Medical Systems, identifying issues related to “process validation, risk analysis, and corrective and preventive action procedures.”

April 22, 2014

Regulators Block Jostens’ Planned $486M Acquisition

The Federal Trade Commission voted to block Jostens’ planned acquisition of American Achievement Group Holding Corporation; Jostens abandoned the deal, saying that fighting regulators would be costly.

April 21, 2014

General Mills withdraws new policy limiting consumers' right to sue

After facing several days of unrelenting criticism over a new legal policy which would take away consumers’ rights to sue, General Mills announced late Saturday that it is withdrawing the new...

April 20, 2014

Court rejects Minn. limits on importing coal-fired energy; N.D. declares victory

A federal court ruled Friday that part of Minnesota’s renewable energy law is unconstitutional. Bloomberg BusinessWeek reports U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson rejected Minnesota...

April 18, 2014

Court Lifts MN Firm’s Injunction Against Boston Sci

The U.S. Court of Appeals removed a preliminary injunction that Vascular Solutions previously won against Boston Scientific.

April 17, 2014

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