Minnesota Senate to vote on e-cigarette indoor smoking ban

The full Minnesota Senate will consider a bill to regulate the growing e-cigarette industry. The Senate Commerce Committee passed a bill on Monday that would classify electronic cigarettes in the...

March 24, 2014

State goes after mortgage company accused of misleading veterans

The Minnesota Department of Commerce has taken legal action against the Mortgage Investors Corp., which it calls a “scam mortgage company.” In a press release issued Monday, the...

March 24, 2014

Target data breach the movie? Blogger who broke story focus of cyber thriller

A movie could be made about the massive data breach that affected Target last fall, according to media reports. Cybersecurity blogger Brian Krebs was the first one to report on Target’s data...

March 23, 2014

Two former investment agents accused of swindling elderly clients

Two former employees of Ameriprise Financial Services are accused of defrauding elderly clients and their former employer of more than $930,000, according to the Minnesota Department of Commerce...

March 19, 2014

'Baby bills' open the door a crack for Sunday liquor sales in Minnesota

It’s unlikely you’ll be able to buy a case of beer or a bottle of booze on a Sunday in Minnesota anytime soon, but the ban on Sunday liquor sales might be lifted for tap rooms and the...

March 19, 2014

Local Businessman Convicted For Tax Evasion

While leading a local company called NatureRich, Michael Schlegel, with the help of a co-conspirator, allegedly attempted to conceal at least $3 million in gross income from the Internal Revenue Service.

March 19, 2014

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Companies Brace For New Rules Over "Conflict Minerals"

A new rule requires publicly traded manufacturers to disclose whether their products include minerals whose sale funded armed conflict in the Congo—and the rule will have a ripple effect on smaller companies as well.

March 18, 2014

Tom Petters' Latest Attempt To Remove A Judge Is Denied

Tom Petters’ latest bid to revisit his 50-year prison sentence involved removing a judge that he says had a conflict of interest; that same, judge, however, has denied Petters’ motion.

March 12, 2014

Minnesota added to states affected by nationwide beef recall

Nearly 9 million pounds of beef products in at least 45 states, including now Minnesota, were recalled because federal regulators said a northern California slaughterhouse processed “diseased...

March 12, 2014

113-Year-Old MN Security Co. Acquired By CA Firm

Hannon Security Services, Inc., was bought by California-based Universal Protection Service, one of the largest security companies in the country.

March 11, 2014

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