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

Chris Jeffrey

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

Medical marijuana stalls in Legislature

A hearing on a bill that would legalize medical marijuana has been delayed after negotiations between lawmakers and law enforcement ended in a stalemate. Gov. Mark Dayton has said he would sign the...

March 11, 2014

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Swatch Sues Target Over Alleged Imitation Watches

The Swiss watchmaker seeks to stop Target from selling the watches, to recoup profits Target has made from the watches, and to be awarded capital damages.

March 11, 2014

Hospitality industry launches campaign against minimum wage hike

Minnesota restaurant, resort and hotel owners descended on the state Capitol Monday in an effort to convince lawmakers not to increase the state’s minimum wage, MPR News reports. Bills under...

March 10, 2014

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After Target And Snowden Revelations, Privacy Protection Emerges As A Top Issue At Legislature

From private businesses to law enforcement and state agencies, lawmakers have introduced more than a dozen bills this year to curtail growing concerns over surveillance and personal data privacy.

March 10, 2014

Governor Mark Dayton

Dayton Proposes $616M In Tax Cuts Due To Budget Surplus

Governor Dayton’s proposal would cut certain middle class taxes, B2B taxes, local government and nonprofit taxes, eliminate the gift tax, and increase angel investor tax credits.

March 06, 2014

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