Liquor bottles

After Craft Beer Taprooms, Are “Cocktail Rooms” Next?

Companion bills at the state legislature aim to allow craft distilleries to sell products on-site, similarly to how craft breweries sell beer at “taprooms.”

March 06, 2014

Legislature: Lawmakers pore over Sunday liquor sale bills; tax bill advances

State lawmakers are set Thursday to unveil several proposals that could set up spirited debate over whether Minnesota should allow Sunday liquor store sales. Sen. Roger Reinert, DFL-Duluth, and Rep...

March 06, 2014


Jury Finds Former Bixby Energy CEO Guilty On All Counts

Bixby Energy Systems founder Robert Walker was convicted on 17 counts of criminal conduct, including witness tampering and defrauding investors, after just a day and a half of jury deliberation.

March 05, 2014

House committee approves medical marijuana bill

A committee in the Minnesota House approved a bill Tuesday night that would legalize medical marijuana in the state.  The House Health and Human Services Committee voted to refer the bill to...

March 04, 2014

Lawmakers closer to raising Minnesota's minimum wage

State lawmakers on Monday reached what the Star Tribune calls a breakthrough in a long-deadlocked debate about raising Minnesota’s minimum wage – although disputes persist among DFL leaders...

March 04, 2014

Minnesota doctors mulling pros, cons of medical marijuana

Minnesota doctors are debating whether medical marijuana is an effective treatment for pain, illness and disease as the Legislature prepares to debate a measure that would make it legal for doctors...

March 03, 2014

Target store

Canada Woes Hurt Target’s Profits More Than Data Breach

Target’s profits fell 46 percent in the fourth quarter, dropping from $1.47 per share to $0.81 per share; Target attributed $0.40 of the loss to its Canadian segment and $0.02 per share to the data breach.

February 26, 2014

Minnesota’s Attorney General Lori Swanson

MN AG Urges Congress To Take Aim At “Patent Trolls”

Attorneys general from 42 states, including Minnesota, are advocating for patent reforms that they say would protect businesses from the threat of unnecessary litigation.

February 26, 2014

Lyft to defy Minneapolis, launch car-sharing service this week

Lyft, a San Francisco-based car sharing service,  is facing off against Minneapolis City Hall as it prepares to launch service in the city on Thursday. Lyft’s unique model relies on regular...

February 25, 2014

State Capitol

Which Issues Will Be The Focus Of This Legislative Session?

The legislative session that begins Tuesday will focus on the recent bonding bill, the minimum wage, business-to-business taxes, and the state’s projected budget surplus.

February 25, 2014

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