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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

Backers of a $9.50 minimum wage press their case at Capitol

Minnesota lawmakers weren’t the only ones who returned to the state Capitol Tuesday. Hundreds of supporters of a minimum wage increase rallied in the rotunda, urging the Legislature to raise...

February 25, 2014

Gavel on 100s

Whistleblower Lawsuit Costs Globe University Nearly $1M

After Heidi Weber, one of the for-profit school’s former deans, was awarded almost $395,000 in a whistleblower lawsuit, a judge has now ruled that the school must pay an additional $570,000.

February 20, 2014

Minnesota not ready for train fires as more oil tankers travel state rails

Public safety authorities in Minnesota worry that emergency responders lack the training and equipment if a massive fire would be sparked by the growing number of oil trains traveling the state...

February 12, 2014

State sues BP over cleanup costs of leaky storage tanks

The state of Minnesota filed a $25 million suit against oil giant British Petroleum in Ramsey County District Court on Monday. The Associated Press reports the suit accuses BP of double dipping...

February 11, 2014

Cargill plant dispels 'pink goop' myth behind McDonald's McNuggets

That – above, the silly-putty-looking pink goop – is what has been rumored to be the main ingredient in McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets. Now National Public Radio reports McDonald’s Canada...

February 06, 2014

Activist Investor Calls Foul, Won’t Attend ShopHQ Meeting

The Clinton Group claimed in a recent letter that ValueVision broke state law by not holding a special shareholders meeting 90 days after it was requested—but the Minnesota company argues that Clinton’s original request was invalid.

February 04, 2014

MNsure paid executives bonuses as the website floundered

Fourteen managers at MNsure collectively received more than $26,000 in bonuses in November after the launch of the health exchange website, according to a report in the Pioneer Press State...

January 29, 2014

Banks want Target to reimburse millions in data breach costs

Cleaning up the financial mess that followed the data breach at Target stores over the holidays could run the nation’s banks and financial institutions “hundreds of millions of dollars,...

January 29, 2014

Final public hearing Tuesday night over PolyMet copper mine proposal

The last of three public meetings to discuss the environmental review of the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mining project in northern Minnesota is set for Tuesday night at the RiverCentre in St...

January 28, 2014

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