Railroads Want Mandated Safety Upgrade Deadline Pushed Back

Companies say train shipments might have to grind to a halt without an extension, but some argue that railroads are behind due to misguided priorities.

October 12, 2015

With economic numbers bleak for many minorities, Dayton adds new office

Nearly 40 percent of African American children in Minnesota live in poverty. In addition, the poverty rate among African Americans in the state jumped from 30.5 percent in 2013, to 34.7 percent...

October 12, 2015

Harvest report: We got the beets – and the corn and soybeans, too

It’s the most important time of year for Minnesota farmers, who are spending long days in the fields. Ideal weather conditions this spring and summer are allowing farmers to harvest plentiful...

October 11, 2015

Fairview, University of Minnesota Physicians announce plans to merge

Two of Minnesota’s largest health care systems have announced plans to merge. Fairview Health Services and University of Minnesota Physicians signed letters of intent to move forward with the...

October 10, 2015

Nicollet Mall boosted by opening of two major stores, with more to follow

The new face of Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis is taking shape, with new retailers opening for business as the street undergoes a $50 million overhaul. Hot on the heels of Walgreens last...

October 10, 2015


Target And General Mills Pledge $6M To Northside Achievement Zone

The companies’ charitable giving arms are concerned about a looming workforce gap.

October 09, 2015


Minneapolis Proposes Minimum Wage Study

The city wants a three-month study to determine the impacts of raising the minimum wage to as high as $15 per hour.

October 09, 2015

How could La Belle Vie – the 'most important' restaurant in Mpls – be closing?

With an award-winning chef, accolades aplenty, and a reputation as the “most important restaurant in Minneapolis,” La Belle Vie was supposed to stay open forever. Instead, it will be...

October 08, 2015

Franken concerned $76B takeover could hit MN's rural broadband customers

Concern that Minnesota’s rural residents and businesses will suffer led Sen. Al Franken to take aim at another proposed merger of media conglomerates. After playing a major role in the...

October 08, 2015


Stratasys Subsidiary MakerBot Slashes Workforce Again

The 20 percent staff reduction is MakerBot’s second such restructuring effort this year.

October 08, 2015


Amazon Rolls Out One-Hour Delivery In Twin Cities

The Prime Now program is available seven days a week.

October 08, 2015

$1 million grant to launch food trucks (for the needy) across Minnesota

Food trucks are an increasingly popular way for restaurateurs to serve their customers these days, but could that same business model work for food banks who serve the needy? Things could be going...

October 08, 2015

Metro Transit will test $1 fare for low-income families

Low-income residents living in the Twin Cities may soon be able to save on transportation costs. Metro Transit is aiming to launch a six-month pilot program Dec. 1 that would allow low-income...

October 08, 2015

Report: Mills Fleet Farm, Minnesota-owned since the beginning, looking to sell

Mills Fleet Farm, which has Minnesota roots dating back to 1922, could soon be sold. The Duluth News Tribune reports the Brainerd-based supply business confirmed Wednesday it’s looking for...

October 08, 2015

3 oil trains in 6 innings? Rail line's shift of oil traffic into Twin Cities has critics

More North Dakota crude is rolling into Minneapolis from the west. And the temporary change in oil train routes has some in the city worried more people would be in harm’s way if there’...

October 07, 2015

Vikings edge closer to Eagan headquarters; stadium cost fight going to mediator

The Minnesota Vikings have moved another step closer to a new headquarters in Eagan … and a dispute over $15 million worth of construction costs for their new stadium is now scheduled for...

October 07, 2015

Minnesota Supreme Court upholds limits on Internet payday loans

The Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled that out-of-state payday lenders who offer loans to Minnesota residents over the Internet are subject to the same restrictions as bricks-and-mortar lenders...

October 07, 2015

3 Minnesota towns ranked among most affordable, best places to live in US

If you’re looking to locate to a nice, affordable small town in America – look no further than Minnesota. According to new rankings by real estate website, Minnesota is home to...

October 07, 2015


Cargill Reports Uneven Performance In First Quarter

The Wayzata agribusiness company reported a 20 percent profit increase, but its revenue fell by over $5 billion for its fiscal first quarter of 2016.

October 07, 2015

Polaris recalls some ATVs due to potential fire hazard

Motorcycle and ATV maker Polaris is recalling about 53,000 of its 2015 model all-terrain vehicles due to a potential fire hazard caused by a manufacturing error. The company, based in Medina...

October 06, 2015

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