Bluestem Brands To Be Bought For $565M Cash

Once part-owned by the now-jailed Tom Petters, the online retailer was reportedly up for sale since March.

September 29, 2014

Most retailers plan to hike their hiring of holiday help

Santa’s going to need more helpers this year. The majority of U.S. retailers will hire more employees this year than they did last year, but Minneapolis-based Target is bucking the trend and...

September 29, 2014

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Five Minnesotans Among Forbes’ 400 Wealthiest

The total net worth of the five wealthiest Minnesotans is nearly $11 billion.

September 29, 2014

Not ready to roll: Rail backup creates taconite shipping worries

The regional rail logjam is creating concern that Minnesota-mined taconite will not be able to be loaded onto ore boats and shipped through the Great Lakes before winter limits travel for the...

September 29, 2014

Twins part ways with Ron Gardenhire, entire coaching staff

One day after the final game of another losing season, the Minnesota Twins announced they are parting ways with longtime manager Ron Gardenhire. The #MNTwins announced today that they will replace...

September 29, 2014

Travel slowly returning to normal after Chicago air traffic control center fire

It’ll take about two more weeks to fully reopen a Chicago-area control center where a deliberately set fire brought air travel at the city’s two international airports to a standstill...

September 29, 2014

Minneapolis City Council member pushing for e-cigarette ban

A member of the Minneapolis City Council is proposing a ban on e-cigarettes in the city. The Star Tribune reports that council member Cam Gordon is pitching a ban on the use of e-cigarettes in...

September 29, 2014

7 ft. tall 'super weed' threatens crops in Upper Midwest

A tough new weed is threatening to crush crops across the Upper Midwest, and a lot of farmers are worried. The  “super weed,” palmer amaranth, is highly resistant to herbicides and grows so tall...

September 28, 2014

Liberians set to be deported to Ebola-stricken homeland get to stay

Thousands of Liberians living in the United States, including Minnesota, were set to be deported to their Ebola-stricken homeland Tuesday, but President Barack Obama deferred their deportation...

September 28, 2014

Eagle Brook Church, Minnesota's largest, opens Woodbury campus

Minnesota’s largest church is christening a new campus — its sixth in the Twin Cities metro area — this weekend. Eagle Brook Church is opening a new building in Woodbury in the...

September 27, 2014

Minnesota Zoo plans layoffs due to slump in attendance

Fewer people are visiting the Minnesota Zoo these days, and that’s one reason cited by zoo officials as they prepare to announce staff layoffs, the Star Tribune reports. It’s not yet...

September 27, 2014

Don't sit: Superior natives create cheap, portable standing desk

A lot of people appear willing to pay a bit of money in order to stand up more often. And a couple of Superior natives are happy to help. Longtime friends Luke Leafgren and Paul Peterson, along...

September 27, 2014

Garrison Keillor's surgery complete; host's first full-length play to debut

Longtime radio host Garrison Keillor’s surgery went well he said, the Star Tribune reports – and just in time for his first ever full-length play to debut. The 72-year-old wrote on Facebook...

September 27, 2014

Ag Secretary's Minnesota visit ushers in new era for U.S. farm programs

After a visit by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to St. Paul, Minnesota farmers have a better idea of what their future holds – at least when it comes to how they’ll deal with the...

September 26, 2014

Eagan Cabinetry Company To Expand Canadian Manufacturing Plant

Norcraft cited demand for its Urban Effects product line in Canada and the U.S.

September 26, 2014

Wisconsin leapfrogs Minnesota in new ranking of private-sector job creation

Minnesota took last place among Midwestern states on a new Bureau of Labor Statistics  ranking of private sector job creation. The report, which provides data on job growth for the year between...

September 26, 2014


Zyga Technology Completes $10M Financing Round

The medical device company currently has one product available in the U.S. with another currently under clinical investigations in Europe.

September 26, 2014

Prosecutors: New details into Ty Hoffman's time on the lam

Ramsey County prosecutors have released new details about how accused murderer Lyle Marvin “Ty” Hoffman spent his time as authorities searched for him in the days after the killing of his ex...

September 26, 2014

Community Action office raided, staff laid off in fallout of critical audit

About a dozen Department of Commerce and Department of Human Services officials raided the offices of embattled social service agency Community Action on Friday morning. The Star Tribune reports...

September 26, 2014

MSP travel backed up by Chicago air traffic control center fire

Hundreds of flights were delayed or cancelled at Chicago airports Friday morning due to a deliberately set fire in a major air traffic control facility, Chicago’s WLS-TV reports. More than 60...

September 26, 2014

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