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'Move to Minnesota!' Rep bids to lure Wisconsin firms unhappy with law change

A message has been sent to companies unhappy with “right-to-work” laws set to be introduced in Wisconsin: Come to Minnesota! Minnesota Rep. Pat Garofalo hopes to get one-up on those...

March 04, 2015

Mayo Clinic has a banner year; income up 36 percent in 2014

For Mayo Clinic, 2014 was a very good year. The hospital and clinic system based in Rochester, Minn., saw its operating income increase by more than one-third last year, which was its strongest...

March 04, 2015

'Your Wisconsin camping trip, sponsored by...'

Corporate sponsorships of sports venues and events of all kinds are nothing new, but the trend could reach a new level in Wisconsin. The head of the state’s Department of Natural Resources...

March 03, 2015

Target to cut several thousand MN headquarters jobs as part of $2B savings plan

Target is expected to cut “several thousand” jobs at its headquarters in Minnesota as it looks to make $2 billion in savings over the next two years. The Minneapolis-based retailer has...

March 03, 2015

Minneapolis ranks near the top on 'best downtowns' in the US list

It may be covered in snow at the moment, but Minneapolis’s downtown is one of the best in the nation – No. 2, in fact, according to a new ranking by Livability.com. For its “Top 10 Best...

March 03, 2015

5 Minnesotans are on Forbes' billionaires list – see how rich they are in 2015

The usual suspects from Minnesota have made it onto the latest of Forbes’ list of world billionaires – but most of them aren’t worth as much as they were a year ago. This year’s...

March 03, 2015

Best Buy

Best Buy Boosts Dividend, Will Buy Back Stock After Strong Fourth Quarter

The electronics retailer saw its second-consecutive quarter of sales growth for the first time in years, but warned that the near-term might not be nearly as rosy.

March 03, 2015

Target

Changes In Store For Target’s Grocery Business

A report ahead of Tuesday’s investor meeting suggests a push to attract younger shoppers.

March 03, 2015

No cause found for sudden illness outbreak at Jennie-O turkey plant

Investigators have not been able to figure out what caused 24 workers at the Jennie-O turkey processing plant in Willmar to suddenly fall ill last October. According to the West Central Tribune...

March 03, 2015

Ness looks to Duluth's bright future in his final State of the City address

Duluth Mayor Don Ness gave his final state of the city address Monday, detailing why he is optimistic about the city’s future. Ness announced last fall he would not seek a third term, saying...

March 03, 2015

New luxury, boutique hotel at MSP Airport is closer to happening

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport could soon have a hotel. A Metropolitan Airports Commission committee approved Graves Hospitality as the developer for a brand new on-site hotel, the Star...

March 03, 2015

MakerBot

Stratasys Misses Mark On Earnings

MakerBot line flops during the quarter. Meanwhile, the company is merging several of its subsidiaries to better compete.

March 02, 2015

Torii Hunter: My goal is to become GM of the Twins

There must be a karmic convergence between Kevin Garnett and Torii Hunter. It’s public knowledge that Garnett wants to become an owner of the Timberwolves when his playing days come to an end...

March 02, 2015

In pipeline leak that spilled 3M gallons of wastewater, monitoring system was off

In January, a pipeline leak caused nearly 3 million gallons of mining wastewater to contaminate major creeks and rivers in North Dakota. It turns out, the company meant to oversee the project was...

March 02, 2015

Will an aspirin a day improve heart health? Target, U of M plan study to find out

A large number of Minnesotans can expect to be quizzed about their aspirin use. The Minnesota Daily reports a joint campaign between Minneapolis-based retail giant Target and the University of...

March 02, 2015

Congress members fight for Somali-Americans unable to send money back home

It’s a policy that makes a lot of sense on paper: restrict money transfers to countries where there’s suspected terrorist activity, so it doesn’t fall into the wrong hands. But...

March 01, 2015

Great Lakes nearly covered with ice, which could mean another delayed shipping season

Ice coverage on the Great Lakes is nearing 90 percent, which is causing some to worry about another difficult spring for the shipping industry. “Obviously it’s been another brutal...

March 01, 2015

Young and broke? Rochester named to list of top 10 cheapest cities for Millennials

Being broke is part of being a young adult, but the Millennial generation is marked by more of a money squeeze than has been typical. This generation came of age during the down years of the...

February 28, 2015

Budget surplus puts Dayton, Republicans on collision course over gas tax

Governor Mark Dayton and House Republicans are on collision course over the former’s proposed gas tax, in the wake of Minnesota reporting a $1.9 billion budget surplus Friday. Dayton...

February 28, 2015

Kenilworth Corridor

Met Council, Park Board Reach Agreement Over Light Rail

The two sides promised to work more closely during future rail projects.

February 27, 2015

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