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6 days without a new MN bird flu case: Is the outbreak winding down?

New reports of avian influenza on Minnesota poultry farms seemed to be a daily occurrence earlier this spring. So the absence of any such reports for nearly a week is generating hopes that the...

May 21, 2015

Senator Franken heads to Cuba with mind on Minnesota's economy

Cuba is alive with Minnesotans these days, with Senator Al Franken the latest to head to the island nation on a diplomatic trip. Franken and three fellow Democrats in the U.S Senate will meet with...

May 21, 2015

MN population continues to grow, with significant jump in Twin Cities

The number of people living in Minnesota is growing – especially in the Twin Cities. Minnesota’s population is up 2.9 percent from the 2010 U.S. Census, according to 2014 Census estimates...

May 21, 2015

Imation

Activist Investors Win Three Seats On Imation Board

Clinton Group nominees elected; CEO Lucas loses board seat.

May 21, 2015

Construction boost helps Minnesota add 7,400 jobs in April; unemployment down

Employers in the construction industry helped Minnesota add another 7,400 jobs in April, as the state’s unemployment rate fell. The latest figures from the Minnesota Department of Employment...

May 21, 2015

Mounds View team

Metro High School Competing At National Student Business Competition

The Mounds View High School team was chosen as one of just 15 finalists out of over 100.

May 20, 2015

MN United hopes lawmakers will pass stadium tax breaks in special session

The Minnesota United is hoping to use the special session of the state Legislature to see whether the team can get tax breaks on its $150 million soccer stadium plan. The club is expected to...

May 20, 2015

Beauty, fashion help Target beat expectations to post 52 percent profit rise

After a turbulent 18 months, Target appears back on track after reporting a 52 percent boost in profits for the first quarter of 2015. Having battled through the data breach, its withdrawal from...

May 20, 2015

MN Orchestra extends contracts with Vänskä, musicians

Less than a week after its historic visit to Cuba, the Minnesota Orchestra has announced new contracts with Music Director Osmo Vänskä and its musicians. It’s another sign that the orchestra...

May 19, 2015

Report: MN's minimum wage workers can't afford to rent 1-bedroom apartment

Minimum wage workers do not make enough money to afford rent on a one-bedroom apartment in Minnesota. That’s according to the Out of Reach 2015 report, annual rental affordability outlook...

May 19, 2015

Twin Cities residents are 2nd-fittest in US – but exercise less than they used to

Despite spending several months a year shut away from the cold, Twin Cities residents are still among the healthiest in the country. Minneapolis-St. Paul is the second-fittest metro area in the...

May 19, 2015

Sun Country pilot negotiations delay expansion plans at MSP Airport

Planning for an expansion at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is delayed due to the possibility Sun Country may reduce – or even discontinue – service. The Metropolitan Airports...

May 19, 2015

Minimum wage will rise to $10 for workers at MSP airport

The Metropolitan Airports Commission decided Monday to raise the minimum wage for the lowest-paid employees at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport to $10 an hour. Currently, most of them...

May 18, 2015

DT Minneapolis

Apartment Vacancies Spike In Downtown Minneapolis

May 18, 2015

Report: Twin Cities population nears 3 million, housing construction rises

It’s not just your imagination – the Twin Cities metropolitan area is indeed getting a little more crowded. The Metropolitan Council – which runs the Metro Transit system and other public...

May 18, 2015

Dog food sold in MN being recalled over salmonella risk

A dog food company is recalling products sold in Minnesota because it may contain salmonella. California-based OC Raw Dog is voluntarily recalling 2,055 pounds of Turkey & Produce Raw Frozen...

May 18, 2015

Documentary: North Dakota oil fields 'the most dangerous place to work'

“With that excessive gas … Katy bar the doors man, you’re dead.” http://t.co/703VSdo4vg pic.twitter.com/4G414EZZRM — Todd Melby (@toddmelby) May 18, 2015 The new riches...

May 18, 2015

Charges: Suspects recruited homeless people in $3.8M cellphone trafficking scheme

A Twin Cities man is accused of leading a multimillion-dollar criminal enterprise whose activities officials believe stretched all the way to Hong Kong. 30-year-old Golden Valley man Zibo Li and...

May 15, 2015

Minnesota State Fair cancels poultry shows amid bird flu crisis

The bird flu plaguing the state’s turkey industry is increasingly being felt off the farm – grocery chains have seen rising prices and shortages of certain products, and now, a popular...

May 15, 2015

Not Just Turkeys: Avian Flu Infections In Chickens Spooking Farms, Food Companies

More than 3.6 million chickens have been killed due to the infectious disease with the number continuing to climb. That means new security measures and added monitoring for several companies.

May 14, 2015

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