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Get a job: Competition running high for holiday hiring

The all-important holiday shopping season is ramping up, and so is hiring for retailers, who typically expect to make a significant portion of their profits during the fourth quarter of the year...

November 24, 2014

Minnesota company recalls ground beef over E. coli concerns

A Minnesota-based meat company is recalling 1,200 pounds of ground beef because of possible E. coli contamination.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the recall Saturday involving meat...

November 23, 2014

Military fighting Ebola deserve higher pay, Minnesota lawmakers say

Two members of Congress from Minnesota say the 700 Minnesota National Guard soldiers being sent to West Africa next spring to help with the fight against the deadly Ebola virus should receive more...

November 22, 2014

Drinking invasive species now available in this local brew

Milfoil Lakehouse Saison. Invasive, yet exotic. On tap today in taproom. #milfoilbeer #offshoreseries pic.twitter.com/xQii6FRc79 — Excelsior Brewing (@excelsiorbrew) November 22, 2014 A new...

November 22, 2014

Almost 8,000 sign up for MNsure health plans in first week

Almost 8,000 people have signed up for new or renewed health plans since the opening of Minnesota’s health insurance exchange last Saturday. The Association Press reports that 2,550 have used...

November 22, 2014

Jobs bonanza for Twin Cities as US Bank reveals 3,000 new roles

The Twin Cities is likely to benefit the most from US Bank plans to increase staffing levels by 3,000 in 2015. The Minneapolis-based bank has revealed it will be adding another 3,000 new roles to...

November 22, 2014

Freezing weather forces record early closure of Mississippi shipping

The blast of icy weather seen across Minnesota the past two weeks has prompted the earliest closure of the Mississippi River to freight on record. The shipping season on the upper Mississippi was...

November 22, 2014

St. Paul's Wal-Mart workers plan to join nationwide pay protest on Black Friday

It’s another year and another demonstration from employees of Wal-Mart in St. Paul, who are planning to protest outside their store on Black Friday. Protest group OUR Walmart has said the...

November 21, 2014

Minnesota included in Kozy Shack pudding recall

Kozy Shack Enterprises, which is owned by Arden Hills-based cooperative Land O’Lakes, is recalling some of its puddings. The Associated Press reports that the voluntary recall involves 4...

November 21, 2014

Minnesota nonprofit to buy troubled for-profit college chain

A Minnesota nonprofit will pay $24 million to buy a collection of for-profit colleges that spans more than a dozen states. A new subsidiary of Oakdale-based Educational Credit Management Corp. will...

November 21, 2014

Anglers suing DNR over Mille Lacs walleye rules make their case in court

A lawyer for resort owners and anglers on Mille Lacs Lake told a panel of judges Thursday the Department of Natural Resources ignored part of the Minnesota Constitution in setting fishing...

November 20, 2014

Want the American Dream? Then move to the Twin Cities, young professionals told

Are you just out of college and chasing the American Dream? Then you should head to the Twin Cities. That is the verdict of The Atlantic, which has combined house price figures with income data and...

November 20, 2014

4.7M Graco strollers recalled after reports of childrens' fingers being cut, amputated

Graco is recalling 4.7 million strollers sold in the United States after reports of children’s fingers getting pinched, and sometimes amputated, in the stroller’s hinges. The Atlanta...

November 20, 2014

Best Buy

Best Buy Blows Past Analyst Expectations For Quarter

Shares of the company jumped sharply upon the news, fueled by improved sales.

November 20, 2014

The Met Council chair is stepping down – here's why that's important

Susan Haigh announced Wednesday she is stepping down from her position as chair of the Metropolitan Council. On the surface, this may not sound that exciting – it’s a bureaucratic head...

November 20, 2014

Minnesota's unemployment rate falls again, down to 8-year low

Minnesota’s unemployment rate continued its downward trend in October, reaching the lowest jobless rate in the state since June 2006, according to figures released Thursday by the Minnesota...

November 20, 2014

Holiday shopping

Survey: Shoppers Expected To Spend More Than Ever During Holidays

The Twin Cities’ strong economy has consumers confident they can buy more this year.

November 19, 2014

To save time and money, hospitals pursue ways to share patient records

Several hospitals in northeast Minnesota are choosing to openly collaborate with one another as part of an effort to operate more efficiently. Nine medical groups in northeast Minnesota and western...

November 19, 2014

To fix deteriorating roads and bridges, property taxes for Minnesotans expected to rise

Want roads and schools to improve in your neighborhood? Well, you may have to cough up 4 percent more in taxes next year to pay for it. Minnesotans will pay the price for a couple of years of...

November 19, 2014

Let it grow: Shoppers spend big on 'Frozen', beauty products to boost Target sales

Target has beauty products, back-to-school gear, the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and “Frozen” to thank for a surprise profits boost that is helping the company rebound...

November 19, 2014

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