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MNsure health plan sign-up deadline extended again to December 31

The deadline to sign up for health plans through MNsure has been extended again – to December 31. Anyone who wants to sign up for insurance through Minnesota’s health exchange for coverage...

December 19, 2014

Job numbers improve after wage jump – but a biz group wants planned hikes halted

Minnesota’s largest pro-business advocacy group wants to nix the planned rises for the minimum wage before they even happen. And it comes at a time where the state is reporting some of its...

December 19, 2014

Two Minnesota deaths linked to tainted caramel apples

Minnesota’s Health and Agriculture Departments are investigating after an outbreak of Listeria linked to caramel apples led to the deaths of two people. Thursday night’s announcement by...

December 18, 2014

Commuter rail line to give riders refunds if trains run late

The Northstar commuter rail line hopes to regain lost riders by offering them a money-back guarantee. Officials with the line that runs from Minneapolis north to Big Lake announced Thursday that...

December 18, 2014

There will be a record number of holiday travelers next week, report says

If you’re traveling over the holidays, you won’t be alone. An estimated 98.6 million Americans will be traveling at least 50 miles over the year-end holiday period (Dec. 23-Jan. 4...

December 18, 2014

Minnesota's unemployment rate reaches lowest level since 2001

It’s been a long time since Minnesota’s jobless rate has been this low. New figures show the state’s unemployment rate fell to 3.7 percent in November – the lowest it’s been...

December 18, 2014

Former Voyager Bank CEO Hit With Federal Indictment

Timothy Owens is accused of lying to the Federal Reserve Board and for obstruction.

December 18, 2014

Cheers! Surly's highly anticipated 'destination brewery' opens Friday

Surly Brewing’s highly anticipated “destination brewery” is finally opening its doors. The beer hall opens to the public at 11 a.m. Friday. The brewery will be pouring more than a...

December 18, 2014

Charges: Child care group lied to get $3M in benefits meant for low-income families

Fake pay stubs, false claims of service and tax manipulations netted four supposed child care providers $4 million in public money – with more than $3 million of that coming from a fund meant to...

December 18, 2014

Opening of trade door may whet Cuba's appetite for Midwest farm goods

Agricultural businesses are among those cheering President Obama’s announcement that the U.S. is restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba. Twin Cities-based Cargill, one of the biggest food...

December 17, 2014

Flu outbreak means early winter vacation in a few Minnesota schools

At least two Minnesota schools have canceled classes for the rest of the week because so many of their students and staff are out sick with the flu. In the metro area, the Convent of the Visitation...

December 17, 2014

Airline adds extra Citrus Bowl trips as demand from Gophers fans surges

Hey @GopherFootball fans! More flights have been added to #Orlando for the @BWWCitrusBowl: http://t.co/ImwcTWpEqS pic.twitter.com/3Ahpp8hOgc — Sun Country Airlines (@SunCountryAir) December 17...

December 17, 2014

Black Lives Matter plans Mall of America protest Saturday, threatened with arrest

A group of activists are on a collision course with the Mall of America over a planned protest at the Twin Cities mega mall on the last shopping Saturday before Christmas. Around 2,000 Black Lives...

December 17, 2014

Michael Solberg

Son Succeeding Father As Bell State Bank & Trust CEO

The Fargo-based company is on pace to double its assets every five years after recent expansion into the Twin Cities.

December 17, 2014

Scott Burns

GovDelivery Acquires Open Source Data Software Company NuCivic

The purchase comes amidst a “tidal wave of demand” for more access to government.

December 17, 2014

General Mills

New Products, Job Cuts Loom As General Mills Sales Slide

Despite flagging sales, the company’s profit beat Wall Street’s expectations.

December 17, 2014

'The Interview' pulled from 6 Minnesota cinemas in response to threats

At least six theaters in Minnesota will not be showing “The Interview” as a cinema chain is expected to pull the comedy film in response to threats of violence from hackers. Sources...

December 17, 2014

MSP's plan to speed up security lines: Fewer checkpoints, but more lanes

A security revamp at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport will leave Terminal 1 with just two checkpoints for passengers to go through screening – but officials say it will mean a faster...

December 17, 2014

High costs, long distances will challenge medical marijuana users

Minnesotans who fought so hard to legalize medical marijuana in the state are starting to realize it might still be difficult for some to acquire the drug, once it becomes legal to purchase it on...

December 16, 2014

'Roomba of the cornfield?' Minnesota company's farm robots show promise

Instead of firing up the tractors, farmers may soon be rolling out the robots. Or the Rowbots, one Minnesota company hopes. A Fillmore County soil expert tells Corn and Soybean Digest the work done...

December 16, 2014

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