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Microsoft cuts hit Fargo; number of jobs lost is unclear

The downsizing of Microsoft will be hard on Fargo, after all. The software giant confirmed that employees at its Fargo campus lost their jobs Thursday but did not reveal the size of the cuts...

September 18, 2014

Cheers! Minnesota Oktoberfest named one of nation's best

The end of summer means the kickoff to a German beer lover’s favorite time of year – Oktoberfest. Minnesotans don’t have to go all the way to Germany to celebrate the annual festival...

September 18, 2014

Census data offer insight into Minnesota life

A newly released batch of data from the U.S. Census Bureau offers a snapshot of living conditions in America in 2013. The numbers show Minnesota has some fast-growing cities, comparatively high...

September 18, 2014

Customers mostly positive on Better Business Bureau's new review tool

Customers are mostly positive when it comes to reviewing businesses, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Minnesota and North Dakota says. Since launching its customer review service in January, the...

September 18, 2014

Minnesota's August jobless rate drops to 4.3 percent

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development announced Thusday morning that state unemployment rate fell to 4.3 percent in August. That’s the lowest unemployment rate in...

September 18, 2014

General Mills

General Mills To Cut $100 Million Following Bad Quarter

This week's disclosure follows consecutive quarters of disappointing results.

September 18, 2014

Stratasys

3D Printing Company Stratasys Will Acquire GrabCAD

The transaction will be the fourth acquisition in the past year.

September 18, 2014

Arrest made in State Fair craft beer booth armed robbery

One person was arrested in connection with last month’s armed robbery at the Minnesota State Fair, the fair announced. In a brief news alert issued Wednesday afternoon, the fair said one...

September 18, 2014

Former mayor accused of stealing money from youth baseball team

The former mayor of a small Minnesota town was arrested Wednesday, accused of stealing money from the local youth baseball team while still in office, the St. Cloud Times reports. Scott Kron, the...

September 18, 2014

Dates set for Duluth, Superior episodes of 'Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives'

The TV menu has been set for the Duluth area episodes of the popular Food Network show “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” the Duluth News Tribune reports. Hosted by celebrity chef Guy Fieri...

September 18, 2014

Supreme Court candidate cleared of DWI, guilty of obstruction

A candidate for Minnesota Supreme Court, Michelle MacDonald, was convicted Wednesday on charges of refusing to submit to a breath test and obstructing the legal process in connection with a traffic...

September 17, 2014

A dozen cases of Enterovirus D68 confirmed in Minnesota

Officials at the Minnesota Department of Health and the University of Minnesota Hospital have confirmed 12 cases of Enterovirus D68 in the state, MPR News reports. The Health Department announced...

September 17, 2014

Priest who was sued for abusing girl resigns from St. Thomas

A priest who was sued last year for allegedly sexually abusing a teenage girl has resigned his faculty position at the University of St. Thomas, the school announced Wednesday. The Rev. Michael...

September 17, 2014

Record ridership for public transportation at State Fair

A record number of State Fair-goers used public transportation this year. There were 531,653 rides recorded on Metro Transit express buses during the fair’s 12-day run, up 19 percent from...

September 17, 2014

Vikings

How Much Peterson's Case Is Costing Him, Vikings

Endorsements and sponsorships are just a fraction of what the team and its suspended running back will earn from TV revenues and salary, respectively.

September 17, 2014

Fired Minnesota whistleblower wins nearly $1M in settlement

A Minnesota man who says he was fired for being a whistleblower has won nearly $1 million in a $5.5 million settlement. David McIntosh, 49, says for 14 months he tried to persuade his employer, M.K...

September 17, 2014

Vikings owner Zygi Wilf: 'We made a mistake'

The Vikings admitted they fumbled the ball when they decided to reinstate running back Adrian Peterson on Monday. “We made a mistake,” Vikings owner/chairman Zygi Wilf said, “and...

September 17, 2014

‘Extreme Makeover: Laboratory Edition' at St. Anthony Falls

Talk about a facelift. The University of Minnesota’s 76-year-old St. Anthony Falls Laboratory celebrated its $16 million renovation Tuesday, complete with a tour to show off its new upgrades....

September 17, 2014

Jeff Johnson

From Reforming Minnesota's Sales Tax To Expanding Medical Marijuana: Jeff Johnson On The Issues

Though many of Johnson's positions are unsurprising for a GOP nominee for governor, he breaks from the standard Republican line on a handful of issues, according to analysis from MinnPost's public affairs reporter.

September 17, 2014

Justice Ginsburg at the U of M: Women's rights, the environment and memes

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg brought her decades of judicial and life experience to the University of Minnesota Tuesday night, letting the hundreds of community members, staff and...

September 17, 2014

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