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Federal agency takes Honeywell to court over medical testing of workers

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is asking a court in Minnesota to block a Honeywell policy penalizing workers who don’t take medical screening tests. The agency is seeking an...

October 29, 2014

Ameriprise

Ameriprise Exceeds Analysts’ Expectations With Earnings Increase

The Minneapolis-based financial services giant credits fee-based business for success and growth.

October 29, 2014

Metro transit has $72.3M worth of plans to improve bus service

Metro Transit has some big plans to improve local and express bus service in the Twin Cities, which would cost an estimated $72.3 million over the next 10 to 15 years. Metro Transit is asking the...

October 29, 2014

Betty Crocker competes for screen time with updated cookbook app

If there was one thing irritating cooking grandmothers in Minnesota this year, it was having to constantly look at the recipe they were following – only to have to keep swiping at the screen with...

October 29, 2014

Tile Shop

Tile Shop’s Wild Week: New CEO, Stock Plunge, Potential SEC Complaint

One year after investigating shareholder complaints, a new round of allegations could come amid further disappointing results.

October 29, 2014

Top to bottom: NE Minneapolis restaurant to offer Ferris wheel dining

Betty Danger’s is betting the danger of sky-high dining isn’t enough to scare off hungry customers. Described on the business’ Facebook page as a “country club on crack...

October 29, 2014

Brainerd won't chlorinate city water; among largest Minnesota cities to do so

Brainerd will no longer add chlorine to the city’s water, making it one of the largest cities in the state to pump nonchlorinated water to residents. The city had started adding chlorine to...

October 29, 2014

Pesticide ban on the table as state studies options to help bees

As Minnesota embarks on a study of a popular class of pesticides some studies have linked to bee deaths, the Agriculture Department says options under consideration will include banning the...

October 28, 2014

Gov. candidate Johnson opposes resolution criticizing 'Redskins' team name

The Hennepin County Board Tuesday took a symbolic stand against the use of the “Redskins” nickname by the NFL’s Washington team. Only one commissioner, Jeff Johnson, who is also...

October 28, 2014

28 charged with operating Twin Cities bank fraud ring for years

Federal charges against more than two dozen people claim they were part of a Twin Cities-based bank fraud ring that conspired to steal $2 million. Andrew Luger, the U.S. Attorney for Minnesota...

October 28, 2014

Clock is ticking for Wolves and Rubio to agree on contract

The Minnesota Timberwolves are running out of time if they want to sign Ricky Rubio to a contract extension before a Halloween deadline that would allow him to become a restricted free agent after...

October 28, 2014

Poll finds medical costs push many insured Americans to skip needed care

Medical bills force around 1 in 8 Americans with private health insurance — that’s more than 16 million people — to skip needed medical care, go without food or drain their savings, according to a...

October 28, 2014

Boss

Toro To Acquire Snowplow Manufacturer Boss For $227M

The purchase complements Toro’s seasonal, lawn care-focused business.

October 28, 2014

Vélo

Metro Apartment Vacancy Remains Low

Marquette Advisors finds continued demand for new rental units.

October 28, 2014

Optum

Optum To Acquire Massachusetts Health Firm

The UnitedHealth subsidiary’s portfolio expands as its revenue and earnings reportedly continue double-digit ascents.

October 28, 2014

Reports: All signs point to Twins deciding on manager this week

The Minnesota Twins appear to be closing in on a decision of whom will replace Ron Gardenhire as the new team manager. La Velle Neal III of the Star Tribune writes that “all signs point to...

October 28, 2014

Decision on fate of historic building in Fergus Falls delayed

The Fergus Falls City Council voted Monday to delay its decision whether to preserve or demolish a building that defined the city for generations – but has been sitting vacant for nearly a decade...

October 28, 2014

U of M Regent David Larson, who endowed scholarships, dies at 70

University of Minnesota Regent and former Cargill executive David Larson has died at the age of 70, the U of M announced. Larson, who had served on the Board of Regents since 2005, was motivated by...

October 27, 2014

CVS nixes Apple Pay; competing system being tested in Minnesota

Only a week after Apple launched its new system allowing shoppers to make a purchase with a wave of their smartphone, some retailers are turning their back on Apple Pay and its Android-based cousin...

October 27, 2014

University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota Among “America’s Smartest Public Colleges”

U excels in schools that offer affordability with excellence.

October 27, 2014

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