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False alarm in Canadian search for Minnesota murder susepct

Police in Thunder Bay, Ontario blocked off city streets in the Canadian town to search for fugitive murder suspect Lyle “Ty” Hoffman on Thursday night. But WCCO reports that within a...

August 29, 2014

Minnesota tourism: 5th straight year of summer-season growth

Early summer rains and flooding did not put a damper on Minnesota’s overall tourism income this season, the state’s travel promotion office says. Minnesota’s $12.5 billion tourism...

August 28, 2014

Menasha Packaging Begins $7M Expansion In Lakeville

The Neenah, Wisconsin-based manufacturer has been in Lakeville since 1969, where it employs 221 people.

August 28, 2014

Data Breach

Dairy Queen Confirms Cyber Hack

The Edina-based company did not disclose how many customers or how many stores might be at risk.

August 28, 2014

Sun sets on Midway Stadium: Saints to play final game in aging ballpark

The St. Paul Saints will mark the end of an era Thursday night as they play their final game at venerable Midway Stadium. As a last hurrah and with the fun-loving whimsy that has become the team...

August 28, 2014

Renovated Turf Club in St. Paul reopens Thursday

After a summer of construction, the Turf Club is reopening under new ownership Thursday in St. Paul, the Pioneer Press reports. Located on the corner of University and Snelling avenues, the Turf...

August 28, 2014

Dayton wants U.S. to harvest answers from railroads on backlog

A whole lot of grain is nearly ready for harvest in Minnesota farm fields. And with freight trains still hauling last year’s crop, there are a lot of questions about how and when this year...

August 27, 2014

Donaldson Beats Estimates, Predicts Growth After Record Q4

The Bloomington-based producer of filtration system saw sales, net earnings and earnings per share rise to company-record levels to cap its fiscal year.

August 27, 2014

Three MN Leaders Among ‘Most Influential People In Health Care’

UnitedHealth Group, Mayo Clinic and Fairview Health Services represented on Modern Healthcare’s annual Top 100 list.

August 27, 2014

Minnesota Orchestra gets $10M 'leadership gift' from donors

As the Minnesota Orchestra gets ready for its first full season since the end of a 16-month lockout, the organization announced Wednesday it received a $10 million “leadership gift”...

August 27, 2014

Medtronic

Medtronic Makes Second European Purchase This Week

The Fridley-based medical technology business announced a $350 million deal to purchase a privately held Italian company, one day after acquiring a Dutch business.

August 27, 2014

Minneapolis to launch first Coding Bootcamp in 2015

Ever wanted to build your own website, app, computer game, or just understand why your favorite online site looks and acts the way it does? The key is learning to code. Coding – essentially using...

August 27, 2014

'Mighty Ducks 3' arena in Fridley to be torn down

The City of Fridley has announced plans to buy and raze the crumbling Columbia Arena, where the third and final “Mighty Ducks” movie was filmed. The city this week is closing on the $2...

August 27, 2014

Solar array planned for Camp Ripley will be among Minnesota's largest

The Minnesota National Guard and Minnesota Power are joining together to build what could be the largest contiguous solar array in the state. The organizations announced Wednesday a plan to build a...

August 27, 2014

Finalists named in Green Line Challenge to improve St. Paul neighborhoods

An urban farm, a community BBQ area, parklets, expanded Wi-Fi coverage and public art projects are just some of the proposed projects up for funding through the John S. and James L. Knight...

August 27, 2014

Security expert: Have hackers targeted Dairy Queen?

Edina-based Dairy Queen is facing a blizzard of questions about the security of its system that takes customer payment information. Brian Krebs, the journalist who runs the website KrebsOnSecurity,...

August 27, 2014

Minneapolis, St. Paul rank in top 5 in quality of life study

Add one more list to the long list of lists that rank the Twin Cities as a great place to live – both cities landed in the latest ranking’s top 5. The finance blog NerdWallet says that...

August 27, 2014

Gunfire erupts outside Hennepin County Medical Center; nobody injured

Shots fired outside HCMC. Building struck by bullets. Eyewitness heard approx 15 shots fired. We have crew on scene. pic.twitter.com/4wA2a35bgI — KARE 11 (@kare11) August 26, 2014 A gunman opened...

August 26, 2014

State sends $2.3 million in tax form check-off money to candidates

Tax form check boxes that Minnesotans marked when filing their state returns are sending more than $2 million to political candidates this fall. In an announcement Tuesday, the Minnesota Campaign...

August 26, 2014

Minnesota home health care workers vote to unionize

In what has been described as the largest union vote in state history, home health care workers in Minnesota have voted to unionize. The workers, also referred to as personal care assistants, help...

August 26, 2014

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