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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

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