Minneapolis schools superintendent abruptly resigns

Bernadeia Johnson, the superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools for the past four years, resigned her position Tuesday. The school district said in a news release late Tuesday afternoon that...

December 16, 2014

Breathe easy, hockey fans: Minnesota has toughest ice arena air quality rules

If you’re a hockey fan and a little spooked by the recent mass carbon monoxide poisoning at an ice arena in the Wisconsin Dells area, don’t worry – if you’re visiting a Minnesota...

December 16, 2014

Swipe away: Aldi starts accepting credit cards at its MN stores

As Aldi continues its takeover of the discount super market industry in Minnesota, it’s testing something new that may attract more customers in the highly segmented and competitive industry....

December 16, 2014

Minnesota nice: State among best in the nation for volunteering

Minnesota is home to some giving residents. People in the Twin Cities were more generous in donating their time to charitable causes than people in other major cities last year, according to the...

December 16, 2014

Board Member Named New CEO Of HelpSystems

Janet Dryer is retiring after three decades as CEO of the IT company.

December 16, 2014

Twin Cities Orthopedics

Twin Cities Orthopedics Aims To Compete In Mpls. Sports Med Market

One of its three new area clinics will be skewed toward sports performance and wellness services.

December 16, 2014

After developing a gluten allergy, beloved Willmar bakers forced to close shop

What do you do when the main component of your livelihood begins attacking your body? Christina Hanson tried to cope with it. She and her husband, Travis Hanson, first cut the hours of their...

December 16, 2014

The Nerdery launches school to train new software developers

A Minneapolis-based tech company, with the backing from many big-name businesses, is starting a school for aspiring software developers – an in-demand career where positions are going unfilled. The...

December 16, 2014

Regulators OK new solar, natural gas projects to replace coal-fired power plants

Regulators approved three major new energy projects for Minnesota Monday, as the state prepares for the closing of some of its coal-burning power plants. The Star Tribune reports the Public...

December 15, 2014

Bloomberg grant aims to bring better public services to Minneapolis

Minneapolis has $900,000 coming its way in each of the next three years and it’s the city’s residents who stand to gain the most. Mayor Betsy Hodges announced Monday that Minneapolis is...

December 15, 2014

Extended: You now have until Saturday to get Jan. 1 health coverage through MNsure

The deadline to get health insurance through MNsure that would go into effect Jan. 1, 2015 was Monday at midnight. That’s now been extended. MNsure announced Monday afternoon that Minnesotans...

December 15, 2014

Snail mail: It's the busiest shipping day of the year

If you’re going to the post office, get ready to wait in line. It’s the busiest shipping day of the year for the United States Postal Service. On Monday alone, it’s expected to...

December 15, 2014

Happy Chef founder has all the ingredients for the Hospitality Hall of Fame

Today, small restaurants owned and operated by the guy (or gal) cooking in the kitchen are known as “chef-driven.” There was no such concept in 1963. That’s the year that three...

December 15, 2014


3M Selling Static Control Business

Desco Industries can better meet the “evolving needs” of customers, according to 3M

December 15, 2014

Report: Adrian Peterson to file federal lawsuit; key recording unveiled

Suspended Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is expected to file a federal lawsuit against the National Football League on Monday. Peterson and his representatives say they were...

December 15, 2014

Minnesota's only velodrome may close due to costly repairs

Minnesota’s only bicycle racing velodrome may be closing. The National Sports Center’s velodrome, which was built in 1990, needs roughly $60,000 in repairs before it can open for 2015...

December 14, 2014

Oil production in North Dakota drops for first time in almost a year

Production at the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota has dropped for the first time in almost a year, as plummeting oil prices take a toll on the industry. The Bakken Magazine reports that...

December 13, 2014

Flu patients cause backlog in Twin Cities emergency rooms

Flu season is causing gridlock in Twin Cities emergency rooms this weekend – but not everybody needs to be there. The Star Tribune reports that hospitals in the east Metro area closed their...

December 13, 2014

Nicollet Hotel Block

Four Local Developers Vie For Nicollet Hotel Block

The 1.7 acre site is finally attracting interest as nearby areas boom.

December 12, 2014


Xcel Energy Now Accepting Applications For Community Solar Gardens

Customers will be able to subscribe to solar energy generated by independent developers.

December 12, 2014

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