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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

Reports: Lovullo has second interview for Twins managerial job

Multiple media reports indicate Boston Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo is set for his second interview for the Twins managerial job. According to 1500 ESPN’s Derek Wetmore, Lovullo’s...

October 27, 2014

Marvin

Marvin Windows and Doors Earns National Ethics Award

The Warroad family business earned a Minnesota Business Ethics award earlier this year.

October 27, 2014

Magazine says Northfield is No. 1 town in the U.S. for retirees

Northfield, Minnesota, has an unbeatable combo platter to offer retirees: College town perks and a low cost of living. That’s what Money magazine decided as it named the Rice County city the...

October 27, 2014

Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean tours converge at Target Field this summer

Some big name country stars will rock Target Field this summer. Kenny Chesney’s “The Big Revival Tour” and Jason Aldean’s “The Burn It Down Tour” will converge...

October 27, 2014

New Mayo Clinic home test starts screening for colon cancer

A colon cancer take-home screening test is available in Minnesota starting Monday. The Star Tribune notes that the new Cologuard test will appeal to millions of people who may have avoided colon...

October 27, 2014

Survey: Will Minnesota's Economy Cool This Winter?

Revenue and hiring remain strong among businesses statewide, but finding talent’s harder than ever, while productivity is slipping, and research and development is flat-lining.

October 27, 2014

Ebola update: Trying to calm fears of disease in Minnesota

Public health officials in Minnesota are continuing their efforts to spread the word about their preparations for the Ebola virus and allay concerns that the deadly infection could become...

October 26, 2014

Red Cow invited to compete for best burger at World Food Championships

Red Cow will be competing for best burger at the World Food Championships in Las Vegas next month. The restaurant and bar, which has two Twin Cities locations and a third under construction, got a ...

October 26, 2014

Four hospitals named to treat any Minnesota Ebola patients

Any confirmed cases of the Ebola virus in Minnesota would be treated at one of four hospitals, under a strategy announced Friday by the state’s health department and hospitals association...

October 24, 2014

Digital River

Digital River Acquired For $840 Million

The company will have a 45-day window to solicit more lucrative offers.

October 24, 2014

TCF Bank

TCF Bank Revenue Up But Misses Expectations

The company credits growth to an uptick in loan origination.

October 24, 2014

Ancient Grains Cheerios: What is it? Sounds healthy. Pass the milk!

Consumers may not know what ancient grains are, but they like the idea of them. They sound like they’d be healthy, right? The Wall Street Journal reports Golden Valley-based General Mills is...

October 24, 2014

Firm uses 3-D printers to create personal cremation urns

You can now live inside an object “unique to you” for eternity thanks to a Minneapolis company’s modern twist on cremation urns using 3-D printing. Eden Prairie start-up...

October 24, 2014

Minnesota tops Midwest rankings for energy efficiency; 10th nationally

Minnesota was ranked 10th in a list of the most energy-efficient states in the U.S, with the city of Minneapolis finishing eighth in the national city rankings. The state was praised as a “...

October 24, 2014

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