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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

Wolves' owner Glen Taylor takes parting shots at Kevin Love

Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor took a few parting shots at his former superstar forward Kevin Love on Tuesday. ESPN reports that Taylor thinks Love may get exposed for defensive liabilities now...

August 26, 2014

Reward for gas station killer suspect upped to $25,000

Reward has more than doubled, now $25k in the effort to #FindTyHoffman Updated poster here: http://t.co/Peo220LKD6pic.twitter.com/PKW1ZXMFzo — Ramsey Sheriff (@RamseySheriff) August 26, 2014...

August 26, 2014

Bird advocates still crying foul over 'death trap' Vikings stadium

More than 77,000 signatures urging the Vikings to use bird-friendly glass on their new stadium landed in Gov. Mark Dayton’s office Tuesday morning, as bird advocates squawk their objections...

August 26, 2014

Former Last Place on Earth owner to appeal convictions

The former owner of Duluth’s now-closed Last Place on Earth head shop, who was recently sentenced to more than 17 years in prison for selling illegal synthetic drugs, has filed an appeal. The...

August 26, 2014

Medtronic

Medtronic Acquires Dutch Co. For $200M In Cash Buy

In a busy year for the Fridley-based medical technology company, Medtronic moved to bolster its neuroscience efforts with Tuesday’s purchase of Sapiens SBS.

August 26, 2014

Regis’ Stock Slumps As CEO Cites Ongoing Challenges

CEO Dan Hanrahan said Regis is seeing progress at its top locations, but “significant work is ahead of us before we achieve similar results across 7,000 salons.”

August 26, 2014

Best Buy

Best Buy Profits Despite Still-Sliding Sales

The Richfield-based electronics giant forecasted single-digit declines in sales for the year’s third and fourth quarters, citing industry trends.

August 26, 2014

Court Dismisses Claims That U.S. Bank Aided Petters Fraud

An appeals court upheld an earlier decision to dismiss the claims that an investment fund liquidator brought against U.S. Bank.

August 26, 2014

Mayo Clinic first to offer at-home colonoscopy alternative

Mayo Clinic is the first to offer a reliable alternative to the dreaded colonoscopy. Hospital officials announced Monday they’ll be the first in the U.S. to offer the FDA-approved Cologuard...

August 26, 2014

Poll shows Sen. Franken holds early lead over McFadden

Incumbent DFL U.S. Senator Al Franken has jumped out to a 9-point lead over his Republican challenger, businessman and political newcomer Mike McFadden, who won the party endorsement in May. KSTP...

August 26, 2014

St. Paul could ban single sale of cheap cigars

The next issue in the battle over tobacco is cheap little cigars. Anti-smoking activists in Minnesota are urging municipalities to put new restrictions on the sales of single cigars and cigarillos,...

August 26, 2014

Buffalo Wild Wings Acquires Majority Stake In Rusty Taco

The Golden Valley chain's latest move provides the rising king of chicken wings with its second ‘Fast Casual’ concept.

August 25, 2014

Life Time Fitness

Life Time Fitness May Spin Off Into Two Publicly Traded Cos.

The Chanhassen-based fitness chain says one of the companies would be a real estate investment trust for all of its properties.

August 25, 2014

Doctors group calls for later school start times for sleep-deprived teens

Parents: Let your teenagers sleep. That’s the message in a new policy statement released Monday by the American Academy of  Pediatrics. The group is recommending that middle and high schools delay...

August 25, 2014

Goodwill opens thrift shop for college students as popular vintage store closes

Goodwill has opened a new store catering to millennials in Minneapolis’ Dinkytown neighborhood, just as a popular vintage shop a few miles away has announced it’s closing its doors for...

August 25, 2014

Vikings

SMG Chosen To Run Vikings Stadium

Decision sidesteps any concern about the new stadium being run by AEG, which is tied to conservative billionaire Philip Anschutz.

August 25, 2014

Poll: Dayton holds commanding lead over challenger Johnson

In the first public polling released since the state primary, KSTP’s SurveyUSA poll shows DFL Governor Mark Dayton outpolling Republican challenger Jeff Johnson. Conducted over a three-day...

August 25, 2014

'White Hat' hackers help businesses keep cyber-criminals at bay

In the war between computer users and hackers, it seems the hackers are winning. Not only have we heard about large companies like Target and Supervalu, whose customer data has been attacked. But...

August 24, 2014

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