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Dwindling doctor numbers will result in physician talent gap, study says

A decade from now there won’t be enough primary care doctors in Minnesota to provide quality care if state and federal lawmakers don’t make changes to current medical education policies...

July 23, 2014

Minnesota company takes aim at mosquitoes, ticks with new clothing line

A Crystal-based clothier is taking a new approach to protecting its clientele from mosquitoes, ticks and other bugs outdoors, FOX 9 reports. The Ticked Off Clothing Company says it is selling...

July 23, 2014

Michele Bachmann may run for president in '16

Republican U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, who ran for president in 2012, says she is considering doing it again. Bachmann, who represents Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District, told...

July 22, 2014

State Accuses Two For-Profit Colleges Of Misleading Students

Lori Swanson's lawsuit alleges that the Minnesota School of Business and Globe University misrepresented job opportunities available to criminal justice graduates; the schools denied the allegations.

July 22, 2014

Shovel and Hat

St. Paul Mayor Outlines Next Steps For Ford Site

About a year before the former Ford site is expected to be marketed to prospective developers, St. Paul is making plans to refresh the site.

July 22, 2014

Donald Chance Mark, Jr.

Twin Cities Law Firm Launches “Drone” Practice

Fafinski Mark & Johnson, which has a history of working with aviation clients, has now set its sights on businesses and individuals interested in unmanned drones.

July 22, 2014

Polaris headquarters in Medina

Polaris Reports Record Profits And Sales, Again

The motorcycle and off-road vehicle maker increased its earnings forecast for 2014; it now expects its full-year profits to jump 20 percent over 2013.

July 22, 2014

After All-Star Frenzy, An Update On The Vikings Stadium

The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority's "State of the Stadium" report provides an update on progress while piggybacking on the attention Minneapolis received during the MLB All Star Game.

July 22, 2014

Part-time professors at St. Thomas say no in unionization effort

A broad effort to organize nontenured college instructors at private colleges in St. Paul saw a setback as adjunct instructors at the University of St. Thomas voted overwhelmingly against forming a...

July 22, 2014

New report: Minnesota ranks No. 5 for overall child well-being

A new national report says Minnesota ranks No. 5 for overall child well-being, although troubling economic gaps between white children and children of color persist. Last year, Minnesota ranked No....

July 22, 2014

8 Minnesota counties to get federal flood aid

President Barack Obama has signed off on a federal disaster declaration for parts of Minnesota that were hit by severe floods in June, meaning those areas will receive federal money to help pay for...

July 21, 2014

In a Snap

Target Pilots Image Recognition App For Shoppers

“In a Snap” allows users to find out more about products they see in select Target ads by taking pictures with their phone.

July 21, 2014

Bills

Sport Ngin Raises $4M, This Time From Taylor, Univision

The sports software firm has closed on nearly $30 million in investments in the last month alone.

July 21, 2014

$8M view: State's largest, swankiest condo for sale

It’s hard to put a price on a beautiful view, but Coldwell Banker Burnet says this one is worth $8 million. The state’s largest – and perhaps its toniest – condo has hit the market, a...

July 21, 2014

'Seriously bad engineering': Stop lights slow Green Line

By some measures, the new Green Line has been a real success since its June 16 launch – ridership is higher than expected and crime has been low. Riders seem to like it. But a persistent criticism...

July 21, 2014

Cargill phasing out growth-promoting antibiotics in turkeys

One of the nation’s largest turkey producers will stop feeding growth-promoting antibiotics to its birds. The Star Tribune reports that Cargill’s signature Honeysuckle White and Shady Brook...

July 21, 2014

Eagan for-profit college ordered to close

Everest Institute in Eagan is part of a chain of for-profit colleges that has been ordered to stop enrolling students. The Pioneer Press reports that the Eagan school is one of the schools the...

July 21, 2014

State parks visits on the upswing; DNR credits Legacy-funded outreach

Sure, our state’s got more than 10,000 lakes. But when it comes to camping on their shores, we Minnesotans seem to appreciate a friendly invitation or nudge … or even a few pointers on...

July 18, 2014

UnitedHealth Group goes after state health insurance exchanges

The nation’s largest health insurer waited before getting involved in reform-driven state-based health insurance exchanges, but the wait is over and UnitedHealth Group is indicating that it...

July 18, 2014

Minneapolis legalizes, regulates Uber, Lyft ride-share services

The city of Minneapolis Friday legalized so-called transportation network companies Lyft and UberX. The nearly-unanimous vote allows the city to collect fees and regulate operations by conducting...

July 18, 2014

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