News

Dozens of workers sickened at Willmar turkey plant; investigation underway

A turkey processing plant in Willmar was evacuated Friday evening after dozens of workers there became ill. Willmar police tell KSTP the incident at the Jennie-O Turkey Store plant started with...

October 17, 2014

Depressed prices and record harvest put corn farmers at risk

A record corn harvest combined with depressed prices is putting Minnesotan farmers at risk from both financial and physical harm. As government figures predict this year’s harvest will break...

October 17, 2014

'Inside man' among 4 indicted in $104,000 State Fair beer booth robbery

Four men were indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with a $104,000 armed robbery from a craft beer exhibit at the Minnesota State Fair – including an employee who authorities say helped...

October 17, 2014

TSA agents at MSP Airport hospitalized after unknown odor reported

A mysterious odor reported Friday at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport sent seven Transportation Security Administration agents to Hennepin County Medical Center in downtown...

October 17, 2014

Google names Golden Valley Minnesota's online business Mecca

Golden Valley has been named the “eCITY” of Minnesota by none other than Google itself in its annual list recognizing the nation’s strongest online business communities, the...

October 17, 2014

Cargill, General Mills join battle against Ebola

With nearly 4,500 deaths from the Ebola outbreak currently ravaging the West African nations of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, concern is growing over the global economic impact of the epidemic....

October 17, 2014

Ho-hum Homecoming: Why aren't U. students fired up for the big game?

It’s the University of Minnesota’s 100th annual Homecoming celebration, and the Gopher football team is surging as it heads into the Saturday morning game with Big Ten rival Purdue. But...

October 17, 2014

Cobbled together: Historic Minneapolis street makes 'prettiest' list

Minnesota may not be home to the oldest streets in the U.S., but a cobblestone street that has the “Old World feel” was named one of the prettiest, most Instagram-worthy roads in the...

October 16, 2014

UnitedHealth’s Q3 Earnings Rise With Lower Health Claim Costs

Results surpassed Wall Street expectations.

October 16, 2014

Charges

Prosecutors: Uptown Restaurateur Hid More Than $1.1M From State

An investigation revealed that Michael Whitelaw skirted more than $100,000 in sales taxes at his Asian fusion eatery.

October 16, 2014

In context: 9 viruses - and some bacteria - more common in the U.S. than Ebola

The news that a second Dallas nurse had contracted Ebola from Liberian patient Thomas Eric Duncan has shifted U.S. leaders into a higher state of alert, with President Obama urging “...

October 16, 2014

Minnesota hits lowest jobless rate in 8 years

Minnesota’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.1 percent in September, the lowest jobless rate in the state in eight years, according to seasonally adjusted figures released Thursday by the...

October 16, 2014

Oil price drop could lead to shutdown at North Dakota rigs

Falling oil prices could halt drilling at several rigs in North Dakota, the state’s top oil regulator has warned. The price of sweet crude hit $66.25 per barrel on Wednesday, InForum reports,...

October 16, 2014

As open enrollment nears, agents warn of rising health insurance rates

Worries about an epidemic are spreading through Minnesota. But this one’s not coming from Africa. Consumers will soon get word about the cost of health insurance plans for 2015, and agents...

October 15, 2014

Turning the page: Future of historic Rochester theater in question

Like a hardcover novel being snapped shut after its final words, the most recent volume of the historic Chateau Theatre in Rochester is coming to an end – and what the sequel may look like is still...

October 15, 2014

St. Jude Medical

Weak International Sales Prompt St. Jude To Lower Q4 Expectations

Defibrillators and pacemakers helped sales in the U.S. jump.

October 15, 2014

Twin Cities Film Fest finds success blending Hollywood, indie productions

In 2010, there were empty theaters at showings during the Twin Cities Film Fest, the event’s first year in existence. “It was a bit discouraging,” founder and executive director...

October 15, 2014

There may be a fee to see Apostle Island ice caves this winter – if they return

It could cost a bit more to visit the Apostle Island ice caves – if and when the caves return. Last winter, roughly 138,000 people visited the ice caves on Lake Superior near the Apostle Islands...

October 15, 2014

Rybak

Does A Boring Ballot Question Hold The Key To Sustaining Minneapolis' Restaurant Boom?

A group seeking to repeal Minneapolis' 70/30 law governing food-to-alcohol sales for neighborhood restaurants says the rule is a serious problem — and becoming a bigger one.

October 15, 2014

Don Henley sues Duluth Trading Co. over shirt advertisement pun

Rock legend Don Henley was not amused when the Duluth Trading Company borrowed an Eagles lyric in a recent advertisement. “Don a henley and take it easy,” reads the recent email ad...

October 15, 2014

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