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MN lawmakers demand oil train disaster response plans in wake of Heimdal crash

State lawmakers have called on rail operator BNSF to provide details of how it would respond to an oil train disaster in Minnesota, following this week’s fiery crash in North Dakota. A BNSF...

May 08, 2015

Sun Country warns pilots of 'shutdown' as contract fight ramps up

A long-running labor dispute between Sun Country Airlines and its pilots has shifted into a new gear. The company’s chairman said in an email to a leader of the pilots union this week that...

May 07, 2015

Bill would allow some MN businesses to refuse service at same-sex weddings

A state senator from Nisswa introduced a “Freedom of Conscience” bill Thursday that would allow some businesses to refuse marriage services to same-sex couples due to their religious...

May 07, 2015

For-profit college chain with two Minnesota campuses to close for good

The students now studying at Sanford-Brown colleges, a for-profit higher education system with two campuses in Minnesota, will be the last to pass through the institution. The parent company of the...

May 07, 2015

Imation

Battle Lines Drawn At Imation

Activist investors lament “dismal financial and stock price performance."

May 07, 2015

Celebrity lobbyist: Andrew Zimmern pushes for 'snowbate' at Capitol

lobbying for ‘Snowbates.’ | http://t.co/FJwC3OBOkX pic.twitter.com/bvjqSKqSS2 It’s vital to support (cont) http://t.co/t2Z7amqTSx — Andrew Zimmern (@andrewzimmern) May 7, 2015...

May 07, 2015

Charges: Woman ripped off over $100k in federal loans meant for farmers

A Verndale, Minnesota, woman employed by a federal agency responsible for distributing loans to farmers is accused of stealing over $100,000 dollars from it, the U.S. Attorney says. According to a...

May 06, 2015

Nitrates are a growing threat to Minnesota's drinking water, report finds

Agriculture-related nitrate contamination is a growing concern for Minnesota’s drinking water, according to a report by the state’s Department of Health’s (MDH). The Drinking...

May 06, 2015

City Pages, popular Twin Cities alternative magazine, bought by Star Tribune

Some big changes on the Minneapolis print scene, where the city’s leading newspaper has bought a smaller, but popular alternative weekly periodical. The Star Tribune reports that its parent...

May 06, 2015

Rail safety concerns rekindled by latest North Dakota oil train derailment

A town in North Dakota was evacuated by authorities after an oil train derailed Wednesday morning. Valley News Live reports the Wells County Sheriff’s Office confirmed a BNSF train left the...

May 06, 2015

Mayo plans new campus in La Crosse, Wis. area; could employ 3,800

The small city of Onalaska, Wis., could become another hub for Mayo Clinic’s health care operations in west-central Wisconsin. Rochester-based Mayo is in the early planning stages to build a...

May 05, 2015

First look at Minnesota's medical pot: Production facility offers a tour

An unusual “open house” event in Otsego on Tuesday is shedding a little more light on how the Minnesota’s soon-to-be-legal medical marijuana industry is going to work. Tonight at...

May 05, 2015

Minneapolis

Survey: Minneapolis-St. Paul Start-Up Climate Is Chilly

WalletHub survey ranks metro low for startup climate.

May 05, 2015

Jennie-O temporarily laying off 233 employees due to bird flu outbreak

The deadly avian flu that’s killed more than 5 million turkeys in the state is now costing some people their jobs, at least temporarily. Willmar-based Jennie-O Turkey said in a news release...

May 05, 2015

Iron Range hit by another jobs blow as firm reportedly lays off 100 workers

In another blow to the economy of Minnesota’s Iron Range, reports say 100 workers are being laid off by Cliffs Natural Resources. Steelworkers Union leaders told WDIO around 100 salaried...

May 05, 2015

Minnesota to bid for college football championship game

On Tuesday, Gov. Mark Dayton and state business leaders will announce a bid for Minnesota to play host to the NCAA Championship college football game in an upcoming year. Minnesota wants more...

May 04, 2015

Twenty In Twin Cities Named EY “Entrepreneur Of The Year” Finalists

Minnesota dominated the list of Upper Midwest finalists.

May 04, 2015

MNsure CEO steps down as lawmakers debate future of program

As lawmakers debate the future of Minnesota’s troubled health insurance exchange, its chief executive officer is stepping down after 18 months at the helm. MNsure announced Monday afternoon...

May 04, 2015

New law allowing taprooms to sell beer growlers on Sunday signed off by Dayton

Craft breweries will be allowed to sell beer growlers on Sundays after a bill was signed off by Gov. Mark Dayton Friday. However, before they can hand over the 64-ounce jugs to patrons, breweries...

May 02, 2015

Twin Cities attracted a record number of visitors in 2014

A record number of people visited the Twin Cities in 2014, bringing with them a $7.4 billion boost to the metro area’s economy. A study commissioned by Meet Minneapolis has found that there...

May 02, 2015

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