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New company to take over MNsure website, systems

Minnesota’s online health insurance marketplace, MNsure, has named a new vendor to overhaul overhaul its troubled website and computer systems. Deloitte Consulting LLP’s contract is worth $4...

April 16, 2014

St. Jude Medical headquarters

St. Jude Medical’s Profits Up 12 Percent

The increase in sales for the medical device manufacturer’s implanted defibrillators and pacemakers contributed to its strong first quarter.

April 16, 2014

Under pressure to act, cell phone makers to add 'kill switch' to new devices

Apple, AT&T and 11 other smartphone makers and wireless companies have agreed to add “kill switch” technology to their devices starting next year in an effort to deter cell phone...

April 15, 2014

Congressional report pushes for e-cigarette rules

Federal officials are calling for new regulations for electronic cigarettes. A new report released Monday cited concerns that e-cigarettes aggressively target youth, and should be strictly...

April 15, 2014

Xcel Energy headquarters

4 MN Cos. Among “Best Employers In America”

Xcel Energy, St. Jude Medical, Mosaic, and Medtronic were among 50 of the largest companies in the country that offer the best combination of a high median salary, high job satisfaction, and a flexible work schedule.

April 15, 2014

MN Biotech Firm Continues Buying Spree

Minneapolis-based Bio-Techne to buy Chinese firm PrimeGene.

April 15, 2014

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Twin Cities Among Top 10 Cities For Millennials

The Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area placed 9th on a ranking of the best neighborhoods for millennials by Niche.com, due largely to its low rent and unemployment rates.

April 15, 2014

Carmichael Lynch Spong's new logo

Carmichael Lynch Spong Rebrands, Changes Its Name

Carmichael Lynch Spong is rebranding itself after 23 years by taking on just the name of its founder, Doug Spong, and offering a new logo and visual identity.

April 15, 2014

Best Buy store

One Of Best Buy’s Top Execs Leaves The Company

After less than a year as president of the company’s U.S. retail stores, Shawn Score retired effective immediately.

April 15, 2014

Minnesota breweries take home medals at World Beer Cup

Cheers! Five Minnesota breweries won awards at the World Beer Cup last weekend. The World Beer Cup is held every two years by the Brewers Association, which is the largest organization of brewers...

April 15, 2014

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HCMC Announces $191M Clinic Expansion Downtown

The Hennepin County Medical Center plans to build a 322,000-square-foot medical center across the street from its current emergency department in downtown Minneapolis.

April 14, 2014

Gov. Dayton signs $9.50 minimum wage into law

Gov. Mark Dayton signed the minimum wage bill into law Monday afternoon, which will give more than 325,000 workers in Minnesota a pay raise beginning Aug. 1. The measure, which cleared the House...

April 14, 2014

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U.S. Bank To Acquire Biz From Ally Bank

U.S. Bank has entered an agreement to purchase Ally Bank’s document custodian business.

April 14, 2014

MN Glass Company’s Profits Up 80 Percent

Apogee Enterprises’ full-year revenue totaled $771.4 million and the company hopes to reach $1 billion by 2016.

April 14, 2014

Minn. butter-makers abuzz over boom; others not buying it

The butter versus margarine debate rages on, even as Minnesota butter producers are celebrating an uptick in butter consumption. Nationwide, butter sales by volume increased 5 percent last year...

April 14, 2014

New poll finds drop in approval ratings for Dayton, Franken

Heading into the election season, DFL incumbents Gov. Mark Dayton and Sen. Al Franken have both seen their approval ratings drop beneath the key 50 percent threshold that is often regarded as...

April 14, 2014

Help wanted in North Dakota: State to launch worker recruitment campaign

North Dakota is in the midst of an economic boom, and it needs thousands of workers to fill job openings in a wide variety of businesses. State officials recently announced a new campaign aimed at...

April 13, 2014

Dayton to sign minimum wage increase into law Monday

Gov. Mark Dayton will sign the minimum wage bill into law Monday afternoon, FOX 9 reports. The signing ceremony is scheduled for Monday at 2:30 p.m.  in the Capitol Rotunda.  The event is free and...

April 13, 2014

Emmer gets GOP endorsement to run for Bachmann's 6th District seat

Former state Rep. Tom Emmer won the strong endorsement of Republican Party delegates in the 6th Congressional District in his race to succeed Michele Bachmann. Emmer, who narrowly lost the...

April 12, 2014

The best city for family travel? It might be Minneapolis

Planning your summer vacation? The founder of a travel website has, what he calls, the perfect family-friendly place for you to visit. Better than crowded places such as the crowded Orlando or...

April 12, 2014

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