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MNsure chooses new contractor for website in advance of audit

The state health insurance exchange, MNsure, has contracted with a company that will take over the agency’s website and technical operations. The Star Tribune reports MNsure Interim CEO Scott Leitz...

April 09, 2014

Minneapolis named on list of "most underrated" food towns

Food snobs often wave their whisks in the direction of the big cities on the coasts when pointing to the best areas to indulge in the latest, greatest gourmet fare. But now Thrillist, a website...

April 09, 2014

Nelson's Ice Cream in Stillwater

Historic Stillwater Ice Cream Shop Expands To St. Paul

After more than 90 years in business, Nelson’s Ice Cream is opening up a second location in St. Paul.

April 09, 2014

New Medicare data show how Minnesota doctors compare

Minnesota ranks in about the middle among the states when it comes to Medicare doctor reimbursements, according to new data released this week by the the Center for Medicare Services. In Minnesota...

April 09, 2014

Target location

Target Grows Its Sustainable Products Line

The retail giant is expanding in the health and wellness realm with a new “Made to Matter” product line; the company is also exploring more mannequin placement.

April 09, 2014

Tax time list shows Minnesotans taxed at 6th-highest rate

As the deadline to Tax Day approaches, so does the focus on the amount of taxes we pay. WCCO reports that when all the taxes are added up and factored in, Minnesota has the sixth-highest tax rate...

April 09, 2014

Businesses firing up for day's anticipated warm weather

Talk about your pent-up demand! Temperatures across Minnesota are expected to bump into the 70′s on Wednesday. KSTP’s weather team predicts it will be “…the warmest and...

April 09, 2014

Council to vote on Southwest light-rail plan, Dayton says it's the 'only option'

The agency overseeing the Southwest light-rail project is set to vote on the controversial plan, which calls for shallow tunnels through Minneapolis’ Kenilworth corridor, on Wednesday. Last week...

April 09, 2014

Web users advised to change all their passwords due to 'Heartbleed' bug

Internet security teams have discovered a major bug that has exposed millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other sensitive information to computer hackers, and the bug has gone undetected...

April 09, 2014

Dayton defends MNsure amid GOP questions

Gov. Mark Dayton is accusing critics of MNsure of waging a propaganda campaign in an effort to destroy it. Dayton’s comments followed an announcement by GOP members of a legislative oversight...

April 08, 2014

3M HQ

3M Bills New Cooling Tech As “Revolutionary”

A 3M official said the technology may have the potential to have as broad of an impact as 3M’s Post-its.

April 08, 2014

Ability Network Draws $550M Investment

The Minneapolis-based health care IT company continues to grow.

April 08, 2014

City Center

Len Druskin Signs 7-Yr. Downtown Lease, Plans Updates

Len Druskin renewed its lease at City Center in downtown Minneapolis, where it will renovate its existing space and consolidate other stores under the “Len” brand.

April 08, 2014

TCF Plans To Leave Its Namesake Mpls. Tower

The Wayzata-based bank told its employees Monday that about 1,500 of them will be relocated from different offices throughout the state to a new workplace in Plymouth.

April 08, 2014

Beer

FDA Responds To Craft Brewer Backlash Over Proposed Rule

Craft breweries have worried that proposed FDA rules could disrupt longstanding relationships with farmers, but the government is clarifying its intentions and will issue revised language this summer.

April 08, 2014

Brooklyn Park seeks to rebrand; says perception as crime-ridden is unfair

Add Brooklyn Park to the list of Minnesota communities unhappy with its public perception. In November, FOX 9 reported city leaders were unhappy with being labeled as a hub of crime, poverty and...

April 08, 2014

Stillwater bringing boat-in movies to park on St. Croix River

Who says you need a car to enjoy a drive-in movie? On the St. Croix River this summer boaters will be able to pull up to Stillwater’s new amphitheater and watch the same movie the landlubbers...

April 07, 2014

Stubborn Lake Superior ice has steel mills starved for iron ore

Ice that’s clogging Lake Superior has created a shipping bottleneck that’s rippling into Great Lakes steel mills. The Associated Press reports Coast Guard icebreakers from the U.S. and...

April 07, 2014

Scaled-down Senate office building gets final OK

A Minnesota Senate committee has given final legislative approval to construction of a new $77 million office building which will house the state’s senators.  The Senate Rules committee voted...

April 07, 2014

Waseca’s Brown Printing To Be Sold For $100M

Wisconsin-based Quad/Graphics, Inc., is buying the large Minnesota printing company.

April 07, 2014

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