Officials launch medical cannabis survey to see who has need for weed

Legalized medical marijuana is on its way to Minnesota, but now health officials are trying to find out how many people will actually use it. The Minnesota Department of Health has issued a...

January 20, 2015

MN Economic Outlook Survey: Optimism Abounds

Minnesota’s business leaders plan to hire and spend more this quarter than they have in years, but more plan to expand elsewhere as talent runs short and taxes remain a concern.

January 20, 2015

Shrimp on the prairie: Minnesota could soon produce shrimp – seriously

Minnesota-grown shrimp? It’s possible, and it’ll likely make the crustaceans more affordable for consumers. Ralco, an agriculture company based in Marshall, Minnesota, has won its bid...

January 20, 2015

Superior Plating site

Details Emerge Ahead Of Vote On Superior Plating Site Plans

An 18-story redevelopment stands a good chance of getting support, as it aligns with the neighborhood’s goal of increased density.

January 20, 2015

Here's what you need to know when filing taxes this year

It’s everyone’s favorite time of the year: tax filing season. (Go ahead, groan before you keep reading.) Starting Tuesday, both the Minnesota Department of Revenue and Internal Revenue...

January 20, 2015

Future of $2.6B oil pipeline through Minnesota under threat from at-risk bats

The future of a 610-mile oil pipeline that cuts across northern Minnesota could rest with the fate of a tiny bat. The $2.6 billion pipeline carrying crude oil from the Bakken fields to refineries...

January 20, 2015

Nurse staffing study doesn't answer patient safety questions

How many nurses does it take to effectively care for patients in Minnesota hospitals? That’s the  question at the heart of a study that’s been conducted over the past 18 months by the...

January 19, 2015

Downtown Duluth

Construction In Duluth Quadruples As Economy Improves

It’s the best year for construction since 2011, when the school district overhauled its facilities.

January 19, 2015

Gasoline prices still low but nudging up from the bottom of the barrel

The average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline in Minnesota costs 9 cents more than it did one week ago. But with prices remaining at low levels, who’s counting? The TwinCitiesGasPrices...

January 19, 2015

Ford site redevelopment in St. Paul in high gear this year

St. Paul city officials describe the old Ford plant site as one of the most desirable urban pieces of property in the country, and they’re eager to move forward this year with plans to...

January 18, 2015

Map: Minnesota's most popular cuisine is ... buffets?

A new map shows the most popular cuisines by state, and in Minnesota that cuisine isn’t really a type of cuisine at all. The Huffington Post teamed up with Yelp, website with restaurant and...

January 18, 2015

Study: Rural Minnesota counties are poorest, but getting more diverse

While the area from St. Cloud through the Twin Cities to Rochester is thriving, a new study reveals rural Minnesota is poorer, especially in north-central Minnesota. WCCO reports since the 1960s...

January 17, 2015

Spirit Airlines set to expand routes as it moves terminals at MSP

The choice of budget flight destinations is set to get bigger as Spirit Airlines prepares to move to a new terminal at Minneapolis-St. Paul International. From January 27, the no-frills airline...

January 17, 2015


Polaris Takes Full Control Of Electric Motorcycle Business

The company has spent millions on the business since its initial investment in 2011.

January 16, 2015

Charges: Woman embezzled $1.3M to treat sick dog, shop, fund husband's business

An Eden Prairie mother is charged in the largest embezzlement case ever prosecuted by the Hennepin County attorney, according to a release from Mike Freeman’s office. Stephanie Langten...

January 16, 2015

Local first responders are 'not prepared' to deal with an oil train disaster

Minnesota’s emergency responders have said they are not fully prepared to deal with oil train or pipeline disasters. Firefighters and other first responders say they need better training to...

January 16, 2015

$28 million expansion, renovation plan will 'reinvent' the Children's Museum

On Friday, patrons, parents and fans of the Minnesota Children’s Museum will get a look at its future as museum officials preview the prototypes for an expanded version of the space in...

January 16, 2015

Senator who helped create MNsure is now proposing significant changes

One of the lawmakers who led the effort to create the state’s health insurance exchange is proposing some major changes to who runs it. State Sen. Tony Lourey, DFL-Kerrick, introduced a bill...

January 15, 2015

Best Buy

Best Buy Reports Holiday Sales Bump, But Stock Still Slides

The company said strong mobile phone and home theatre sales won’t likely continue at holiday levels the rest of the quarter.

January 15, 2015


Target Leaving Canada: What It Means, What It Will Cost

The decision to cut ties followed billions of dollars in losses with no profitability in sight.

January 15, 2015

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