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Roadblock: DC standoff over road funding worries local leaders

If Congress doesn’t agree soon on new funding for transportation construction, federal dollars that help pay for expensive road projects in Minnesota and other states could run dry in a...

July 16, 2014

Honor system experiment: Honest Tea kiosk is unstaffed

There’s no such thing as a free tea. Or is there? As part of a marketing strategy guised as a social experiment, Honest Tea has set up an unmanned tea kiosk at an undisclosed location in...

July 16, 2014

3M HQ

3M Buys Out Investor In Japanese Subsidiary For $885M

3M said it expects the deal to increase its earnings by $0.08 per share during the year following September 1.

July 16, 2014

Applebee's faces first lawsuit over E. coli outbreak

A Minneapolis law firm is suing the Applebee’s restaurant chain on behalf of a 22-year old man who said he became ill with an E. coli infection after eating at one of its restaurants, FOX 9...

July 16, 2014

Minnesota spent a record $130M on snow removal, $50M above average

We hate to throw a snowball at you on such beautiful summer day, but MnDOT officials are reporting this icy news nugget: Minnesota spent a record $130 million on snow and ice removal during the...

July 15, 2014

Sizing Up Two Key St. Paul Redevelopment Sites

A new report outlines a framework for an "urban village" at Snelling and University Avenues; meanwhile, the city of St. Paul is seeking proposals for the “Seven Corners Gateway.”

July 15, 2014

Debt dip: Minnesota college students carry slightly less debt

The debt hole that Minnesota college students have been digging themselves into has stopped getting deeper. The Minnesota Office of Higher Education reported that ­Minnesota college graduates...

July 15, 2014

Kluwe threatens lawsuit against Vikings; face-to-face meeting Thursday

Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe announced today that he intends to sue his former team. The outspoken former NFL player says he is suing because the Vikings won’t release results...

July 15, 2014

Mayo Clinic in Rochester

3 MN Hospitals Among Nation's Best; Mayo Earns Top Spot

For the first time, Mayo Clinic claimed the top spot on U.S. News & World Report’s prestigious “Honor Roll” list.

July 15, 2014

Food Network's Fieri filming shows in Duluth, Superior

A taste of northeastern Minnesota is coming to the Food Network. Northland’s NewsCenter reports the network’s hit show, “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” is filming in Duluth...

July 15, 2014

General Mills leaders and Chinese officials

General Mills Adds $15M “Innovation Center” In China

The food giant recently opened a new research and development center in Shanghai and aims to grow its presence in the ice cream and yogurt markets throughout China.

July 15, 2014

Fast-Growing Digi-Key Adds Jobs In Fargo

While Digi-Key's primary operations remain in Thief River Ralls, Fargo is playing an increasingly important role in the company's growth.

July 15, 2014

Prices, listings up, sales down in monthly housing report

The Twin Cities metro housing market saw another monthly increase in price and the number of listings last month, but the number of closed sales were down. The Pioneer Press reports that according...

July 15, 2014

New batch of wind farm equipment brings Minnesota Power to milestone

A ship bearing parts for a wind farm expansion sailed into Duluth Monday – pushing a Minnesota utility past its state-mandated renewable energy milestone more than decade before the deadline...

July 14, 2014

Law

MN Man Accused Of Trafficking Counterfeit Sports Jerseys

If convicted, Brian Gore could face a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $2 million fine for his alleged involvement in a counterfeit sportswear scheme.

July 14, 2014

St. Jude Medical headquarters

St. Jude Medical Buys Med-Tech Firm NeuroTherm For $200M

The acquisition of NeuroTherm will expand the Minnesota company’s chronic pain relief business.

July 14, 2014

10 Years And 50 Stores Later, Hot Mama Changes Its Name

A decade after Megan Tamte opened her first Hot Mama store at 50th & France, the company is converting its brand to Evereve.

July 14, 2014

MakerBot at Home Depot

Home Depot Starts Selling Stratasys' MakerBot 3D Printers

Through a pilot program, home-improvement retail giant Home Depot has begun selling MakerBot 3D printers and scanners at a dozen of its stores.

July 14, 2014

Hibbing, Duluth airport terminals want to bear Oberstar's name

It appears that an airport in northeastern Minnesota will bear late former U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar’s name, but which one is anybody’s guess. The Duluth News Tribune says the Duluth...

July 14, 2014

Buses instead of trains to serve east metro transit corridor

Transportation planners have decided to develop a bus rapid transit system to serve the eastern Twin Cities metro area rather than light rail trains, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. The so...

July 14, 2014

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