Skilled worker shortages plague Minnesota companies from Roseau to Rochester

The causes may differ, but leading employers on opposite ends of Minnesota are taking steps to cope with shortages of skilled workers. Here’s a look at how Mayo Clinic and Polaris are...

October 13, 2014

Adrian Peterson pleads not guilty to child abuse charges

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has entered a not guilty plea to felony child abuse charges. According to Bloomberg, Peterson entered a written not-guilty plea in Montgomery County...

October 13, 2014


Minnesota Trying To Cash In On Craft Beer Tourism

Tourism agency and brewer’s guild tout “Brewcation” options near state’s expanding array of brewery locales.

October 13, 2014


Dayton, Senators Make Plea For Ebola Screening At MSP Airport

The airport is not among the five to receive additional screening measures for the outbreak.

October 13, 2014

Archdiocese settles clergy sexual abuse lawsuit

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has settled a clergy abuse lawsuit that was scheduled to go to trial in just a few weeks, according to the Star Tribune. Lawyers for the archdiocese, the...

October 13, 2014

General Mills' organic food company launches save the bees campaign

One of the country’s largest food companies is the latest to address the alarm over the dramatic drop in bee populations around the country in recent years. Bees pollinate an estimated 75...

October 13, 2014

Power companies low on coal supply for winter, blame rail delays

Another major industry in Minnesota is feeling the effects of backlogged railroads due to a surge in traffic on Minnesota’s rails since North Dakota oil trains were added to the mix...

October 13, 2014

Nicollet, IP candidate, excluded from next gubernatorial debate

Hannah Nicollet, Independence Party candidate for governor, has been excluded from the next gubernatorial debate coming up in Duluth on Tuesday morning. The other two candidates, incumbent DFL Gov....

October 12, 2014

Pig populations rebound after deadly virus; pork prices may drop

Hog farmers are making progress in their fight against a deadly virus that has killed millions of baby pigs in the last year and led to rising pork prices. A recent report from the U.S. Department...

October 12, 2014

Duluth Mayor Don Ness won't seek third term

Duluth Mayor Don Ness won’t be seeking a third term, ending months of speculation. Ness posted on his Facebook page Sunday morning saying he’s decided not to run for a third term and he...

October 12, 2014

Minnesota leads nation in elk production, but doesn't meet growing demand

Minnesota leads the nation in farmed elk production, but there’s a need for more elk producers due to an unprecedented demand for elk meat and products, the state Department of Agriculture...

October 12, 2014

MnDOT to use different terms to describe bad road conditions

Come winter time, it should be easier to figure out just exactly how bad the roads are in Minnesota. The state Department of Transportation is changing the terms it uses to describe winter road...

October 11, 2014

Attention, Kmart shoppers: Discounter latest to be hit by hackers

If you’ve shopped at Kmart in recent months, check your credit or debit card statement. The discounter is the latest major retailer to be hit by a data breach that may have compromised...

October 11, 2014

Vikings approve more money for stadium, none for birds

The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority Board announced Friday that the Minnesota Vikings will put an additional $518,000 into the new stadium. The additional money will go towards things like...

October 10, 2014

State officials report tax collection lower than expected

State finance officials said Friday in a report that Minnesota’s tax collections for the first quarter of the year,  from July through September, were $46 million less than officials...

October 10, 2014

Children’s Hospitals and Clinics names new CEO

Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota has announced Robert Bonar Jr. as its new CEO. “With a strong track record of pediatric health system leadership, an ability to collaborate and build...

October 10, 2014

Governor heading to Worthington for pheasant opener

Gov. Mark Dayton plans to attend Saturday’s 2014 Minnesota Pheasant Hunting Opener in Worthington. City officials told The Associated Press they are prepared for the opener, noting that the...

October 10, 2014

Microsoft job cuts hit St. Paul; dozens of positions will go

BAD news: Microsoft layoffs hit St. Paul, dozens of developers displaced – @TECHdotMN — Paul DeBettignies (@MNHeadhunter) October 10, 2014 Job cuts that software giant...

October 10, 2014

Minneapolis forms sister city alliance with Bosaso, Somalia

The Minneapolis City Council adopted a proposal from local Somali leaders Thursday to form a sister-city alliance with Bosaso in northern Somalia, the Star Tribune reports. With the approval...

October 10, 2014

Hastings Country Club latest to close as interest in golf declines

A 1940s-era country club has closed, following the trend of many public and private golf courses in Minnesota and across the nation that many blame on declining interest in the sport. Hastings...

October 09, 2014

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