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Reports: Target is raising its minimum wage for employees again

Reuters reports Target will soon pay all employees a minimum of $10 an hour. Molly Snyder, a spokesperson for Target, said in a statement she can’t confirm the Reuters (or Wall Street Journal...

April 19, 2016

Tonight: Public meeting to talk about next steps in controversial mine project

There’s a big meeting Tuesday night on the Iron Range. It’s about the NorthMet Project – a copper-nickel mine proposed by PolyMet that has turned into a controversial, hot-button issue...

April 19, 2016

Shortage of concession workers has Target Field busing in help from other states

The company in charge of food concessions at Target Field has resorted to busing in workers from Illinois and Wisconsin after getting too few Minnesota applicants to fill the part-time jobs. The...

April 18, 2016

After Panama Papers scandal, MN lawmaker proposes closing loopholes here

A Minnesota lawmaker is targeting tax maneuvers in the wake of the Panama Papers scandal. Rep. Frank Hornstein proposed a bill that would close loopholes he says some Minnesota companies use to...

April 18, 2016

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Digital Music Innovator Zivix Revisits Kickstarter After Top-Selling Campaign

The music application and device creator, Zivix, is utilizing crowdfunding to push its products online and onto physical retail shelves.

April 18, 2016

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Target’s Marimekko Collection Fails To Repeat Last Years’ Crowds

The discount retailer has used its annual designer collaborations to generate buzz and attract wealthier customers to its cheap-chic appeal.

April 18, 2016

Global fashion giant Zara is definitely coming to Mall of America

One of the world’s largest clothing chains will make its Minnesota debut this year. Zara will open a two-story, 30,000-square-foot store at the Mall of America by the 2016 holiday season...

April 18, 2016

How much should we spend on rural Internet help? Lawmakers are divided

Less than half of the households in 29 rural Minnesota counties have access to broadband, according to a statement released last week. “If this was telephone or electricity, people would be...

April 17, 2016

Minnesota has a food desert problem: Here's what's being done to address it

About 1.6 million Minnesotans – nearly 30 percent – lack access to healthy food because of how far they live from a grocery store that supplies fresh fruits and vegetables, according to a report...

April 17, 2016

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Minnesota Companies Raise $67.3 Million In Q1 Venture Capital

Ten K Solar, Zipnosis rank as top deals.

April 14, 2016

Crushing cars with an excavator – it's not just a Minnesota thing anymore

Well, being an exclusive location was fun while it lasted. But now Minnesota is one of two sites for Extreme Sandbox, the Hastings business that lets customers drive, dig, and play with giant-sized...

April 14, 2016

Dayton names Shawntera Hardy as new DEED commissioner

Gov. Mark Dayton has appointed Shawntera Hardy to be the next commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). This comes after current Commissioner Katie...

April 14, 2016

Blackeye Roasting Company announces its first cafe location

A popular Twin Cities based coffee company has announced the opening of its first cafe. Blackeye Roasting Company is known for its cold brew coffee that comes on tap and in cans. It’s first...

April 14, 2016

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Dayton Remains Biggest Hurdle In Fireworks Legalization

A bill allowing aerial fireworks already passed the House and could make it through the Senate. But the governor has public safety concerns.

April 14, 2016

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Twin Cities Housing Market Caught In A Supply Crunch As Demand Intensifies

Realtor Cotty Lowry said open house turnout has been the strongest he’s ever seen.

April 14, 2016

MN lost 2,900 jobs last month, but the unemployment rate is the same

The state lost 2,900 jobs last month, but the overall unemployment rate stayed the same for the fifth straight month. The seasonally adjusted rate checked in at 3.7 percent for March, the...

April 14, 2016

The 8th graders who made a Mayo Clinic app were at the White House this week

Two eighth-grade girls from Kasson visited the White House this week as participants in President Barack Obama’s White House Science Fair. The event celebrates the winners of student...

April 14, 2016

Fast food workers in MN protest as part of Fight for $15 movement

Fast food workers in Minnesota are joining with colleagues across the country in protesting working conditions and low wages Thursday. The protest in the Twin Cities, organized by the group Centro...

April 14, 2016

SPAMalot? Your favorite brand may be getting a recipe change

Austin-based Hormel Foods is looking to simplify – and its campaign will produce recipe tweaks in products including a couple varieties of SPAM. Hormel announced Wednesday its “clean label...

April 13, 2016

FOX 9 personality's Twin Cities show set to get national test

His show has been running for less than a year in Minnesota, but FOX 9’s Jason Matheson will get the chance to bring it to a national audience this summer. The broadcaster’s morning...

April 13, 2016

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