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Rise In Family Health Care Costs Lowest In 15 Years

But annual cost pushed past $25,000 mark for first time, driven largely by prescription drug expenses.

June 08, 2016

How Vidscrip Built Itself Through Sales Instead Of Investment

The company has thus far eschewed venture capital.

June 08, 2016

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Mayo Collaborates With Startup Focused On Prostate Cancer Marker Testing

The clinic was an early investor in the company.

June 08, 2016

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Mayo To Build A “First-Of-Its-Kind Urban Bioresearch Campus”

Construction will begin next year on the facilities that Mayo said are only a fraction of its Destination Medical Center expansion plans.

June 08, 2016

Jihadi recruitment in Minnesota is the focus of a new HBO pilot

A new HBO drama will explore the world of Somalians living in Minnesota. The premium cable network has picked up a pilot of the show called “Mogadishu, Minnesota,” Variety reported...

June 07, 2016

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Study: Don’t Even Think About Driving To The St. Paul Soccer Stadium

The study notes that fans driving to the stadium in hopes of finding parking are almost assuredly going to find themselves out of luck.

June 07, 2016

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MN Cup Semifinalists Announced

The competition is now down to 80 teams.

June 07, 2016

Nurses at 4 Twin Cities hospitals vote to authorize a strike

Nurses at Allina Health hospitals have authorized a strike after voting down a new contract offer. The Minnesota Nurses Association says nurses at the four Allina Health hospitals in the Twin...

June 07, 2016

No signature: Gov. Dayton lets tax cut bill die because it had an error

The midnight deadline for Gov. Mark Dayton to sign a tax cut bill into law passed without his signature. Dayton had said he wouldn’t sign the bill because there was an error in language (the...

June 07, 2016

A MN native's journey from the crack pipe to the New York Times is headed for TV

The late David Carr’s memoir recounting his path from drug addiction in Minneapolis to a column with the New York Times is now headed for television. The cable network AMC announced Monday it...

June 06, 2016

Medical marijuana is pretty helpful – but not affordable – patients say

Medical marijuana has been pretty helpful for a lot of patients – but its high cost can make it hard to buy. That’s according to some of Minnesota’s medical cannabis patients, who...

June 06, 2016

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Inside The Making Of Tiny Toast, General Mills’ First New Cereal In 15 Years

Feedback from some of its testers ultimately steered the company away from using a cartoon mascot for the brand.

June 06, 2016

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Minnesota Company Cracks Fortune 500 Top Ten For First Time In History

UnitedHealth was named one of the largest corporations in the U.S., as were 16 other Minnesota companies.

June 06, 2016

What's going on with the tax bill people are arguing about, and why it matters

Gov. Mark Dayton has refused to sign the $259 million tax bill passed by lawmakers last month. It passed the Senate 55-12, and the House 123-10. On Monday, Republican lawmakers held a news...

June 06, 2016

5,000 Minnesota nurses could strike over health care benefits

Thousands of nurses from four Twin Cities hospitals could strike if they don’t reach an agreement on a new contract with Allina Health. The Minnesota Nurses Association, which represents 5...

June 06, 2016

General Mills issues recall of 4 flavors of Nature Valley bars

General Mills announced a voluntary national recall of four specific flavors of its Nature Valley Protein Chewy Bars and Nature Valley Simple Nut Bars due to the potential presence of Listeria. The...

June 02, 2016

It's alive! The Cat Video Festival is back – and taking submissions

Do not worry, you thousands of cat-loving, video-watching Minnesotans. The Cat Video Festival is still alive, batting balls of yarn and knocking things off shelves. The 2016 version of the hugely...

June 02, 2016

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Will A $2,000 Tuition Hike Hurt The U’s Ability To Recruit Out-Of-State Students?

Because they generally pay higher tuition, out-of-state students are a key part of the University of Minnesota’s annual budget—especially in the face of decreasing support of the school from legislators in St. Paul.

June 02, 2016

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Woman-Owned Biomed Company Poised For Growth

The organization, composed entirely of women, creates products that help advance the research of complex and deadly diseases.

June 02, 2016

Cargill Expands Its Beef, Pork Operations With Latest Acquisition

The company’s purchase of Five Star Custom Foods will see it re-entering a segment of the protein industry that it has largely shifted out of.

June 02, 2016

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