Grain Belt sign

Grain Belt Beer Sign Could Light Up Once Again

The beer’s brewer, August Schell, agreed to buy the sign if it learns that the landmark can be relit.

November 12, 2014

Top Executive At UnitedHealthcare Steps Down

The nation’s largest health insurer is shaking up its executive leadership.

November 12, 2014

Road construction on Minneapolis' mind as city bids for $30M of federal cash

Reconstruction of major downtown Minneapolis streets, bridges and bike trails are among projects put forward by the city council as it bids for $30 million of federal funding. There is $150 million...

November 12, 2014

Mound man tackles effort to stock walleye in Lake Minnetonka

A metro-area group hopes to make Lake Minnetonka a top spot for anglers that want to reel in the state fish. The Westonka Walleye Program, with approval from the Minnesota Department of Natural...

November 12, 2014

‘Save the Austin Target’ petition gaining steam, but likely not enough

More than 2,500 people in Austin, Minnesota, have signed their name to a petition pleading with Target not to close their local store. Minneapolis-based Target named the store in Austin as one of...

November 11, 2014

Still simmering online, #pointergate puts 3 local groups in focus

A local TV station report that said Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges was photographed displaying a gang sign spawned widely publicized social media cracks and various Internet memes. But behind the...

November 11, 2014

Tax collected from Minnesotans $75M more than forecast in October

Minnesota collected almost $75 million more in taxes from citizens than anticipated in October, generating almost $1.7 billion in revenue. The Minnesota Management and Budget Office (MMB) reported...

November 11, 2014


Two Twin Cities Firms Recognized Among World’s Most Innovative

But Japan steals the show with 46 of 100 spots on Thomson Reuters’ annual list.

November 11, 2014

Peterson grievance hearing must happen by Nov. 17

Adrian Peterson should learn if he’ll be allowed to play for the Vikings again this season within 11 days.’s Mike Florio reports that a hearing to determine Peterson...

November 11, 2014

Grand Casino Mille Lacs is latest to discover payment card malware

Grand Casino Mille Lacs says hackers used malware to collect payment card information from the casino’s customers for nearly six months this year. WCCO reports the casino estimated that 1,600...

November 10, 2014

Party beer coming: Surly to brew special Doomtree beer

Surly + @DOOMTREE = #SurlyDoomtree beer! On draft at Doomtree’s #LastBlowoutEver — surlybrewing (@surlybrewing) November 10, 2014 It’s...

November 10, 2014

Welcome back to wintry commutes; pileups and slowdowns galore

When Veterans Day arrives Tuesday, Minnesotans may feel like survivors after battling through the season’s first snowstorm. Snow and sleet made a mess of the morning commute and things don...

November 10, 2014

Two books from Minnesota's Graywolf Press named 'best of 2014'

Publishers Weekly has chosen two books published by Minnesota’s Graywolf Press on its list of the 10 best books of 2014. The two Graywolf works, both of them nonfiction, are “On...

November 10, 2014

Minnesota businesses cater to 'hunting widows'

While some half a million Minnesotans will take to the woods during the deer hunting season which began this weekend, many of their spouses and significant others will take to the shopping malls...

November 09, 2014

Stillwater mayor abruptly resigns from office

Voters in Stillwater selected a new mayor on Election Day, but the current mayor is stepping down in the months before the new mayor is to be sworn in. The Stillwater Gazette reported that Mayor...

November 09, 2014

Budget cuts, layoffs coming to centralized offices of Archdiocese of St Paul-Minneapolis

Staff cuts and layoffs are coming to the centralized offices of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis in St. Paul. The Pioneer Press reports the archdioceses will implement budget cuts of 20...

November 09, 2014

Schools in Minneapolis now need permission to suspend minority students

It will be harder for schools in Minneapolis to suspend black, American Indian and Hispanic students under plans aimed at ‘reducing disproportionality’ in the system. As of Monday...

November 08, 2014

Metal rod attack on nurses begs the question, how safe are hospital staff?

An attack on four nurses by a man wielding a metal rod at a Maplewood hospital last weekend has raised concerns about the safety of staff at Minnesota’s health facilities. Charles Logan, 68...

November 07, 2014

General Mills

General Mills Cuts Earnings Expectations For Fiscal Year

The company is seeing depressed earnings as it struggles to meet consumers’ shifting demands.

November 07, 2014

AC Hotels

Mortenson Plans Marriott Brand Hotel At 401 Hennepin

The site, just one block from Nicollet Hotel block, first hit the market at the beginning of this year.

November 07, 2014

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