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Charitable Minnesotans donate $5.7B and oodles of time to good causes

The amount of money given to good causes by Minnesotans is returning to pre-recession levels, as the state continues to be one of America’s most charitable. A study by the Minnesota Council...

December 06, 2014

Historic preservation could thwart plan to replace Nye's bar with apartments

A plan to replace the iconic Nye’s Polonaise Room in Minneapolis with an apartment building has barely started, but could already face an uphill challenge to get approved. The owners of the...

December 06, 2014

Minneapolis bans e-cigs from bars, stores and all public indoor spaces

Electronic cigarettes will be banned in bars, stores, offices and all other public indoor spaces in Minneapolis following a vote Friday. Minneapolis City Council members voted for an ordinance that...

December 05, 2014

Airport workers protest wages at MSP, disrupting traffic

Hundreds of disgruntled demonstrators took to Terminal 1 at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Friday afternoon in protest of airport workers’ wages. KSTP reports employees with Delta...

December 05, 2014

Jobs, gifts, products: Shakopee's Shutterfly is Santa's newest helper

When Shutterfly broke ground in a Shakopee business park earlier this year, the California-based business promised there would be lots of new Minnesota  jobs, especially of a seasonal sort, in its...

December 05, 2014

MN company gets 'Hobby Lobby' exemption; insurance won't cover birth control

A Minnesota company will not have to provide birth control coverage on its health plans after receiving the same exemption to the federal health care overhaul as Hobby Lobby. American Manufacturing...

December 05, 2014

No takers at auction of early Bob Dylan lyrics

Imagine having the original lyrics to a couple of early Bob Dylan tunes – typed up and annotated with handwritten notes by Bob himself during his coffee shop days in Greenwich Village. Think they...

December 04, 2014

Year-End Results Up, Expectations Down For Toro

The company dampened expectations for its current fiscal quarter despite coming off a year of record sales.

December 04, 2014

State forecasts $1B budget surplus – giving officials some spending flexibility

In another sign of Minnesota’s improving economic health, state officials are forecasting a surplus of $1.037 billion for the next two-year budget cycle. The Office of Management and Budget...

December 04, 2014

Best Buy

Best Buy To Exit China With Five Star Sale

Company’s CEO again says such a deal doesn’t signal similar action in Canada or Mexico.

December 04, 2014

Who pays for data breaches? Banks' lawsuit against Target may clear murky waters

When stores are hit by cyberthieves who is victimized? Customers, retailers, and banks might all raise their hands to that. Which leads to another question: who should pay the cost of issuing new...

December 03, 2014

Digi International Finds New CEO

Ron Konezny, who once founded a Minnetonka-based telecommunications company, will replace the retiring Joseph Dunsmore.

December 03, 2014

After 2,000-mile anti-mining canoe trek, Minnesota couple arrives in DC

Dave and Amy Freeman will paddle in to Washington DC on December 2nd! They will deliver the petition canoe”Sig” t… pic.twitter.com/bdNpuhE5xM — Boundary Waters (@savethebwca...

December 03, 2014

'Remarkable year of rebuilding': MN Orchestra reports $650K deficit

In an abbreviated season, hastily organized after a lengthy lockout, the Minnesota Orchestra finished the year with a budget deficit of $650,000 – small enough that Board Chair Gordon M. Sprenger...

December 03, 2014

Ticket hike: U of M raising prices for most Gophers football season ticket holders

Many Gophers football season ticket holders will be paying more next year. The University of Minnesota athletics department announced Tuesday it will increase scholarship seating donations (built...

December 03, 2014

CDC designates 4 Minnesota hospitals as Ebola treatment centers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designated 35 hospitals nationwide as treatment centers for Ebola should new cases arise in the United States. Four of those hospitals are in...

December 02, 2014

MSP Airport

MAC Seeks Proposals For Hotel At MSP Airport

As hotel construction explodes in nearby Bloomington, the Metropolitan Airports Commission wants to put one on site.

December 02, 2014

C.H. Robinson

C.H. Robinson To Acquire Kansas City Freight Firm

The deal would expand the company’s e-commerce business.

December 02, 2014

Girl Scouts will sell cookies online – but not in some parts of Minnesota

Here’s the news all sweet-toothed people have been salivating for: You’ll soon be able to buy boxes of Thin Mints online. Well, unless you’re in some parts of Minnesota. After...

December 02, 2014

Medical marijuana: While some have easy access, others a long drive away

Eight medical marijuana distribution sites will eventually open across Minnesota. The state’s Department of Health picked two manufacturers Monday, with each one laying out their location...

December 02, 2014

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