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Former financial adviser pleads guilty to swindling nearly $1 million

A former employee of Ameriprise Financial Services has pleaded guilty to defrauding clients of more than $980,000, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office. Susan Walker, 50, of Plymouth...

October 20, 2014

A winner is nigh: Best dive bar list includes Nye's Polonaise Room

Sometimes you want to get all dolled up and sip a fancy, fussy cocktail. And sometimes you want to stand at an old school bar in a beer-scented room that looks like it hasn’t been redecorated...

October 20, 2014

Datalink

Datalink Buys San Francisco-Based IT Firm For $18.5M

This latest purchase, the company’s sixth since 2009, provides customer base on the West Coast.

October 20, 2014

Icelandic sheep farmers' fortunes make for a good yarn

It was a decision that has since proved anything but woolly-headed. With just a few dollars to their name, the Strand family put their livelihood on the line as they hitched up two trailers of...

October 20, 2014

Will Apple Pay upset the payment cart and make your wallet obsolete?

Give a quick wave of your phone and you’re on your way. Apple, which changed the way people listen to music and use their phones, launched Apple Pay on Monday. Some tech experts say the new...

October 20, 2014

Nanny rocker Kat Perkins makes first round of Grammy nominations

Minnesota’s nanny rocker is one step closer to a Grammy nomination. Kat Perkins, the Scranton, North Dakota, native who now calls the Twin Cities home, was a semifinalist on NBC’s hit...

October 19, 2014

MN businesses compete to build luxury ice fishing houses to help those in need

They were given a trailer frame and running lights, but the rest was up to design and build a luxury ice fishing house in 24 hours as part of the first-ever Fish House Frenzy. Rebuilding Together...

October 19, 2014

IP gubernatorial candidate plans lawsuit after being excluded from Sunday's debate

When Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican challenger Jeff Johnson took the stage at Hamline University Sunday morning, the Independence Party gubernatorial candidate wasn’t there. Hannah Nicollet...

October 19, 2014

1 worker from evacuated turkey plant still hospitalized; cause unknown

The Jennie-O turkey processing plant evacuated Friday night after dozens of workers suddenly became ill is operating normally again, and all but one of the affected employees is out of the hospital...

October 18, 2014

Creative Kidstuff gets TV show, MOA pop-up store

Minneapolis-based Creative Kidstuff is expanding – outside of its traditional medium, with a new TV show set to debut; and also physically, with a holiday pop-up store in the nation’s biggest...

October 18, 2014

Dozens of workers sickened at Willmar turkey plant; investigation underway

A turkey processing plant in Willmar was evacuated Friday evening after dozens of workers there became ill. Willmar police tell KSTP the incident at the Jennie-O Turkey Store plant started with...

October 17, 2014

Depressed prices and record harvest put corn farmers at risk

A record corn harvest combined with depressed prices is putting Minnesotan farmers at risk from both financial and physical harm. As government figures predict this year’s harvest will break...

October 17, 2014

'Inside man' among 4 indicted in $104,000 State Fair beer booth robbery

Four men were indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with a $104,000 armed robbery from a craft beer exhibit at the Minnesota State Fair – including an employee who authorities say helped...

October 17, 2014

TSA agents at MSP Airport hospitalized after unknown odor reported

A mysterious odor reported Friday at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport sent seven Transportation Security Administration agents to Hennepin County Medical Center in downtown...

October 17, 2014

Google names Golden Valley Minnesota's online business Mecca

Golden Valley has been named the “eCITY” of Minnesota by none other than Google itself in its annual list recognizing the nation’s strongest online business communities, the...

October 17, 2014

Cargill, General Mills join battle against Ebola

With nearly 4,500 deaths from the Ebola outbreak currently ravaging the West African nations of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, concern is growing over the global economic impact of the epidemic....

October 17, 2014

Ho-hum Homecoming: Why aren't U. students fired up for the big game?

It’s the University of Minnesota’s 100th annual Homecoming celebration, and the Gopher football team is surging as it heads into the Saturday morning game with Big Ten rival Purdue. But...

October 17, 2014

Cobbled together: Historic Minneapolis street makes 'prettiest' list

Minnesota may not be home to the oldest streets in the U.S., but a cobblestone street that has the “Old World feel” was named one of the prettiest, most Instagram-worthy roads in the...

October 16, 2014

UnitedHealth’s Q3 Earnings Rise With Lower Health Claim Costs

Results surpassed Wall Street expectations.

October 16, 2014

Charges

Prosecutors: Uptown Restaurateur Hid More Than $1.1M From State

An investigation revealed that Michael Whitelaw skirted more than $100,000 in sales taxes at his Asian fusion eatery.

October 16, 2014

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