News

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

In context: 9 viruses - and some bacteria - more common in the U.S. than Ebola

The news that a second Dallas nurse had contracted Ebola from Liberian patient Thomas Eric Duncan has shifted U.S. leaders into a higher state of alert, with President Obama urging “...

October 16, 2014

Minnesota hits lowest jobless rate in 8 years

Minnesota’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.1 percent in September, the lowest jobless rate in the state in eight years, according to seasonally adjusted figures released Thursday by the...

October 16, 2014

Oil price drop could lead to shutdown at North Dakota rigs

Falling oil prices could halt drilling at several rigs in North Dakota, the state’s top oil regulator has warned. The price of sweet crude hit $66.25 per barrel on Wednesday, InForum reports,...

October 16, 2014

As open enrollment nears, agents warn of rising health insurance rates

Worries about an epidemic are spreading through Minnesota. But this one’s not coming from Africa. Consumers will soon get word about the cost of health insurance plans for 2015, and agents...

October 15, 2014

Turning the page: Future of historic Rochester theater in question

Like a hardcover novel being snapped shut after its final words, the most recent volume of the historic Chateau Theatre in Rochester is coming to an end – and what the sequel may look like is still...

October 15, 2014

St. Jude Medical

Weak International Sales Prompt St. Jude To Lower Q4 Expectations

Defibrillators and pacemakers helped sales in the U.S. jump.

October 15, 2014

Twin Cities Film Fest finds success blending Hollywood, indie productions

In 2010, there were empty theaters at showings during the Twin Cities Film Fest, the event’s first year in existence. “It was a bit discouraging,” founder and executive director...

October 15, 2014

There may be a fee to see Apostle Island ice caves this winter – if they return

It could cost a bit more to visit the Apostle Island ice caves – if and when the caves return. Last winter, roughly 138,000 people visited the ice caves on Lake Superior near the Apostle Islands...

October 15, 2014

Rybak

Does A Boring Ballot Question Hold The Key To Sustaining Minneapolis' Restaurant Boom?

A group seeking to repeal Minneapolis' 70/30 law governing food-to-alcohol sales for neighborhood restaurants says the rule is a serious problem — and becoming a bigger one.

October 15, 2014

Don Henley sues Duluth Trading Co. over shirt advertisement pun

Rock legend Don Henley was not amused when the Duluth Trading Company borrowed an Eagles lyric in a recent advertisement. “Don a henley and take it easy,” reads the recent email ad...

October 15, 2014

Minnesota man sues Chipotle, says he was forced to work late without pay

A Minnesota man has filed a lawsuit against Chipotle Mexican Grill, claiming he and his coworkers were required to work “off the clock” without pay, and even if they didn’t punch...

October 15, 2014

Heating help for Minnesota families: ‘Cold weather rule’ in effect

As the mercury in the thermometer creeps down, the state Department of Commerce wants people who face financial challenges to know there are resources to help keep the heat on during the frigid...

October 15, 2014

As Ebola infections climb, Minnesota communities combat virus' stigma

A second American who treated Thomas Eric Duncan at a Texas hospital tested positive for Ebola, CNN reports. The health care worker reported a fever Tuesday and was immediately put into isolation...

October 15, 2014

Vikings popularity rises in the latest Harris NFL poll

The popularity of the Minnesota Vikings has taken a small step up in a poll just released from Harris Interactive polling. The poll conducted between Sept. 10-17 found the Vikings finished 12th, up...

October 14, 2014

Free fallin': Cheaper gas prices expected to continue plummeting

Gas prices in Minnesota and around the country keep dropping as world oil prices have dipped to the lowest levels in years – and prices are expected to continue their decline in the coming weeks...

October 14, 2014

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