Long-awaited study confirms link between mining and rare lung cancer

For decades, miners who worked on Minnesota’s Iron Range have wondered whether the dust they inhaled in the taconite mines had anything to do with the higher rates among them of a rare lung...

December 01, 2014

Homeowners hope lawsuit settlement leads to replenished White Bear Lake

A settlement agreement between landowners on White Bear Lake and Minnesota’s Department of Natural Resources will launch a plan to change the water supply of more than a dozen communities in...

December 01, 2014

Duluth seed exchange program runs afoul of state law

A new trend in gardening has been growing around the country in recent years – seed-sharing programs that allow people to borrow vegetable seeds in the spring and later replenish the stock in the...

December 01, 2014

Not the same old BS: ND company bets big on bison manure

A Minnesota couple and the owners of a large bison ranch in northeastern North Dakota have joined forces to market and sell a, um, byproduct of the herd. The Forum reports gardeners and farmers are...

December 01, 2014


$17B Bond Sale Latest Step By Medtronic Toward Covidien Purchase

With U.S. and E.U. approval, shareholders of both companies will vote on the transaction next month.

December 01, 2014

Medical marijuana will be grown, processed in Cottage Grove and Ostego

The Minnesota Department of Health picked LeafLine Labs and Minnesota Medical Solutions to manufacture medical marijuana, which should be available starting July 1, 2015. The two companies will be...

December 01, 2014

So-so Black Friday sales: Why didn't people shop as much as expected?

The first big weekend of the holiday shopping season could be characterized more as “ho-hum” than a jolly “ho, ho, ho” by the nation’s retail trade. Forbes magazine...

December 01, 2014

Minnesota to pick medical marijuana manufacturers Monday

A big step in the process of selling medical marijuana in Minnesota takes place Monday, when the Minnesota Department of Health announces the two companies it has chosen to  process marijuana...

November 30, 2014

Christmas tree prices up nationally, local options remain steady

Holiday shoppers might want to put some of their Black Friday savings toward their Christmas tree. The Associated Press reports some Christmas tree varieties will have a higher price tag this...

November 29, 2014

Shopping small: Minnesotans support local retailers on Small Business Saturday

It’s become a nice contrast to the frenzied atmosphere of Black Friday holiday shopping – Small Business Saturday, which encourages shoppers to patronize the stores that are owned by local...

November 29, 2014

As the Black Friday dust settles, retailers win big through online shoppers

There was little sign of the frenzied scenes seen elsewhere on Black Friday, but Twin Cities retailers still reported huge sales on the biggest shopping day of the year. With many retailers...

November 29, 2014

Oops, my bad: Secret $10m school sale revealed on board member's blog

A school board member has been left red-faced after he revealed confidential information about the sale price of Duluth Central High School on his personal blog. Avid blogger Harry Welty wrote that...

November 29, 2014

Move over beer, cider is the latest craft craze to sweep Minnesota

For years now the craft beer movement has been growing, but now its quieter cousin is starting to make some noise. The Star Tribune reports that Minnesota is in the midst of a “new wave”...

November 29, 2014

Best Buy, worst timing: Website crashes a second time on Black Friday

Shoppers who clicked on to Best Buy’s website on Friday morning and again Friday evening got an apology rather than access to the site. The website was down for about 40 minutes and was...

November 28, 2014

Hungry vegan fans raise $50,000 for first meatless butcher shop in Twin Cities

There is serious appetite for a vegan butcher in the Twin Cities. A Kickstarter campaign launched by siblings Kale and Aubry Walch has reached the $50,000 goal they say will help them open the...

November 25, 2014


Stratasys 3D Printers To Pop Up In More Stores

The company has been pushing printers into stores and other consumer-friendly locations.

November 25, 2014

Hormel’s Sales Climb, But Fiscal 2015 Outlook Short Of Expectations

Turkey, refrigerated food sales help offset some losses as company eclipses $9B in revenue for first time.

November 25, 2014

From $0 to hero? E-pulltab games pick up steam after rough start

In September of 2013, one year after e-pulltabs were introduced into Minnesota bars to help pay for the new Vikings stadium, the total sum intake for that project was zilch. “You know, there were...

November 25, 2014

Kenilworth Corridor

Bridge Designs For Kenilworth Corridor Unveiled

The bridge has drawn objections from the Minneapolis park board, which would prefer that a shallow tunnel be built for light rail trains to travel beneath the Kenilworth Channel.

November 25, 2014

Farewell, phone book: Proposed rule means White Pages won't be left on doorstep

The days of the phone book are coming to an end. Minnesota’s CenturyLink customers will no longer find the heavy, 300-plus page phone book on their doorstep – and other phone companies are...

November 25, 2014

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