International winter biking conference coming to MN – its first time in the US

From 4,150 miles away, winter biking enthusiasts in Netherland’s city of Leeuwarden gripped their conference’s handlebars and pointed the wheel straight toward the Twin Cities...

February 13, 2015

MN Orchestra will be first US ensemble to play in Cuba since diplomatic thaw

Just weeks after scoring a gig at the world-famous Carnegie Hall, the Minnesota Orchestra has lined up another landmark performance – and it could be one for the history books. The orchestra will...

February 12, 2015

Expedia buys Orbitz for $1.3B – so will your vacation cost more as a result?

If you’re a regular traveler, there’s a good chance you’ll have used either Expedia or Orbitz to make a booking before. Well, the two online travel agency giants are set to become...

February 12, 2015

'Cheerio!' to gluten: General Mills says famous cereal brand will go gluten-free

Fans of a popular hooped cereal can say “Cheerio” to gluten. Minnesota-based General Mills confirmed that five of its Cheerios varieties will be labeled as gluten-free as of July, the...

February 12, 2015


Woodbury Startup Wants You To Play Matchmaker With Facebook Friends

SparkStarter takes a slightly different tack from other dating apps like Tinder.

February 12, 2015

Best Buy rolls out wedding registry for millennials who crave gadget gifts

Forget the fine china and silverware, Best Buy is banking on engaged couples wanting iPads and HD televisions when they get married. The Richfield-based retailer has entered the wedding market...

February 11, 2015

Valentine's don't: BBB warns lovestruck of online 'romance scams'

Ahh, February: a time of love, romance, and, according to the Better Business Bureau in Minnesota, scams. With Valentine’s Day nearly upon us, the BBB of Minnesota and North Dakota is warning...

February 11, 2015

After raises, will MN officials make more or less than those in nearby states?

You might have noticed, there’s been a lot of controversy about Gov. Mark Dayton’s decision to increase the pay of state commissioners by up to $35,000 a year. The governor received...

February 11, 2015

Nye's site proposal

Neighborhood Task Force OKs High Rise At Nye’s Site

The proposal faces sharp opposition from the neighboring church.

February 11, 2015


Target Lays Off Hundreds In Twin Cities, India

The eliminations were expected as part of company ending Canadian operations.

February 11, 2015

You can buy a Hall of Famer's 1987 Twins World Series ring

Steve Carlton is one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history. Carlton won four Cy Young Awards, struck out 4,136 batters – the fourth most all-time – and he was a Hall of Fame inductee in 1994...

February 11, 2015

Hennepin County's new e-cigarette ban is more strict than state law

People will no longer be allowed to smoke e-cigarettes inside most public places in Hennepin County. The county board of commissioners voted 6-1 Tuesday to restrict the use of e-cigarettes in work...

February 11, 2015

Gallup: Minnesota more bullish about economy than any other state

Minnesotans may have a reputation for modesty. But underneath that there’s a whole lot of confidence – at least when it comes to the economy, new numbers from Gallup suggest. The polling...

February 10, 2015

Will Interstate 35 become a road to salvation for Monarch butterflies?

A new partnership that aims to create habitat for the beleaguered Monarch butterfly will focus on the Interstate 35 corridor running between Duluth and Brownsville, Texas. The U.S. Fish and...

February 10, 2015

SportsData Snags NASCAR Deal

The company will be the first to provide full-weekend race series results.

February 10, 2015


Imation Mulls Options After More Dismal Financials

It has struggled in the years since spinning off from 3M Company.

February 10, 2015

ND oil worker claims she was demoted and paid less for being a woman

An oil field worker in North Dakota claims she was demoted and paid less than her male colleagues because she’s a woman, and was threatened with the sack when she complained. In a lawsuit...

February 10, 2015

St. Paul-based bakery recalls bagels after peanuts, almonds end up in products

A St. Paul-based bakery issued a warning to customers because there may be nuts in its bagels. National Choice Bakery, a national bagel supplier, says its bagels could have been contaminated with...

February 10, 2015

Are they regulars? The Replacements announce first US tour since 1991

“Back by unpopular demand,” says the Minneapolis-based band, in a bit of self-deprecation plastered on its tour poster. The Replacements are hitting the road again, going on a 12-city...

February 10, 2015

GOP fights back after Dayton gives hefty pay raises to commissioners

Republican lawmakers in Minnesota are pushing back against Gov. Dayton’s decision to increase salaries for his cabinet members by up to $35,000 a year. Members of the House Ways and Means...

February 09, 2015

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