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Pay raise: Minimum wage goes up Friday, companies divided on impact

Hundreds of thousands of Minnesotans will get a pay raise Friday as the state’s minimum wage increases for the first time in a decade. As of midnight Friday, the state’s minimum wage...

July 31, 2014

City of Minneapolis mulling support of bird-safe glass for Vikings stadium

Bird advocates may be gaining a huge ally in their fight to get specialized glass to prevent bird deaths at the new Vikings stadium. The Star Tribune reports the Minneapolis City Council will...

July 31, 2014

State university faculty reach tentative contract with MnSCU

A 13-month contract standoff between Minnesota’s state universities and its faculty members may finally be over. The union representing faculty at the seven state universities says it has...

July 30, 2014

Bill Blazar

The MN Chamber Of Commerce Names Interim President

Following the death of its former president, David Olson, the chamber has named Bill Blazar his provisional replacement.

July 30, 2014

Unzipped: High-speed zip rail from metro to Rochester discussed

How does a zippy 45-minute trip from the Twin Cities to Rochester sound? That could be a reality in the coming years, as a group of transportation officials explore a plan for a high-speed Zip Rail...

July 30, 2014

Report: Banner year for Minnesota health care technology startups

Minnesota is first on a new list of Midwestern states attracting the most health care technology startup investment in almost 10 years. The list was released as part of the BioEnterprise Midwest...

July 30, 2014

Buffalo Wild Wings

Buffalo Wild Wings’ Profits Leap But Stock Falls

The restaurant chain said its profits climbed by 44 percent, boosted by a substantial sports season and cheaper chicken.

July 30, 2014

State asks for federal flood aid to cover more counties

State officials are asking the federal government to add 30 more counties and two tribal governments to the list of areas that can receive disaster aid due to severe flood damage in June. The...

July 29, 2014

MAP: A snapshot of Americans in the most debt

Just over 20 percent of Twin Cities adults with a credit file have debt in collections, meaning their non-mortgage debts, such as medical bills, credit card bills, car or student loans, are so late...

July 29, 2014

Erosion from floods leads to shipping delays, exposed pipelines

Dozens of barges and their tugboats can’t get south of Winona, Minnesota, and officials are blaming last month’s record-setting rainfall. Unprecedented levels of sand have halted...

July 29, 2014

A Hy-Vee store in Austin, MN

Hy-Vee Picks Site For 2nd Twin Cities Store, Will Hire 450

Amid a significant upheaval of the local grocery scene, Hy-Vee is expanding further into the Twin Cities with a new store in Oakdale.

July 29, 2014

YogaFit

Six New YogaFit Studios Are Planned For The Twin Cities

The owner of Snap Fitness hopes to eventually sell 1,000 franchise licenses for YogaFit, and it currently has six new Twin Cities locations in the works.

July 29, 2014

Mpls Plans Hennepin-Lyndale Corridor Overhaul, Seeks Input

A reconstruction of the often-congested corridor could begin in 2015.

July 29, 2014

Medtronic headquarters

Medtronic Buys Laser Systems Firm For $105M

The med-tech firm was already an investor in Visualase and said the acquisition will help expand its surgical technologies business.

July 29, 2014

HRST's Founder (And His First Employee) Exit The C-Suite

Founder Robert Krowech—who is also an accomplished weight-lifter—and Chief Financial Officer James Froemming have transitioned out of their executive roles but will remain on the company's board.

July 29, 2014

Jesse Ventura

Ventura Wins $1.8M In Lawsuit Against Late Author

July 29, 2014

Can Duluth Support Seven Dunkin’ Donuts Locations?

The stores will extend well beyond Duluth’s city limits, and there may be more area stores on the way; meanwhile, Dunkin’ Donuts is offering incentives to potential Twin Cities franchisees.

July 29, 2014

Hotel, Apartments Planned Near Xcel Center In St. Paul

Opus unveiled plans for a two-building development that could include a hotel, apartments, townhomes, retailers, and up to 300 parking stalls.

July 29, 2014

U of M's solar car finishes second in cross-country race

Great day for a solar car race finish at #UMN! @UMNSVP finished second! @UMNews @PrezKaler @ASC_SolarRacing pic.twitter.com/ibKZOJBFh4 — College of Sci & Eng (@UMNCSE) July 28, 2014 An...

July 29, 2014

Lawsuit aims to block union vote by home health care workers

A new lawsuit asks a court to put a stop to a union vote among Minnesota home health care workers. MPR News reports the lawsuit argues the law authorizing the vote that’s slated to begin on...

July 28, 2014

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