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Local Businesses Tapping Social Media To Grow

Facebook wants to share the stories of small businesses that are using their platform to thrive.

August 04, 2015

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CenterPoint Energy Hikes Its Natural Gas Rates

Roughly 823,000 users will be affected with businesses taking the hardest hit. Average residential bills will spike $5 higher, whereas most businesses could see a $8 bill increase.

August 04, 2015

Minnesota gets compensation for computer glitches during MCA testing

The state has come to a resolution with its testing contractor following disruptions that forced education officials to suspend standardized testing this spring, the Minnesota Department of...

August 03, 2015

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Taylor Corp. Scoops Up Ohio Communications Company

After a successful bid, Taylor Corp. purchased Standard Register through the bankruptcy court for $307 million.

August 03, 2015

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Former Code42 COO Hired At Sport Ngin

Brian Bell left Code42 earlier this year. He takes his position at Sport Ngin as the company is rapidly expanding.

August 03, 2015

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Hubbard Radio Buys Stake in Podcast Network

CEO Ginny Morris strikes deal to acquire 30 percent of PodcastOne, which is headquartered in Los Angeles.

August 03, 2015

Last call for walleye: Mille Lacs season ends Monday night

Minnesota’s most popular walleye fishing lake will see this summer’s walleye season come to an abrupt end on Monday night. The Department of Natural Resources announced Sunday that...

August 02, 2015

Minnesota medical marijuana manufacturer is expanding business to New York

Minnesota Medical Solutions, one of two companies licensed to produce medical marijuana in the state, is expanding its business to New York. Empire State Health Solutions, the New York branch of...

August 02, 2015

Survey: Economic Dog Days Ensue

Business leaders anticipate weakening business conditions, but higher profit margins, in the months ahead.

July 31, 2015

Bird flu vaccine nearing, but not in time for possible fall recurrence

The plight of Minnesota’s embattled turkey industry was front and center before the powerful congressional agricultural subcommittee on Thursday. The Star Tribune reports some of the nation’s...

July 31, 2015

Charge: 71-year-old estate sales businesswoman stole $150K from clients

A Hopkins woman known for handling estate sales in the Twin Cities is in hot water, after being charged with stealing almost $150,000 from her clients. Through MJ & Associates, 71-year-old Mary...

July 30, 2015

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Stratasys Reports Loss, Company Stock Falls

The 3D printing company submitted its second quarter results with a net loss of $23 million. Shortly after, shares dipped by 10 percent.

July 30, 2015

St. Paul nonprofit under scrutiny amid questions about how it uses public money

A nonprofit organization in St. Paul is under scrutiny after complaints that the group may be misusing public money have come to light. The organization is Breaking Free, which provides assistance...

July 29, 2015

In quest for pay raise, Sun Country pilots take another step toward strike

A final meeting between Sun Country Airlines and its 250 pilots may be the only thing standing in the way of an all-out labor strike. After more than five years negotiating for a raise – and a...

July 29, 2015

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Plaintiffs Allege Target Has Been Concealing Information

Allegedly, Target has blanketed all of its court filings under “confidential” status, making the documents especially difficult to access for the plaintiffs.

July 29, 2015

Mpls. denies request to demolish historic grain elevator owners say is dangerous

The Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission has voted to deny a request to demolish a grain elevator its owners say poses a risk to the public. Riverland Ag Corp, which owns the Electric Steel...

July 29, 2015

United Taconite to idle two Iron Range operations, 500 temporary layoffs likely

Another taconite mine and a plant in Minnesota’s Iron Range will be idled, meaning temporary layoffs for around 500 workers. Cliffs Natural Resources announced in an earnings call Wednesday...

July 29, 2015

Cookies with a cause: Teen-run bakery to open second location in St. Paul

There are cookies – a lot of them – in St. Paul’s future, which is looking a heck of a lot brighter for the city’s youth thanks to a new bakery moving into town. Cookie Cart, the...

July 29, 2015

We're days away from Minnesota having the highest minimum wage in the Midwest

Starting Saturday, Minnesota will have the highest minimum wage in the Midwest and one of the most generous in the country as it increases to $9 an hour. An estimated 288,000 low-paid workers in...

July 28, 2015

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Hines Breaks Ground On Eco-Friendly Building In North Loop

Built with “modern mass timber,” Hines anticipates its office building will be the environmental equivalent of taking nearly 1,000 cars off the road.

July 28, 2015

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