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Pig populations rebound after deadly virus; pork prices may drop

Hog farmers are making progress in their fight against a deadly virus that has killed millions of baby pigs in the last year and led to rising pork prices. A recent report from the U.S. Department...

October 12, 2014

Duluth Mayor Don Ness won't seek third term

Duluth Mayor Don Ness won’t be seeking a third term, ending months of speculation. Ness posted on his Facebook page Sunday morning saying he’s decided not to run for a third term and he...

October 12, 2014

Minnesota leads nation in elk production, but doesn't meet growing demand

Minnesota leads the nation in farmed elk production, but there’s a need for more elk producers due to an unprecedented demand for elk meat and products, the state Department of Agriculture...

October 12, 2014

MnDOT to use different terms to describe bad road conditions

Come winter time, it should be easier to figure out just exactly how bad the roads are in Minnesota. The state Department of Transportation is changing the terms it uses to describe winter road...

October 11, 2014

Attention, Kmart shoppers: Discounter latest to be hit by hackers

If you’ve shopped at Kmart in recent months, check your credit or debit card statement. The discounter is the latest major retailer to be hit by a data breach that may have compromised...

October 11, 2014

Vikings approve more money for stadium, none for birds

The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority Board announced Friday that the Minnesota Vikings will put an additional $518,000 into the new stadium. The additional money will go towards things like...

October 10, 2014

State officials report tax collection lower than expected

State finance officials said Friday in a report that Minnesota’s tax collections for the first quarter of the year,  from July through September, were $46 million less than officials...

October 10, 2014

Children’s Hospitals and Clinics names new CEO

Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota has announced Robert Bonar Jr. as its new CEO. “With a strong track record of pediatric health system leadership, an ability to collaborate and build...

October 10, 2014

Governor heading to Worthington for pheasant opener

Gov. Mark Dayton plans to attend Saturday’s 2014 Minnesota Pheasant Hunting Opener in Worthington. City officials told The Associated Press they are prepared for the opener, noting that the...

October 10, 2014

Microsoft job cuts hit St. Paul; dozens of positions will go

BAD news: Microsoft layoffs hit St. Paul, dozens of developers displaced – @TECHdotMNhttp://t.co/DvB3yLWhIe — Paul DeBettignies (@MNHeadhunter) October 10, 2014 Job cuts that software giant...

October 10, 2014

Minneapolis forms sister city alliance with Bosaso, Somalia

The Minneapolis City Council adopted a proposal from local Somali leaders Thursday to form a sister-city alliance with Bosaso in northern Somalia, the Star Tribune reports. With the approval...

October 10, 2014

Hastings Country Club latest to close as interest in golf declines

A 1940s-era country club has closed, following the trend of many public and private golf courses in Minnesota and across the nation that many blame on declining interest in the sport. Hastings...

October 09, 2014

Adrian Peterson could be arrested again on drug violation

Suspended Minnesota Vikings player Adrian Peterson could be arrested again after reportedly admitting to a violation of his bond conditions. Peterson is awaiting trial on charges of reckless or...

October 09, 2014

GNet Group

GNet Group Now Owned By Indian Firm

Despite acquisition, CEO says the company will remain headquartered in Roseville.

October 09, 2014

Norovirus sickens 30 in Winona; more cases expected

Health officials in Winona Country say an outbreak of norovirus has sickened at least 30 people in the county in the last 10 days, the Winona Daily News reports. Doug Schultz, Minnesota Department...

October 09, 2014

Dayton, challengers clash over economy, taxes in 2nd debate

Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and his two challengers, Republican Jeff Johnson  and the Independence Party’s Hannah Nicollet, painted different pictures of Minnesota’s economic climate during...

October 08, 2014

Minnesota government, airport officials to meet on Ebola readiness

Gov. Mark Dayton has called state government leaders and Twin Cities airport officials into a special meeting Thursday to review the state’s preparedness for the Ebola virus. #mngov Dayton to...

October 08, 2014

Report: Twins, T-wolves back Minnesota United's potential MLS bid

Things may soon get very interesting as the race for a Major League Soccer team in Minneapolis heats up. According to a report from Sports Illustrated.com’s Brian Straus, Minnesota United is...

October 08, 2014

Minneapolis PD one of 1st in nation to have new tool to help solve gun crimes

The Minneapolis Police Department has a new piece of equipment they believe will help them solve more gun crimes. The police department is one of the first in the nation to use this new three...

October 08, 2014

Seeing pink: Inside the breast cancer fundraising machine

If you are feeling again like the world is awash in pink – on football fields, cell phone covers, garbage trucks, even pink-ribbon stamps on eggs – it must be October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month...

October 08, 2014

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