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More costly colored concrete deteriorates faster, MnDOT study finds

Colored concrete that’s been added to dress up many streets in Minnesota won’t be so pretty in the next few years. It turns out colored concrete crosswalks, sidewalks and medians...

September 04, 2014

More campaign ads, a MNsure apology, and an election practices complaint

Nearly $1 million of GOP dough is rolling into Minnesota for political advertising this month. The Associated Press reports the National Republican Congressional Committee’s purchase of air...

September 04, 2014

Little Mekong Night Market

Little Mekong Night Market Drawing Big Crowds On University Avenue

A final Night Market for the summer will be held Sept. 6 and a day market is set for Sept. 21 near Mai Village.

September 04, 2014

Brock Lesnar sells home outside Minneapolis for $750K

Minnesota-based World Wrestling Entertainment champ Brock Lesnar has pinned down a buyer for his home outside of Minneapolis. The Los Angeles Times says Lesnar sold his 43-acre spread in Maple...

September 04, 2014

City attorney: Lollie incident happened in public area of St. Paul skyway

The St. Paul city attorney says the man who posted a video online of a controversial encounter with police in a St. Paul skyway was actually seated in the public area, not in private property as a...

September 04, 2014

Judge declines to toss out clergy sex abuse lawsuit; November trial set

A Ramsey County judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit alleging Catholic church leaders in Minnesota created a public nuisance through their handling of sexually abusive priests. The Pioneer Press...

September 03, 2014

Court says Minnesota taxpayers owe Ford millions in plant refunds

Minnesota taxpayers owe Ford Motor Co. about $4 million in refunds for tax payments made on its former St. Paul assembly plant from 2007 to 2011, according to a decision by a Minnesota Tax Court...

September 03, 2014

CVS snuffs out tobacco sales, rebrands as 'CVS Health'

CVS stores nationwide stopped selling tobacco products on Wednesday as the pharmacy seeks to project a more health-focused image. The move comes as the company changes its corporate name from CVS...

September 03, 2014

Possible sighting shifts search for Ty Hoffman to Mystic Lake Casino area

The search for accused murderer Lyle “Ty” Hoffman continued Wednesday as helicopters and law enforcement officials swarmed an area near Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake. The Ramsey...

September 03, 2014

Bill that designated Boundary Waters Canoe Area turns 50

The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is celebrating a landmark anniversary Wednesday as the passage of a conservation bill that protects the land in northern Minnesota turns 50, MPR News...

September 03, 2014

Armed robbers steal $10K from craft beer booth at State Fair

Minnesota State Fair Police are reporting an armed robbery from a popular craft beer booth at the Agriculture Building Friday night in St. Paul, KSTP says. State Fair police Public Information...

September 03, 2014

Land O'Lakes gives $25M to U of M, boosts athletics facilities plan

Land O’Lakes has pledged to give $25 million to the University of Minnesota – $21 million of it earmarked for new athletics complex facilities and programs. The pledge – one of the university...

September 03, 2014

Minnesota fairgoers say 'yea' to gas tax, 'nay' to recreational pot

Thousands of Minnesota State Fairgoers took part in a nonpartisan House poll touching on everything from tax breaks for the NFL and voter registration, to Sunday liquor sales and recreational...

September 03, 2014

Home Depot latest chain investigating possible breach; Target, DQ make changes

The latest investigation of a customer data breach in the retail world could be even bigger than the one that hit Target last year. Cybersecurity journalist Brian Krebs, who first reported on...

September 02, 2014

Walleye swims its way to top of Minnesota's most distinctive food list

Walleye sets Minnesota apart when it comes to dining out. Fast Company’s Co.Design and Food Genius, a food industry analytics company, looked at 88,000 menus and 59 million menu items to...

September 02, 2014

Cargill

Cargill Plans To Buy Chocolate Business For $440M

The global food and agriculture products giant would buy six chocolate plants—three in North America and three in Europe—from Chicago company.

September 02, 2014

Foreign Students

Twin Cities Among Top Metros In Attracting Foreign Students

A new Brookings report found that foreign college students paid more than $206 million in tuition and $144 million in living costs here between 2008 and 2012.

September 02, 2014

XRS Corp. To Sell For $178 Million

Within hours of the deal being announced, several law firms specializing in shareholder actions announced plans to “investigate” the proposed merger.

September 02, 2014

Possible sighting prompts Tuesday morning search for Ty Hoffman at Blaine airport

The search for wanted murder suspect Lyle “Ty” Hoffman was rekindled at the Anoka County Airport Tuesday, just hours after authorities left the site empty-handed the prior evening...

September 02, 2014

Minnesota man 3-D prints a castle; livable two-story home up next

Andrey Rudenko printed a castle. The Shorewood man who four months ago said he wanted to 3-D print a two-story house in Minnesota took an important, medieval-influenced trial step this summer by...

September 02, 2014

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