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Green Line keeps pedestrians, college students on track

Turns out the train can bring additional foot traffic to the city. The Star Tribune looked at pedestrian studies conducted in downtown Minneapolis since the arrival of the Green Line. The research...

September 19, 2014

Tekne

Twin Cities Firms Pack List Of Tekne Awards Finalists

Tech businesses large and small are vying for honors in a dozen categories at the annual fall ceremony.

September 19, 2014

Major weekend roadwork to close I-35W, more metro highways

Looking to get from the south suburbs to the Gophers game this weekend? You might need to take a detour – all I-35W northbound traffic from the Crosstown to downtown will be closed from late Friday...

September 19, 2014

Minnesota shoe company a Martha Stewart award finalist

There’s the well-known “Oprah Effect,” and the even-more-popular “Colbert Bump.” But Martha Stewart is no slouch herself when it comes to sales and branding. And a...

September 19, 2014

Blue Note: Makin' Music For Money

No one expects a steady paycheck in the music biz, but singers must be savvier than ever if they want to make a living.

September 19, 2014

Classic restaurant to clear the tables for the last time

After almost 70 years, an east metro family is closing its restaurant. The White Bear Press reports the Lakeside Club in Mahtomedi will shut its doors for good next February. Current owners...

September 19, 2014

Tweed Tuohy Foundation gives $1M to namesake museum at UMD

The University of Minnesota Duluth announced Thursday a generous donation for the university’s Tweed Museum of Art from the Alice Tweed Tuohy Foundation, the Duluth News-Tribune reports. UMD...

September 19, 2014

Cast your ballot: Minnesota the first state to kick off voting season

Election day in Minnesota is Nov. 4. Or today, if you want. Your call. Beginning Friday, Sept. 19, Minnesotans can begin casting votes via absentee ballot. According to a Washington Post graphic...

September 19, 2014

Microsoft cuts hit Fargo; number of jobs lost is unclear

The downsizing of Microsoft will be hard on Fargo, after all. The software giant confirmed that employees at its Fargo campus lost their jobs Thursday but did not reveal the size of the cuts...

September 18, 2014

Cheers! Minnesota Oktoberfest named one of nation's best

The end of summer means the kickoff to a German beer lover’s favorite time of year – Oktoberfest. Minnesotans don’t have to go all the way to Germany to celebrate the annual festival...

September 18, 2014

Census data offer insight into Minnesota life

A newly released batch of data from the U.S. Census Bureau offers a snapshot of living conditions in America in 2013. The numbers show Minnesota has some fast-growing cities, comparatively high...

September 18, 2014

Customers mostly positive on Better Business Bureau's new review tool

Customers are mostly positive when it comes to reviewing businesses, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Minnesota and North Dakota says. Since launching its customer review service in January, the...

September 18, 2014

Minnesota's August jobless rate drops to 4.3 percent

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development announced Thusday morning that state unemployment rate fell to 4.3 percent in August. That’s the lowest unemployment rate in...

September 18, 2014

General Mills

General Mills To Cut $100M Following Bad Quarter

A California cereal plant and a Massachusetts yogurt manufacturing facility are two casualties of the company's latest round of disappointing sales figures.

September 18, 2014

Stratasys

3D Printing Company Stratasys Will Acquire GrabCAD

The transaction will be the fourth acquisition in the past year.

September 18, 2014

Arrest made in State Fair craft beer booth armed robbery

One person was arrested in connection with last month’s armed robbery at the Minnesota State Fair, the fair announced. In a brief news alert issued Wednesday afternoon, the fair said one...

September 18, 2014

Former mayor accused of stealing money from youth baseball team

The former mayor of a small Minnesota town was arrested Wednesday, accused of stealing money from the local youth baseball team while still in office, the St. Cloud Times reports. Scott Kron, the...

September 18, 2014

Dates set for Duluth, Superior episodes of 'Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives'

The TV menu has been set for the Duluth area episodes of the popular Food Network show “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” the Duluth News Tribune reports. Hosted by celebrity chef Guy Fieri...

September 18, 2014

Supreme Court candidate cleared of DWI, guilty of obstruction

A candidate for Minnesota Supreme Court, Michelle MacDonald, was convicted Wednesday on charges of refusing to submit to a breath test and obstructing the legal process in connection with a traffic...

September 17, 2014

A dozen cases of Enterovirus D68 confirmed in Minnesota

Officials at the Minnesota Department of Health and the University of Minnesota Hospital have confirmed 12 cases of Enterovirus D68 in the state, MPR News reports. The Health Department announced...

September 17, 2014

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