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8 Minnesota health insurers seek hefty rate hikes for some plans

Eight Minnesota health insurers are proposing double-digit rate increases for some of their individual and small group insurance plans in 2016, MPR News reports, with requests ranging as high as 74...

June 03, 2015

Twin Cities at center of race to build next generation of pacemakers

A race to the future is taking place right now in the Twin Cities, as rival companies battle it out to build the next generation of equipment for millions of heart patients. The goal? To create a...

June 03, 2015

Veteran union members step down so young Minntac workers can keep their jobs

About 350 U.S. Steel workers at Minnesota’s Minntac mine have been laid off, and among them are 200 longtime union members who voluntarily stepped away so younger members could keep their...

June 03, 2015

CoCo

CoCo Closing Its Fargo Location

The co-working space was never able to build up a member base.

June 02, 2015

Drugs, chemicals found in MN waterways, including remote lakes and streams

Pharmaceuticals and dozens of other chemicals have contaminated Minnesota’s lakes and streams, even in remote areas of the state, a new study released Tuesday by the Minnesota Pollution...

June 02, 2015

Northern MN railroad crossing back in service after bridge fire last week

Train traffic is moving again across a busy railroad crossing in northern Minnesota, just a few days after a bridge caught fire and collapsed. The Canadian National Railway built a temporary span...

June 01, 2015

Jury awards more than $2 million to dairy farmers in stray voltage suit

A jury has awarded nearly $2.5 million to compensate Wright County dairy farmers for losses caused by stray voltage from their local power company’s equipment, the Associated Press reports...

June 01, 2015

Moorhead is the 'Best Small City' in the US; 2 other MN towns in the top 5

Three of the best small cities in the country can be found right here in Minnesota, and one in particular – Moorhead – is the best of them all, says Nerdwallet in a new ranking. The financial site...

June 01, 2015

FedEx building new facility in central MN; jobs expected

FedEx’s latest delivery to Minnesota is a new sorting and distribution facility – and probably some jobs. According to the Brainerd Dispatch, developers are expected to start building the new...

June 01, 2015

Budget stalemate means state employees to begin receiving layoff notices

Layoff notices are expected to start going out to nearly 9,500 state employees on Monday. State employee unions require that workers receive 30-day notices, triggered by the countdown to a partial...

June 01, 2015

Qualified patients can begin registering for state's medical marijuana program

Patients can now start registering with Minnesota’s new medical marijuana program so they can start receiving the drug when it becomes legal July 1. Registration for the program begins 9 a.m....

June 01, 2015

Minnesota Swarm officially moving to Georgia

NEWS: #NLL heads to Atlanta in 2016 with inaugural @GeorgiaSwarmLax season at @GwinnettCenter: http://t.co/dKCnA9ZCOU pic.twitter.com/16wxPeaULV — NLL (@NLL) May 29, 2015 The future home of the...

May 29, 2015

Fit For Work?

PsyBar is working to revolutionize employee assessment and keep peril out of the workplace.

May 29, 2015

Broadened law lets Minnesota hospitals dispense medical marijuana

When medical cannabis becomes legal this July in pill and liquid form, patients will be able to obtain it at Minnesota hospitals and health care facilities. According to an announcement by the...

May 29, 2015

Here comes the sun: Minnesota's largest solar energy project gets green light

100 million watts of sun-generated electricity will soon light up bulbs and TV screens across Minnesota. The state’s Public Utilities Commission has approved Geronimo Energy’s plan to...

May 28, 2015

Investigation rules rail bridge fire in northern Minnesota was accidental

The fire that caused the collapse of a heavily-used rail bridge near Ericsburg, Minnesota on Wednesday was “accidental in nature,” the Koochiching County Sheriff reports. A multi-agency...

May 28, 2015

Growth

Minnesota Business Owners Upbeat – But Not Hiring

New survey gauges small business outlook.

May 28, 2015

Photos: Design plans released for downtown park near Vikings stadium

The much-discussed park that’s being proposed for downtown Minneapolis near the new Minnesota Vikings Stadium is easier to visualize now, after the designers released their first detailed...

May 27, 2015

Bridge on busy railway catches fire, collapses near International Falls

A bridge on a busy railway near International Falls caught fire and collapsed early Wednesday, nearly dumping several rail cars into the river below. The crew on the Canadian National Railway train...

May 27, 2015

Airport workers walk out over 'firings' and alleged disrespect from management

A group of nearly 50 cabin cleaners at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport walked out on Tuesday reportedly over staff firings and “disrespectful management.” The Star Tribune...

May 27, 2015

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