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Published: Thu, 08 Dec 2016 12:11:34 -0600


Duluth air base passed over for new fighters

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:45:36 -0600

Duluth's Air National Guard base will not be home to the newest generation of military fighter jets, despite efforts by Minnesota lawmakers.

Minnesota sues Volkswagen over emissions cheating scandal

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:25:53 -0600

Minnesota's attorney general is suing Volkswagen, saying the German automaker violated state laws when it sold diesel vehicles in the state with special systems designed to defeat emissions tests.

Minnesota's changing: Here are key takeaways from new Census data

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 04:00:00 -0600

Minnesotans are getting older and more diverse, and many of us go to college. But racial disparities have only worsened since the 2008 recession, Census data show.

What legal recourse do victims of fake news stories have?

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:04:00 -0600

Fake news played a bigger role in this past presidential election than ever seen before. And sometimes it has had serious repercussions for real people and businesses.

UnitedHealth Group takes a page from Obamacare play book

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:51:56 -0600

UnitedHealthcare is pitching a new product that comes out of the Affordable Care Act -- even though Republicans who will control Washington promise to repeal the the law.

Dakota Access pipeline company fighting small state fine

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:00:41 -0600

The company building the four-state, $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline is fighting an effort by North Dakota regulators to fine it $15,000.

Dakota Access builder: Corps bowed to politics in halting pipeline

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:35:05 -0600

The company is telling a judge that it has the permission it needs to complete the final link of the pipeline route under the Missouri River in North Dakota.

Feds pull student loan access for MN School of Business, Globe University

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 13:10:42 -0600

Federal authorities cited a September court ruling that found the Minnesota-based for-profit schools had misled and defrauded students. It could be a devastating blow to the schools' future.

Upscale hotels drive big business for Twin Cities South Asians

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 04:00:00 -0600

They grew up working in their parents' modest motels. Now, the next generation of South Asian Indian hoteliers is moving up-market in the Twin Cities, expanding into prime locations and multimillion-dollar, national franchises.

Protesters: We aren't going anywhere without assurance pipeline won't be built

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 18:47:37 -0600

Many Dakota Access oil pipeline protesters said Monday that they aren't going anywhere until they get assurances that the structure won't be built.

With Dakota Access pipeline halted, what happens now?

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 18:16:48 -0600

Energy Transfer Partners says the Dakota Access pipeline is mostly complete, except for the now-blocked segment near Lake Oahe. The Army Corps of Engineers said Sunday it needs to consider alternate routes. What will that mean for the pipeline's path?

Facing slow sales, General Mills makes another massive jobs cut

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:30:04 -0600

Hundreds of job cuts are in the works at General Mills. It's not clear how many may come in Minnesota.

Minn. farmers, dependent on exports, keep close watch on Trump's trade policy

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:50:31 -0600

Farm exports are one of the few bright spots for the mostly struggling farm sector. But President-elect Donald Trump's railing against trade has farmers wondering what's ahead.

Trump not saying what he'll do about Dakota Access pipeline

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:09:17 -0600

Industry leaders are urging President-elect Donald Trump to make approval of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline a "top priority" when he takes office next month.

Here's how to keep your packages safe in an age of 'porch pirates'

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 04:00:00 -0600

With more consumers shopping online and then getting their orders delivered home, there's more opportunity for thieves to simply snatch packages left outside. Retailers, delivery and tech firms are helping consumers fight back.

Unemployment rate drops to 4.6 percent, lowest level since 2007

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 07:45:00 -0600

The U.S. added 178,000 new jobs in November, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which was about what was expected. However, wages dropped slightly, after an 11-cent gain in October.

Trump voter lost her home to bank formerly run by new Treasury secretary

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 06:39:32 -0600

Teena Colebrook had voted for the president-elect on the belief that he would knock the moneyed elites from their perch in Washington, D.C. And she knew Trump's pick for Treasury, Steven Mnuchin, all too well.

Trump warns U.S. companies will be taxed very heavily if they leave country

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:34:00 -0600

Trump appeared at a Carrier plant in Indianapolis that will keep 1,000 jobs rather than moving them to Mexico after he intervened.

Pipeline opponents end disruption after Wells Fargo promises meeting with tribal elders

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:42:21 -0600

Organizers of a demonstration against Wells Fargo in Minneapolis wanted the bank to divest from the controversial Dakota Access oil pipeline.

Lab-grown diamonds come into their own

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 09:36:00 -0600

Commercial labs can now make the large, clear diamonds people prize for engagement rings and other jewelry in as little as 72 hours. How will this change the diamond industry?