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Published: Wed, 26 Jul 2017 09:51:42 -0500


Democrats want to probe Trump ties to Deutsche Bank. GOP says, no thanks

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:58:39 -0500

President Trump has a special relationship with Deutsche Bank. Democrats on the House Financial Services Committee wanted a probe of the German bank. Republicans said no. Here's the back story.

Aspen Ideas Festival: Job skills for now, and the future

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Three speakers at the Aspen Ideas Festival considered their lengthy experiences in government and the private sector and then looked into the crystal ball to determine which job skills and attributes will be in highest demand now, and in the workforce of the future.

As foodies seek local, Midwest farmers go global

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 11:00:00 -0500

Farmers face competing demands for local food, environmental stewardship and the need to feed a hungry world.

Loon's new soccer stadium will be Allianz Field

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:30:54 -0500

The stadium is expected to open for the team's 2019 season.

Wisconsin retail tech company offers to microchip its staff

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 08:45:30 -0500

The microchips would enable employees to open doors, log onto their computers and purchase break room snacks with a simple swipe of the hand.

How small inequities lead to big inequalities

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 09:58:00 -0500

How do societal inequalities arise and persist? Tania Lombrozo interviews philosopher Ron Mallon about "accumulation mechanisms": the processes that explain how small biases can have big effects.

Quiz: What's your Minnesota ag IQ?

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:00:00 -0500

How much do you know about where your food comes from?

Metro Transit rate hikes could be approved Wednesday

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 11:00:00 -0500

Most riders didn't want to see an increase in fares.

Father of girl ticketed for selling lemonade responds to supporters: 'Make a stand'

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 13:44:00 -0500

A 5-year-old girl whose sidewalk lemonade stand brought a $195 fine in London has been invited to set up shop elsewhere. Her dad says, "Now she feels less sour about the experience."

Food and farming from Annual to Sugar beet

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500

This handy guide should help you navigate the world of agriculture and food production. We'll be updating it periodically with new terms, so check back!

Mille Lacs Lake walleye closure extended until Aug. 11

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:30:00 -0500

The decision means walleye fishing on Mille Lacs will remain closed until Friday, Aug 11. The lake will then reopen to catch-and-release-only fishing for walleyes through the Labor Day weekend, when the season will close again through Nov. 30.

Xcel, clean energy groups to regulators: Assign a cost to carbon emissions

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:30:00 -0500

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission heard arguments over whether future energy decisions should consider a larger price tag for climate impacts.

What's it really like to work in a prison goat milk farm? We asked inmates

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:31:00 -0500

Whole Foods has been forced to stop selling goat cheese made from milk that came from a prison farm, where inmates work for less than a dollar an hour. Yet the inmates themselves aren't complaining.

Elon Musk says he has 'verbal' OK to build N.Y.-D.C. Hyperloop

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 12:02:00 -0500

There's still much to do before getting formal approval, the entrepreneur adds. Hyperloop has the goal of reaching speeds of more than 700 mph, using magnetic levitation in a vacuum environment.

Exxon fined $2M for Tillerson-era breach of Russia sanctions

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:27:27 -0500

The Treasury Department that Exxon under Tillerson's leadership had shown "reckless disregard" for sanctions that the Obama administration imposed on Russian entities in 2014 over Russia's annexation of Crimea.

Minn. jobless rate steady at 3.7 percent in June; 4,400 jobs added

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:01:30 -0500

State officials said Minnesota's unadjusted job count passed 3 million for the first time ever in June. The unemployment rate remains significantly below the U.S. rate.

Dakota Access developer's new pipeline rankling regulators

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:18:44 -0500

The federal commission that oversees gas pipelines told Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners last week to clean up its mess before it will allow the Rover Pipeline to flow.

Trump's third home away from home to cost taxpayers millions

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 18:31:00 -0500

Bedminster, the New Jersey town that President Trump often visits, has been designated an official presidential residence and will receive $41 million in federal funds to help cover security costs.

State investigating Monsanto weed killer after farmers' complaints

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 04:00:00 -0500

Minnesota farmers have joined hundreds in the southern U.S. who allege that the weed killer dicamba is drifting, hurting non-resistant fields.

BBC special: The Rise of the Robots

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500

The promise and peril of robots. The world's most prominent physicist said the rise of artificial intelligence could be the best thing, or the worst thing, for humanity. Tesla CEO Elon Musk described artificial intelligence as a potential "existential threat" to human civilization.