3M says the pen is more precise than a finger and cuts down on fingerprints on tablets and smart phones. A handful of Minnesota companies are rolling out new products at the Consumer Electronics Show.
Minneapolis Public Schools providing free summer meals, snacks
The summer meal program began Monday.
St. Michael standoff suspect charged, bail set at $10 million
A judge on Monday set the high bail due to "very significant concerns of public safety" regarding Brandon Gardas.
Crisp & Green opening 13th store in Twin Cities in July
The fast-casual salad and grains restaurant has exploded onto the food scene.
Twins to host post-game concert with country star at Target Field
Country singer Cole Swindell is expected to perform for up to 75 minutes after the conclusion of the Blue Jays-Twins contest.
Canton Restaurant closes after nearly 40 years in Burnsville
It's the end of an era in the Twin Cities restaurant world.
Luck strikes in Minnesota: lottery winners in Duluth, Grand Marais
The North Shore just so happened to be a lucky place to be this past weekend.
60-year-old woman arrested after firing shots inside Spicer home
SWAT evacuated nearby residents during the incident.
Florida Georgia Line booked to play at the Minnesota State Fair
The band is the second country music act to be booked this year.
3M unveils light bulb with 25-year lifespan
Minnesota-based 3M Co. has developed what it says is a better LED light bulb, and its first-ever consumer bulb, the Pioneer Press reports. The high-tech bulb boasts a 25-year lifespan (at three hours of use per day) and carries a $25 price tag. It's due in stores in August.
3M profits go up despite weak electronics sales
St. Paul-based 3M exceeded Wall Street expectations in the first quarter. The company's transportation and industrial products section made up for a softened consumer electronics market. Profits rose more than 4 percent with sales hitting $7.5 billion.
3M technology could boost battery life 40 percent
Gadgets might run significantly longer or come much smaller thanks to a new innovation from 3M. The company has devised a new kind of battery component made of silicon that can significantly boost the amount of energy stored in conventional lithium ion batteries (the kind used in our gadgets).
3M hopes to brighten innovation with high-end lighting
3M's Architectural Markets division is adding a little flair to its lighting products. Over the summer, the Maplewood based manufacturer rolled out Its AIR and FLEX lights which feature sleek curves and new patterns that 3M expects to be a hit among high-end architects and designers. The company is hoping the aesthetically-pleasing new lights will also help enhance the division's reputation as an innovator.
3M promises to enhance TV screens
3M and a California-based nanotechnology company will work together to sell a new film that allows LCD displays to deliver richer, truer-to-life color. The Maplewood-based company will provide optical film, as well as engineering and design help. 3M says the film could be used inside TVs, laptops and desktop computers, tablet computers and smartphones.
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