Minnesota's commerce commissioner says for more than two years ticket buyers were automatically charged for travel insurance that state law says must be optional. The refunds - which will come from two insurance companies - will total $2.5 million.
Squirrel blamed for Friday power outage impacting over 5,000 homes
There's no telling when or where the squirrels will strike next.
Seattle man federally indicted in massive Bloomington fentanyl bust
The case is believed to represent the largest fentanyl bust in the Midwest.
Nicollet Diner to launch new, expanded home with a drag show
The new location will still feature the diner's classic offerings, as well as a new cabaret venue and cocktail lounge.
Woman found dead at Minneapolis home was stabbed multiple times
LaTiffany Altanette Lessley was found dead in a north Minneapolis home Tuesday.
Bloomington PD announce what's likely 'largest fentanyl bust in Midwest'
The case is under investigation by the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for the week ending Sept. 27
This week's report represents data collected Sept. 21-27.
MN health officials warn of potential for measles outbreak amid rise in cases
A recent case among a child with no travel history is prompting heightened concern.
Four-year-old boy dies in accident on western Wisconsin farm
The boy was struck by a skid steer, according to police.
Psycho Suzi's Motor Lounge hits the market for $6M
The restaurant will remain open while the property is on the market.
Apartments, brewery proposed for site of former Minneapolis lumberyard
The developer is proposing two buildings connected via skyway.
'Exceptionally rare' meteorite impact crater found in the Twin Cities metro
Had it struck in today's world, much of the Twin Cities would've been wiped out.
Organizers seeking ideas for 'reimagining' of Grand Old Day
A task force is set to begin meeting next month to reimagine the event.
Settlement: Every Ticketmaster online customer from past 12 years eligible for refund
Did you buy tickets through Ticketmaster's website between Oct. 21, 1999 and Oct. 19 of this year? If so, you've got money coming. Well, vouchers at least. Business Insider says Ticketmaster will refund $1.50 per ticket order in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit. The ticket giant was sued for allegedly profiting off its "processing fees" without disclosing the fact to ticket-buyers.
Ventura releases provocative new book
Just in time for the 2012 election campaign, bombastic former Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura has released a new book, “DemoCRIPS and ReBLOODlicans: No More Gangs in Government.” It’s a vintage Ventura take on what he says is America’s corrupt two-party system of government, calling out political party “thugs in Brooks Brothers suits.”
Rain coming, but drought not leaving
Temperatures will drop throughout the day Thursday, and Friday will be sunny and cooler – the Twin Cities will wake up to about 28 degrees. Then rain is likely throughout Saturday, local forecasters say. The parched metro could get the most significant rainfall it has had in two to three months, but that's not saying much – less than an inch is likely.
Allianz to pay $10 million, offer refunds after annuity review
Golden Valley-based Allianz Life Insurance Co. will pay $10 million and refund customers who bought certain fixed annuity products from the company between 2001 and 2008. About $346,100 will go to Minnesota customers. A routine multistate review began after Allianz agreed to pay $10 million when the California Dept. of Insurance accused the company of targeting seniors with deceptive sales.
GOP House passes bill to cut business taxes, reduce renter refunds
Republicans say the plan would help attract businesses and create jobs, but Democrats say it would boost business profits on the backs of the poor and middle class. Senate Republicans have introduced their own version of the bill, but their plan does not include cuts to renters' refunds.
Percentage of Minnesotans without health insurance no better than during recession
Health officials with the state and the U of M say the proportion of uninsured Minnesotans is holding steady at nine percent. The job market has improved since 2009, but apparently many of the new jobs do not come with health insurance.
Largest US Rembrandt collection coming to MIA
The largest collection of works by Rembrandt ever assembled in the United States is coming to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. The collection promises to show the career trajectory of this 17th-century Dutch master, from brash young artist to timeless observer of humanity. In addition to undisputed masterpieces by the artist’s hand, visitors will see portraits once attributed to Rembrandt, and find out why they no longer are believed to bear his mark. The exhibit runs June 24, 2012 through Sept. 16. Tickets are $12 to $14. Call 888-642-2787. Tickets may sell out at peak times and on weekends, the art institute says.
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