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39 New Business Expansions Add 1,500 Minnesota Jobs

Expansions by Emerson Process Management, Magnetation, Stratasys, AGCO, and others were announced during recent months, and they are expected to create many new Minnesota jobs.

Minnesota Orchestra Management Extends New Offer To Locked-Out Musicians

Orchestra management has asked musicians to vote on the new deal—which includes less severe salary cuts and would not eliminate the orchestra’s budget deficit—by September 9.

Two Minnesota Businesses Make Fortune’s Fastest-Growing Companies List

Two companies that call Minnesota home are among Fortune magazine’s 100 fastest-growing businesses based on their annual growth rates for revenue and earnings per share, as well as average total return over a three-year period.

Publicly Traded MN IT Firm Sold For $35M; Stock Climbs 60% On The News

Edina-based tech staffing and consulting firm Analysts International Corporation agreed to be purchased by a Georgia-based IT firm.

Minnesota Cup Names Six Division Winners

The statewide entrepreneurial competition has chosen six divisional winners out of more than 1,000 Minnesota entrees. They already won money, but they will now compete for an additional $40,000 and the Minnesota Cup.

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Charges: Armed man made death threats at Minneapolis LGBTQ bar

The man allegedly used derogatory terms while threatening to kill someone.

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FDA pulls last COVID-19 monoclonal antibody treatment as new variants rise

A therapy used to treat more than 11,000 Minnesotans is no longer authorized amid a surge in the latest COVID-19 variants.

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Charges: Plymouth man shot girlfriend in head after birthday party

The 23-year-old victim is in critical condition as of Friday.

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State announces $2.5M in grants for child care providers

Child care providers in roughly a dozen communities will receive funds to help grow the supply of affordable, quality child care.

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Probe of Golden Valley police uncovers racism, alleged misconduct

One officer was terminated for alleged racist comments and violations of state law.

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Blowing snow Friday in Minnesota; will it snow next week?

Winds could gust up to 50 mph Friday afternoon and night.

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To combat CWD, late-season deer hunting announced for 9 areas of MN

The special hunts will be held between Dec. 16 and 18.

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COVID levels rising in wastewater; BQ.1 now dominant

BQ.1 is the new dominant subvariant in Twin Cities wastewater.

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Keith Ellison, other AGs settle with CarMax over recall disclosures

As part of the settlement, CarMax now must disclosure open recalls online and on the lot.

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Man kidnaps 2-year-old daughter in St. Paul, crashes after pursuit in Minneapolis

The incident involved both police departments in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

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Boys aged 15, 16 arrested after shooting of teen in Woodbury

The victim suffered non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.

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