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Thrivent Embroiled In Legal Battle With State Of California

Thrivent says California’s Controller is requesting too much personal information about Thrivent members; the Controller counters that he’s entitled to the records for auditing purposes.

Target Closes Four Stores, Cites Financial Performance

The retailer is closing locations in Florida, Georgia, Arizona, and California based on an analysis of their specific financial performances.

Local Marketing Agencies Experiment With Google Glass

Space150 and Preston Kelly are among the Twin Cities firms that got an early peek at the new technology and are exploring how it may translate into client offerings.

3M Sues 2 European Companies Over Patents

3M is suing two dental businesses for allegedly infringing on the company’s ceramic-based dental technology.

Will Health Care Reform Deter M&A Activity?

Could the Affordable Care Act lead to a decline of mergers and acquisitions in Minnesota or just a more complex vetting process?

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Fourth person sentenced for murder of Minneapolis realtor

Lyndon Wiggins is the fourth person that has been sentenced in the kidnapping and killing of Monique Baugh.

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Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Thursday, June 23

The number of Minnesotans up to date on their vaccine has dropped, largely due to kids 6 months to 4 years now eligible in the data.

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Man severely burned in house fire near Duluth

The burn victim was airlifted to Minneapolis for advanced care.

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Woman, 29, dies in two-vehicle crash south of Mora

The crash occurred in Brunswick Township just after 1 p.m. Wednesday.

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Man turns self in after attempted kidnapping at McDonald's

Police said the suspect turned himself in due to pressure from concerned citizens.

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Severe storms possible next two nights in Minnesota

The better chance for severe weather is Friday night.

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Standoff in St. Michael ends with suspect shot, airlifted

The two-day standoff ended at some point Wednesday evening.

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Standoff in St. Michael continues late Wednesday afternoon

Communication with the suspect is "sporadic at best," according to Wright County Sheriff Sean Deringer.

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Body found under tarp in rural Olmsted County

The deceased woman had been reported missing earlier this month.

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Charges: Man baited trophy-sized bear with donuts, killed it

The man told authorities be bought a hunting license weeks later to cover the out-of-season killing.

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