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A Device That Medtronic Acquired In An $800M Deal Has Been Found Ineffective

Medtronic said that a U.S. clinical trial for its Symplicity device, which is designed to treat high blood pressure, found the treatment to be safe but ineffective.

Cabela’s Plans “Mass Hiring” For Twin Cities Store

The Nebraska-based outdoors-goods retailer said it plans to hire about 150 employees this month for its Woodbury store, which opens this spring.

Eagan Company Sold To Competitor For $820M

Call center rivals Stream Global Services and Convergys Corporation are expected to combine in the first quarter of 2014, which would create a business with about 125,000 employees at 135 different facilities.

U.S. Bank Buys 94 Branches, Doubles Chicago Footprint

Minneapolis-based U.S. Bank has reached an agreement to acquire Charter One Bank’s commercial banking operations in Chicago.

Major MN Nonprofit Cuts Jobs Due To Revenue Shortfall

Volunteers of America-Minnesota, one of the state’s largest nonprofits, said the government shutdown and sequester are largely responsible for lower revenue.

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Investigation after inmate found dead in cell at Stillwater prison

Drug paraphernalia was found by officers inside the cell.

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Focus is on family fitness at this year’s Twin Cities Marathon

Don’t miss out on the running, racing and all the fun things to do for the whole family

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Family's tributes to mother killed by partner in St. Paul murder-suicide

The 30-year-old was killed by her partner, who then killed himself.

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Eagan man killed after crashing into traffic signal

The 30-year-old crashed into a traffic light early Wednesday morning.

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What's in Mayor Melvin Carter's budget proposal?

Here's what the St. Paul mayor is putting his focus on for the upcoming year.

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Digital, streaming employees at WCCO-TV vote to unionize

The 15 employees will join on-air talent and producers as members of the SAG-AFTRA union.

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Police arrest man suspected of sexual assault, weapons threat in Eagan

The investigation prompted a SWAT response in an Eagan neighborhood on Tuesday.

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Minnesota's COVID-19 update for the week ending Tuesday, August 16

The latest reporting period averaged just under 1,300 new cases per day.

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Jason and Carly Zucker sell Edina home for $4.18M

The property was bought in 2020, months after Jason Zucker was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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