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Mayo And UHG Venture Draws Big Nat’l Partners

A UnitedHealth Group and Mayo Clinic joint research initiative called Optum Labs has attracted seven new partners, including Pfizer, the Tufts Medical Center, and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Lawsuit Filed Against MN City Over Troubled Telecom Project

After selling $26 million in bonds to finance a broadband network, the City of Monticello has been unable to repay investors; a new lawsuit has now been filed, as expected, and will be resolved if bondholders approve a settlement.

Maurices Donates One Of Its HQ Buildings To UMD

The clothing retailer is giving one of its current headquarters buildings to the university after it moves to its new downtown Duluth location.

Dunn Bros. Opens New “Maker’s Cafe” Restaurant

Maker’s Cafe, which will serve local food and sell homemade merchandise, opened in conjunction with a new Minnesota-based co-working space called Cafe Inc.

Which Cos. Employ The Most People In Downtown Mpls?

Target, Wells Fargo, and HCMC took the top three spots on the Minneapolis Downtown Council’s list of the 15 largest employers in the city’s core.

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ITT Tech

Student loans cancelled for 1,380 Minnesota ITT Tech students

President Joe Biden moved to cancel the federal debt this week.

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Twine kills 2 young ospreys in Long Lake, Minnesota

One bird was found hanging by its leg from the nest.

Mindy Kiepe

5 Great Danes kill owner on northwest Iowa farm

The dogs were euthanized after the incident.

Becker Public Schools

School district sued by teachers' union over staff 'gag order'

The district has faced heightened scrutiny for months now.

Andrew Luger, former U.S. Attorney of Minnesota

After dozens of arrests, concern over rising 'militaristic' weapons on MN streets

The U.S. Attorney provided an update on the violent crime strategy in collaboration with federal and local law enforcement agencies.

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Outrage after ‘vote with bullets’ remarks from GOP Senate candidate

The candidate's comments were recently brought to light in a video recording.

State Patrol

2 killed after driver crosses center line near Silver Lake

A toddler in the vehicle survived the crash.

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The answer to winter woes: St. Paul's upcoming Palm Springs-style supper club

Take a first look at inside the menu at The Apostle Supper Club.

Muhammad Masood

Guilty plea: Ex-Mayo Clinic researcher tried to fly to Syria and fight for ISIS

Muhammad Masood, 30, pleaded guilty to attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization in U.S. District Court Tuesday.

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