The parent company of six radio stations in the Fargo-Moorhead area is being sold to Midwest Communications in Wausau. The family-owned company already owns 47 radio stations in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois and Indiana. The deal is still pending FCC approval.
Investigation after inmate found dead in cell at Stillwater prison
Drug paraphernalia was found by officers inside the cell.
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
DNR addresses State Fair controversy: Is it the 'fish' or 'fishes' pond?
Grammar lesson on a stick.
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.
Eagan man killed after crashing into traffic signal
The 30-year-old crashed into a traffic light early Wednesday morning.
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.
Police arrest man suspected of sexual assault, weapons threat in Eagan
The investigation prompted a SWAT response in an Eagan neighborhood on Tuesday.
Twin Cities 'psychic' pleads guilty to scamming pair out of $130K
She operated a psychic reading shop in Hopkins.
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.
Man arrested after woman shot three times inside Frogtown home
The suspect fled the scene.
Boston broadcaster buys Mpls.-based Public Radio International
Minneapolis-based Public Radio International (PRI) has a new owner. The smaller competitor to National Public Radio announced Thursday it has been sold to WGBH Boston. Although terms of the deal were not disclosed, PRI will still produce its programming and Alisa Miller will remain CEO. PRI was founded 28 years ago and is on 900 radio stations nationwide.
Insurers buy Minneapolis-based Bloom Health
The Star Tribune reports Bloom Health has been purchased by WellPoint Inc. and two Blue Cross Blue Shield nonprofits. Bloom now works with about 50 employers in Minnesota, Michigan and Indiana but aims to be in all 50 states by 2012 now that it has a national network.
Berkshire offers to buy Bloomington-based ResCap mortgages
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is eyeing a $374 billion mortgage-servicing portfolio of Residential Capital LLC. The bankrupt lending unit, a subsidiary of government-owned Ally Financial, filed for Chapter 11 protection in May. Dow Jones News Wires reports Minnesota-based ResCap already has a proposed agreement to sell the mortgage unit to NationStar Mortgage Holdings Inc. Berkshire says it will match the $2.4 billion bid, but offer a lower breakup fee.
Hubbard interested in buying Tribune-owned broadcast stations, including WGN
Stanley Hubbard, CEO of St. Paul-based Hubbard Broadcasting, told Crain's Chicago Business he might be a buyer if the price and location are right, but he's not interested in any newspaper publications. Tribune Co. may sell radio and television stations when it emerges from bankruptcy.
Six Minnesota firms listed among country's best small companies
Forbes put Winmark Corporation number 11 on its top 100 list. The Minneapolis company franchises retail store concepts. Also representing the Gopher State: NVE Corporation, Capella Education, Buffalo Wild Wings, Hickory Tech, and Hawkins.
Funding change has small public radio stations cutting content
MinnPost reports small public radio stations are scrambling for cash because of what critics are calling a purely political maneuver. The change requires an association of small public radio broadcasters to compete with MPR for Legacy dollars. One DFLer says it's a Republican plan to see that MPR receives less funding, but the result has been the opposite.
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