The Duluth News Tribune reports the St. Paul-based company wants to help libraries continue to expand their collection of digital material with the "Cloud Library" system. 3M and libraries have worked together for more than 40 years, but other e-book services are already up and running. 3M's Tom Mercer says the company has "an opportunity to innovate and create the best platform for libraries." He also says in about three years, a third of all reading material sold in the U.S. will be digital.
Charges: Driver threw 'large rocks' at police car during highway chase
Authorities say the suspect had used methamphetamine earlier in the day.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Friday, January 21
Hospitalizations dipped from 1,629 Jan. 19 to 1,571 on Jan. 20.
Shooting near University of Minnesota kills 1, injures 2
The victims were all in a parked car when the shooting happened, police said.
St. Paul native, comedian Louie Anderson dead at 68
He died of complications with cancer.
Florida man charged with human smuggling after 4 die, 5 rescued near border
A baby and an teenage boy were among those who were found dead feet from the U.S. border.
Mall of America to celebrate 30 years with events, giveaways throughout 2022
The festivities will kick off Friday with a '90s-themed drag show.
Victim of 1994 Michigan cold case murder ID'd as missing Minnesotan
Shelley Rae Kephart went missing from Hennepin County more than 28 years ago.
Coller: Did the Vikings wait too long to fire Zimmer, Spielman?
This wasn’t just ugly. This was ugly, ugly.
Walz, Flanagan call on Hennepin Co. sheriff to resign
"I would say that it is time for him to resign," the Lt. Gov. said.
Months after missing deadline, Enbridge says Line 3 aquifer breach is fixed
The company told Bring Me The News it "successfully stopped the flow of groundwater" at the site.
Library shooting suspect turns self in
Police say 23-year-old Timothy Harper, wanted in connection with a June shooting at the Franklin Avenue Minneapolis library, has turned himself in. A 42-year-old immigrant homeless man was brushing his teeth inside the library restroom when he was shot, and he was left paralyzed.
3M plans new Maplewood lab
3M is planning a new lab facility at its Maplewood headquarters, the company has told employees. The facility, to be home to 700 researchers, could open by 2014, KSTP reports. The company in recent years has shifted more of its research and development work overseas.
New CEO wants to turn 3M into $50 billion company
Inge Thulin formally took the reins at 3M during the company's annual shareholders meeting. Thulin is a 33-year employee of 3M, beginning in his native Sweden. He says he wants to boost revenue from last year's $29 billion to the $50 billion threshold.
PepsiCo hires 3M's chief design officer
After 10 years at Maplewood-based 3M, Mauro Porcini will now focus on expanding Pepsi's 12 biggest brands, Fast Company reports. At 3M, Porcini had a role in designing office supplies, health care products and built a sought-after design team. Porcini joins PepsiCo on July 2.
3M to invest $50 million in China
A 3M executive says the $50 million investment is part of a "five-year strategy for China to increase annual sales 15 to 20 percent." The Maplewood-based manufacturer plans to develop new technology and products for the China market -- 3M's biggest overseas market.
3M promises to enhance TV screens
3M and a California-based nanotechnology company will work together to sell a new film that allows LCD displays to deliver richer, truer-to-life color. The Maplewood-based company will provide optical film, as well as engineering and design help. 3M says the film could be used inside TVs, laptops and desktop computers, tablet computers and smartphones.
Library security to breast-feeding mom: 'Take it outside'
A Minneapolis mother says a security guard told her to leave the Minneapolis Central Library because she was breast-feeding in public, despite Minnesota law that allows breast-feeding in public. The security company says it is turning the incident into a teachable moment for employees.
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