Barbers say the iconic red-white-and-blue pole should only hang outside shops where a licensed barber works -- and not at salons, beauty parlors or other businesses. They say a bonafide barber has a different trade and service. Minnesota is among states where lawmakers are pushing to reserve the sign for barbers, but some cosmetologists argue the barbers are being silly -- and chauvinist.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Thursday, January 20
A Mayo Clinic data scientists believes omicron may have already peaked in parts of Minnesota, though that reality won't show up in the reported cases until at least next week.
2 dead, 1 critical after being found unconscious in garage
The men were believed to have been drinking together and possibly using drugs.
2 teens suspected in 20 robberies arrested after police chase
They are suspects in 23 cases in three Twin Cities counties.
Hennepin Co. Sheriff was driving 125 mph before DWI crash, files reveal
Taken together, the files provide a clearer picture of what exactly happened the morning of Dec. 8.
Canadian man pleads guilty to sexually abusing children at MN casino
Brady John Hillis, 32, pleaded guilty two counts of abusive sexual contact with a child under 12.
Exchange of shoes sold online results in theft, shots fired
The victim had initially arranged to sell a pair of shoes to the suspect on an online marketplace.
Michigan beats Minnesota to 'Betty Whiteout' snowplow nickname
There is one BIG difference between the Michigan and Minnesota snowplow contests.
Kacey Musgraves gives shoutout to Minneapolis vintage store
The country music star was in the Twin Cities kicking off her latest tour.
I-94 eastbound closed for hours after trucks crash, potatoes spill
The potatoes froze to the freeway.
Ant ejected, Wolves blow huge lead and lose to slumping Hawks
The Timberwolves missed another opportunity to get over .500.
NHL announces make-up dates for Wild postponements
The Wild will play 40 games in the final 77 days of the regular season.
Group says Mayo should be 'severely punished' over research puppy's death
The puppy died two days after undergoing a procedure at a Mayo research facility.
Decorah eagle made famous online electrocuted by power pole
The Raptor Resource Project found an eagle that had recently left the nest dead at the base of a power pole. The utility company has already installed shields around poles near the next to help protect the birds. Millions of people have watched the online stream of the Decorah eagle cam. This is believed to be the first of the fourteen eagles born there to have died.
Minneapolis 'pole tax' idea gets chilly response from both sides
Minneapolis officials will consider an idea to tax strip club customers to pay for child prostitution and sex trafficking enforcement. The proposal by the city attorney isn’t going over well with those on both sides of the argument.
Blow-dry bars get hot in Minnesota
Blow-dry bars, a salon service already popular on the coasts, are making their way to Minnesota. Four will pop up in the metro in the next few weeks, providing affordable options for a luxury once reserved for Hollywood's elite -- immaculately styled hair on a regular basis.
Dispute over dress code prompts walkout at Le Center plant
Thirty workers have walked off the job to protest a new dress code at Dianne's Fine Desserts. After a worker's long dress was caught in a piece of floor machinery, women were forbidden from wearing dresses that hang below the knee. The workers are Muslim and say dressing modestly is a tenet of their religion.
Winona homeowners sue city over rental rules
The city says not more than 30 percent of the homes on a block can be rentals, but some homeowners say that rule is illegal and unconstitutional. They say the city is unfairly restricting what they can do with their property and not giving them equal opportunity to obtain rental licenses.
'Get high ... on fiber': General Mills hires Cheech and Chong to sell 'magic brownies'
General Mills has hired the stoner movie icons to sell the company's new high-fiber brownies. The Business Journal says, yes, it's one big pot joke, and it's "absolutely hysterical."
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