Packaging company Bemis will close its St. Louis Park facility at the end of August or early September and its Minneapolis facility near the University of Minnesota will likely close by the end of the year, the company has reported. About 160 employees will be laid off.
Ferocious winds, possible tornadoes leave destruction in MN
Numerous reports of tornadoes and nearly 100 mph straight-line winds.
Canoe carrying 4 overturns near St. John's University
Of the four, only one was wearing a lifejacket when the boat capsized Wednesday.
MN's craft alcohol makers back new push to loosen state's liquor laws
The pushback includes loosening restrictions on growler sales for bigger craft breweries and a more direct line of spirit sales to customers.
Twin Cities placed in tornado watch ahead of intense line of storms
Photo above is a view from Marshall as the line of storms moved through Thursday evening.
Tornado watch in MN as intense line of storms blasts through
The tornado watch is in effect until midnight.
Rare 'particularly dangerous situation' weather watch issued in SW MN
The warning covers an area of Minnesota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Nebraska.
Dad and 2 children killed in western Wisconsin house fire
A devastating house fire happened early Thursday morning.
2 suspects involved in Brooklyn Park armed carjacking
The incident happened Wednesday night near a shopping center and Cub.
Man sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for child pornography
Alexander John Odegaard was sentenced in U.S. District Court Tuesday.
Victim in I-90 crash was storm-chasing meteorologist from Mexico
Martha Llanos Rodriguez died in the wreck on I-90.
SW Minn. dairy plant to close, eliminating 130 jobs
Associated Milk Producers Inc., based in New Ulm, plans to shut down its manufacturing facility in Dawson by the end of the year, the West Central Tribune reports. The soon-to-be idled plant has about 130 workers and primarily produces cheese sauces and puddings.
144 jobs to be lost as ADC closes Shakopee manufacturing plant
The owner of ADC Telecommunications has told employees that it will close its Shakopee manufacturing division, the Shakopee Valley News reports. Another 230 marketing, sales and management jobs will remain in the company's Telecom Networks division.
Andersen cutting 250 jobs, most from Bayport plant
The Pioneer Press reports the door and window company will lay off 250 workers by the end of next month. The cuts will be made at Anderson facilities across the nation, but the majority of those positions will be from its Bayport production plant.
Longtime candy maker closing plant, cutting jobs
After more than 75 years in Round Lake, Farley's & Sather's Candy Company is closing its southwestern Minnesota headquarters. Up to 100 jobs at the plant will be phased out starting this summer and continue through the spring of next year. Last month, the Minnesota-based candy maker announced it had agreed to merge with Ferrara Pan Candy in suburban Chicago. The new headquarters will be based in Illinois.
ATK ammunition closing western Wisconsin plant, eliminating 130 jobs
The La Crosse Tribune reports the Minnesota-based company is shutting down the Brice Prairie plant near Onalaska in the next couple of months.
Georgia-Pacific to close Duluth hardboard plant, shedding 140 jobs
Atlanta-based Georgia-Pacific's hardboard manufacturing plant in Duluth will permanently shut down on Aug. 31, the Duluth News Tribune. A company spokesman said, "The employees are welcome to apply for any other jobs we have” at other facilities. The closure leaves 140 employees looking for work. They will be paid and receive benefits for 60 days.
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