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.
Authorities now looking into MN lawmaker's report of assault
Video shows Rep. Nolan West being grabbed and pushed out of a public event.
COVID treatments: Essentia Health to help test 3 existing meds
The clinical trial includes the much-discussed drug ivermectin.
Suspect crashes into Minneapolis snow plow, fires shots at plow driver
The plow driver was pulled to the side of the road when the incident happened.
Coldest day of the winter is possible this week in Minnesota
An air temp of -30F isn't out of the question too far from the metro.
District fires school counselor accused of sexually assaulting student
He's been charged with felony criminal sexual conduct.
Authorities pinpoint source of CO that killed family of 7
The victims, all members of Hernandez-Pinto family, were found dead in a Moorhead home.
Photos: Winners of the World Snow Sculpting Championship in Stillwater
Twelve teams from around the world competed.
Court issues mixed ruling on PolyMet, orders more analysis on water permit
The court, however, overruled several challenges to the permit.
Police release images of woman driving stolen Audi that had puppy inside
It's not clear whether she was involved in the vehicle theft.
Fatal hit-and-run driver can avoid prison time with plea deal
He was charged with striking and killing a 56-year-old who was walking her dog.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Monday, January 24
Case levels remain very high in Minnesota.
Wisconsin-based media company buys six radio stations in Fargo-Moorhead
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.
Boston Scientific acquires Plymouth-based BridgePoint
Massachusetts-based Boston Scientific is buying medical startup BridgePoint Medical Inc., the Star Tribune reports. The small privately held firm has developed an innovative system to clear coronary arteries without bypass surgery. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
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.
St. Cloud-based bank buys failed Georgia-based bank
Stearns Bank agreed to take over Covenant Bank & Trust after regulators shut it down Friday. The nationwide tally of bank failures is now 15 for the year, including two in Minnesota.
Twin Cities-based METRO magazine to cease publication
The Twin Cities lifestyle publication METRO announced Wednesday it will cease publication next month after six years in business. The magazine's publisher, Minneapolis-based Tiger Oak Media, said it is turning attention to other products that are having more financial success.
Boston Bruins pick Jostens to create Stanley Cup rings
The Boston Bruins have selected Bloomington-based Jostens to design and produce the team's 2011 Stanley Cup Championship ring. Jostens has produced rings for every major league sport.
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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