The phone company is streamlining units that serve business and government customers. The cuts take effect on April first, which is the one-year anniversary of CenturyLink's $12 billion purchase of Qwest.
Body of missing Mankato woman believed to have been found
A canoer found the body in a swamp near Eagle Lake Friday.
MN GOP endorses attorney general, secretary of state candidates
Kim Crockett was endorsed as the party's candidate for secretary of state, while Jim Schultz won the endorsement for attorney general.
Volunteer firefighter identified as man killed during Thursday storms
The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office confirmed that 63-year-old Ryan Erickson died when a grain bin fell on him.
Firm takes on case defending Taco Chon against Taco John's lawsuit
The local Mexican restaurant is fighting a case presented by Taco John's over naming rights, among other things.
Worker killed in skid loader accident was 23-year-old apprentice lineman
Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative called the incident "the unthinkable."
Raging North Shore rivers overtake bridges, snap trees in half
Pedestrian bridges near the Lutsen Resort have been damaged by the vast river flow.
Stillwater teen drowned while helping save friend struggling in river
The 17-year-old was identified Friday.
Nation's first city-owned EV car share service gets official Twin Cities launch
Subscriptions cost between $0-$30 a month.
Stevens County may have been hit the hardest by Thursday storms
The entire county was without power after the storms blew through Thursday evening.
3 killed, 1 critical after trio of crashes in Minnesota Thursday
One person also faces life-threatening injuries in a crash that happened in Olmsted County.
Mora woman saves pelican caught in fishing line for days
A birthday fishing trip shapes into a heroic tale.
Hubbard Broadcasting shuts down news operations in Alexandria, cuts 17 jobs
Effective immediately, KSAX-TV will no longer produce and broadcast its regularly scheduled local news cut-ins. The move affects 17 employees at the Alexandria television station. KSAX Station Manager Ed Smith told the Echo Press, "The rising costs of technology, along with increased competition in viewing choices, have made it impossible for the station to remain profitable in its current form." The ABC affiliate will continue to offer central Minnesota viewers local and national programming from its Twin Cities-based sister station, KSTP-TV.
Ecolab to close Grand Forks office next summer, cut 144 full-time jobs
St. Paul-based Ecolab plans to close its Grand Forks office next July, the Herald reports. The facility has 144 full-time employees who support accounting, customer service, human resources, information technology and other administrative functions related to Ecolab's Pest Elimination business. Layoffs could begin as soon as January. Some employees may be able to work from home or take other jobs at Ecolab locations in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois or Indiana.
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