Gov. Mark Dayton leaves on a week-long trade mission to China on Friday, and he says an important part of the trip will be the opening of a new economic development office there. Dayton leads a delegation of 50 that includes representatives from business, agriculture and higher education.
Signs that MN Legislature could move to loosen liquor laws
A provision was approved by a legislature committee on Thursday but still awaits a final decision from the House and Senate.
U.S. Bank Stadium looking to hire 400 part-time workers
A hiring fair will be held for the positions.
Weekend closures on I-35W in Minneapolis, Hwy. 77 in Bloomington
Construction season is here.
Officials looking for man last seen leaving Hudson home
David Mckay, 67, was last seen in Hudson Thursday morning.
'Hyper-contagious' BA.4, BA.5 COVID variants confirmed in MN
Omicron continues to evolve into a more transmissible virus.
Deadly night in St. Paul sees 3 people killed, 1 arrest so far
The three incidents bring St. Paul's homicide total up to 18 this year.
2 killed in broad daylight drive-by shooting in Robbinsdale
The identities of the victims have not been released.
Road deaths involving unbelted people rose again in 2021
This is the second year in a row that the number has gone up.
Hennepin Co. Sheriff Dave Hutchinson on paid leave for health reasons
The sheriff, who was recently convicted of drunk-driving, is set to stand down later this year.
Flooding expected to worsen in MN's Arrowhead region
Hundreds of private homes are at-risk in northern St. Louis County.
St. Paul police: Kids in stolen car rammed squad, hid in porta-potty
The incident sent the Minnesota Capitol into a brief lockdown.
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.
New Shanghai office will help Minnesota companies do business in China
The Minnesota Trade Office and the economic development group Greater MSP are teaming up to open a Shanghai office. The groups say it will help Minnesota export more products to China, which is already the state's number two export market.
Is Dayton the 'greatest education governor?'
The National Education Association just lauded Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton an “America’s Greatest Education Governor" award, in part for increasing school funding and focusing on early learning. But critics say he represents teachers unions more than students.
Dayton named vice-chair of Midwest Governors Association
Gov. Mark Dayton is in line to take over the leadership of the group a year from now, after he spends this year assisting the new chair, Iowa's Terry Branstad. The group focuses on agriculture, energy, and economic issues that affect the Midwest.
Best Buy figures out China's middle class
Western exporters, faced with anemic growth in Europe and North America, are banking on China's rapidly growing middle class. But Western companies have misjudged Chinese shoppers' priorities and clumsily tried to export U.S.-style stores. Best Buy is unlocking the mysteries of these consumers -- through trial and error, the Wall Street Journal reports.
General Mills to open fifty new Häagen-Dazs shops in China
The Golden Valley-based company plans to bring the number of ice cream shops in China to 255 over the next year. General Mills owns Häagen-Dazs globally, but the brand is licensed to Nestlé in the U.S. and Canada.
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