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Gary Eichten looks back on long career

Gary Eichten is retiring next month after nearly 45 years at Minnesota Public Radio.

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Minnesota-born 'Mad Men' star longs to move back home

Minneapolis native Vincent Kartheiser is keeping himself busy in Los Angeles starring as smarmy advertising executive Pete Campbell in the hit AMC-TV drama "Mad Men," but at some point, he wants to move home. He tells WCCO radio that he wants a Minnesota hideaway "far enough away from my family, and close enough to my family."

Metro Transit looks for new chief

The Metropolitan Council is getting closer to finding a new Metro Transit police chief. A.J. Olson has been serving as acting chief since former police chief David Indrehus retired several months ago. The Metropolitan Council said screenings and oral exams have been completed.

Long-delayed Elk Run biotech development may get first tenant

An unnamed firm appears to be interested in building a 200,000-square-foot building at the long-delayed biotechnology business park north of Rochester. The Star Tribune reports the company would bring roughly 200 biotech jobs to Pine Island after the first phase of construction. Project officials hope to break ground early next year. City administrator for Pine Island told the Minneapolis-based newspaper that he is cautiously optimistic.

Ford workers look to uncertain future

Some will retire, others hope to transfer to other plants. But some of the roughly 800 workers about to lose their jobs are unsure what they'll do next. Some of the workers took early buyouts then were rehired, making them ineligible for transfers. Those who want to continue to work in manufacturing would likely need more training, and the jobs that are out there don't pay as well.