A small monastic community in Sparta ran an online, for-profit business called LaserMonks selling printer ink and toner. They were projecting annual sales of $3.5 million and talking expansion when they ceased operating in the spring. Now they've sold off nearly everything, put the place up for sale and gone their separate ways. Some are questioning their business acumen and lifestyle.
Ant's injury clouds Timberwolves' victory over the Nets
The Timberwolves star was injured in the final minutes on Sunday night.
Byron native Ayoka Lee sets NCAA record for points in a game
The Kansas State forward broke a record shared by former Gopher Rachel Banham.
It's going to be stupid cold again Tuesday and Wednesday
They'll almost certainly be the 10th and 11th days with subzero temps this month.
Video: Tow truck driver hit by vehicles on icy Minnesota freeway
The incident was caught on camera by MnDOT.
Williams Uptown Pub & Peanut Bar closes indefinitely after shooting
Reports say police have arrested two suspects in the incident.
Woman, 67, beaten to death in 'disturbing scene' in St. Paul home
It's the city's fifth homicide of the year.
A-Rod wears a Packers hat, Minnesotans lose their minds
The Timberwolves co-owner didn't endear himself to his fan base on Saturday night.
Police: Man shoots into crowd at funeral reception in Minneapolis
The shooting happened at a reception following a funeral on Saturday afternoon.
MN COVID patient dies after being transferred to Texas amid ventilator lawsuit
Scott Quiner, of Buffalo, was 55 years old.
Watch: Jimmy Garoppolo says 'F*** the Packers' after playoff win
The 49ers quarterback congratulated Robbie Gould in spectacular fashion.
America dunks on Aaron Rodgers after loss to 49ers
The Packers quarterback was destroyed on social media on Saturday night.
Foligno's OT winner gives Wild fans a happy Hockey Day
A slow start gave way to the Wild's fifth win in the past six games.
Minnesotans keep fireworks business booming in Wisconsin
Minnesotans continue to cross the border to buy aerial fireworks in Wisconsin. KARE 11 reports nearly 70 percent of the customers who shop at Venture Fireworks in Hudson are from Minnesota. Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed a bill that would have expanded the sale of fireworks in the state.
U of M Crookston prof not a ‘Millionaire’
But wildlife ecologist John Loegering did win $13,550 on the “Who Wants to be Millionaire” television show that aired Thursday. He decided to take the money instead of risk a wrong answer on this question: Because it’s a symbol of hospitality, what fruit was chosen by Chuck Williams to be the logo of his Williams-Sonoma stores?
'Spiritual thing': Wisconsin man, dog at peace amid Internet fame
A serene but extremely compelling photo of a man and his dog in Lake Superior became an online sensation. Life changed a bit for John Unger and his 19-year-old dog Schoep amid all the attention. But they still go for swims. And Schoep is doing well after treatments to ease his arthritis.
Broker's collapse hits rural Minnesota's grain industry
Trading services firm MF Global collapsed at the end of October after a disastrous bet on European debt. While few people in Minnesota did business directly with the broker, many of the state's farmers, co-ops and grain elevators are finding their accounts frozen and their money at risk.
Shoreview-based Deluxe acquires Internet marketing company
Deluxe Corp. purchased Utah-based OrangeSoda for nearly $28 million in cash and says the acquisition will expand the number of services it can supply small businesses. OrangeSoda specializes in search, mobile, and social media campaign strategies. Deluxe sells checks, forms and offers other services.
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.
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