Even before the Fed made its big announcement last week that it would try to juice the economy by buying large quantities of mortgage bonds, most of Minnesota's biggest companies were gaining ground, the Star Tribune reports. Total return for the Bloomberg-Star Tribune 100 index of Minnesota stocks was up 13.8 percent through Friday, with 65 gainers and 33 losers, the newspaper reported.
Twin Cities police ask for help finding missing 16-year-old
Police say all her family and friends have been contacted, and none of them know where she is.
MPD releases photos of shooting suspect, asks for public's help
The man is wanted in connection with a fatal shooting that happened Wednesday evening.
Support grows for Redmon's Popcorn after shop's sudden closure
The county also commented on the situation, saying it hopes to help owner Zack Redmon.
Prior Lake HS investigating another 'racist' video involving student
The principal said the social media video was reported to them this week.
Walz: Minnesota has secured 1 million rapid, at-home COVID tests for kids
It comes as the delta variant continues to surge in Minnesota, and the omicron variant might follow.
Forest Service limiting permits to BWCAW due to damage, overcrowding
Visitors have been cutting down trees and have been forced to compete for campsites.
Lockdown update: Armed man threatened to go to Kimball High School
A high school and elementary school near St. Cloud went into lockdown as a precaution.
People in Chaska are flushing the wrong crap down the toilet
Water and sewer crews in Chaska have had to clean the same pump four times in the past seven days.
Vikings facing big injury issues ahead of game against Lions
Will it even matter against the winless Lions?
Matthew Coller: What if the Vikings didn't have Detroit?
The Lions have been like two freebies on the Vikings' schedule the past three seasons.
MN will get $116M for water projects as part of infrastructure package
Nationwide, $7.4 billion will be distributed for projects next year.
3rd teenage death from COVID-19 reported in Minnesota
All three of the teenage deaths have occurred in the past three months.
Report finds Minnesota struggling to gain ground against foreclosures
A report from the McKnight Foundation finds the number of foreclosures prevented by housing agencies and advocacy groups is going up. But not quite as fast as the number of foreclosures.
Accretive stock plunges on regulator's report
Chicago-based Accretive Health Inc.'s stock was down more than 11 percent after it was announced Thursday that aggressive collection practices at a Minnesota hospital formerly affiliated with the company violated federal patient protection laws, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Minnesota students still above average, but others are gaining
The latest numbers show Minnesota students gaining in math and holding steady in reading. But Minnesota education officials say other states are making bigger strides. “We are still ahead of the curve, but that won’t be the case for long if other states continue to gain ground while we simply hold steady," says education commissioner Brenda Cassellius.
Star Tribune gains a majority owner
For the first time since emerging from bankruptcy nearly three years ago, the parent company of the Star Tribune will have a majority owner, the newspaper reports. Wayzata Investment Partners, the largest minority shareholder of the media company, received approval from other shareholders to increase its ownership stake to 58.2 percent from 49.8 percent in a $4.1 million deal.
Financial conflict halts construction on Minnesota's African American Museum
A mansion renovation in Minneapolis that will be the home of Minnesota's only African American museum came to halt after construction workers walked off the job. KSTP reports the state-issued bond to fund the work fell through after the mansion's mortgage lender would not comply with the requirements of the bond.
Minnesota's 'Dressy Jessie' gaining national attention
Jessica Mooney of Minneapolis, better known as "Dressy Jessie" on Facebook, will appear on NBC's Today Show next week. Every weekday for the last three years, Mooney posted a photo of herself made up in a different costume. So far, there are over 700 photos and counting.
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