New dollars from the federal government are supporting the launch of the State Trade and Export Promotion Program. It'll help business making their first foray into foreign markets.
Commemorative street name for Prince approved in Minneapolis
The block next to the First Avenue nightclub will be named Prince Rogers Nelson Way.
Monitoring severe storm threat Saturday-Tuesday in Minnesota
The holiday weekend won't be a washout, but multiple rounds of strong and severe storms are possible.
Charges: St. Cloud meth dealer had numerous weapons. body armor
Shawn Lawrence Jacobs, 38, faces 12 felony-level charges.
South Minneapolis tenants declare rent strike; allege unsafe conditions
A group of Powderhorn Park residents say they'll withhold May rent due to health and safety concerns.
Threats involving 2 students at West St. Paul middle school
Police said there is no reason to be concerned for the safety of the rest of the student body at Heritage E-Stem Magnet Middle School.
Controversial Two Harbors mayor told: Resign or face recall election
The mayor has come under scrutiny for unusual behavior this year.
3M fined $2.8M for hazardous waste violations in Cottage Grove
The company's violations spanned more than two decades.
Couple charged after $75k worth of fentanyl pills seized during traffic stop
Christopher James Payne and Kaley Maria Wethern have been charged in the seizure.
Appeal to find man, 30, missing near Mille Lacs Lake since early April
Mille Lacs Band Tribal Police issued the appeal.
Gallery: Highland Park gem just minutes away from river walks and bike paths
Blocks away from Highland Village
Duluth businesses learn about grant programs for potential exporters
International trade experts were in Duluth on Wednesday to coach local businesses how to boost exports. A representative from the U.S. Commercial Service told business leaders there is federal and state programs that make money available to help them cultivate international customers. David Edmiston told WDIO, "Our main hope is that companies will take advantage of these programs to help grow their businesses, hire more jobs and support the local Duluth economy."
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.
State launches program to help poor buy nutritious food
A new coalition is trying to increase participation in a federally funded food program and ensure that all Minnesotans who are qualified for the program are participating.
Minnesota exports break record in second quarter
Despite slowing economies in Asia and Europe, Minnesota exports broke a record in the second quarter, reaching $5.4 billion. The previous record was $5.3 billion in the same quarter last year. Minnesota increased exports to Canada, the state's largest foreign buyer, by 2.8 percent to $1.6 billion.
Initiative aims to double Twin Cities exports by 2017
The plan was formed with the Brookings Institution based in Washington, D.C. Part of the program will help identify potential exporters that aren't aware of an international demand for their product. In 2010, the Twin Cities exported more than $17.5 billion worth of goods and services.
'Do Whatever' campaign taps youth ingenuity, social media to help homeless
WCCO reports on a new campaign launched in Minneapolis that hopes to turn the younger generation's love of online stunts into help for homeless youth. Those who sign on to "Do Whatever It Takes" raise money in exchange for a promise to perform "whatever."
Wire taps may breed new mistrust between Somalis, government
Taped phone calls are prosecutors' key evidence in the trial of two Minnesota women accused of funneling money to a Somali terrorist group. Some Somalis say use of the wire taps has set back efforts to build trust between government authorities and the community.
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