Minnesota's hard-hit construction industry appears to be recovering slowly and improvement is starting to show up in the remodeling business. Contractors say there is intense competition for projects, which has pushed down the cost of home renovations.
North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem dead at 68
His office announced he had passed away 'unexpectedly' Friday.
Zuccarello helps Wild spoil Lundqvist's retirement party
After Henrik Lundqvist's jersey was hung to the rafters, Zuccarello led a 3-2 win.
David Arquette gives shoutout to MN's F1rst Wrestling on James Corden show
The Hollywood actor wrestled at at a F1rst Wrestling show at First Avenue in early 2019.
6 charged in Black Friday mass thefts at Twin Cities Best Buys
The group stole from three Best Buy stores that afternoon, the charges say.
Thieves steal large bell from rural MN church, don't get far with it
The bell was found in a ditch with tow ropes around it.
COVID: More help coming to Minnesota hospitals, Walz says
More than 200 medical professionals are coming to help at short-staffed hospitals.
Suspect arrested after falling asleep in vehicle at rest stop
The man was sleeping in a stolen vehicle in the parking lot of an I-94 rest area.
Charges: Edina man threatened to shoot up Domino's Pizza
He claimed a delivery driver had flipped him off, the charges say.
Carvana seeking to build vehicle vending machine in Twin Cities
The online car dealership submitted a letter of intent to buy land in the metro to build a fulfillment center.
Coller: New Vikings GM Adofo-Mensah needs to be ruthless
Kwesi Adofo-Mensah needs to make some big, difficult decisions, writes Matthew Coller.
Report: Vikings to interview Giants' Patrick Graham for head coach
Graham coached with the Patriots under Bill Belichick for six years.
Banks coming back home in apartment boom
Twin Cities banks are cashing in on the surge of multifamily construction, jostling to do business again with real estate developers, the Star Tribune reports. It's a sharp twist from the post-crash years when toxic concentrations of commercial real estate loans brought down so many small community banks and larger banks all but pulled out of construction and development lending.
Traveling for the holidays? You might want to get your ticket now
New numbers from Expedia show the average airfare for the weeks of Thanksgiving and Christmas is 4 percent higher than last year. A ticket will cost you just under $400.
Homebuilders bullish as cost of renting rises, home prices stay low
Rents in Minneapolis have increased nearly 10 percent in a year, with home prices down nearly seven percent in that same time. Experts say that combination - plus an improving job market - sets the table for a surge of home purchases. Nationwide, housing starts are at their highest level in more than three years.
Supervalu cutting back on new store openings, will remodel instead
The Twin Cities-based company had planned to open 160 new supermarkets around the country. Instead it will open about half that number and sink the remaining money into remodeling existing stores. Wall Street analysts approve.
Cossetta in St. Paul shows off restaurant remodel
The Italian eatery has been an institution in downtown St. Paul since 1911, and it's 2012 upgrade is impressive, visitors say. The restaurant's new building has been open less than a week, and construction continues as part of a massive overhaul. A new pastry shop was made in Italy, taken apart, shipped to the U.S. and reassembled by Italian craftsmen, WCCO reports.
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