Minnesota's commerce commissioner says for more than two years ticket buyers were automatically charged for travel insurance that state law says must be optional. The refunds - which will come from two insurance companies - will total $2.5 million.
Fire departments decry drivers running over hoses, endangering crews
It happened in two separate Northland cities this week.
All Energy Solar reaches growth milestones with higher goals yet for 2022
Minnesota solar company continues to thrive through building a strong workforce
Authorities ID family found frozen to death at MN-Canada border
They're still trying to unravel how they got there and who might have helped them.
Mayo Clinic specialist: 'The omicron surge is not over'
Experts expect a rapid decline over the next month followed a period of calm.
Charges: Man in stolen Jeep leads police on 110 mph chase
He crashed into a light post near the Capitol and then fled on foot, the complaint says.
Puppy in back of stolen Audi found, reunited with owner
The 4 1/2-month-old bullmastiff had been missing more than a week.
WI's best 'hole-in-the-wall' diner is Guy Fieri-approved
Come for the "garbage pile," stay for ... even more breakfast food.
Minnesota's pre-pro women's soccer team unveils name, logo
The new name and look was unveiled after community owners voted on a winner.
21 people charged in connection to drug trafficking in northern MN
Police say the organization sold more than 10 pounds of heroin and fentanyl in northern Minnesota.
MN's 'best hole-in-the-wall diner' is, sadly, currently closed
MSN recently published its pick for best diner in each state.
MN apartment complex loses heat, nearly 150 residents evacuated
A boiler problem caused the heating issue.
Settlement: Every Ticketmaster online customer from past 12 years eligible for refund
Did you buy tickets through Ticketmaster's website between Oct. 21, 1999 and Oct. 19 of this year? If so, you've got money coming. Well, vouchers at least. Business Insider says Ticketmaster will refund $1.50 per ticket order in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit. The ticket giant was sued for allegedly profiting off its "processing fees" without disclosing the fact to ticket-buyers.
Ventura releases provocative new book
Just in time for the 2012 election campaign, bombastic former Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura has released a new book, “DemoCRIPS and ReBLOODlicans: No More Gangs in Government.” It’s a vintage Ventura take on what he says is America’s corrupt two-party system of government, calling out political party “thugs in Brooks Brothers suits.”
Rain coming, but drought not leaving
Temperatures will drop throughout the day Thursday, and Friday will be sunny and cooler – the Twin Cities will wake up to about 28 degrees. Then rain is likely throughout Saturday, local forecasters say. The parched metro could get the most significant rainfall it has had in two to three months, but that's not saying much – less than an inch is likely.
Allianz to pay $10 million, offer refunds after annuity review
Golden Valley-based Allianz Life Insurance Co. will pay $10 million and refund customers who bought certain fixed annuity products from the company between 2001 and 2008. About $346,100 will go to Minnesota customers. A routine multistate review began after Allianz agreed to pay $10 million when the California Dept. of Insurance accused the company of targeting seniors with deceptive sales.
GOP House passes bill to cut business taxes, reduce renter refunds
Republicans say the plan would help attract businesses and create jobs, but Democrats say it would boost business profits on the backs of the poor and middle class. Senate Republicans have introduced their own version of the bill, but their plan does not include cuts to renters' refunds.
Percentage of Minnesotans without health insurance no better than during recession
Health officials with the state and the U of M say the proportion of uninsured Minnesotans is holding steady at nine percent. The job market has improved since 2009, but apparently many of the new jobs do not come with health insurance.
Largest US Rembrandt collection coming to MIA
The largest collection of works by Rembrandt ever assembled in the United States is coming to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. The collection promises to show the career trajectory of this 17th-century Dutch master, from brash young artist to timeless observer of humanity. In addition to undisputed masterpieces by the artist’s hand, visitors will see portraits once attributed to Rembrandt, and find out why they no longer are believed to bear his mark. The exhibit runs June 24, 2012 through Sept. 16. Tickets are $12 to $14. Call 888-642-2787. Tickets may sell out at peak times and on weekends, the art institute says.
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