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Thrivent Embroiled In Legal Battle With State Of California

Thrivent says California’s Controller is requesting too much personal information about Thrivent members; the Controller counters that he’s entitled to the records for auditing purposes.

Target Closes Four Stores, Cites Financial Performance

The retailer is closing locations in Florida, Georgia, Arizona, and California based on an analysis of their specific financial performances.

Local Marketing Agencies Experiment With Google Glass

Space150 and Preston Kelly are among the Twin Cities firms that got an early peek at the new technology and are exploring how it may translate into client offerings.

3M Sues 2 European Companies Over Patents

3M is suing two dental businesses for allegedly infringing on the company’s ceramic-based dental technology.

Will Health Care Reform Deter M&A Activity?

Could the Affordable Care Act lead to a decline of mergers and acquisitions in Minnesota or just a more complex vetting process?

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Attempted luring of 14-year-old girl reported in West St. Paul

The suspect is described as a white man in his 40s.

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Worker, 18, suffers serious electric shock at Vikings apartments site

The worker was reportedly in a critical condition Thursday.

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As golf season approaches, book your round now at Dacotah Ridge GC

The stunning course is designed by world-renowned architect Rees Jones.

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Kevin Garnett's group out of potential Timberwolves sale

Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor said that Garnett's group was not one of "more than 10" to buy the team.

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Full production winery set to open in Minneapolis this month

The couple behind Schram Vineyards Winery and Brewery is opening AxeBridge Wine Company in Minneapolis' North Loop neighborhood.

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Pedestrian killed in two-vehicle crash in Crystal

The incident happened just after noon.

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Foss Swim School opens its 9th Minnesota location in former Pier 1 store

The Eden Prairie based company has 22 locations across the Midwest.

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Charges: Minneapolis man kills woman, tells police to kill him

A convicted felon is accused of fatally shooting a 29-year-old woman on Feb. 28.

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It's that time of year: Minneapolis offers deal on trees for property owners

The City Trees program sells trees for $25 from March 8 to April 16, or until trees run out.

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CDC report reveals how first cases of Brazilian COVID variant came to MN

Dozens of people had to be tested for the virus after the first and only two cases of the P.1 variant were detected in Minnesota.

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