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Local Weber Shandwick Prez. Named National Leader

Sara Gavin will now oversee the firm’s 23 offices in the United States and Canada.

Mpls. Hair-Removal Chain Plans Rapid Expansion

BodyBrite removes hair with a technology known as “intense pulse light,” and the company is planning to add three new Minnesota locations amid a larger growth strategy.

Local Biz. Manager Abducted Outside His Home

According to the Medina chief of police, two men kidnapped a Minneapolis business manager, likely as part of a plan to break into his firm.

Should Retailers Like Target Embrace “Showrooming”?

A Target executive said that “showrooming” presents a major opportunity, not just a threat, as retailers work to more seamlessly integrate physical stores and digital channels.

The Biz Logic Behind The New Barnard Sports Show

A new sports radio station that previously offered national programming will now feature local shows hosted by Mike Morris, Bob Sansevere, Tom Barnard, and Don Shelby.

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Eddie Rosario

Report: Twins place Eddie Rosario on outright waivers

The outfielder's time with the team appears to be coming to an end.

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Christian music broadcaster revealed as buyers of Go Radio

Educational Media Foundation. operates the K-Love brand, which has a presence already in the Twin Cities.

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St. Paul police chief reportedly fires officer who shot naked, unarmed man

Chief Todd Axtell said the officer's use of force was not reasonable.

Trevor May

Report: Trevor May leaving Twins to sign with Mets

The right-hander will sign a two-year deal to head to New York

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'Grim' milestone: Minnesota's traffic deaths reach 364, tying 2019 total

“With fewer vehicles on the road during the 2020 pandemic, the loss of life on Minnesota roads is beyond disappointing."

Devin Weiland

Charges: Albert Lea man, 21, fired around 90 shots at police, residents

Weiland was arrested after a standoff that lasted more than eight hours.

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Body storage warehouse 'ready if needed for COVID-19 fatality management'

The warehouse is currently storing PPE and testing supplies.

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Signs come down at Giordano's restaurant in Uptown

It appears the restaurant has closed for good.

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Walz eyes COVID-19 relief package totaling $300-$600 million amid budget surplus

The state forecasted a budget surplus for the remainder of the biennium.

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Walz non-committal on extension of restaurant, gym closures

He has suggested that the ban on mixing with people outside your household could continue over Christmas.

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