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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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Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Monday, August 2

The delta variant has been leading to higher case counts and hospitalizations in Minnesota.

Bloomington Walmart

Customers reportedly flee after scare inside Bloomington Walmart

People ran believing it was gunshots, but police say it was actually fireworks.

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New alt news site from former City Pages editors launches this month

Racket will be supported through a reader subscription model.

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Dakota County to reintroduce bison to the area next year

The bison will be introduced to Spring Lake Park Reserve near Hastings and Rosemont.

Smoke and haze Minneapolis

Where to expect wildfire smoke in Minnesota on Monday, Tuesday

After a brief weekend break, the poor air quality will be back to start the week.

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John Cena surprises fans at Twin Cities screening of 'The Suicide Squad'

The entertainment superstar was in the Twin Cities for two purposes Friday night.

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Autopsy: Decapitation was cause of Shakopee woman’s death

The victim's alleged killer has been charged and is jailed.

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Golf spots still available for the Rod Simons Memorial Golf for the Gift of Adoption

The annual golf tournament is THIS TUESDAY at Troy Burne in Hudson, Wisconsin.

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Police investigating Saturday homicide in Austin

Officers responded to a report of a woman shot in a house in Austin just before 2 a.m. Saturday.

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