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From the editors at Twin Cities Business:

Office Projects Return As Several New Buildings Join The Minneapolis Skyline

The latest sign in a rebound of office development projects is the new Minneapolis headquarters for a local nonprofit, but more are underway. (Including photos.)

More Local Breweries Are Expanding And Adding Taprooms

North Minneapolis, Marshall, White Bear Lake, and Stillwater are among the places where new “taprooms” are either on the horizon or have recently opened.

Downtown Council Names New CEO During A "Vital Time" For Downtown Minneapolis

Veteran civic leader Steve Cramer, who also chairs the Minnesota Ballpark Authority, talked to Twin Cities Business about his new role at the Minneapolis Downtown Council.

Minnesota Molding Company Doubles Its Footprint, Will Hire Up To 75

In its second expansion in the past two years, Circle Pines-based Advanced Molding Technologies is adding a 36,000-square-foot facility adjacent to its existing plant to accommodate recent sales and employee growth.

St. Jude Medical Enters Wireless Pacemaker Market

The St. Paul-based medical device company recently acquired a developer of miniaturized, “leadless” pacemakers, which will strengthen its position in the multibillion-dollar global pacemaker market, the company said.

MN CEO's TED Talk Challenges Beliefs About Millennials (Video)

Mike Derheim challenges the idea that Millennials lack a good work ethic, suggesting instead that business leaders must replace the traditional “command and control” model with one of “empowerment.”

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Angela Renee Jones, St. Cloud murder suspect

St. Cloud suspect now charged in two local murder cases

Both murders happened within a day of each other in June.

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Twin Cities police ask for help finding missing 16-year-old

Police say all her family and friends have been contacted, and none of them know where she is.

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MPD releases photos of shooting suspect, asks for public's help

The man is wanted in connection with a fatal shooting that happened Wednesday evening.

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Support grows for Redmon's Popcorn after shop's sudden closure

The county also commented on the situation, saying it hopes to help owner Zack Redmon.

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Prior Lake HS investigating another 'racist' video involving student

The principal said the social media video was reported to them this week.

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Walz: Minnesota has secured 1 million rapid, at-home COVID tests for kids

It comes as the delta variant continues to surge in Minnesota, and the omicron variant might follow.

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Forest Service limiting permits to BWCAW due to damage, overcrowding

Visitors have been cutting down trees and have been forced to compete for campsites.

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Lockdown update: Armed man threatened to go to Kimball High School

A high school and elementary school near St. Cloud went into lockdown as a precaution.

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People in Chaska are flushing the wrong crap down the toilet

Water and sewer crews in Chaska have had to clean the same pump four times in the past seven days.

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Matthew Coller: What if the Vikings didn't have Detroit?

The Lions have been like two freebies on the Vikings' schedule the past three seasons.

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MN will get $116M for water projects as part of infrastructure package

Nationwide, $7.4 billion will be distributed for projects next year.