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“Give To The Max Day” Site Crashes After Raising Millions

GiveMN.org, the organization behind the 24-hour fundraising event, said a surge in website visitors triggered the technical issues.

John Pohlad Leaves Firm He Founded To Grow Another

John Pohlad has been appointed director of strategic development at Rothschild Capital Partners, which is looking to grow its Minneapolis presence.

4 MN Firms Make 500 Fastest-Growing Tech Cos. List

Outsell, Quantum Retail Technology, Cardiovascular Systems, and SPS Commerce made Deloitte’s list of the 500 fastest-growing tech companies in North America, based on their revenue growth over a four-year period.

Kickstarter Hit Lands $12.5M From Silicon Valley

SmartThings—which allows users to control household and other devices using a smartphone—has now raised $15.5 million in venture capital, in addition to the $1.2 million that it “crowdfunded.”

Corporate Law Firm In Mpls Merges With Larger WI Firm

A merger involving the 26-lawyer Minneapolis firm Mackall Crounse & Moore marks the third significant law firm combination in the Twin Cities during the past couple of years.

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Minneapolis Public Schools to bring middle, high students back in April

Distance learning will continue be offered to those who want it.

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Timberwolves announce 2nd half schedule

The Timberwolves will play 37 games in 66 days to close out the season.

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National Basketball Coaches Association criticizes Timberwolves' coaching search

The organization believes the Timberwolves failed "to conduct a through and transparent search" before hiring Chris Finch.

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Best Buy announces bonuses of up to $500 for hourly workers

The retailer has seen business boom since the pandemic started, particularly online.

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Burnsville PD: Customer sprayed chemical irritant at McDonald's workers

The incident happened in Burnsville over the weekend.

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MN launches campaign to get students tested for COVID every 2 weeks

The state launched a youth testing campaign on Wednesday as part of its effort to control the spread of COVID.

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Preparations for Derek Chauvin trial underway in Minneapolis

People will see "fortification" efforts and National Guard soldiers.

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Road rage leads to brawl at Willmar intersection, police say

The participants appeared to know each other, police said.

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3 Minnesota restaurants make it on 50 best burgers in America list

A travel website praised the restaurants' burgers in a recently released list.

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Firefighter critical after gun discharges during blaze, hitting him

The 35-year-old Cornell firefighter is hospitalized in critical condition

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