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Wells Fargo Commits To Minneapolis' Downtown East Plan

The company officially signed on to the deal, and its new downtown Minneapolis office towers are expected to house up to 5,000 employees.

How Does Craft Beer Affect Minnesota’s Economy?

New data demonstrates that craft breweries are a boon to the state's economy. Learn just how much of an economic impact they have.

MN Unemployment Rate Ticks Down To 4.6 Percent

Despite significant losses in local government jobs, Minnesota’s private sector employers added 2,400 jobs in November.

7 Of Forbes’ “Largest Private Companies” Are From MN

Wayzata-based food giant Cargill topped Forbes’ list of the largest private companies in the United States. See which other local companies made the cut.

Twin Cities-Based Datacard Buys Dallas Firm For $500M

Datacard Group expects to close later this month on the acquisition of Entrust, whose software manages online security credentials.

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Rushford police officer fires gun during report of a restraining order violation

The incident occurred on Highway 30 near the Rushford Municipal Airport.

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18-year-old dies from drowning in Quarry Park

The incident is one of several drownings to occur in Minnesota in recent weeks.

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College pitcher from MN gets new prosthetic arm after his was stolen

A tough luck story turned out very positive for the Hawley native.

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MN saw decline in routine child vaccinations amid pandemic

The CDC study looked at Minnesota and nine other states.

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Child hospitalized after drowning in Ham Like

Their current condition is not known.

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Man dies after falling from pontoon, being swept under boat

Friends believe he struck the motor while under the boat.

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Man drowns in St. Croix River at William O'Brien State Park

It's not clear what caused the 46-year-old to go under.

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Man, 66, dies after his ATV was hit by a minivan on highway

It happened in Renville County Friday evening.

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Rochester suddenly shuts down recently opened parking ramp

Original plans for the parking lot included housing above it, but issues with construction prevented it from being built.

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