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A Device That Medtronic Acquired In An $800M Deal Has Been Found Ineffective

Medtronic said that a U.S. clinical trial for its Symplicity device, which is designed to treat high blood pressure, found the treatment to be safe but ineffective.

Cabela’s Plans “Mass Hiring” For Twin Cities Store

The Nebraska-based outdoors-goods retailer said it plans to hire about 150 employees this month for its Woodbury store, which opens this spring.

Eagan Company Sold To Competitor For $820M

Call center rivals Stream Global Services and Convergys Corporation are expected to combine in the first quarter of 2014, which would create a business with about 125,000 employees at 135 different facilities.

U.S. Bank Buys 94 Branches, Doubles Chicago Footprint

Minneapolis-based U.S. Bank has reached an agreement to acquire Charter One Bank’s commercial banking operations in Chicago.

Major MN Nonprofit Cuts Jobs Due To Revenue Shortfall

Volunteers of America-Minnesota, one of the state’s largest nonprofits, said the government shutdown and sequester are largely responsible for lower revenue.

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MN Supreme Court dismisses attempt to block election certification

Another legal defeat for Republicans challenging the election.

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Another Minnesota prison inmate dies after COVID-19 diagnosis

The virus has killed at least six Minnesota inmates.

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11,760 acres of land wrongly taken from Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe will be returned

The Senate and now the House have passed a bill that effectively returns the land. It's now headed for the president's signature.

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Timberwolves release first half of 2020-21 regular season schedule

The second half of the schedule will be announced at a later date.

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Watch live: Como Zoo's live reindeer cam is back for December

The live feed will run 24/7 allowing you to keep an eye on Santa's antlered helpers.

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Three simple ways to boost your immune health heading into winter

Eating right is one thing, but there are other ways to stay healthy as the days shorten.

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Why Twins fans shouldn't give up on Taylor Rogers

The Twins closer struggled in 2020 but could rebound next season.

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Teen driver leaves road, crashes into three trees

Fortunately, the 16-year-old was not injured.

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Minnesota is getting its first highway crossing for animals

This will provide a safe way for animals to cross the street, and hopefully limit deer-vehicle collisions.

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