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Mayo And UHG Venture Draws Big Nat’l Partners

A UnitedHealth Group and Mayo Clinic joint research initiative called Optum Labs has attracted seven new partners, including Pfizer, the Tufts Medical Center, and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Lawsuit Filed Against MN City Over Troubled Telecom Project

After selling $26 million in bonds to finance a broadband network, the City of Monticello has been unable to repay investors; a new lawsuit has now been filed, as expected, and will be resolved if bondholders approve a settlement.

Maurices Donates One Of Its HQ Buildings To UMD

The clothing retailer is giving one of its current headquarters buildings to the university after it moves to its new downtown Duluth location.

Dunn Bros. Opens New “Maker’s Cafe” Restaurant

Maker’s Cafe, which will serve local food and sell homemade merchandise, opened in conjunction with a new Minnesota-based co-working space called Cafe Inc.

Which Cos. Employ The Most People In Downtown Mpls?

Target, Wells Fargo, and HCMC took the top three spots on the Minneapolis Downtown Council’s list of the 15 largest employers in the city’s core.

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St. Cloud State blanked by UMass in national championship game

Minnesota had three teams in the Frozen Four but didn't claim the national title.

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Minnesotan's fight to save his BLM mural gets international coverage

West St. Paul told Ryan Weyandt the art violates city code.

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Reports: Alex Rodriguez part of group finalizing deal to buy Wolves, Lynx

The former MLB will become part-owner of the Wolves and Lynx.

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Accumulating snow expected in parts of Minnesota on Monday

Far northwestern Minnesota stands the best chance for higher snow totals.

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Police looking for 'person of interest' in connection to woman's killing

The public is advised to avoid approaching him and to call 911.

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Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Saturday, April 10

Cases and hospitalizations have been on the rise in Minnesota.

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Gabe Kalscheur announces he's transferring to Iowa State

The former Gopher guard entered the transfer portal last month.

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Asked about restrictions, Walz says Minnesota is in a 'hold pattern'

Meanwhile, the governor of Michigan is urging people to stay home to slow the spread.

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Watch: Beloved MN sign language interpreter profiled on Today Show

Nic Zapka's work made her an internet celebrity last year.

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White Bear Lake students hold walkout over racist social media comments

School officials are investigating the anonymous Instagram account.

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