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From the editors of Twin Cities Business:

Stratasys To Add Jobs After $403M Acquisition

Eden Prairie-based 3D-printing company Stratasys inked a deal to acquire competitor MakerBot in a stock transaction worth at least $403 million. And it’s planning to add at least 80 jobs by the end of the year.

After Two Months Of Losses, MN Adds 8,400 Jobs

Growth in the local labor market slowed in recent months as weather-sensitive industries delayed hiring amid the extended cold weather. In May, employers added thousands of jobs as the weather turned around. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate held steady.

Court Rules Against Tennant In Lawsuit Over Ad Claims

A German court ruled in favor of Tennant Company’s competitor, which claimed that some of Tennant’s advertising claims were misleading. Tennant, which is based in Golden Valley, is considering an appeal.

7 Minnesotans Win Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards

The entrepreneurs behind Minnesota companies Coolibar, Hot Mama, KLN Family Brands, Milk Specialties Global, Minimizer, and Pawn
America were among the winners in Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneurs of the Year for the Upper Midwest competition. They will now compete at a national awards event.

Techne To Buy Device Manufacturer For $104M

Minneapolis-based Techne Corporation, a manufacturer of biotechnology products that are used in life sciences research, will acquire Bionostics Holdings Limited and its operating subsidiary, Bionostics, Inc., for $104 million in cash.

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Wild, Kaprizov agree to 5-year deal

The contract will keep the star forward in Minnesota through the 2025-26 season.

Dunn County WI homicide suspect

Charges: Man who killed 4 friends, drove bodies to WI said he 'snapped'

Charges filed Tuesday reveal more details about the grisly case.

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Mpls. school goes to distance learning after students exposed to COVID

In-person classes will resume next month, the district said.

Mike Zimmer

Does Mike Zimmer's coaching style mesh with the Vikings' strengths?

Time for Zimmer to put all of his faith in the offense and try to win shootouts?

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6 Wisconsin tribes sue to end upcoming wolf hunt

They cite treaty rights and a "disastrous February hunt."

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St. Paul Grill, closed since March 2020, announces reopening date

The dining room will open to all visitors again next month.

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Charges: Man fled police at 127 mph, caused crash that injured officer

The Sept. 16 incident led to a police chase going the wrong way on Hwy. 169 near St. Peter.

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3 Minnesota teens 'pistol whipped' at bar in Sioux Falls

Police are investigating the incident, including why the teens were at the bar.

Ben Simmons

The latest Ben Simmons drama 1 week from the start of training camp

Training camp opens Sept. 28, at which point things could get really crazy.

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Judge finds man guilty in Hibbing Christmas Day murder

Jerome Spann fatally shot Jeryel McBeth on Christmas Day 2018.