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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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Missed PAT seals Gophers' fate against Maryland

Mohamed Ibrahim tied a school record with four touchdowns, but the Gophers lost in overtime.

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DNR uses a helicopter to more efficiently stock lakes with trout

In the past, the DNR used airplanes to stock remote lakes with fish, but the survival rate of the fish was only 85%.

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Secretary of State explains plans for segregated absentee ballots

Election officials are reminding voters that it's too late to mail in your absentee ballots.

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Osterholm on safe trick-or-treating: 'I would say go ahead with it'

The infectious disease expert's opinion doesn't align with the CDC's guidance.

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It's too late to mail your ballot, but you can still vote. Here's how.

Voters can drop off their absentee ballot, vote early in-person or head to the polls on Election Day.

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Dusting itself off after virus blow, F1rst Wrestling returns to the ring this Sunday

Minnesota's premier independent wrestling company was on top of the world before the virus hit.


McDonald's is bringing the McRib back in December

It hasn't appeared on menus for eight years.

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2 more Twin Cities districts moving to distance learning for grades 6-12

The decision was announced as infection rates in Dakota County rise.

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Here are the 4 free COVID-19 testing sites in MN for the week of Nov. 2

People don't need to have symptoms or insurance to get tested for free.