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Proto Labs Enters 3D Printing Market With $38M Deal

FineLine Prototyping will retain its current facility in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Proto Labs will keep on the acquired firm’s leaders.

Med-Tech Firm Receives FDA Warning Over Minnetonka Plant

The FDA sent a warning letter to American Medical Systems, identifying issues related to “process validation, risk analysis, and corrective and preventive action procedures.”

$105M Biotech Facility Lands $21M In Financing

Segetis, Inc., will pay for about 70 percent of its new Iron Range plant and will receive $21.2 million in support from the Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation Board.

3M’s Profit Climbs 7%, Just Shy Of Expectations

While the diversified manufacturer fell just short of analysts’ expectations for sales and earnings, it saw revenue gains in most areas, led by growth in its health care products.

2 Fastenal Directors, Including Chairman, Retire From Board

Chairman Bob Kierlin, who is often recognized as the visionary behind Fastenal, and Steve Slaggie are retiring from Fastenal’s board.

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covid, vaccine

Is Minnesota's latest surge plateauing? Expert says 'no idea'

Hospital admissions have leveled off in the past week, though ICU cases have risen.

U of M police

U of M alert: Man followed victim from bus, tried to break into apartment

The suspect followed a man off a bus and tried to get into his apartment.

24436 Old Hwy 13 Blvd, New Prague, Minnesota

New Prague bar that disregarded shutdown order settles lawsuit

The bar was cited for several violations late last year.

Cole Leon Venables - edit

Charges: Impaired pizza delivery driver fatally hit woman in Hopkins

The woman who was killed was walking down the sidewalk when she was hit and killed.

Walz

Curfew orders could be issued if unrest follows Chauvin trial verdict

Minnesota and the nation anxiously away the jury verdict.

Walter Mondale

State and national leaders pay tribute to Walter Mondale

Officials spoke of his work on environmental and civil rights issues, as well as their own personal stories with the former Vice President.

Anthony Trifiletti

Watertown man found guilty of murder in road rage shooting

Anthony Trifiletti has been convicted in the killing of Douglas Cornelius Lewis following an argument over a fender bender.

police tape

Police: Man fatally shot in north Minneapolis home

Multiple people were questioned but no one is in custody.

Blue Door

The Blue Door is closing its original St. Paul location for good

Two of its Minneapolis locations are still open, with the third temporarily closed.

Fire, firefighters

Fire heavily damages century-old church in northeast Minneapolis

The fire started Monday night and caused much of the church's roof to collapse.

Mike Ryan

Charges: High school hockey coach killed in fight over distancing at St. Paul bar

The 48-year-old had coached in Bloomington hockey programs for more than 20 years.

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