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MN Loses 4,200 Jobs In A "Very Disappointing" April

Only three sectors added jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis in April, with manufacturing being the only real bright spot in Minnesota’s private sector.

Has The Green Line Fueled $2.5B In Developments?

A new Met Council report tallies $2.5 billion in investments near the light-rail line, but the number is far from an exact science.

Local Entrepreneur Creates Storytelling Pillow For Kids

Killian Rieder’s “Elo” pillow is equipped with speakers that play music or tell children’s stories, but only when the child’s head is resting on it.

Two Employers Close Twin Cities Facilities, Lay Off Workers

MoneyGram plans to shutter a 376-worker plant in Brooklyn Center and is starting with 28 layoffs; meanwhile, Gannett Publishing disclosed plans to close a plant in Maple Grove.

Eagan Company Files For Ch. 11 Bankruptcy

Universal Cooperatives, Inc., and its subsidiaries owe their largest creditors nearly $20 million.

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What's open and closed in Minnesota on Thanksgiving Day 2020?

Most services will not be running on Thursday and unlike most years, many stores will be closed, too.

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How a turkey's brush with celebrity in Bloomington came to a tragic end

DNR: if you care about wild animals, stop feeding them

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Saturday's Gophers/Badgers football game canceled due to COVID-19 issues

The Battle for Paul Bunyan's Axe will not take place for the first time since 1906.

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MN health officials don't think downside of COVID-19 peak has arrived

We could be in a trough between a series of waves, Jan Malcolm said.

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Wisconsin reports record 104 deaths from COVID-19 Tuesday

That's roughly 10% of the total in the nation in a 24-hour period.

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Husband and wife sentenced for fraud scheme through their drywall firm

The Annandale pair bilked an insurance company out of more than $300,000.

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4 pedestrians suffer life-threatening injuries after being struck by vehicle

Two vehicles crashed into a car that was on the side of the road after striking a deer.

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Gophers season preview: New lineup, deeper bench, more questions

Mathew Goldstein takes a deep dive into the murky waters of the college hoops season.

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Photos: ViV!R, Minneapolis' new Mexican cafe and shop, is now open

The team behind the acclaimed Popol Vuh have opened the cafe in the same space.

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At Wiscoy Township's sole precinct, election judges ditched masks

Voter and Wiscoy resident Kaitlyn O'Connor took a photo of the judges after asking them to wear masks, she said

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