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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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Minnesota to offer free COVID rapid testing at 9 more sites

Three new rapid testing sites opened in Minnesota this week.

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Elvis Costello cancels Mystic Lake show, will play vax-requiring First Ave instead

Those who bought tickets to Mystic Lake will be refunded, and need to buy new tickets.

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23 Minnesotans infected with salmonella linked to onions

Four of Minnesota residents were hospitalized. None have died.

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Timberwolves smash Rockets in season opener

The Timberwolves showed they have plenty of firepower in a victory over Houston.

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Frey challengers Knuth, Nezhad agree to rank each other 2nd

They're urging supporters to do the same on Nov. 2.

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Charges: Man lied to buy gun later used by St. Paul mass shooting suspect

He's accused of making false statements during the purchase of a firearm.

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BCA releases investigative file in Winston Smith's shooting death

The file contains 1,000 pages of documents, hundreds of photos and dozens of audio files.

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Fire at Mpls. pizza joint weeks after opening, owners suspect arson

The owners arrived at work Tuesday to find the building on fire.

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New COVID charts show hospitalization, death rates based on vaccine status

The unvaccinated are far more likely than the fully vaccinated to become hospitalized or die.

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