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Arctic Cat Confirms It Fired Its CEO; Longtime Leader Steps In

An Arctic Cat spokesperson said Claude Jordan’s departure was involuntary; longtime leader Chris Twomey has been named interim leader.

Luxury Homebuilders Face Fraud Charges

Keith Waters and Carter Siverson, who were previously fined by the state, now face criminal charges for allegedly failing to pay subcontractors for work on Twin Cities homes and a worship center in Victoria.

Target Chair Defends Board Prior To Shareholder Meeting

Target’s interim Chairwoman Roxanne Austin sent a letter to shareholders in an effort to influence their voting decisions for the company’s annual meeting next week.

T-Wolves To Name President Flip Saunders Coach

Saunders took the Timberwolves to all eight of its total playoff appearances in his former role as head coach from 1995 to 2005

18 MN Cos. Make Fortune 500; 9 Move Up In Rank

UnitedHealth Group remains Minnesota’s highest-ranked company on this year’s list and moved up three spots from last year, ranking 14th overall.

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MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell has Twitter account 'permanently suspended'

The move was taken by Twitter due to apparent violations of its Civic Integrity Policy.

coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2

Minnesota confirms America's 1st case of Brazil P.1 COVID strain

The strain was found in a Twin Cities metro resident who recently traveled to Brazil.

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Gov. Walz announces education plan aimed at eliminating disparities

The plan covers seven categories, including closing the racial education gap and improving opportunities in rural Minnesota

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Charges: Otsego cleaning business underreported sales

An Otsego woman is accused of owing more than $20,500 in sales tax, penalties and interest.

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Walz gives vaccine providers 3-day, 7-day deadlines to use doses

Those that don't use their allocation will be given less in the future.

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Border officers seize more than $550K in counterfeit designer goods

The shipments of fake goods were seized on Jan. 22.

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4 Twin Cities landfills seek to expand capacity

This comes as the area's waste-to-energy facilities are operating at capacity.

Marcus Carr

3 of 10 finalists for NCAA's top point guard award have MN ties

Not a bad way to represent the State of... Basketball?

Justice, court

Minnesota grants unconditional pardon to grandmother facing deportation

Gov. Tim Walz says it's the first full pardon granted by the state in 35 years.

covid-19, vaccine

Minnesota changes vaccine appointment process, here's what to know

Walz also announced plans for a mass vaccination event at Xcel Energy Center.

covid-19, coronavirus

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Monday, Jan. 25

The latest figures from MDH have been released.

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