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From the editors of Twin Cities Business:

After A Dismal Start To 2014, MN’s Job Market Picks Up Steam

Minnesota’s labor force rebounded in May, driven in part by the construction and manufacturing sectors, although the state’s annual job-growth rate continues to lag the national average.

As Medtronic Relocates Its Legal HQ, MN Remains A Med-Tech Leader

Despite a legal headquarters relocation, Medtronic is retaining its workforce in Minnesota, which remains a national leader based on med-tech jobs and concentration of medical device manufacturers.

Printing Firm Will Shut Down 280-Worker Plant In St. Cloud

Quad/Graphics’ plant closure comes after other firms, including Creative Memories and Verso Paper, laid off area employees in recent years.

Mpls. Bio-Tech Firm Buys California Company For $300M

Bio-Techne has agreed to purchase ProteinSimple for $300 million in cash in a deal expected to close this summer.

Advanced Auto To Shutter 100-Worker Bloomington Office

The local office closure comes after Advance Auto Parts acquired General Parts International, and the company also plans to close about 100 stores throughout the country.

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Around 200 rescued after ice breaks free on Upper Red Lake

Red Lake — both Upper and Lower — is the largest freshwater lake in the state.

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St. Paul featured on Hallmark Channel's 'Christmas Cam' livestream

Downtown's dazzling display can be viewed from anywhere in the world.

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Charges: Drunk driver almost struck Bemidji parade spectators

The man told police he was trying to attend the parade himself.

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The SCHEELS Experience

Whether looking for reliable hunting and fishing gear or new clothing and shoes, Eden Prairie SCHEELS is a one-stop shopping experience for the whole family.

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Charges: Man fatally shot ex's new partner as he dined at Bloomington restaurant

Criminal charges filed Monday detail an alleged motive in the shooting.

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Metallica to perform 2 nights in Minneapolis on 2023-24 World Tour

The heavy metal rock band returns to the state for the first time since 2018.

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Tuesday storm to dump plowable snow in Minnesota

Snow should reach the Twin Cities Tuesday morning and fall throughout the day.

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Police: Drunk-driver almost struck people watching parade in Bemidji

The man was arrested for DWI charges following the incident.

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3 at trauma centers in critical condition after rural MN attack

Two victims and the alleged attacker are in critical condition.

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Neighborhood 'grinch' sends letter to Burnsville family over holiday lights

A Burnsville family's holiday decorations were the subject of an anonymous complaint.

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