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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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Timberwolves announce 2nd half schedule

The Timberwolves will play 37 games in 66 days to close out the season.

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National Basketball Coaches Association criticizes Timberwolves' coaching search

The organization believes the Timberwolves failed "to conduct a through and transparent search" before hiring Chris Finch.

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Best Buy announces bonuses of up to $500 for hourly workers

The retailer has seen business boom since the pandemic started, particularly online.

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Burnsville PD: Customer sprayed chemical irritant at McDonald's workers

The incident happened in Burnsville over the weekend.

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MN launches campaign to get students tested for COVID every 2 weeks

The state launched a youth testing campaign on Wednesday as part of its effort to control the spread of COVID.

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Preparations for Derek Chauvin trial underway in Minneapolis

People will see "fortification" efforts and National Guard soldiers.

Willmar Police Department

Road rage leads to brawl at Willmar intersection, police say

The participants appeared to know each other, police said.

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3 Minnesota restaurants make it on 50 best burgers in America list

A travel website praised the restaurants' burgers in a recently released list.

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Firefighter critical after gun discharges during blaze, hitting him

The 35-year-old Cornell firefighter is hospitalized in critical condition

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After 2 years, sheriff's office seeks new leads in unsolved deadly home invasion

"The sheriff’s office is close to knowing exactly what occurred that night but needs your help," the sheriff's office said.

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Man charged in chase that ended with police fatally shooting suspect

The suspect who was shot has also been identified.

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