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Wireless Ronin To Merge With New York Firm

Wireless Ronin Technologies, a publicly traded company based in Minnetonka, said it will merge with Creative Realities and sell about 59 percent of its shares to the owner of the fellow marketing technology firm.

ShopHQ Replaces CEO In Wake Of Proxy Battle

After shareholders elected several board members nominated by activist investor the Clinton Group, ValueVision, which operates the ShopHQ brand, said it has also appointed Mark Bozek as its new chief executive.

Manufacturing Plant Plans 100 New Jobs In Red Wing

Capital Safety, which makes body harnesses, hoists, and other equipment to protect workers from falls, said it will add 100 new jobs after receiving some government support.

Target Accused Of Infringing On Priceline Founder's Patent

An owner of many patents (with a history of suing big retailers) is accusing Target's online subscription service of patent infringement.

CoCo Expands Beyond The Twin Cities

CoCo Fargo marks the organization's fourth location, and it will occupy 6,000 square feet in the city's downtown.

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State Patrol investigating fatal crash near Duluth

The crash was reported around 6:15 a.m. Wednesday.

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Carjacking reported outside shopping center in Eden Prairie

One of the suspects reportedly displayed a weapon.

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8 people charged in Medicaid fraud scheme totaling $860K

Collectively, they're charged with 46 counts of felony theft.

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Minnesota gets mixed grades on its tobacco report card

In Minnesota, the economic cost due to smoking is $2.519 million with 5,910 deaths per year attributed to smoking.

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Charges: Man stabbed his father, set his home on fire

The 25-year-old has been charged with second-degree murder and first-degree arson.

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Crowded impound lot raises COVID concerns after Minneapolis snow emergency

A vehicle owner complains about the tightly-packed impound lot following the weekend's snow.

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Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, Jan. 27

The latest update from the state health department.

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Charges: Bar owner, employee served underage drinkers during shutdown

The bar hosted 20-30 people on Dec. 4, 2020, charges say.

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Driver wearing bulletproof vest strikes pedestrian in Rochester

The 21-year-old claimed the vest keeps him warm, according to police.

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