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From the editors of Twin Cities Business:

Publicly Traded Company Navarre Corporation Relocating HQ From Minnesota To Dallas

Navarre Corporation, one of Minnesota’s 50 largest public companies, recently disclosed plans to lay off employees in the state. Now, it has officially announced plans to relocate to Texas, and it has also named a new chief financial officer.

Fallon Executive Leaves To Join Competitor Campbell Mithun As CEO

Minneapolis-based advertising agency Campbell Mithun appointed a new chief executive, Rob Buchner, who joins the firm from local rival Fallon. Buchner replaces former Campbell Mithun CEO Steve Wehrenberg, who resigned this month to pursue a teaching post but will remain with the agency as non-executive chairman.

Case Tried By Twin Cities Law Firm Fafinski Mark & Johnson Heads To U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case regarding whether airlines should be protected from lawsuits after reporting security threats that turn out to be false alarms. Fafinski Mark & Johnson represents the airline in the case.

Report: 42 Business Expansions Expected To Add 1,300 MN Jobs

According to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development’s quarterly Business Expansion Report, the key expansion areas are in the west metro and Duluth.

Twin Cities Accounting Firm Merges With Fast-Growing Chicago Company

Edina-based Moquist Thorvilson Kaufmann will become part of BDO USA, a significantly larger national firm with which it has maintained a relationship for several years. Moquist’s 60 employees will join BDO.

Surly Brewing And HGA Architects Unveil “Destination Brewery” Renderings

Brooklyn Center-based Surly Brewing joined with design firm HGA to debut artists’ renderings of the company’s planned $20 million brewery.

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May bomb threat at south metro school traced to Lakeville area kid

Months of investigation led to the digital footprint of the juvenile.

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Frey backs creation of Dept. of Public Safety, removal of police staffing minimums

He is in favor of removing police staffing minimums from the city charter – which this November's ballot question would also do.

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St. Paul PD takes over quadruple killing probe after it emerged they died in Minnesota

A "thorough investigation" reveled where the four Minnesotans were killed.

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Highway 1 reopens as Greenwood Fire is 80% contained

The highway has been closed for about a month.

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Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Monday, September 20

Data in Monday reports includes the past Friday, not the weekend. Weekend data is released on Tuesdays.


Driver killed in ATV rollover crash north of Alexandria

The crash occurred in Douglas County Sunday evening.