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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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Eddie Rosario

Report: Twins place Eddie Rosario on outright waivers

The outfielder's time with the team appears to be coming to an end.

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Christian music broadcaster revealed as buyers of Go Radio

Educational Media Foundation. operates the K-Love brand, which has a presence already in the Twin Cities.

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St. Paul police chief reportedly fires officer who shot naked, unarmed man

Chief Todd Axtell said the officer's use of force was not reasonable.

Trevor May

Report: Trevor May leaving Twins to sign with Mets

The right-hander will sign a two-year deal to head to New York

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'Grim' milestone: Minnesota's traffic deaths reach 364, tying 2019 total

“With fewer vehicles on the road during the 2020 pandemic, the loss of life on Minnesota roads is beyond disappointing."

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Charges: Albert Lea man, 21, fired around 90 shots at police, residents

Weiland was arrested after a standoff that lasted more than eight hours.

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Body storage warehouse 'ready if needed for COVID-19 fatality management'

The warehouse is currently storing PPE and testing supplies.


Signs come down at Giordano's restaurant in Uptown

It appears the restaurant has closed for good.

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Walz eyes COVID-19 relief package totaling $300-$600 million amid budget surplus

The state forecasted a budget surplus for the remainder of the biennium.

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Walz non-committal on extension of restaurant, gym closures

He has suggested that the ban on mixing with people outside your household could continue over Christmas.