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Medtronic Makes Second European Purchase This Week

The Fridley-based medical technology business announced a $350 million deal to purchase a privately held Italian company, one day after acquiring a Dutch business.

Dairy Queen Confirms Cyber Hack

The Edina-based company did not disclose how many customers or how many stores might be at risk.

Life Time Fitness May Spin Off Into Two Publicly Traded Cos.

The Chanhassen-based fitness chain says one of the companies would be a real estate investment trust for all of its properties.

Buffalo Wild Wings Acquires Majority Stake In Rusty Taco

The Golden Valley chain's latest move provides the rising king of chicken wings with its second ‘Fast Casual’ concept.

Best Buy Profits Despite Still-Sliding Sales

The Richfield-based electronics giant forecasted single-digit declines in sales for the year’s third and fourth quarters, citing industry trends.

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Talbot leads Wild to 7th straight victory

The Wild opened a four-game road trip with a win in Edmonton.

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Paige Bueckers out 6-8 weeks with injury

The Hopkins native was hurt during Sunday's matchup with Notre Dame.

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Vikings' defense could get reinforcements against Steelers

Several starters could return for a critical Thursday night matchup.

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High schooler in coma, fighting for his life after ATV crash

Family members found the teen on the ground and unresponsive.

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Angler officially breaks 64-year-old state muskie record

The muskellunge he caught on Nov. 22 weighed a whopping 55 pounds, 14 ounces.

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4th teen COVID-19 death reported in MN is the 2nd in as many weeks

All four teenage COVID-19 deaths in the state have been reported in the past two months.

Anil Menon

Minnesota native named to NASA's new astronaut class

When he's done training, he could be sent to the space station or the moon.

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Gallery: Original Broadway Pizza auctioning off everything

Get your hands on some classic Broadway signage, train-themed decor and more.

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Art Shanty Projects to return to Lake Harriet this winter

The festival has made some creative changes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change.

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After 'extraordinary' revenue growth, MN projects $7.7B surplus

But finance officials note there is still "significant risk" due to economic uncertainty.

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