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Cargill Plans To Buy Chocolate Business For $440M

The global food and agriculture products giant would buy six chocolate plants—three in North America and three in Europe—from Chicago company.

More Twin Cities IT Workers May Soon Be Unemployed

Thomson Reuters follows Cargill in deciding to outsource more IT jobs.

Eden Prairie's XRS Corp. To Sell For $178 Million

Within hours of the deal being announced, several law firms specializing in shareholder actions announced plans to “investigate” the proposed merger.

Code42 Adds Another Big Name To Its Leadership

Its board of directors now includes the president and COO of leading cloud computing firm Workday.

Twin Cities Among Top Metros In Attracting Foreign Students

A new Brookings report found that foreign college students paid more than $206 million in tuition and $144 million in living costs here between 2008 and 2012.

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Mike Lindell's MyPillow offering discounts using the code 'Qanon'

The Shakopee-based company is under the microscope because of the recent actions of its owner.

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Facing aluminum can shortage, Surly unveils solution: 'Cantyhose'

The brewery came up with a creative way to repurpose unused cans.

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Gophers stay perfect at home by crushing 7th-ranked Michigan

Liam Robbins and Marcus Carr were too much for the previously undefeated Wolverines.

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Four teens arrested over robberies in Minneapolis

They teens were found in a vehicle that was taken during an earlier carjacking.

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All BWCA visitors will now have to watch three 'Leave No Trace' videos

Visitors left an "unacceptably high amount" of damage last year.

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Ten fatal overdoses in past 6 weeks reported in region of northern MN

Law enforcement agencies have issued a plea to the general public.

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Bracing for security threats, federal courthouses closing in Minnesota

Security is also being ramped up at the state capitol.

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3M sues Florida company that sold 10K counterfeit N95 masks to HCMC

The Maplewood company has obtained a temporary injunction against the firm.

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Walz, Whitmer, and Evers call on Trump Admin. to buy more vaccines

It comes after The Washington Post reported that the country's COVID vaccine reserves have been exhausted.

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