The Week's Top Business Stories

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Here are the week's top business stories from the Editors of Twin Cities Business:

Best Buy Blows Past Analyst Expectations For Quarter

Shares of the company jumped sharply upon the news, fueled by improved sales.

ValueVision Rebranding: Now Called EVINE Live

The change is the latest in a year that’s seen a new CEO and a battle over the company’s future.

Medtronic Reaffirms Covidien Acquisition, Reports Positive Quarterly Results

The two companies will vote on the purchase in January.

Survey: Shoppers Expected To Spend More Than Ever During Holidays

The Twin Cities’ strong economy has consumers confident they can buy more this year.

Forbes: Minnesota 9th Best For Business

Strong economic conditions and high quality of life kept the state in the top ten for the second year.

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Human remains found at Albert Lea building where 3 people where shot

Authorities say the human remains are not related to the shooting.

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DirecTV subscribers could lose KARE 11 on Tuesday

A new contract needs to be agreed upon by 6 p.m. Tuesday.

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Inmate from Rush City prison dies after COVID-19 diagnosis

The man is the fifth incarcerated person in Minnesota to die from COVID-19.

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Belle Plaine man dies after duck boat capsizes on lake

One man was found sitting on the overturned boat while another man was in the water.

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Watch: Adam Thielen watches end of Vikings/Panthers just like all of us

The Vikings receiver looked like a true fan on Sunday afternoon.

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Chad Beebe's roller-coaster fourth-quarter keeps Vikings playoff hopes alive

A muffed punt and a game-winning touchdown helped defeat the Panthers on Sunday afternoon.

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West-central MN cops warn kids to stay off ice, or 'Santa won't come'

This comes amid repeated ice warnings across the state.

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Nov. 29 COVID-19 update: 57 deaths, nearly 9,000 more cases

Nearly 100,000 tests were included in Sunday's report.

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Watch former Rep. Jim Ramstad's memorial service online

The ceremony will be live-streamed for the public on Sunday.

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How high can Rashod Bateman go in the 2021 NFL Draft?

The Gophers star receiver has plenty of praise heading into next April.

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15 more from Gopher football team test positive for COVID-19

That brings the total number of cases from this outbreak to 40.

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