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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Willians Astudillo

Twins pitchers decimated: 16 runs, 18 hits, 8 walks ... 4 strikeouts

The White Sox hammered the Twins 16-4 but Astudillo took the mound in the ninth.

Trinity

Girl shot in the head at birthday party 'fighting for her life'

Trinity Ottoson-Smith was struck by a bullet in the head last weekend.

Kelly Kleine

Broncos hire Vikings' Kelly Kleine as highest-ranking woman scout in NFL history

Kleine will reunite in Denver with former Vikings executive George Paton.

Joel Eriksson Ek

Wild looks to exorcise demons from haunted Game 2 history

The Wild have lost nine straight Game 2s entering Tuesday night's tilt with Vegas.

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Woman who died in crash after car lost tire in Minneapolis is ID'd

The 35-year-old Minneapolis woman was originally from Mahnomen.

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Curious conservation officer reports from the Minnesota DNR

Gravel thieves, raucous campers and some quick thinking that backfired.

St. Paul police squad

Police 'tactically disengage' from standoff in St. Paul

The incident lasted approximately 2 1/2 hours.

Cane's

Another Raising Cane's set to open in the Twin Cities

This will be the 11th Raising Cane's restaurant in the metro area.

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Trial of former police officer Kimberly Potter starts Dec. 6

Potter is charged in the shooting death of Daunte Wright.

Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.

Health care workers ratify tentative agreement with Allina Health

The union was threatening a strike just two weeks ago.

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