The Week's Top Business Stories from Twin Cities Business

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

Survey: Minnesota Ranked Second For Business Conditions

December’s report continues a streak of over two years of predicted economic expansion.

Willmar’s TPI Hospitality Becomes Employee-Owned

The restaurant and hotel management company is one of the country’s biggest hospitality firms to adopt such a management structure.

Shareholders Approve Medtronic-Covidien Deal

The controversial acquisition is the largest in company history.

 HelpSystems Acquires UK’s Halcyon Software

The purchase boosts the company’s portfolio of IT tools.

Vascular Solutions Expects Record Q4 Growth

The company piled up nearly $1M in legal costs last year, but its largest product segment led strong sales growth.

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Pandemic pushes need for cybersecurity and I.T. professionals to forefront

University of Wisconsin-Superior is helping meet demand with online master’s programs

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Body found floating in Minnesota River in Shakopee

Efforts to identify the deceased are underway.

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Judge finds suspect guilty in 1991 murder of young Minneapolis woman

A 58-year-old man from South St. Paul, who was 29 at the time, has been found guilty of stabbing a 20-year-old woman

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Northfield school fires employee who allegedly gave melatonin to infant

It's against district policies to give a child anything without a parents' permission.

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MSHSL approves 3 calendars to start winter sports as soon as Dec. 21

The start date will depend on whether the state shutdown is lifted.

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Drug overdose deaths up 31% in the first half of 2020

Overdose deaths started to increase sharply in March, which coincides with the state-ordered lockdown for the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Video: Vehicle crashes into St. Paul restaurant

The fire department is on scene addressing a gas leak.

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Latest county infection rates are sky-high throughout Minnesota

Kandiyohi County is one of the hardest hit counties in the state.

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Family's warning after teen's tragic death from CO poisoning at Thanksgiving

A 17-year-old girl from Delano died after Thanksgiving due to carbon monoxide poisoning.

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More than $12K donated to MN gym owner who refused to close

The small business is located in town in Wabasha County.

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MPR, The Current launch new weekly segment called 'The Warming House'

The program will feature feel-good entertainment amid the pandemic.

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