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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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Semi truck

Driver dies after crashing into semi-tractor that tipped over into his path

The crash happened on Hwy. 212 west of the Twin Cities Monday morning.

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Scott Jensen repeats right-wing hoax about cat litter in schools

The candidate made the comments at a recent campaign event.

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Ringo Starr's late cancellation of MN show was because he has COVID-19

The Beatles drummer was due to perform in Minnesota Sunday.

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Fire destroys cafe, two other business properties in downtown Fairfax

A former pizza joint was also destroyed, while two other properties were damaged.

Hennepin County Medical Center, HCMC

Woman dies from injuries in crash that killed her husband, another man

The couple in their 80s died in the collision near Lake Lillian.

CPAP masks

2 Park Nicollet employees convicted of embezzling $500,000

The pair worked at a CPAP clinic in St. Louis Park.

Concert

No Jingle Ball this year? Twin Cities left off iHeartRadio holiday tour

The annual touring event usually visits the Xcel Energy Center.

Target store

Target gives first look at some of its Deal Days discounts

The Minneapolis retailer is holding its Deal Days event earlier than ever, in an attempt to drive sales after a turbulent year.

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Man dies after crashing truck into western Wisconsin lake

The victim was unable to make it to shore despite being able to get out of his truck.

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Sheriff: Man who didn't return to campsite died in ATV crash

It happened at the Foothills State Forest and Spider Lake ATV Recreation Area

Richard Liu, aka Liu Qiangdong

Chinese billionaire settles lawsuit over alleged rape in Minneapolis

The tech billionaire was accused of sexually assaulting a University of Minnesota student in 2018.

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