The week’s top business stories from Twin Cities Business

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Here are this week’s top business stories from the Editors of Twin Cities:

Serial Entrepreneurs Sell Startup To India-Based Firm For $50M

Magnet 360, a Salesforce specialist, is one of Minnesota’s fastest-growing marketing and technology consultancies.

Kickstarting Innovation: Stillwater Co. Reinvents The Garden With Compostable Pots

The company took to Kickstarter and hit its $25,000 goal in barely over a day.

3M Sells Off $20M Foam Adhesives Unit

The manufacturer is focusing on streamlining to spur “efficient growth.”

Ecolab Joins Ranks Of U.S. Bank Stadium Partners

Several high-profile companies have already struck agreements likely valued in the millions.

Prevent Biometrics Seeking $2.5M In Equity Financing

The company has already raised $300,000.

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Co. Rd. 2 crash, Wakefield Twp.

Teen driver leaves road, crashes into three trees

Fortunately, the 16-year-old was not injured.

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Minnesota is getting its first highway crossing for animals

This will provide a safe way for animals to cross the street, and hopefully limit deer-vehicle collisions.

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Money Gal Coaching: Habits of a millionaire, just in time for the holidays?

Kelly Blodgett started Money Gal Coaching after paying down nearly $50K in debt in 18 months.

Mayo Belle Plaine

Mayo temporarily closes 5 clinics in southern MN amid COVID surge

The Mayo is reallocating staff to other sites as it deals with the COVID outbreak.

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MDH finds 'troubling' trend in how many sugary drinks students are consuming

Nearly half of students have a sugary drink a day. Health officials recommend limiting it to one per week or fewer.

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Minnesotans have till Dec. 7 to apply for housing assistance

Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Penny Flanagan issued a press release urging Minnesotans behind on bills to apply

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Dec. 4 COVID-19 update: 61 deaths, hospitalizations drop day-over-day

The update includes new data on cases, deaths, positivity rates and hospitalizations.

Kevin Nokels

Mystery over Duluth hospital CEO's sudden departure

Kevin Nokels stepped down this week, after less than 18 months in the role.

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1 dog still missing after woman's vehicle was stolen in Minneapolis

The woman was dropping her daughter off at daycare when someone stole her car with her two dogs inside.

Zachary Robinson

St. Paul man pleads guilty to murder of woman pregnant with his child

The 27-year-old will spend the next five decades in prison.

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Fire at southern Minnesota farm kills 2,000 pigs

The fire started around 8 a.m. Thursday.

Minnesota Sex Offender Program Moose Lake

Man at Moose Lake sex offender facility dies from COVID-19

It's the first COVID-related death of anyone in Minnesota's sex offender program.

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