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From the editors at Twin Cities Business:

New MN Law Firm Accuses National Nonprofit Of “Trademark Bullying”

Local law firm Fare Grange claims that an advocacy group has engaged in “trademark bullying.” The advocacy group, meanwhile, said that it must protect its trademarks to avoid confusion among potential donors.

Business Group Applauds Delay Of Employer Health Care Requirement

The employer-shared responsibility provision in the federal health care reform law requires large employers to meet specific standards in order to avoid penalties. But now they have an extra year to comply.

Appeals Court Disqualifies State Of Minnesota's Law Firm In Case Against 3M

The Minnesota Court of Appeals reaffirmed a lower court’s decision, disqualifying a law firm that was representing the state in a case against 3M. The firm previously represented 3M and constituted a conflict of interest, the court found.

Ryan Clears Hurdle For $400M Downtown Project

Ryan Companies won the bid to develop parking structures near the planned Minnesota Vikings stadium. The company had cited the parking project as a key component of its larger downtown Minneapolis redevelopment plan.

Select Comfort Stock Rises On Analyst Upgrades

While Select Comfort's stock price remains lower than it was six months ago, it has recently been on a consistent climb, and analysts see additional growth potential.

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Twins pull Maeda early, White Sox pummel bullpen

Jose Abreu's two-run homer gave the White Sox a 9-3 victory.

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Girls wrestling sanctioned as MSHSL activity; boys volleyball 2 votes shy

There will be section and state tournaments for girls-only wrestling next school year.

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Gopher players defend PJ Fleck after WCCO-TV report

"The public has made our statement," a U of M spokesperson said.

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Twin Cities police investigating COVID vaccine thefts in viral videos

Videos of both incidents were recorded and shared online.

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Guthrie to reopen to the public in July, shows resume this fall

The theater has been closed to the public for more than a year.

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Target is launching more than 30 new plant-based grocery products

All are part of the company's hit Good & Gather brand.

Roller Garden

Roller Garden to auction off skates, signs, arcade games and more

Many items from the beloved Roller Garden will be up for auction next month.

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Charges: Chanhassen man fired hundreds of rounds, killing his sister

Six rifles, including AR-15 and AK-47 variants, were found inside the home.

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Woman robbed and assaulted at gunpoint in Waite Park, police say

The incident occurred on Sunday at around 11:30 p.m.

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Marijuana legalization: Minnesota House to vote Thursday

The "historic" vote on the House floor is set for Thursday afternoon.