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Report: Best Buy to name new CFO

Best Buy will announce Monday that have hired a new Chief Financial Officer, the Star Tribune reports. A source told the paper that Sharon McCollam, a former CEO and CFO at cookware retailer Williams-Sonoma, will take the CFO position at the Richfield-based electronics retailer.

Minn. teacher gets money to cover lost pay for time he was in Afghanistan

Winona teacher Matt Reuter returned home from service last summer to find he was responsible for covering the costs of his substitute teacher. Under state law, the Winona District was required to deduct $11,000 from his pay. But the Legislature changed that law, and a national teacher union raised money from its members to cover his lost wages.

Duluth's 148th Fighter Wing to deploy to Afghanistan

About 300 are headed to Kandahar Air Field in August for about two months. It will be the first time the fighter wing uses its Block 50 F-16s in deployment. The wing received the first of the Block 50s in April 2010. Worth about $30 million each, the Block 50s are as much as 13 years newer than the Block 25s the 148th was flying.

More Minnesotans head for Afghanistan

Just three weeks after President Barack Obama said all troops would be out of Afghanistan by 2014, friends and family said goodbye to members to 124 members of the 257th Military Police Company in Monticello Wednesday.