Farmer Bob Worth of Lake Benton, Minn., has farmed for 48 years and plants mostly soybeans on 2,200 acres of tillable land.

China's soybean purchase jolts prices in western Minnesota

It only amounts to 3 percent of typical U.S. soybean exports to China, but it's a start.

New Aldi moves into former Rainbow Foods in Minneapolis – just blocks from another Aldi

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New Aldi moves into former Rainbow Foods in Minneapolis – just blocks from another Aldi
The new store near Hiawatha and Laike is brightly lit with generously-sized aisles and more space for refrigerated goods.

Minnesota regulators affirm decision on route for new $2.6 billion Enbridge pipeline

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Workers in 2017 lay Enbridge's Line 3 replacement in Wisconsin.
Opponents are expected to appeal regulators' approval of the $2.6 billion project.
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Home care providers ask Supreme Court to overturn Minnesota law

Suit that alleges First Amendment violations has failed in lower courts.
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One of two new ambulance rigs at Children's Minnesota are part of the hospital's push to transport more pediatric patients between hospitals across th

Judge backs statewide ambulance license for Children's

State EMS regulators will take up an issue this month that's divided hospitals.
Minneapolis
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Ben Smith helped out some customers at Spinning Wylde, a cotton candy shop founded by his wife, Tevy Phann-Smith.

Minneapolis retail pop-up pilot aimed for Final Four weekend

Chameleon Consortium wants to test a retail pop-up concept in downtown Minneapolis office.
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Minneapolis-based Bite Squad is being sold to Waitr Holdings Inc., a Louisiana food delivery firm, for $321 million in one of the largest deals for a

Food billionaire Fertitta buys Minneapolis-based Bite Squad for $321M

The deal is one of the biggest involving a Minnesota tech startup in years.
Minneapolis
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Planned 40-story condo tower across river from downtown Minneapolis starts selling units, schedules groundbreaking

Planned 40-story condo tower across river from downtown Minneapolis starts selling units, schedules groundbreaking

Sales have begun, construction to begin early 2019
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This year, farmers are storing 438 million bushels of soybeans in silos and elevators, such as the one in Randolph, Minn. Soybeans are Minnesota’s l

With trade war dragging on, Minn. soybeans sit in bins

Some farmers are storing more than half of the crop they just harvested.
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Karen Martin held a work conference call and responded to her dad, Chris, who lives in his own home in south Minneapolis and has dementia.

For many Minnesota seniors, there's no place like home

Finding better ways to support older adults in their homes will become a critical challenge for Minnesota and the nation in coming years, as society copes with the aging of the baby boom generation.
ST50: 2018 ranking of Minnesota companies
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Board compensation at public companies rose steadily in last five years

Compensation for board members at largest public companies in the United States rose 16.3 percent in the last five years.
Local
December 12
Thick smoke poured from the fire at the Husky Enery oil refinery in Superior, Wis.

Hole in valve triggered explosion, fire at Superior, Wis., refinery

The erosion in a slide valve created a hole that allowed air to mix with hydrocarbons, setting off last April's blast at the Husky Energy refinery.
Minneapolis
December 12
Village Financial's creation was spurred on by the police killing of Philando Castile in 2016.

Minnesota certifies first black-led cooperative credit union

Village Financial aims to stop predatory lending, support black businesses.
Business
December 12
Former Starkey President Jerome C. Ruzicka leaves the federal courthouse in 2016.

Prosecutors request at least 15 years in prison for convicted former Starkey president

Jerry Ruzicka, convicted for embezzling $20 million from Starkey, will be sentenced next week.
Business
December 12
U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., and ranking member of the House agriculture panel, highlighted the bill’s protections for struggling dairy farme

U.S. House passes $867 billion farm bill, which President Donald Trump is expected to sign

The U.S. House on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed the final version of the farm bill that dictates most of the country's agricultural and food programs for the next five years.
Business
December 12
1 Ecolab Place in downtown St. Paul. (Provided by Ecolab)

Ecolab Foundation giving $5 million to University of Minnesota for sustainability programs

Will fund sustainability research, scholarships and a new conference series.
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December 12
Soybean plants exposed to dicamba show a "cupping effect" in which the leaves turn up at the edges.

Minnesota keeps June 20 cutoff for spraying dicamba

The restriction reduced the number of complaints in 2018, regulators decide to keep it.
Business
December 12

Minneapolis-based MyMeds launches Mayo Clinic partnership

MyMeds was started informally in 2001 by Dr. Rajiv Shah over frustrations that his patients weren't taking their medications because they were confused, forgetful or for other reasons.
East Metro
December 12

Scammers may have gained access to personal information of Ramsey County clients

The scam targeted the e-mails of county employees in an apparent attempt to divert their paychecks.
Local
December 12

Duluth port project receives $20 million grant for highway bridge reconstruction

A port reconstruction project in Duluth has received a $20 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT). The $267 million Twin Ports Interchange…
Business
December 11
Workers inspected semiconductors in a wafer fab semiconductor plant operated by Bosch in Reutlingen, Germany.

As it gets harder to make computer chips, the U.S. and China battle to lead the way

The industry is being reshaped by political competitiveness and a physics problem.
Local
December 11
Ex-Target pharmacist wins $570,000 after alleging retailer broke Medicaid rules

Ex-Target pharmacist wins $570,000 after alleging retailer broke Medicaid rules

According to the suit, company allegedly broke rules against auto refilling Medicaid prescriptions.
Business
December 11
Traders worked on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York earlier in December.

U.S. financial anxiety at high point since 2016 election

Consumers believe their assets will continue to grow, but at slower rate.