Real-estate agent Artemisa Boston, center, showed a Coon Rapids home to her clients on Wednesday.

Twin Cities housing market still smiling on sellers

Sale prices set records as shortage of entry-level homes continues to upend market.

Good times are rolling at U.S. Bancorp, with just one bit of caution

July 18
U.S. Bancorp's second-quarter profit rose 17 percent in the second quarter.
Executives upbeat though also wary of anything that might signal a recession.

Report: Great Lakes shipping contributes $1.4 billion to Minnesota economy

July 18
Wind turbine components being discharged at the Clure Public Marine Terminal in 2014.
West Metro
July 18
A rendering of the Southwest Light Rail train passing through the Kenilworth Lagoon.

Pact with railroad approved to move Southwest light rail forward

Hennepin County will vote on the $18.5 million deal with TC&W on Thursday.
North Metro
July 18
The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Northtown Railroad Yard in Fridley, shown in December 2009.

Hennepin judge fines BNSF $4.6M for injury lawsuit misconduct

The railroad plans to appeal the claims from a $15.3M personal injury lawsuit.
Business
July 18
Hy-Vee is recalling its store-branded spring pasta salad possibly contaminated with Salmonella that may have sickened 20 people in Minnesota and neigh

Hy-Vee recalls pasta salad linked to illnesses in Minnesota, four other states

The grocer said the pasta salad was sold across its eight-state region, including Minnesota.
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Business
July 18
The MNsure call center in St. Paul.

MNsure extends sign-up period for 2019 coverage

It's because many insurance counselors will be extra busy this fall helping more than 300,000 Medicare beneficiaries pick a new health plan.
Business
July 18
Costco food court drops Polish hot dog for healthier fare; Minnesotans shrug it off

Costco food court drops Polish hot dog for healthier fare; Minnesotans shrug it off

Costco food court dropping Polish hot dog for healthier fare; Minnesotans shrug it off
Business
July 18

Abbott Labs sees big upside for its FreeStyle Libre glucose monitor

Strong growth for its diabetes unit was key to driving second quarter earnings that exceeded expectations.
Business
July 18

LDI corrugated box firm celebrates 100 years with Guinness World Record goal

LDI ends U.S. "Gratitude" tour, serves 2,000 and gives away roughly $1 million to celebrate 100th anniversary.
ST50: 2018 ranking of Minnesota companies
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North Metro
July 18
The Wyoming Police Department released this photo of the suspect.

Credit card scam hits Casey's stores in Chisago County

One victim is out $3,000 after fraudulent purchases in North Branch, Chisago City, Wyoming and Stacy.
Business
July 18
Delta planes

Delta begins push to attract more pilots in training

With a shortage looming, one of the nation's biggest airlines outlines a partnership with aviation schools and an internal program to boost qualified applicants.
Business
July 18

Both Amazon, Target bask in biggest sale days of year thus far

Prime Day and Target's online one-day sale in response were both retailers' top online sales days of the year so far
Prince
July 18
The Lennar Corp. plans to develop 188 acres bordering two lakes, property formerly owned by Prince. Neighbors fear losing a pristine recreation area.

Neighbors oppose plans for 200 homes on Prince property in Chanhassen

More than 20 neighbors spoke against the project, which they fear will damage neighborhood lakes, clear-cut acres of forest and increase congestion.
Eat & Drink
July 18
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema opens Sunday in Woodbury.

The new Alamo Drafthouse movie theater has strict 'no talking, no texting' rule

Woodbury theater opens Sunday with lounge seats, a restaurant and a bar.
Local
July 17
Job-seekers interviewed at the fairgrounds on Tuesday, seeking to work at this year’s Great Minnesota Get-Together.

Minnesota State Fair recruits hundreds of employees

Job candidates interviewed for work at the Minnesota State Fair's annual job fair.
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Business
July 17
UnitedHealth Group said its second-quarter profit rose 28 percent, but some investors expected more.

UnitedHealth Group touts digital health efforts as it posts earnings gains

The comments came as the nation's largest health insurer saw its stock price decline despite a big jump in quarterly profit.
Business
July 17
Minnesota farmers hurried to ship soybeans in April and May, ahead of expected retaliatory tariffs on the commodity by China.

For soybeans, there was a boom in sales, and now there's a bust

Exports nearly doubled in May compared with April in anticipation of cost hike.
Business
July 17
Aside from being the memory you wish you had, a password manager will save you time by typing in passwords for you across many different devices.

Here's what you can do to protect all the passwords in your digital life

Programs for management are becoming simpler to use across all devices and platforms.
Business
July 17
Minnesota DNR terminates billionaire's mineral lease near Grand Rapids for unpaid debt

Minnesota DNR terminates billionaire's mineral lease near Grand Rapids for unpaid debt

State threatens new owner Tom Clark's lease because of unpaid $34,200 bill.
Business
July 17

Alexander: How to store iPhone photos safely

Q: My friend’s iPhone 5 and my iPhone SE keep telling us that we don’t have enough memory capacity to store more photos. So, we…
Business
July 17

Periscope refreshes brand with ice cream flavor

The Minneapolis advertising agency has made a new ice cream as well as embraced a new image.
Business
July 17

Restaurants raise money for detained immigrants

About 25 Twin Cities restaurateurs raised $25,000 in the first fundraiser for immigrant detainee service on Arizona border.