Jackie Nierenhausen and Cong Nguyen (holding his daughter Alaina Nguyen, 2, on his shoulders) walked past Best Buy at the Mall of America on Friday. B

Best Buy to close Mall of America store in August

The electronics retailer, which has been at the giant mall since 2008, will close

Fiat Chrysler warns 5.3M owners: Don't use the cruise

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This Aug. 15, 2010 file photo shows a Dodge Ram logo at a dealership in Springfield, Ill. Fiat Chrysler is recalling 4.8 million vehicles in the U.S.
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May 25
Zach Paider, with Bill’s Bay Marina in Red Wing, discussed the challenges facing Lake Pepin as sediment increases in that area of the Mississippi Ri

Shallower Lake Pepin is call to action to deal with sediment

Sediment buildup is making things difficult for boaters as well as local aquatic life, so a grass-roots group is working on changes.
Business
May 25

Fastenal plans new office park to bring 400 jobs to downtown Winona

Project on Winona waterfront expected to begin in late 2019.
Local
May 25

Minnesota hog farm's neighbors keep pushing state to take action

Pork producer disputes state's authority in matter.
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Visitors won’t find any Schwan’s branded products when Edwards Dessert Kitchen opens this summer. Instead, the company will use it to try out new

Edwards Dessert Kitchen, emerging soon in the North Loop, is a foodie destination with a secret purpose

Customer interaction could inspire new food products for Schwan's Co.
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May 25

United is sued for denying sick man's request to land plane

It's the latest in a string of PR disasters for the airline.
Business
May 25
Michael Reger, former and returned CEO of Northern Oil and Gas Inc.

Once-fired Michael Reger returns as CEO of Northern Oil and Gas

New board leadership shakes up company's executive team.
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UnitedHealthcare partners with lab companies

The companies tout "value-based programs" with better outcomes and lower costs.
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May 25

Simulation faults 3M's Bair Hugger device in surgical infection trial

Bair Hugger alleged to contribute to infection; 3M lawyers disagreed.
Business
May 25
Animation shows alleged 3M medical device defect in civil trial

Animation shows alleged 3M medical device defect in civil trial

This computer-generated animation shows how quickly potentially bacteria-laden particles could be spread by the device. 3M argues that the simulation is misleading, and the company stands behind the safety of its device. The videos were played in open court this week, and copies were provided by Plaintiffs' counsel upon request.
Business
May 25

NFL players, coaches grapple with new anthem policy

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll wanted to be talking about football matters — Seattle's recommitment to the run game, the addition of two new coordinators, almost anything to do with what happens between the lines.
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May 25
An illustration shows the new St. Mary's Medical Center and a nearby clinic that Essentia Health plans to build in downtown Duluth.

Duluth's Essentia Health announces state's biggest medical construction project

Essentia's record expansion will include a massive new medical center.
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May 24

Delivery drivers end strike against beer distributor J.J. Taylor

The Teamsters and the company had wrangled over safety issues.
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“It’s just a part of life and it cost more in California,” said Akhmiri Sekhr-ra, about increasing gas prices as she filled her car up with gas

Twin Cities gas prices could top $3 a gallon this summer

Gasoline prices have risen sharply over the past few weeks, hitting a current average of $2.85 per gallon in the Twin Cities, 55 cents higher than a year ago.
Business
May 24
Toro latest results were dampened by the late spring, which ate into sales of lawn mowers.

Late winter storms ding Toro sales of residential lawn mowers

One of the coldest Aprils in 20 years slowed sales of Toro Co.'s lawn mowers for residential users in North America and Europe.Yet sales to…
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May 24
Medtronic beat investors expectations with its latest quarterly performance.

Medtronic net income up nearly 6 percent, beating analysts' projections

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The Mother Baby Center at United and Children’s -St. Paul is the latest in the construction boom of mother/baby centers in the Twin Cities.

Architects, designers collaborate with local medical executives on new buildings

The boomlet of mother/baby centers in Twin Cities illustrates the new ideas.
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May 24

Twin Metals wants to build mine processor closer to BWCA

Pending approval, 100-acre facility would rise on edge of Birch Lake.
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May 24
Inver Grove Heights buys land near highways for new fire station

Inver Grove Heights buys land near highways for new fire station

The city is preparing to begin construction on a new fire station near the interchange of Hwys. 52 and 55.
Business
May 24

More stringent biofuel standard suspended

State issues waiver until June 30 because of shortages of B20 product.