More than 30 percent of Minnesota farmers lost money in 2016

More than 30 percent of Minnesota farmers lost money in 2016

Two years of losses place financial stress on farmers as prices continue to decline.

Feds join second whistleblower case against UnitedHealth

Feds join second whistleblower case against UnitedHealth
The Minnetonka-based insurance company is accused of making false claims regarding Medicare patients that resulted in overpayment of hundreds of millions of dollars.
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JavaCycle turns coffee-bean waste into sweet-smelling fertilizer

JavaCycle turns coffee-bean waste into sweet-smelling fertilizer
The parent company of Hill Bros. Coffee and Chock Full O'Nuts has partnered with the tiny, Minnesota-based operation to convert millions of pounds of roasted coffee-bean waste into commercial fertilizer.
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Minnesota wineries fight state law requiring homegrown grapes

Alexis Bailly in Hastings, the state's first vineyard, and Next Chapter Winery in New Prague claim the ban protects the state's grape industry from competition.
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Iron Range agency names new management company for Giants Ridge resort

It's the latest change at Giants Ridge after an unflattering audit in 2016.
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Minnesota shouldn't see much change as Trump boosts coal

State law and industry forces have already set course toward renewable energy.
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Wells Fargo to pay $110 million to settle fake account suit

Wells Fargo has agreed to pay $110 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over up to 2 million accounts its employees opened for customers without getting their permission, the bank announced Tuesday.

Buffalo Wild Wings hires investment banker that activist shareholder wanted

Activist investor Marcato Capital takes another shot at the chain despite the hiring of Cypress Group.

Wells Fargo dinged by federal regulator over community lending

The bank received a low community-lending score as its struggles continue.

ASV construction equipment maker could be going public again

The Grand Rapids company filed papers for an IPO to raise $36 million.
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Big banks, financial tech services play tug-of-war over consumer data

At stake are the digital trails that people leave with every electronic transaction.

Samsung may bring back fire-plagued Galaxy Note 7

SEOUL, South Korea – The star-crossed Samsung Galaxy Note 7 — the ambitious new smartphone whose problems with fires prompted an unprecedented and costly…

Alexander: Here's how to fix Wi-Fi printing software

Q: For several weeks, my Microsoft Surface Pro tablet computer printed via Wi-Fi to an HP Photosmart 6520 printer. But now, files that have already…

Healthy eating is riding high in America – and so are Twinkies

A food industry report ranked Hostess second among growth leaders for midsize companies, behind Greek yogurt company Chobani.

Wyoming Machine wins national workforce award

Traci and Lori Tapani recognized for training youth and women in manufacturing by National Association of Workforce Boards.

Thrivent Mutual Funds repeat wins in annual fund family awards

Thrivent Mutual Funds repeats fund family wins in Thomson Reuters Lipper Fund awards.
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Ford to expand U.S. production of trucks, SUVs

DETROIT – In a move that drew praise from President Donald Trump, Ford Motor said Tuesday that it would invest $1.2 billion in three…
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US consumer confidence hits 16-year high

U.S. consumer confidence climbed to its highest level in more than 16 years, a strong gain for one of President Donald Trump's preferred economic indicators.
March 28

Trump says Ford investing in 3 Michigan auto plants

President Donald Trump says that Ford Motor Co. is planning to invest in three Michigan auto plants.
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Edina mansion that belonged to Kirby Puckett has been sold for $1.57M

The late Twins star's home has five bedrooms and seven bathrooms.
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Twin Cities nonprofit is offering $1 million for your big ideas

A private family foundation has committed $3 million over the next three years to the goal of addressing "urgent global challenges … in radically new ways."
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Buffalo Wild Wings adds two names in board contest, one already offered by activist

One candidate nominated has been backed by the activist investor critical of the chain.