Local
November 9, 2017

Barn fire in central Minnesota kills thousands of turkeys

The blaze broke out overnight in Stearns County.
Business
November 9, 2017
FILE -- Matt Schlenk and Clara Malikowski got help from Best Buy sales clerk Nia Colebrooke on their TV purchase on Thanksgiving Day in 2016.

Best Buy, other retailers launch Black Friday deals early

Best Buy releases ad showing it will spread the discounts of one day across the entire month.
Local
November 8, 2017
The Vikings’ Stefon Diggs played with children at a grant celebration event last spring at St. Paul’s Conway Community Center.

U.S. Bank invests $1 million so Minnesotans can play

So far, 16 community groups have benefited.
Minneapolis
November 8, 2017
Stephen Frenz is one of Minneapolis' biggest landlords.

Minneapolis denies rental licenses for 16 apartment buildings

The city is refusing to grant rental licenses for buildings Steve Frenz sold, saying he did not give up his ownership, leaving hundreds in limbo.
Business
November 8, 2017
Ken Powell will step down as board chairman of General Mills at the end of the year.

Powell's retirement will complete General Mills' chairman transition

Ken Powell, who led the food giant since 2007, will exit as board chairman at the end of the year.
Business
November 8, 2017

Medtronic indicates hurricane revenue hit less than feared

Medtronic lost as much as $65 million in revenue in the weeks following Hurricane Maria, which incapacitated the medical device maker’s four factories in Puerto…
Business
November 8, 2017
So far this year, Twin Cities apartments are filling faster than they’re being built.

Apartments keep increasing and so do rents in the Twin Cities

Only 2.5 percent of metro apartments were empty this fall.
Business
November 8, 2017
A demo booth at Facebook’s annual F8 developer conference in San Jose, Calif.

Facebook says it needs your nude photos to prevent revenge porn

The company is testing a program to keep explicit photos from showing up on the site. But first you have to send them to Facebook.
St. Paul
November 8, 2017
Ramsey County asks for developer interest in riverfront site

Ramsey County asks for developer interest in riverfront site

After a previous development deal fell through, Ramsey County officials are back to secure a plan for downtown St. Paul site.
Business
November 8, 2017

U.S. Bancorp further greens the business

U.S. Bank is the latest company to work with Xcel Energy to generate more juice from wind-and-solar power.
Business
November 8, 2017
A mascot for Tmall, an online shopping website owned by Alibaba, held up a banner with the word “Double 11 big sale” during a recent Singles Day e

Think Amazon is everywhere? You haven't been to China

E-commerce is far bigger in the world's most populous country and one company dominates it.
West Metro
November 8, 2017
Rendering depicts how the 9380 Excelsior building at Excelsior Crossings in Hopkins may look after U.S. Bank moves its home mortgage operations there

U.S. Bank home mortgage employees to relocate to Hopkins complex

In major lease deal, the company will occupy one of three buildings that was originally developed for Cargill.
South Metro
November 7, 2017
Target is closing 12 stores, including one in Hastings.

Target is closing 12 U.S. stores, including the Hastings store

The stores have been underperforming, the Minneapolis-based retailer said.
Business
November 7, 2017

Second Minnesota suit filed following deaths from tainted caramel apples

The lawsuit, filed this month in Ramsey County, is involving one of the nation's worst outbreaks of listeriosis in recent years.
West Metro
November 7, 2017
Colorful fruits and vegetables, many supplied locally, dominate the selection at Fresh Thyme stores. The newest Twin Cities location of the Chicago-ba

Fresh Thyme opens in St. Louis Park after months of delay

After some delay, St. Louis Park gets a new grocer to compete with major chains.
Business
November 7, 2017

Sanford acquires stake in German hospital

The investment extends the connection between the Sioux Falls-based health systems and the German health care system.
State + Local
November 7, 2017
Municipal liquor stores, such as this one in Edina’s 50th and France shopping district, generate income for many cities around the state.

Municipal liquor stores saw record sales in 2016, but profits lagged

Competitive pressure could be partly to blame.
Business
November 7, 2017

Alexander: Windows 10 may cut speed of browsing

It's because of how the latest version handles software updates and controls the flow of data.
Business
November 7, 2017

Early valve data look promising

Medtronic has already launched a larger trial of its Intrepid mitral valve
Business
November 7, 2017
Tesla Motors Inc. is buying Perbix, a maker of factory automation equipment based in Brooklyn Park. The automaker said it plans to keep and expand the

Tesla buys Brooklyn Park firm, plans expanded metro recruiting

Perbix has been working with Tesla for three years to design the automaker's factory lines. The company says it plans to keep the facility in Brooklyn Park.