Medtronic cuts 2,000 jobs, including 500 in MN – StarTribune
Schafer: Say goodbye to medical device sales reps – StarTribune
Magnetation gets approval for fourth MN iron ore plant – Duluth News Tribune
Sales of existing U.S. homes rise to November 2009 level – Bloomberg
Turkish banks are hot, with China, Qatar jockeying for a piece – Economist
Target’s earnings short of expectations, weather blamed – Bloomberg
Gasp! Wisconsin raw milk seller accused of running retail shop – Journal-Sentinel
Paywalled: Fungus invented to replace Styrofoam – New Yorker
Welcome to the real space age, the era of private spaceflight – New York Mag
A “must read” book on the Midwest by Edward McClelland – Midwesterner