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How to shop for a health insurance plan in Minnesota

Insurance options can vary considerably depending on age, income, geography, employment status and the market. So don't be afraid to seek help when confronting this complicated decision.

Ramstad: In a chaotic moment, Americans still have power over what's next

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The campaign rally site in Butler, Pa., after it was evacuated following the assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump on Saturday.
Sharon McMahon, nicknamed "America's Government Teacher," describes the power of choosing hope.

Don't be one of many Americans without 'rainy day fund' for emergencies

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Many Americans don't have a "rainy day" fund for emergencies, despite the percentage of those that did peaking during the pandemic.
A Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis survey showed as of October 2023, just more than half of U.S. adults had enough savings to cover three months of expenses if they lost their primary source of income, down slightly from a year before and substantially below the pandemic high.
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3D printer maker Stratasys is moving to Eden Prairie. It will lease space from UnitedHealth Group.

Stratasys moving HQ to Minnetonka, leasing space from UnitedHealth

The 3D printer manufacturer will take up vacant space at 5995 Opus Parkway, close to the Interstate 169 and Highway 62 interchange
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Protesters say 11 arrested outside UnitedHealthcare HQ in Minnetonka

Critics have held a series of events highlighting what they describe as a pattern of improper coverage denials by the nation's largest health insurer.
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Star Tribune announces lineup of new editors and revamped news departments

The five new department leaders include a mix of internal and external hires.
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July 13
Signs opposing wind power, including this one, are sprinkled around Traverse County.

Tolkkinen: Wind turbines become divisive issue in Traverse County, Minn.

Farmers are deciding whether to put turbines on their land, despite the anger that might come with it.
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July 13
On the left side of this Iowa field, a derecho blew down traditional tall corn in August 2020. On the right side, short-stature corn from Stine Seeds

Ramstad: In a big change to nation's corn, you might soon see shorter stalks

Shorter corn planted closer together changes the math for farmers and provides a hedge against storms.
What are Minnesota's Top Workplaces for 2024?
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What are Minnesota's Top Workplaces for 2024?
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We survey employees to find the top workplaces in the Twin Cities and Minnesota each year. Those ranking at the top of the list might surprise you.
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Isometric small house and green dollar sign on weight scales. Balance, price, real estate and home concept.

Consider the process, not just results, when making financial decisions

A good outcome with a bad process is simply luck.
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Winona auto parts plant starts to close later this month; 117 employees to be laid off

BCS Access Business Systems will start the first round of layoffs July 26.
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Attorney General Keith Ellison. Allegations were included in a court filing that’s part of a civil investigation of Nolosha Development by the attor

Proposed Lakeville housing aimed at Somali families under investigation

Nolosha Development says it has done nothing wrong and that planning for the project continues.
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July 12
Despite much push back, millions of American white collar workers, are now eligible for overtime pay this month under a new federal law that boosts th

Thousands of Minnesota white-collar workers now eligible for overtime pay

In Minnesota, an estimated 10,000 workers are expected to benefit from rule changes that mainly apply to lower-wage executive, administrative and other professional employees.
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July 12
Lifecore Biomedical has laid off 46 employees under its new CEO, Paul Josephs.

Layoffs latest financial setback for new Minnesota public company Lifecore Biomedical

The Chaska-based company, which named Paul Josephs as CEO in May, cut 46 jobs and is also grappling with net losses and delays in SEC filings.
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July 12
Bicyclists, walkers, and rollerbladers travel across the newer part of the Coon Rapids Dam, which was rebuilt in 1997.

Minnesota dams mostly held up in June flooding, but old structures need repair

The Rapidan Dam near Mankato drew a national spotlight to what is a common problem in the state: old and creaky dams that are costly to fix, replace or remove.
With $371.6B in revenue, this giant again tops list of Minnesota public companies
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With $371.6B in revenue, this giant again tops list of Minnesota public companies
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This year, 38 of the top 50 Minnesota-run companies had $1 billion or more in revenue.
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The Twin Cities Pride Parade on Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis on June 30.

'It feels pre-pandemic': Flurry of downtown activity spurs record hotel revenue in Minneapolis

Pride celebrations, U.S. Olympic gymnastics trials and the Taste of Minnesota were big hits for downtown.
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July 12
Goats and sheep graze to restore native prairie at Minnesota Capitol

Federal funds help launch halal goat meat slaughterhouse in central Minnesota

Clean Chickens started with a mobile poultry-processing unit. The owners of that business will next establish another facility to meet a growing need in the state: a halal meat processor.
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July 12
The Driftless Area illustrates as well as perhaps any place in the nation the rural drift toward the GOP of the past generation.

From blue to red in a generation, Upper Midwest's Driftless Area flexes political muscle

From 2008 to 2020, the region along the Mississippi River covering parts of four states saw America's biggest flip from Democrat to Republican.
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July 12
A fire at the Starbuck Meats & Locker in Starbuck, Minn., on July 6, 2024, destroyed the building.

A rural Minnesota meat locker goes up in flames, but the business isn't down for good

Cattle producers and butchers in the area say an emerging resilience after decades of decline is helping forestall greater problems in the small meat-processing world.
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A combination of office/warehouse users and bulk distribution companies, like Sweet Harvest Foods located in Lakeville, Minn., are driving the industr

One sector of Twin Cities commercial real estate that's not sputtering: Industrial

The segment, which includes warehouses and distribution centers, has seen a decline in construction and rapidly rising rents despite high demand.
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July 11
Customers peruse the aisles during the grand opening for a new Aldi store Thursday.

Retailers cut prices in 'summer of savings,' but consumers need to shop smart for best deals

Target, Walmart, Aldi and many other major retailers are responding to consumers' continued price sensitivity.
The Louriston Dairy near Murdock, built and operated by Riverview LLP, is home to 9,500 cows, 40 times more than the average American dairy. The compa
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Allete CEO Bethany Owen speaks at a panel in Minneapolis in June. The Duluth-based energy company spent more than a year looking for a buyer before an

Minnesota Power parent company explored sale starting in 2022 ahead of $6.2 billion deal

That revelation and others — like how the company CEO would cash in on the sale — came as part of disclosures ahead of an August stockholder vote to take Allete private.
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July 11
The Michipicoten in Duluth harbor.

Ship emergency on Lake Superior is latest safety mishap for Great Lakes freighter operator

The Michipicoten, now in Fraser Shipyards after cracking and taking on water, is just the most recent incident for Rand Logistics ships.
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In a file photo taken Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, finished My Pillow pallets are wrapped and stored at a Shakopee warehouse.

Mike Lindell's MyPillow facing eviction notice in Shakopee

The company owes its Pennsylvania-based landlord $447,603, according to a court filing, but Lindell says payment is being settled.

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