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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.

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

July 12
A combination of office/warehouse users and bulk distribution companies, like Sweet Harvest Foods located in Lakeville, Minn., are driving the industr
The segment, which includes warehouses and distribution centers, has seen a decline in construction and rapidly rising rents despite high demand.

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

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The Twin Cities Pride Parade on Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis on June 30.
Pride celebrations, U.S. Olympic gymnastics trials and the Taste of Minnesota were big hits for downtown.
South Metro
4:48pm
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 they have done nothing wrong, and planning for the Lakeville development continues.
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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 executive, administrative and other professional employees.
Business
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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.
Business
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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. There have been 26 failures of large and small of dam structures from 2010 to 2023, and Minnesota has a list of 73 dams in need of $33 million in work.
Business
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Tiffany Farrier, owner of the state's first halal-certified farm Kandi Acres, returns one of her escaped goats back to a pen.

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.
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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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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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.
Business
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.
Business
July 11
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.
Business
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.
Politics
July 11
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.
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.
Business
July 11
Soybeans are processed at a CHS plant in Mankato in 2022. Inver Grove Heights-based CHS says its agricultural profits have fallen partly due to height

CHS: Global trade winds continue shifting away from American farmers and cooperatives

Inver Grove Heights-based CHS warned Wednesday that exports face "strong competition."
Business
July 10
Sheep on the loose in Zumbrota, Minn.

Minnesota sheep on the lam in Zumbrota evades police but not a cowboy's lasso

Videos from the Zumbrota Police Department document their pursuit of the furry baaaaandit.
Business
July 10
Sheep on the loose in Zumbrota, Minn.

Sheep on the loose in Zumbrota, Minn.

Officials eventually called in reinforcements from the Central Livestock — Zumbrota sale barn to wrangle the animal.
Nation
July 10
In this Oct. 19, 2005, file photo, steam billows from two active cooling towers of the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in Middletown, Pa. The do

A nuclear accident made Three Mile Island infamous. AI's needs may revive it.

It is part of a burst of fresh activity at mothballed plants as tech companies, manufacturers and energy regulators scramble to find enough zero emissions electricity to keep up with surging demand.
Business
July 10
Marshfield Medical Center in Marshfield, Wis. The rural health system plans to merge with South Dakota-based Sanford Health; both previously sought to

South Dakota-based Sanford Health to merge with Marshfield Clinic in Wisconsin

The combined health system would be a large rural health care provider, with 56 hospitals and more than 250 clinics.
Business
July 10
Tierra Encantada, a Spanish immersion daycare and preschool is helping about 55 kids in kindergarten and first grades with their distance learning fro

As families seek more child care options, Tierra Encantada eyes growth with $38M investment

Spanish immersion child-care company will be in five states by end of year.
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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July 10
The University of Minnesota Nurse Practitioners Clinic on South Third Street, Minneapolis.

University of Minnesota closing nurse practitioner clinic in downtown Minneapolis

The clinic, closing Oct. 31, required more than $3 million in subsidies since opening in Downtown East in 2015.
Business
July 10
Anna Teeter, a novel oil seeds program manager with Cargill, looks at a field of camelina, an intermediate oilseed that could revolutionize agricultur

Camelina is the crop of jet fuels and cleaner waters. But will farmers grow it?

The winter-planted cover crop has sustainable possibilities in the future, but first, farmers need to know if the muscular, intermediate oilseed can actually grow during Minnesota's notoriously cold winters and mild springs. That starts with a field outside Chatfield.
Business
July 10
Monish Patolawala, the new chief financial officer of 3M

3M president, finance chief resigns for job at ADM

President, finance chief at 3M resigns for job at ADM

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