Realtor Jim Schwarz in one of the townhouses under construction in his Sheldon Place development in Eden Prairie. Despite the pandemic, Twin Cities ho

November market stays hot for Twin Cities homebuilders

Despite the pandemic, Twin Cities housing construction permits continue to outpace last year.

UnitedHealth executive returns after COVID-19 vaccine work

December 1
Andrew Witty helped WHO on vaccine development and distribution.
Andrew Witty's return after more than seven months working with the World Health Organization on development of coronavirus vaccines comes as UnitedHealth Group weighs impact of virus.

Doctors seek halt to Enbridge pipeline project because of COVID concerns

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Jerry Striegel of St. Paul, left, and John Munter of Warba held signs during a press conference about concerns around the adequacy of Enbridge's COVID
They say thousands of Line 3 workers could spread the coronavirus.
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St. Luke's CEO abruptly departs Duluth's second-largest health care provider

Kevin Nokels was hired in August 2019.
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A taconite plant in Nashwauk remains half-built, despite $1.9 billion spent by various owners.

Minnesota officials approve new lease for stalled Mesabi Metallics project

The approval of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' lease amendments came after much debate.
Music
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Peter Parker at work in the Go 95.3 FM studios in Minneapolis in 2016.

Pohlads leave the radio business, selling its Go stations to a Christian nonprofit

Buyer is a California nonprofit that operates Christian music networks.
Business
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Patterson Companies Mendota Heights, Minnesota headquarters. ] GLEN STUBBE * gstubbe@startribune.com Friday, June 19, 2015 ORG XMIT: MIN15061915254018

With dental, vet clinics gaining businesses again, Patterson saw good quarter

Mendota Heights-based company saw boost because of efforts to prevent COVID-19, but not all the growth was attributed to that.
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Cole Stevens, 18, was laid off from his Bloomington food service job at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Minn. court: Jobless high school students can access pandemic unemployment aid

Youthprise says there's millions of dollars available to help young people.
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The Minnesota Legislature met in special session Monday, July 13, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn.

Minnesotans' spending helps flip state budget to surplus, for now

A $1.3 billion shortfall is forecast for the next budget cycle.
Coronavirus
December 1
Instead of sitting out the pandemic winter, Stillwater — reflected Tuesday in the St. Croix River — has decided to decorate and plan low-key outdo

With rink, ice maze, ice-cream social, Stillwater hopes to light up pandemic winter

Town wants tourists but not too many at once.
Coronavirus
December 1
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., speaks during the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, before the Senate Judiciary Committee

Minnesotans in Congress hope for $908 billion COVID relief deal

Klobuchar and Phillips working toward a bipartisan package.
Business
December 1
Cargill Inc. headquarters in Minnetonka. (Anthony Souffle, Star Tribune)

Cargill argues in front of Supreme Court in child labor case

A 15-year-old lawsuit alleges Cargill and Nestlé abetted child slave labor on cocoa farms in W. Africa.
Minneapolis
December 1
The K from the Kmart on Lake Street in a city warehouse on Friday. It’s destined for a Lake Elmo front yard.

Bidder's nearly $2K wins him the big red 'K' from former Lake Street Kmart

Buyer intends to gussy up the 9-foot-tall letter as a Christmas ornament and put it on his front lawn in Lake Elmo.
Duluth
December 1
In this October 2014 file photo, iron workers set up a crane to move steel for the construction of buildings on the site of Essar Steel Minnesota’s

Minnesota considers new lease on defaulted mining project in Nashwauk

Governor and state executive council will review plan Wednesday.
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December 1
Young cannabis plants in a growing room Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, at Leafline Labs in Cottage Grove.

Minn. officials approve cannabis use for sickle cell disease, tic disorders

However, they again rejected use of medical marijuana for those with anxiety.
Duluth
December 1
The Line 3 replacement across northern Minnesota will connect the oil fields in Alberta with the Enbridge Energy terminal in Superior, Wis.

Construction on Enbridge pipeline begins as new lawsuit filed to delay $2.6B project

State regulators will rule Friday on a different pipeline request.
Business
December 1
Nasdaq is proposing new rules that would require all companies listed on its U.S. exchange to publicly disclose consistent, transparent diversity stat

Proposed Nasdaq rule would push companies to diversify boards

St. Catherine University expert said requirement could be "game changer."
South Metro
December 1
Aggregate Industries was seeking a variance to mine gravel and limestone closer to homes in Grey Cloud Island Township.

Mining company pauses Grey Cloud Island expansion

Some residents say they remain wary of future operations near homes.
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who had COVID-19 in April, held a vial of the AstraZeneca vaccine candidate at a pharmaceutical facility in Wale

First vaccine doses will be targeted, health officials say

First doses could come in December, but they will likely go to health care workers and high-risk groups. "It won't be a situation where you line up outside a grocery store," Minnesota infectious disease director Kris Ehresmann said.
Business
November 30
Lupe Development Partners is moving forward on two rental projects aimed at low-income renters: An 111-unit building that opened on Lake Street in Min

Developer moves ahead with Lake Street, Edina apartment projects

Amid pandemic, apartments in Minneapolis, Edina target low-income tenants.
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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November 30
Customer traffic was better than expected at Macy’s at Ridgedale Mall, a possible in-store outlier on Black Friday.

Cyber Monday sales expected to break record

Cyber Monday is expected to become the largest online shopping day in history as more consumers decide to digitally fill their holiday stockings this year…
Business
November 30
FILE - In this June 29, 2018, file photo, pipeline used to carry crude oil is shown at the Superior, Wis., terminal of Enbridge Energy. A significant

Enbridge cleared to begin construction work on $2.6B pipeline across Minnesota

MPCA approval of stormwater permit lets construction begin.
Business
November 30

GAO finds serious errors in unemployment data during COVID-19 pandemic

Review finds numbers overstated in pandemic.