Famous Dave’s founder Dave Anderson has been inducted into the National Native American Hall of Fame.

Famous Dave's BBQ founder inducted into National Native American Hall of Fame

Dave Anderson launched Jimmie's Old Southern BBQ Smokehouse in recent years.

Black Friday brings out deal-seeking Minnesotans

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Santa and his elves greet Black Friday shoppers at the Mall of America’s North entrance Friday, Nov. 26, 2021 in Bloomington.
Shoppers found deals, and even crowds in some places, as they tackled their holiday lists. The action yielded insights on how Minnesotans feel about the economy and the pandemic.

Cardiovascular Systems recalls Wirion medical device

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Cardiovascular Systems’ headquarters in New Brighton.
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Latora Thompson, who previously rented from landlord Steven Meldahl, poses for a photo outside her new home in Minneapolis on Friday.

Rent escrow requirement prevents tenants from challenging poor living conditions, lawyers say

Landlords benefit from a court directive that is a violation of due process, housing litigators say.
Business
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A Frattallone’s Ace Hardware in Burnsville. There are 22 Frattallone’s stores in the Twin Cities.

Frattallone's Ace Hardware stores sells its 22 locations

The family-owned hardware store has sold all of its Twin Cities stores to a Tennessee company.
Business
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The line outside Kitchen Window, a fixture of the retail scene in Minneapolis’ Uptown neighborhood for 35 years that will soon close, was long all d

The steadiest long line on Black Friday in Minneapolis was at a store that's about to close

Hundreds lined up all day at Kitchen Window, a fixture on the Uptown retail scene for 35 years.
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Mason Nadolney got his second COVID-19 vaccine shot during a mobile vaccine event at Chanhassen High School in July.

What you need to know about COVID variants, Minnesota mask requirements and more

Advice is evolving along with the coronavirus. Here's the latest from staff and news service reports.
Politics
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The White House announced that President Joe Biden will appear in Rosemount on Tuesday.

Biden will visit Minnesota to tout new infrastructure law

State will receive billions for roads, transportation, airports, high-speed internet and other projects.
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Black Friday shopping less frenzied

Though there were definitely shoppers Black Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, the crowds were smaller than before the pandemic.
Minneapolis
November 25
Tequila Laramee is an associate educator at Bethune Community School in north Minneapolis.

Minneapolis educator honored as support professional of the year

A Minneapolis Public Schools kindergarten educator has been named the 2021-22 Education Support Professional of the Year by Education Minnesota. Tequila Laramee, an associate educator…
St. Cloud
November 25
Gov. Tim Walz and St. Cloud State President Robbyn Wacker chat with SCSU students studying in Alnwick, England, during a November 2021 trade trip to t

SCSU leaders, Waite Park business owner promote central MN in European trade trip

A trio from the St. Cloud area joined Gov. Tim Walz on his seven-day trade mission.
Business
November 25
After Hormel Foods bought Columbus Craft Meats for $850 million in 2017, the charcuterie trend exploded. A quarter of consumers say they make a board

The charcuterie craze is big business and Minnesota's Hormel is onboard

The company's well-timed acquisition of Columbus Craft Meats is paying off as charcuterie explodes in popularity, thanks to social media and at-home living.
Business
November 25
At its latest measure, inflation is running north of 6% per year.

Schafer: Inflation is making us uneasy, so how can we find gratitude?

By most economic measures, we have much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. So why do we feel so crabby?
Business
November 24
A buttermilk-brined roast turkey, a recipe inspired by the Southern method of marinating chicken overnight in buttermilk before frying, and adapted fr

For some recipe apps, your personal information is gravy

Like a Thanksgiving turkey, popular recipe apps are stuffed - with creepy tracking technology.
Companies managed their costs and liquidity through the pandemic, but collectively, the 50 companies saw net income decline more than 12% as the broad
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Revenue for the companies on the Star Tribune 50 list as a whole increased 5.5% to a cumulative $621.8 billion.
Local
November 24
Gov. Tim Walk spoke as Harold the Thanksgiving turkey posed for photos Wednesday in front of the State Capitol in St. Paul.

Walz shows off Minnesota's Thanksgiving turkey

Harold the tom turkey will retire to a hobby farm in Paynesville.
Business
November 24
Cassidy Ballevand, 8, held a stuffed Clifford the Big Red Dog while watching the movie with the same name with her grandmother Linda Gohl in Woodbury.

Metro movie theaters hope for boost from holiday blockbusters

The fall and winter box office lineup is one of the best to hit theaters in years, but owners are worried about higher COVID-19 rates keeping people away.
Business
November 24
Cargill Inc. headquarters in Minnetonka.

Minnesota's Cargill is largest U.S. private company, again

The Minnetonka-based agribusiness is once again atop Forbes' list of largest private companies in U.S.
Business
November 24
General Mills corporate headquarters and sign in Golden Valley.

General Mills to sell European dough business

The move follows the sale of its European Yoplait ownership stake this year as the Minnesota food maker consolidates focus in North America.
Local
November 23
Holiday travelers — human and one canine —waited in line at the Delta ticketing counter of Terminal 1 at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Ai

MSP Airport prepared for 'significant spike' in holiday travel

In a sure sign of pandemic-related weariness, thousands of Minnesotans are expected to take to the skies and highways to celebrate Thanksgiving this week — despite a concerning uptick in COVID-19 cases throughout the state.
November 23
The New York Times headquarters in Manhattan, May 12, 2021.

Order blocking New York Times coverage of Project Veritas stays in place

The judge said at a hearing that he needed additional time to consider arguments and asked for additional briefs next week.
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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Business
November 23
Located in the heart of Uptown Minneapolis, Kitchen Window will close in January.

After 35 years, Uptown Minneapolis mainstay Kitchen Window to close

The kitchenware shop will liquidate its stock before closing in January 2022.
Business
November 23
Best Buy latest quarterly sales surpassed the blockbuster gains it made during the pandemic a year ago.

With purchase of Yardbird, Best Buy seeks a bigger role in outdoor entertaining

The electronics retailer built on record year-ago sales growth this fall, but execs see some near-term pressures.
November 23

St. Cloud-area farm ordered to repay $1.4M to USDA, put on probation

The Becker farmer defrauded government loan programs