Anoka has been the home of Federal ammunition for more than 100 years. Federal's parent company Vista Outdoor is giving U.S. investors another change

Vista Outdoor gives American investors another chance to raise their bid

Vista's board still prefers the deal with Prague-based Czechoslovak Group but urged MNC Capital to raise its offer.

UnitedHealth reveals hackers may have stolen data on a sizable number of Americans

April 22
UnitedHealth reveals hackers may have stolen data on a sizable number of Americans
The Minnetonka-based health care giant will offer identity protection and credit monitoring as preliminary investigation suggests hack impacted data for 'substantial proportion' of Americans.

Delta raises ground worker, flight attendant base pay 5%, affecting more than 5,000 in Minnesota

April 22
For the third consecutive year, Delta Air Lines has increased wages for its nonunion ground workers and flight attendants, affecting more than 5,000 o
The carrier is also increasing the minimum starting rate for all U.S. positions to $19 per hour.
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Manuela Enriquez, 43, from Burnsville, Minn., speaks during a press conference at the Attorney General’s Office inside the Minnesota State Capitol i

Minnesota AG sues Fridley dealership, alleging deceptive sales practices

Keith Ellison's office claims Midwest Car Search often targeted Spanish-speakers.
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Icehouse on Eat Street in Mpls. facing eviction for unpaid rent

Chicago-based Northpond Partners is suing for more than $85,000 in unpaid rent.
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Xcel Energy has proposed a two-year test of automatic bill credits for Minnesota customers in certain low-income areas.

Xcel's proposed automatic bill credit could save low-income households in Minnesota $450 a year

The company would enroll people in certain census areas based on income metrics and energy bills to help make energy costs just 4% of the household's income.
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April 22
Craig Cohen, developer of Keg & Case Market, inside the market in 2018. He filed for bankruptcy Friday, claiming $11.6 million in liabilities.

Developer of St. Paul's Keg & Case food hall declares bankruptcy

Craig Cohen listed the W. 7th neighborhood project when filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy with more than $11 million in liabilities.
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April 22
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Richfield construction subcontractor sentenced for insurance fraud

Fabian Espinosa, owner of Richfield-based Fabian Espinosa Construction LLC, faces three years' probation.
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Worker expectations change at Minnesota firms as pandemic retreats.
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April 22
Katrina Kessler, the commissioner of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, said Monday that the state will monitor pollution problems along Minnesot

Minnesota to take the pulse of the Mississippi River, from the headwaters to Iowa border

State regulators will study the health of Minnesota's entire 650-mile stretch of the river this year.
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April 22
A Black man wearing a black t-shirt and gray jeans sits in front of a deli counter

Sammy McDowell, celebrated owner of Sammy's Avenue Eatery on the North Side, dies

Long a fixture of the north Minneapolis community, McDowell opened the sandwich and coffee shop in 2012.
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April 22
Jessica Waller works on making a cashew peanut butter in an industrial kitchen at the Cornerstone Creek Apartments in Golden Valley.

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April 22
Yasameen Sajady, left, Fatimah Sajady and Sheilla Sajady of Maazah.

How to avoid going broke soon after starting a business

From better money management to getting a second job, entrepreneurs share what they do when the business comes first.
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April 21
Vance Haugen and Bonnie Haugen are among many residents of southeastern Minnesota concerned about nitrate pollution in their drinking water. Minnesota

Minnesota House lawmakers push forward fertilizer tax to clean up contaminated wells

The tax on farmers, smaller than earlier proposals, cleared a key House committee.
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April 20
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Value Village, some donated clothing is baled and sold by the pound to used clothing giant Rags

Why you should donate clothing: It (probably) won't end up at the dump

Fast fashion is tough on the climate, but clothes can have second and third lives.
With $324.2 billion in revenue, UnitedHealth again tops list of Minnesota public companies
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With $324.2 billion in revenue, UnitedHealth again tops list of Minnesota public companies
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The top 50 companies as a whole posted revenue of $750.7 billion, up 7% from the year before. However, growth was slower than in 2021.
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April 20
From left and clockwise, Hannah Jones, Deena Winter, Maggie Snyder, Amanda McKnight and Britt Johnsen, all former reporters for Southwest News Media,

Six southwest Twin Cities area newspapers will publish last issue this week

The Southwest News Media publications are part of MediaNews Group, which is owned by Alden Global Capital, a hedge fund known for gutting and then closing local papers.
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April 20
The latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows car insurance increased by more than 22% compared to one year ago. It’s the largest a

How to parry rising insurance costs

Not only is the cost of insurance going up, it's rising faster than it has in almost 50 years.
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April 20
Personal finances and the good life should feed off and reinforce each other.

Keeping personal finances simple can improve your well-being

Practical steps include automating the movement of money from checking into savings accounts, similar to automatic withdrawals from your earnings into retirement savings at work.
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April 19
Capella Tower at 225 South Sixth St. Tuesday September 6, 2011. ] GLEN STUBBE * gstubbe@startribune.com Minneapolis skyline from the 51st floor of IDS

Two major downtown Minneapolis towers face change as hybrid shuffle continues

Wells Fargo Center is now on the market, and Capella University cuts its space by more than half in the tower that bears its name.
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April 19
David Royal, Thrivent's chief investment officer, and Jen Wilson, Thrivent’s senior managing director of private equity. Thrivent is bringing a priv

Thrivent has found a way for everyday folks to get a piece of the private equity market

Investors can pay as little as $50 a month to join Thrivent's popular asset allocation funds, which will now carry private equity investments.
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April 19
Hail pounds a roof as a severe storm rolls through the Twin Cities in May 2022.

Why do so many Minnesota homeowners get free roofs after a hailstorm?

Stormy weather has been beating up local roofs lately. But insurance companies are also scaling back coverage, arguing that "something's got to change."
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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April 18
Anoka-based Federal is among Vista Outdoor's ammunition brands that may be sold to a Prague-based company.

Conservative lawmakers lead objections to Vista's deal to sell Federal ammunition to Czech firm

Pressure being put on Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and federal panel that must approve foreign investments in U.S. businesses.
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April 18
Cattle at the Wysocki Dairy CAFO (concentrated animal feeding operation) in Armenia, Wisc. in late October. ] Aaron Lavinsky • aaron.lavinsky@s

Iowa environmental groups ask EPA to step in and protect drinking water

Inspired by a successful campaign in Minnesota, the groups want the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to intervene to prevent agricultural runoff from polluting water in northeast Iowa.
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April 18
Cargill dropped to the No. 2 position on the annual list of the largest privately-owned U.S. companies compiled by Forbes. Photo shows a Cargill grain

Cargill to sell group of grain elevators to CHS Inc.

Cargill called CHS "the right partner for this sale" based on the Minnesota-based organizations' partnership.

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