Business
January 30
K-tel headquarters in Plymouth, when the company announced interest in e-commerce.

Schafer: Objectives are new, but the action on Robinhood last week wasn't

Last Thursday, the stock trading firm Robinhood Markets inadvertently said it would block its users from purchasing the shares of Best Buy Co., traded under…
Business
December 27, 2020

Look for the lessons in life's financial losses

We visited our daughter and her husband the night they closed on their new home. As we were bringing things in, we heard loud crackling.…
Paul Douglas
December 10, 2020
Sunshine Odds Increasing but Late-Week Snow Potential is Iffy

Sunshine Odds Increasing but Late-Week Snow Potential is Iffy

I keep waiting for winter to kick in, but we may be waiting a few more weeks for a traditional cold/snowy pattern to return. You know, more like October was? What a strange late autumn, early winter scenario. And to think, in 13 days the Winter Solstice marks the lowest sun angle. By Christmas Day daylight will be on the increase again, for the first time since late June.
Gophers Basketball
December 8, 2020
Gophers center Liam Robbins blocked a shot in the first half of Friday night's game against North Dakota.

Robbins' shot blocking could be key for Gophers vs. Boston College

The 7-foot Drake transfer ranked among the nation's leaders in blocks last season.
Gophers Basketball
December 8, 2020
Former Shakopee star plays Gophers again, this time back home

Former Shakopee star plays Gophers again, this time back home

Boston College senior and former Shakopee star Steffon Mitchell plays the Gophers for a second time Tuesday in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Mitchell went from under-the-radar high school prospect to one of the top defensive players in the ACC.
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The Twins Beat
December 8, 2020
Rosario, in Instagram letter, bids farewell to Twins fans

Rosario, in Instagram letter, bids farewell to Twins fans

The left fielder played six seasons in Minnesota and was non-tendered at the deadline Wednesday.
Home & Garden
December 8, 2020

Goodbye Star Tribune

I'm sad to say that this is my last entry for the Star Tribune. I've blogged here weekly for the past nine years, and I've appreciated all of the support. I've learned a lot, I've appreciated your comments, and I've truly enjoyed sharing what I know about houses. Teaching is my passion, and this has given me a platform to reach more people than I ever thought possible.
Paul Douglas
December 6, 2020
Another Mild Week With a Slushy Near-Miss

Another Mild Week With a Slushy Near-Miss

After a cloudy Sunday, sunshine and milder weather returns for the week ahead. Reading could flirt with 50F by Wednesday before a cool down this weekend.
Gophers Basketball
December 4, 2020
Gophers center Liam Robbins (0) fouled Loyola Marymount guard Eli Scott (0) late in the game Monday night.

Pregame: Pitino puts emphasis on rebounding coming off Gophers' narrow victory

Richard Pitino was frustrated with Minnesota's rebounding in Monday's three-point win vs. Loyola Marymount. After giving up 18 offensive rebounds, the Gophers look to bounce back on the boards Friday night against North Dakota.
The Wild Beat
December 4, 2020
Wild winger Zuccarello has arm surgery, likely will miss training camp

Wild winger Zuccarello has arm surgery, likely will miss training camp

Whenever the Wild convenes for training camp, the team won't have right winger Mats Zuccarello on the ice.
Music
December 3, 2020
Just released 1970 Bob Dylan album features his sessions with George Harrison

Just released 1970 Bob Dylan album features his sessions with George Harrison

Under a European copyright law, the oft-bootlegged recordings were issued in a limited three-disc collection.
The annual Star Tribune 50 looks at the state's largest public companies. Combined, the companies on the list employ more than 1.2 million people.
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Variety
December 2, 2020
Sundance Film Fest hitting close to home

Sundance Film Fest hitting close to home

The annual festival, usually in Utah, will switch to virtual and remote sites in 2021, including Minneapolis.
The Twins Beat
December 2, 2020
Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Tyler Duffey

Twins reach deal with Duffey; Rosario decision still pending

Tyler Duffey agreed to a one-year contract worth $2.,2 million; Eddie Rosario cleared waivers this afternoon, and the Twins have until 7 p.m. to make him an offer for 2021.
Variety
December 2, 2020
Illusion administrators Michael Robins and Bonnie Morris received a lifetime achievement award at the 2014 Ivey Awards.

Illusion Theater is goin' south

The organization will continue to develop new work in a home in south Minneapolis.
The Twins Beat
December 2, 2020
Reliever Thielbar gets one-year deal from Twins

Reliever Thielbar gets one-year deal from Twins

The 33-year-old lefthanded reliever, who is a native of Randolph, Minn., returned to the majors last season after a five-year absence.
Paul Douglas
December 1, 2020
Winter On Hold Until Further Notice - No Storms or Polar Air Into Next Week

Winter On Hold Until Further Notice - No Storms or Polar Air Into Next Week

I'm searching for silver linings, so here's something I'm not taking for granted. This is, historically, the cloudiest time of the entire year. November was unusually sunny, and our blue-sky-streak is forecast to hang on into most of next week with temperatures statewide running 5-15F above average. 40s in December? I'll take it. Winter can wait.
Gophers Basketball
December 1, 2020

After hot start, U's Carr named to Wooden Award watch list

Junior guard Carr is averaging nearly 30 points per game during the Minnesota's 3-0 start and is among 50 players on the list.
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
September 6, 2020
Blake Elliott, co-founder of Bridges, has a new service, Rumi, which pairs people with disabilities with caregivers who live together.

Minnesota roommate program hopes to improve caregiving for people with disabilities in Minnesota

The "Rumi" program aims to create a relationship-based model between developmentally disabled folks and full-time roommates who care for them in their homes.
Business
August 23, 2020
Julie Ingebretsen, owner of Ingebretsen’s Scandinavian Gifts & Foods on E. Lake Street, reopened her store last month after it sustained $100,000 in

For a couple of Lake Street businesses, an early glimpse of a new start

And yet, a full recovery could take years. Some businesses aren't coming back.
Agriculture
August 21, 2020
Farmers planted potatoes in April on a 10-acre plot leased from Hmong American Farmers Association land in Dakota County.

Some help emerges for farmers that supply local markets in the Twin Cities

Most couldn't take advantage of the federal government's Paycheck Protection Plan loans. Some retailers are lending a hand.
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