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Business Owners, Anglers Skeptical of DNR Plan to Assist Lake Mill Lacs

A new plan to restore the walleye population in Lake Mill Lacs isn't restoring confidence in some business owners. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced new lake management efforts Thursday including a cool-water hatchery, a pilot stocking program, a new fisheries office and an advisory committee of anglers and business owners that will increase transparency of quota setting....


  • Jennie-O Seeks to Expand, Hire 20 Additional Workers at Faribault Plant

    Jennie-O Turkey Store, LLC, said it plans to hire an additional 20 employees at its plant in Faribault as it expands its processing capabilities. In May, the company—owned by Austin, Minnesota-based Hormel Foods Corporation—laid off 200 workers. The company said the layoffs were due to the bird flu outbreak affecting sales and profit....

  • In this June 4, 2015, photo, a shopper pushes a cart full of merchandise at the Sam's Club in Bentonville, Ark. The Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index for August 2015 on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. U.S. Consumer Confidence Shows Sharp Rebound in August

    U.S. consumer confidence rebounded in August to the strongest reading in seven months after having fallen sharply in July. The survey of consumer opinions was taken before the sharp plunge in the stock market...

  • A Chinese investor monitors stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Tuesday. China Cuts Interest Rates in New Bid to Spur Economy

    China has cut interest rates for fifth time in nine months in a new effort to shore up slowing economic growth. The central bank said Tuesday said the benchmark rate for a one-year loan will be cut by 0.25 percentage point to 4.6 percent and the one-year rate for deposits will fall by a similar margin to 1.75 percent...

  • The metro's oldest Best Buy in Edina might become Edina's newest apartment complex and restaurant. Vintage Best Buy Store Could Become Modern High Rise in Edina

    The metro's oldest Best Buy might become Edina's newest apartment complex and restaurant. There is a proposal in the early stages to redevelop that area off West 66th Street and York Avenue into a six-story, 210-unit complex with a restaurant on the ground floor...

  • Target to Pay $2.8 Million to Settle Discrimination Claims

    Target will pay $2.8 million to settle a federal discrimination charge, the U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said Monday. The EEOC said there was probable cause the Minneapolis-based retailer used employment assessments that screened out applicants for exempt-level positions based on race and sex...

  • Trader F. Hill Creekmore works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. U.S. stock markets plunged in early trading Monday following a big drop in Chinese stocks. US Stocks Slump; Dow Briefly Plunges 1,000 Points

    U.S. stocks are closing sharply lower, with the Dow Jones industrial average down more than 588 points and the Standard & Poor's 500 index now down more than 10 percent off its recent high. The slump is part of a global wave of selling triggered by increased signs of an economic slowdown in China...
       
     

  • Farmington Moves Forward with Downtown Redevelopment Plan

    Farmington city officials want to revitalize the city’s downtown and are taking steps to make that happen. Last week, the city council approved a $40,000 contract with Hoisington Koegler Group, Inc., to fund a downtown redevelopment plan, which city leaders hope will lead to a unified vision for downtown Farmington...

  • Adam Sandoval, 37, of Fort Meyers, Fla., stands next to the motorcycle as his bike is gets major repairs free of charge at Mason City Harley-Davidson in Mason City, Iowa. Harley-Davidson Unveils 2016 Model Year Lineup

    Harley-Davidson Inc. has unveiled its 2016 model year lineup with new bikes that will be arriving soon at dealerships nationwide. The Milwaukee-based company's touring lineup includes some of its most powerful cruiser bikes and the return of the Road Glide Ultra after a two-year absence...

  • A pair of traders work in their booth on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday. US Stocks Plunge in Early Trading after Big Drop in Chinese Stocks

    A worldwide plunge in stock prices has now engulfed Wall Street, where the Dow industrials fell more than 1,000 points in early trading today. The S&P 500 fell into correction territory -- meaning a drop of 10 percent or more from a recent peak...

  • Pump Prices Continue To Drop

    Plunging oil prices are giving travelers a break as the summer driving season winds down. GasBuddy.com puts the average price of a gallon of regular at $2.61 nationwide. That's more than 80 cents cheaper than a year ago...

  • Oak Park Heights City Council to Vote on 38-Lane Indoor Shooting Range

    Stillwater isn’t the only city in Washington County that’s considering building a large indoor shooting range. The Oak Park Heights city council will vote Tuesday on a proposed gun range and retail store that would be even larger than the one proposed in the former Simonet’s Furniture building in Stillwater...

  • Michael Jordan smiles at reporters after a jury ordered a defunct grocery store chain to pay him $8.9 million for using his name without permission. Michael Jordan Awarded $8.9M for Store's Use of His Name

    A jury has ordered a defunct grocery store chain to pay Michael Jordan $8.9 million for using his name. Jurors returned the verdict Friday night. They had to calculate how much the now-defunct grocery chain Dominick's should pay the former Chicago Bulls basketball player for invoking his name in an ad without permission....

  • Electronics Recycling Program Gives People with Disabilities New Lease on Life

    Inside a Red Wing warehouse, workers are taking apart electronics and rebuilding lives. "Its been an actual life changer," Cody Banitt said. "Life was rough for me." Banitt was born with a cognitive disorder. He's always had trouble finding and keeping a job, or at least, he did until he ended up at ProAct eRecycling Services...

  • Asian stocks fell further Friday after a survey showed Chinese manufacturing weakened this month. Fears Over China and Greece Push Down U.S. Stocks For 2nd Day

    U.S. stocks are sharply lower in midday trading on concerns about the Chinese economy.
    The Dow Jones industrial average fell 228 points, or 1.3 percent, to 16,761.73 as of 12:11 p.m. Eastern time Friday...

  • Minnesota to reap $1.2M in settlement with drugmaker

     Minnesota's share of a $71 million multistate settlement with biotech drugmaker Amgen tops $1.2 million. The deal to end an investigation into illegal marketing of two drugs made by the company was announced earlier this week...






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