Pork prices are going down. They had skyrocketed about a year and a half ago when a virus hit the hog population hard, killing millions nationwide. The Minnesota Pork Producers Association said farmers lost 7 percent to 8 percent of their herd.
A number of community leaders came together Tuesday to speak out against what they call predatory loans that target the poor. The group held a protest outside a Payday America in Minneapolis, where they accused payday lenders of charging unreasonably-high interest rates and fees for emergency loans.
Saks Off Fifth will remain in downtown Minneapolis after all. The fashion retailer, along with Shorenstein Properties LLC, announced on Tuesday the signing of a lease for 40,321 square feet in the retail portion of Minneapolis.
3M Co. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $1.18 billion. The St. Paul, Minnesota-based company said it had profit of $1.81 per share.
The owner of three Pahrump, Nevada casinos west of Las Vegas and 48 taverns across the state says it plans to merge with a Minnesota-based casino company. Sartini Gaming Inc. which operates as Golden Gaming announced the merger with Minnesota-based Lakes Entertainment Inc. Monday.
Minnesota-based Yoplait yogurt enlisted the help of Minnesota fashion designer Christopher Straub to re-imagine the cups with a Signature Collection offered exclusively in Target stores.
Gas prices have been a little more tolerable for a while now. Or at least we don’t cringe every time we pull up to the pump. But as cheaper gas flows into our cars and less money leaves our pockets, how much of that $2 per gallon gas is helping with road repairs?
Post Holdings will spend $1.15 billion to bulk up its presence in the market for bagged and hot cereals by buying the privately held MOM Brands Co., maker of Malt-O-Meal cereals. Post said Monday it will pay $1.05 billion in cash and give MOM Brands owners nearly 2.5 million shares of stock for the acquisition, which is expected to be completed in the third quarter.
Ten years after they shut down, the slopes of Detroit Mountain are alive again. It’s the result of millions of dollars in donations from a community that missed having skiing, snowboarding and tubing close by.
Minnesota lawmakers are taking aim at a nearly century-old law that’s been very difficult to take off the books. Liquor stores cannot legally open on Sundays. If it’s hard to understand why, you are not alone. It’s an 82 year old law some lawmakers are trying to repeal.
Target is testing a pilot program that allows you to shop health insurance in their stores. “Health care, no matter if you get your insurance from your employer or through an exchange or on the individual market, it’s still extremely confusing,” said Steve Lafferty, Target’s senior director of healthcare partnerships.
Minnesota’s unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level in more than 13 years even though more than 5,000 jobs were lost in December.
The former general manager of a western Massachusetts food co-op faces charges of embezzling $60,000 from the organization.
St. Paul’s James J. Hill Reference Library is old. A massive library seems antiquated these days, but some of the newest ideas in the Twin Cities are coming to life there. Studio/E was founded by former Target executive Nate Garvis and attorney Tom Wiese. “It’s an experiential leadership program based on the entrepreneur’s mindset,” Wiese said. “Take action instead of planning and doing. It’s doing and then learning.”
Lower gas prices have had an added bonus in Minnesota beyond fatter wallets: Train traffic is leveling off, giving regulators space to refocus on safety issues, a state railroad official told lawmakers Wednesday. “That’s the good news. It gives us a little breathing space,” Dave Christianson, a rail planner for the Minnesota Department of Transportation, told a state House committee.
What was once a popular menu item here in Minneapolis is now apparently on its way out. The restaurant guide Zagat asked people here how they felt about bacon. Half of those surveyed said they were “over it” as a food trend.
UnitedHealth topped Wall Street expectations for the fourth quarter, and the nation’s largest health insurer brought an optimistic vibe for the new year as it detailed final results from 2014. The Minneapolis-based insurer said Wednesday that it expects stronger enrollment growth from Medicare Advantage plans, a key product that had been pinched by funding cuts in recent years.
The annual arrival of a fat phone book on Minnesota doorsteps may soon be a thing of the past. The state Public Utilities Commission has proposed letting companies deliver residential phone directories electronically, sending customers a phone book only if they ask for one. The commission has already granted a few phone companies the ability to do that in recent years, and other states have done the same.
The tax filing season officially opens on Tuesday, and this year there are a number of potentially big changes of which citizens need to be aware. For the first time under the Affordable Care Act, most Americans will have to certify that they had health insurance coverage in 2014 to avoid a tax penalty.
You see a personal trainer for the best results in working out, and you see a doctor to keep your health in top-top shape. The Johnston Group thinks you need to use that philosophy when it comes to your money. Bradley Johnston calls it “wealth care,” and left some big name firms to do it on his own, with a personal touch.
Cheap oil doesn’t only mean cheaper gas in the tank. It means that a car dealer in Illinois is shuffling the inventory of models he’ll be selling, that more students in Wisconsin may get school-provided iPads, that some planned projects in a Southern California city will get delayed, and that some expected oilfield hiring in North Dakota and Texas may not happen.
Declining attendance and increased costs have the Minnesota Zoo facing a budget crisis. Zoo officials in Apple Valley have asked the state for $1.5 million in emergency funds to help maintain operations.
Kids are getting a unique opportunity to help create and design part of the $28 million renovation of the Minnesota Children’s Museum. The museum opened two prototype exhibits Saturday for children and parents to test out.
Wave Salon in Uptown has become Minnesota’s first green salon. They are able to divert 95 percent of their waste by recycling hair, chemicals, foil and plastic.
If you’re looking for a place to lay down your weary load, look no further than Loews Minneapolis. It’s been deemed the best hotel in the state, according to a recent ranking by MSN Travel.
Crews are breaking ground on the Mall of America expansion on March 18, 2014. Here are some renderings of what you can expect to see there soon.
Following months of anticipation, Target and Neiman Marcus unveiled their unprecedented holiday collection. The collection, which features 24 of America’s preeminent designers — all members of the Council of Fashion Designers of America — will be available Dec. 1 at all Target and Neiman Marcus stores, as well as online at Target.com and NeimanMarcus.com.
WCCO’s Esme Murphy went shopping at five popular stores for the same five makeup products and found price differences as great as 50 percent. See the price changes for yourself!
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