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3M Won’t Buy Paper Sources From Threatened Forests

Post-it notes maker 3M Co. says it will refuse to buy any materials from suppliers that come from threatened forests as part of an agreement with a longtime environmental critic. The policy changes announced Thursday would require suppliers of Twin Cities-based 3M to report original sources of materials.

03/06/2015

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3M Tops Net Income Rises 7 Percent As Sales Jump Broadly

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.

01/27/2015

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Vikings Meet With Bird Advocates, 3M, On Bird-Safe Glass

The new Vikings stadium has 200,000 square feet of glass as part of its iconic design. Glass fabrication is well under way, with installation beginning in February. But officials overseeing construction of the billion-dollar facility met last week with bird advocates and the Vikings at 3M headquarters in Maplewood, telling lawmakers they asked the company if it could develop a new 3M adhesive film to cover the glass.

12/10/2014

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3M 3rd-Quarter Net Income Up 6 Percent

Diversified manufacturer 3M’s third-quarter net income rose 6 percent on higher revenue across all divisions. The maker of Post-it notes, industrial coatings and ceramics also narrowed its guidance range.

10/23/2014

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New Helmet Technology Could Help Curb Concussions

Concussions are a concern from youth football all the way to the pros. But a Twin Cities High School thinks they may have a method for keeping players safe and for cutting down on head injuries.

10/15/2014

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Minnesota-Made Traffic Sign Celebrates A Milestone

There have been a lot of great inventions made right here in the state of Minnesota. The obvious ones are roller blades, the stapler, the pacemaker. But one the country and world relies on every day to keep us safe on the roads is celebrating a milestone.

10/01/2014

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Minn. Companies Sending Aid To Help In Ebola Fight

Two of Minnesota’s biggest companies are heeding that call for help in West Africa. Ecolab and 3M are both sending medical supplies to help hospital workers fighting Ebola.

08/21/2014

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Man’s Hi-Def Home Surveillance Helps Nab 5 Armed Robbers

The chilling kidnapping and robbery of a young woman in Minneapolis was captured on high-definition surveillance cameras. It happened early last Tuesday morning in south Minneapolis. In the video, you can see a woman walking with two of the suspects down Lyndale Avenue. Look closely, and you can see she is in a headlock.

08/05/2014

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Annual 3M Golf Tournament Wows Crowd, Raises Charity

Once again the greats of professional golf are teeing it up in the annual 3M Championship at the TPC in Blaine. Celebrating its 22 year in the Twin Cities, the tournament will draw huge crowds to both its tournament play and team competition featuring golf legends Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player.

08/01/2014

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Urban League Honoring Woman For Breaking Barriers, Becoming A Scientist

The Minneapolis Urban League is honoring a woman who broke through racial barriers and overcame gender bias to become a scientist, more than 50 years ago. Dr. Reatha Clark King is receiving the Trailblazer Award Thursday night, at the Urban League’s annual gala.

06/18/2014

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Wander Minnesota: Toys

The fun factor is pretty high at the exhibit that just opened at the Minnesota History Center: Toys of the 50s, 60s and 70s (or as a History Center staffer put it, “From the Cold War to Star Wars”).

05/27/2014

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3M 1Q Results Improve, But Miss Street’s View

3M says its first-quarter net income rose 7 percent, led by sales growth in its health care business. The maker of products from Post-it notes to industrial coatings and ceramics said Thursday that it earned $1.21 billion, or $1.79 per share, for the three months through March 31.

04/24/2014

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Minnesota Zoo Introduces Baby Penguins To The Public

The Minnesota Zoo has added new members to their family. Ten African penguins were hatched in the 3M Penguins of the African Coast exhibit in November and December of 2013. The juvenile penguins, four male and six female, were presented to the public Friday morning.

03/14/2014

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3M 4Q Profit Climbs More Than 11 Percent

3M says its fourth-quarter earnings jumped more than 11 percent, fueled in part by a revenue gain from the Post-it note maker’s industrial business. Its earnings topped expectations, but its revenue was short, and its shares slipped in midday trading Thursday.

01/30/2014

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U Of Minn. Starts Medical Device Master’s Program

The University of Minnesota is recruiting students for a new master’s program in medical device innovation. The program is under the Technological Leadership Institute, part of the university’s College of Science and Engineering.

01/09/2014

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3M Boosts Quarterly Dividend By 35 Percent

3M is raising its quarterly dividend by 35 percent, sending its share price higher in premarket trading. The company, which makes items including Post-it notes, reflective coatings for signs, and glues and adhesives, said it is raising its dividend to 85.5 cents per share from 63.5 cents per share.

12/17/2013

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3M 3Q Net Income Rises 6 Pct, Beats Predictions

3M Co. says its third-quarter net income rose 6 percent, beating Wall Street predictions. The company, which makes items including Post-it notes, reflective coatings for signs, and glues and adhesives, earned $1.23 billion, or $1.78 per share, up from $1.16 billion, or $1.65 per share, in the same quarter of 2012.

10/24/2013

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Environmentalists Leave Massive Post-It Note For 3M

A very visible protest hung over the Mississippi River Monday in Minneapolis. The conservation group ForestEthics hung a giant 40-foot post-it note from the Washington Avenue Bridge. The group is protesting what it calls 3M’s link to the destruction of endangered forests worldwide.

10/07/2013

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Good Question: Minnesota & Fortune 500 Companies

It’s a source of pride for many Minnesotans – the number of Fortune 500 companies that call Minnesota home. “We live in an amazing state, so I thought a big percentage were here,” said Diane Anderson, of Minneapolis.

09/25/2013

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3M Posts Slightly Better-Than-Expected 2Q Profit

3M Co., which makes a wide range of items including Scotch tape, reflective coatings for signs, and medical products, said on Thursday that its net income rose 2.6 percent as revenue grew across most of its businesses.

07/25/2013

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Nat’l Tax Reform Tour Heads Through Minnesota

Washington lawmakers are touring the country to get input on reforming the tax code. The tour kicked off in Minnesota Monday morning as Rep. Dave Camp and Sen. Max Baucus talked to employees at 3M and Baldinger Bakery in St. Paul.

07/08/2013

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Sorenstam, Lopez, Bradley Set For 3M Event

The 3M Championship is not just about the men this year. Three of the top women’s golfers in history are scheduled to play in an event that’s part of the Champions Tour top at the TPC Twins Cities July 29-Aug. 4.

06/10/2013

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Survey Results Reveal Exposure To PFCs In East Metro

The Minnesota Department of Health is releasing the results of their study on Perfluorochemical levels in the eastern Twin Cities metro area.

05/07/2013

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3M 1Q Net Flat On Soft Demand; Cuts 2013 Guidance

3M said Thursday its first-quarter profit barely rose as it faced weaker demand. It cut its profit guidance for the full year.

04/25/2013

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3M And Avery Dennison Resolve Patent Lawsuits

Office products makers 3M Co. and Avery Dennison Corp. said Friday that they have resolved patent infringement lawsuits filed against each other related to certain reflective sheeting products used on traffic signs, pavement markings and other traffic control products.

03/29/2013

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