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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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Supreme Court Won’t Hear Medtronic Appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear Medtronic’s appeal of a patent infringement lawsuit. Minnesota Public Radio News says the high court’s decision could cost the Fridley-based company $250 million in damages.

10/08/2013

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After Fighting Breast Cancer, Woman Ready To Conquer Ironman

The Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon is set for this Sunday. A Plymouth woman won’t be running in that, but she will be in a competition that only a select-few qualify for.

10/03/2013

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Jabby Gala Funds Help & Hope For Others Just Like Him

Hockey greats are gathering Thursday night at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul to help raise money for the 2013 Bel13ve In Miracles Gala. Funds will go to spinal cord patients who can benefit from the same expensive therapy that has helped Jack Jablonski, the Benilde-St. Margaret’s hockey player who was hit during a game in December 2011 and became paralyzed.

07/25/2013

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Registration Closes For Twin Cities Marathon

The Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon is still more than three months away, but if you haven’t signed up for it you may be out of luck.

07/02/2013

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Medtronic To Cut 500 Jobs In Minnesota

Medical device maker Medtronic will cut 500 jobs in Minnesota, as part of an overall elimination of approximately 2,000 jobs worldwide. A Medtronic spokeswoman said 65 percent of the job cuts have already occurred. The rest will be eliminated in the current fiscal year.

05/21/2013

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I-694’s Major Reconstruction Begins In June

It’s among the oldest stretches of interstate in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, and at 124,000 vehicles traveling the beltway each day, Interstate 694 is also among the area’s most heavily traveled.

01/29/2013

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Minnesota Medical Device Companies Face Tax Hike

While lawmakers in Washington are working around the clock to avoid going over the fiscal cliff, Minnesota’s medical device manufacturers face a tax hike of their own.

12/19/2012

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Senate: Medtronic Shaped Articles Promoting InFuse

A Senate report out Thursday concludes Minneapolis-based Medtronic helped write and edit medical journal articles attributed to outside physicians which downplayed the risks of Infuse, the company’s best-selling bone graft, responsible for $800 million in annual sales.

10/25/2012

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Twin Cities Marathon Preview

Come out for the annual Twin Cities Marathon and get involved in the race and events surrounding it.

10/05/2012

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General Mills, Medtronic Announce Job Cuts

Hundreds of job cuts were announced today at General Mills. The food conglomerate, based in Golden Valley, is eliminating 850 jobs worldwide and about half of them in the Twin Cities.

05/22/2012

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Medtronic Says Bone Graft Investigation Is Over

Medical device maker Medtronic Inc. said Wednesday that federal prosecutors have closed their investigation of the company’s InFuse bone graft.

05/16/2012

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Fridley-Based Medtronic Announces Job Cuts

Fridley-based Medtronic announced Thursday morning it’s laying off about 220 workers from its Mounds View office.

05/03/2012

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Business Pros To Help Young Summer Job Seekers All Week

More than 400 top local businesspeople are helping young job seekers hone their interview techniques this week at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

04/23/2012

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A Tour Of Medtronic’s ‘Hospital Of The Future’

Skypeing with your doctor, surgeons helping with life-saving operations from hundreds of miles away, and a 3-D look at your heart that you can pull up on your iPad.

04/05/2012

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