Minn. Orchestra Cancels Carnegie Hall Concerts, Vänskä Expected To QuitThe Minnesota Orchestra announced late Monday afternoon that the planned Carnegie Hall concerts have been canceled, a move which is widely expected to result in the departure of famed director and conductor Osmo Vänskä. Vänskä originally set the Monday deadline, saying he would quit if there was not a deal that would bring musicians back to work. The possible loss of Vänskä is widely seen as a significant blow to the orchestra's reputation. Vänskä has not yet made a public statement as of early Monday evening.
Police: One In Custody After S Mpls. StandoffNearby homes have been evacuated after Minneapolis police responded to a report of an emotionally disturbed man who's believed to have weapons in his house, according to officials. Minneapolis spokeswoman Cyndi Barrington said police got a welfare check call at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the area of 53rd Street and 36th Avenue South.
Saunders Says Talks With Pekovic Are ProgressingThe Minnesota Timberwolves are working on re-signing restricted free agent Nikola Pekovic. President of basketball operations Flip Saunders says talks are "moving in a positive direction." Saunders has met with Pekovic's agent, Jeff Schwartz, and has extended an offer of four years and $48 million. The two sides continue to have discussions that Saunders termed cordial. He says he believes both sides eventually will "have a meeting of the minds" and get a deal done.
Frank Interviews Obama On Fiscal Cliff, Spending CutsWith negotiations regarding the impending fiscal cliff hanging in the balance, President Barack Obama told WCCO's Frank Vascellaro he's confident a deal will be reached.
Talks To Resume Between Sugar Company, WorkersAmerican Crystal Sugar Co. and its union workers are heading back to negotiations.
Talks Set To Resume Between Sugar Company, WorkersNegotiations between American Crystal Sugar Co. and its union workers are scheduled to resume later this month.
NFL, Players Resume Negotiations In Mpls.NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA head DeMaurice Smith have resumed talks aimed at ending the lockout -- this time joined by a handful of players and owners.
Lawmaker: Land O' Lakes, DeCoster In NegotiationsA Maine lawmaker says New England's largest egg producer is in negotiations to sell its operations to Minnesota-based Land o' Lakes.
Long Talks, Some Compromise, No Deal
Nurses Filing Strike Notice
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