• By TIM PUGMIRE/Minnesota Public Radio

With the public, the media and even many legislators left to wonder whether negotiators were making progress on a budget agreement in private meetings, Republican lawmakers began work Saturday on a new round of budget bills to send to DFL Gov. Mark Dayton, who has not committed to signing th…

  • By DAN KRAKER/Minnesota Public Radio

A 40-year-old man from Aurora has been charged with illegally chopping down 1,200 birch trees on state forest land valued at more than $3,400, part of a growing problem of birch trees being illegally felled to feed a burgeoning home decor market. 

  • By DAN KRAKER/Minnesota Public Radio

After more than a decade designing and building a first-of-its-kind aircraft, weathering a major recession, and securing $100 million from a Chinese-owned company to jumpstart the project, Cirrus Aircraft has finally won federal certification of its 'Vision' jet.That means the Federal Aviati…

  • By BILL CATLIN / Minnesota Public Radio

An activist investor has called on Golden Valley-based Buffalo Wild Wings to oust CEO Sally Smith, but the sports-themed restaurant company has said no. The company's share price closed up 6 percent Thursday. Marcato Capital Management has been pushing Buffalo Wild Wings for improved financi…

  • By Domenico Montanaro and Don Gonyea/Minnesota Public Radio

Much of President Trump's political strength comes from the fact that he won in places Republicans usually don't.

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