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Minnesota DFL, GOP strongly disagree on proposed healthcare revisions

MNsure’s top official on Friday blasted Republican healthcare proposals at both the state and federal level, saying they represent l… Read more

Hearing reignites fiery debate over nonferrous mining

Entities that favor and oppose non-ferrous mining reiterated their positions Thursday when public comment was received by the United… Read more

ALLETE Clean Energy, Xcel Energy sign wind farm accord

Project will expand wind portfolio to 640 MW across five states Read more

Nominations for 25th annual Labovitz Awards announced

The UMD Center for Economic Development (CED) has announced a record 75 businesses have been nominated to receive honors during the … Read more

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Around the Region

Ports outlook optimistic for 2017 Great Lakes-Seaway season

Great Lakes maritime interests are optimistic about 2017 shipping, spurred by a strong fourth quarter last year. Read more

Lakeview Medical named to Top 100 list

Lakeview Medical Center of Rice Lake, part of Marshfield Clinic Health System, was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Tr… Read more

Agency takes stand against winter

Swim Creative, the Duluth-based branding and advertising studio, observed the 5th annual Shorts Against Winter event by passing out … Read more

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Noteworthy Events

Iron Range Job Fair scheduled March 31

The 19th Annual Iron Range Job Fair will be held March 31 at the Miners Memorial Building in Virginia.  Job seekers are welcome to a… Read more

Newsmakers

St. Luke’s names Hughes manager of Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates

Mary Jane (Mamie) Hughes has been named manager of St. Luke’s Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates. She will provide leadership an… Read more

Onder joins Grand Itasca

Grand Itasca Clinic and Hospital announced the addition of Jared Onder, CRNA, to its medical team. Read more

Barron’s ranks JNBA Financial Advisors second on list of top Minnesota advisors

 JNBA Financial Advisors’ CEO Richard S. Brown has been ranked by Barron’s as one of Minnesota’s top two financial advisors, and the… Read more

North Shore Bank announces four promotions

North Shore Bank of Commerce has promoted Patricia Swenson to trust systems operations manager, Jake Anderson to trust risk operatio… Read more

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BusinessNorth Exclusives

LP saying little about siding plant investment

With paper mills shutting down and reducing production, the forest products industry has slowed in the last few years, leaving Minne… Read more

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News from other media

Minnesota House Republicans release 10-year, $6 billion road plan

Minnesota House Republicans said Tuesday they want to spend an additional $6 billion on roads and bridges in the next decade, but th… Read more

Twitter suspends more than 636,000 accounts to tackle extremism

Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) said on Tuesday it had suspended more than half a million accounts since the middle of 2015 as the company step… Read more

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton's budget proposal swells to north of $46 billion

Gov. Mark Dayton on Friday revised his original budget proposal to add $100 million for voluntary preschool, $3 million for a trial … Read more

Uber president is the latest top executive to depart company after months of scandal

Two prominent executives, including the president who joined Uber just six months ago, are leaving the company, another sign of tumu… Read more

Superior Mayoral candidates discuss city wide concerns

Wednesday night, the two remaining candidates for Superior Mayor went head to head in their first one on one debate forum. The elect… Read more

What America would look like under the Trump budget

More agents along the border, but a hobbled PBS. A bigger military, but less chance of getting a decent lawyer if you're poor. Read more

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