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Judge delivers mixed ruling on lawsuit challenging Minneapolis paid sick leave law

A Hennepin County District Court judge has ruled the city of Minneapolis may not enforce its ordinance mandating paid sick and safe … Read more

MnUSA Winter Rendezvous returns to Grand Rapids

The MnUSA Winter Rendezvous is back in Grand Rapids this year, and organizers have high hopes for the 2017 gala. Read more

Coordinated Business Systems, Duluth Typewriter & Business Furniture Co. merge

The copier and printer division of Duluth Typewriter & Business Furniture Co. and Coordinated Business Systems merged Jan. 3 The… Read more

Labovitz Award nominations now being accepted

The UMD Center for Economic Development (CED) seeking nominations for the 25th annual Joel Labovitz Entrepreneurial Success Awards, … Read more

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Around the Region

Schultz criticizes House version of health insurance bill

She says changes too sweeping; relief delayed Read more

U.S. Bancorp reports improved results, announces CEO succession

U.S. Bancorp (USB) on Wednesday reported net income of $1.478 billion for the fourth quarter of 2016, 82 cents per diluted common sh… Read more

Three Duluth proposals become Knight Foundation finalists

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced 144 finalists, including three in Duluth, in its third annual Knight Cities Cha… Read more

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Noteworthy Events

Fun and Fit Health Expo scheduled Feb. 4

Fairview Range and Hibbing Community College will partner to host the third annual Fun and Fit Health Expo, scheduled for from 10 a.… Read more

Newsmakers

Blacklist Artisan Ales holds grand opening celebration at new location

Blacklist Artisan Ales held its grand opening celebration from 3 p.m. until midnight Wednesday at its manufacturing facility and pub… Read more

Fanning hired as LSC director of institutional advancement

Lake Superior College has hired Daniel Fanning as director of institutional Read more

Hermantown Chamber names Carr executive director

The Hermantown Area Chamber of Commerce announced that Barbara Carr has been hired as executive director. Carr will succeed Karen Pi… Read more

Balmer promoted to full partner

Falsani, Balmer, Peterson & Quinn has promoted Stephanie Balmer to full partner. A graduate of the William Mitchell College of L… Read more

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BusinessNorth Exclusives

Trump might not set trend for business people entering politics

Whether you like him or not, Donald Trump brings something to politics that has become increasingly rare: the perspective of a priva… Read more

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News from other media

Chainsaw Hunter Harrison sets sights on CSX

Hunter Harrison, the railroad maestro who orchestrated a remarkable turnaround at Canadian Pacific, is preparing to try to do it all… Read more

Harrison leaving CP early

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd , Canada's No. 2 railroad operator, reported a lower-than-expected adjusted quarterly profit on Wednesd… Read more

Kestrel's parent company lays off New Mexico employees

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Albuquerque’s Eclipse Aerospace confirmed Thursday that it has laid off an unspecified number of employees at it… Read more

U.K.'s Theresa May: Britain to make a clean break from EU

British Prime Minister Theresa May announced Tuesday that her country will make a clean break from the European Union and cannot be … Read more

UnitedHealth takes aim at 52-week high after solid earnings

UnitedHealth Group Inc. (UNH) reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2016 results before markets opened Tuesday morning. The health i… Read more

DOJ sues Twin Cities bank, contending discrimination

The U.S. Department of Justice has sued a Twin Cities-area bank for allegedly engaging in mortgage lending practices that discrimina… Read more

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