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Spectro Alloys Plans Rosemount Expansion

ST. PAUL – Aluminum recycler Spectro Alloys Corp. will invest $5.8 million and hire 10 additional workers in an expansion of its facilities in Rosemount. Spectro plans to install two aluminum furnaces inside a new, fully-enclosed 5,000-square-foot building addition, resulting in reduced noise levels from the facility...

 

Big Sugar is the New Big Tobacco, and I'm Facing the Industry Head-On

Entrepreneurship is not for the faint of heart – especially not those in the beverage industry. Current statistics place success in the non-alcoholic beverage industry at approximately three percent. Success is quantified by what is called "proof of concept," which translates to approximately $10 million in annual...

 

Homeowners Have Had It Good. Too Good, Says the Tax Bill.

For decades, the tax code has been filled with rewards for homeownership. Tax breaks encourage people to get into first homes and to trade up as they get older, building a national mind-set that you’re never quite middle class until you’ve qualified for a mortgage. It amounts to a vast social engineering project...

 

First Nations apply to sell marijuana at Winnipeg locations

Three Manitoba First Nations outlined plans on Friday that could see retail cannabis locations open on treaty land, including locations in downtown Winnipeg. They have a partnership agreement with National Access Cannabis, a chain of medical cannabis access clinics with plans to open recreational marijuana...

 

The Washington Redhawks Hoax Is Actually A Well-Executed Concept Design

Earlier this week, if you happened to be browsing the internet for NFL news, you would have come across a number of news reports about the Washington Redskins, and a website that probably threw you for a loop for a moment. Instead of seeing the controversial logo consisting of a Native American inside of a white...

 

3M closing 150-employee plant in Eagan

A 3M plant in Eagan will be closing by the end of 2018, a company spokeswoman announced Tuesday. The filtration products plant at 3130 Lexington Ave. employs 150 people. http://www.twincities.com/2017/12/12/3m-closing-150-employee-plant-in-eagan/...

 

Navajo Nation sues Wells Fargo claiming it was targeted for fake accounts

The Navajo Nation has sued Wells Fargo, saying its citizens were targeted by workers trying to meet the bank’s aggressive sales quotas. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in federal court in Albuquerque, alleges many of the same practices that led to last year’s $185-million settlement between Wells Fargo and regulators,...

 

Raising sovereign immunity stakes, Apple files an IPR against Native American owned company

The debate over the use of sovereign immunity to protect patents from post-issuance reviews at the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has taken another turn. Late last week Apple filed an IPR against a patent held by MEC Resources, an entity owned by the Native American Three Affiliated Tribes, which had...

 

Trump's Interior secretary: Shameless tool of oil and gas industries

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke loves to portray himself as a humble, outdoorsy man of the people, a loving steward of the purple mountain majesties and fruited plains so dear to the American people. In defending the Trump administration's recent choice to drastically shrink the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante...

 

St. Croix Chippewa Indians Sue Opioid Manufacturers

A Native American tribe in Wisconsin is suing opioid manufacturers in federal court in what might be the first such lawsuit in the country. The St. Croix Chippewa Indians are hoping for damages from manufacturers and distributors of prescription drugs like percocet and oxycotin. They say the cost of treating addiction...

 

Michigan Indian tribe getting into cigarette business

BARAGA, Mich. (WLUC) - An Indian tribe in Michigan's Upper Peninsula says it has federal approval to get into the cigarette business. The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Tobacco Co. says it received a permit to process tobacco. Tribal Council vice president Jennifer Misegan tells The Daily Mining Gazette that it's an...

 

Two Burger Kings in Bemidji close after salmonella outbreak

BEMIDJI, Minn. (KMSP) - A salmonella outbreak led to the closure of two Burger Kings in Bemidji, according to an official at the Minnesota Department of Health. So far, there have been 27 confirmed cases. Most were identified in September, but two more cases recently came to light, which prompted MDH’s...

 

Mohegan Holdings opening new Smashburger restaurant in R.I.

Mohegan Holding Co., the Mohegan Tribe’s nongaming business arm, announced Friday it will open its seventh Smashburger restaurant next week, in Johnston, R.I. The new, 2,500-square-foot restaurant will have inside seating for 72 customers and additional patio seating. A ribbon-cutting is set for 11 a.m. Thursday at...

 

SIMS MORTGAGE FUNDING (SMF) HELPS PENNSYLVANIA NURSING HOME CUT COST OF CAPITAL ALMOST IN HALF

FAIRFIELD, CT– Sims Mortgage Funding (SMF), a subsidiary of HJ Sims, a privately held investment bank and wealth management firm founded in 1935, is pleased to announce the loan closing in the amount of $3,980,000 for Naamans Creek Country Manor (Naamans), a 90-bed skilled nursing facility located in Boothwyn...

 

California agency attacks tribal sovereignty with marijuana rules

On November 16, 2017, the Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC), a newly created regulatory body within the California state government, released a set of Emergency Medicinal and Adult Use Cannabis Regulations. Their purpose? To meet a January 1, 2018 deadline for implementation of the recently enacted Medical and Adult...

 

Lawyer and the payday lender he advised are convicted

A corporate and banking lawyer has been convicted of racketeering conspiracy along with the payday lender he advised on how to avoid state caps on loan interest rates. Federal jurors in Pennsylvania on Monday convicted 69-year-old Delaware lawyer Wheeler Neff and 76-year-old payday lending pioneer Charles Hallinan,...

 

HJ Sims Underwrites Largest Fixed Rate Public Bond Issue for a Single Site Life Plan Community

FAIRFIELD, CT– HJ Sims (Sims), a privately held investment bank and wealth management firm founded in 1935, is pleased to announce that the firm will serve as lead underwriter for the upcoming issue of refunding bonds for Massachusetts Development Finance Agency (NewBridge on the Charles Project, Series 2017). HJ Sim...

 

Federal jury finds Main Line payday lender Hallinan guilty of racketeering conspiracy

A former Main Line investment banker known as the “godfather of payday lending” was found guilty of racketeering conspiracy charges Monday by federal jurors, whose verdict cast doubt on the legality of business tactics that have enabled the multibillion-dollar industry for years. The panel of nine women and three...

 

Something Horrifying Is About To Happen To The Internet - And You NEED To Pay Attention

The Republican head of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Ajit Pai, announced this week that the agency will seek to fully repeal Obama-era net neutrality rules. In a statement, he claimed that the Democrats imposed “heavy-handed, utility-style” regulations on the Internet, and they needed to be undone....

 

Hy-Vee's Chief Administrative Officer to Retire, Chief Human Resources Officer Assumes Post

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (Nov. 22, 2017) — Hy-Vee, Inc. is recognizing the retirement of its Vice Chairman, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer Andy McCann, following 41 years of service, and the promotion of another top executive, Sheila Laing, to a new leadership role. “I could not be more than...

 

Week in Weed: Hemp Growing on the Rise, Home Grows Trending, and Cannabis Strains Protected

Happy Thanksgiving weekend! Hopefully you enjoyed a tasty meal yesterday, and if you spent time with relatives, that you were able to cope without pulling out too much hair. Meanwhile, in the world of weed, a report shows hemp acreage growing across the United States, a Swiss Company sells ‘low THC’ products in...

 

Hy-Vee and Wahlburgers Announce First Full-Service Restaurant at Mall of America®

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (Nov. 21, 2017) — Hy-Vee, Inc. announced today that it will open its first Wahlburgers restaurant franchise at the Mall of America® in Bloomington, Minnesota, this summer. The 5,500-square-foot Wahlburgers will be located on Level 2, North at Mall of America and will offer a unique dining...

 

Minnesota says 3M pollution raised cancer rates, puts price tag at $5 billion

Minnesota is seeking $5 billion in damages from 3M Co. in what could become one of the largest environmental lawsuits in the nation’s history. In Hennepin County District Court documents filed Friday, the attorney general charged that chemicals manufactured by Maplewood-based 3M have damaged human health and the...

 

Tribes see opening under Trump to reshape agency that targets lending industry

The leader of an independent federal agency that has targeted the tribal lending industry will be stepping down, opening the door for President Donald Trump to reshape its efforts. As director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Richard Cordray has overseen lawsuits against tribal lenders and announced new...

 

Hy-Vee Details Its New Construction Projects to Meet Customers' Changing Lifestyles

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (Nov. 15, 2017) — Hy-Vee, Inc. is expanding several of its facilities and making changes at some of its stores to meet customers’ changing lifestyles. Construction is already underway and includes projects across the company’s eight-state region. “This fiscal year, we have approved one of...

 

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