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  • UnitedHealth cyberattack compromised credit cards, health history, Social Security numbers

    Jun 21, 2024

    Hackers made off with Social Security numbers, credit card information, medical histories and more in the February cyberattack on a UnitedHealth Group subsidiary, the company disclosed Thursday. The Minnetonka-based health care behemoth revealed greater detail on the type of consumer data compromised and a timeline for contacting those affected in a filing to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and a news release. As many as one-third of all Americans may have had some or all of...

  • Red Lake, Inc. embarks on first-ever trade mission solely focused on Indigenous products

    Jun 21, 2024

    MINNEAPOLIS - Red Lake, Incorporated recently represented Indigenous producers from Minnesota in a historic trade mission to Canada from June 17-20. Alongside 15 tribal agribusinesses and 13 agricultural leaders from across the United States, the organization embarked on this first-ever trade mission by the United States Department of Agriculture focused solely on Indigenous products. "Red Lake, Inc. is honored and beyond excited to participate in the first-ever Indigenous-focused trade...

  • Hy-Vee Awards $50,000 in Grants to Local Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses During Products, Services Showcase in Sioux Falls

    Jun 20, 2024

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (June 18, 2024) — Today, Hy-Vee, Inc. awarded $50,000 to minority- and women-owned businesses during the Hy-Vee OpportUNITY Inclusive Business Summit at the Sioux Falls Convention Center in Sioux Falls. During the pitch competition component of the event, 15 companies from across the Midwest presented to a panel of judges and more than 150 event attendees. The competition included celebrity judge Paul Wahlberg, executive chef and co-owner of Wahlburgers and Almo Nove. Additional judges included Brienne Maner, president for S...

  • If you're not too picky, there are still plenty of summer jobs for the taking in the Twin Cities

    Jun 18, 2024

    If you waited until school was over to start looking for a summer job, plenty of opportunities are still out there. However, you can't be too picky. Coveted corporate summer internships and higher-paid seasonal jobs are mostly filled, but the continued worker shortage - with two openings for every job seeker - means there are plenty of positions remaining. "Entering the summer of 2024, the market appears strong for young workers," said Oriane Casale, assistant director of the Minnesota Labor...

  • Minnesota cattle company sued over scheme to 'disguise' operations to hide from creditors

    Jun 17, 2024

    The cattleman running a western Minnesota feedlot transferred the reins of the family beef business to his college-aged daughter to shield the indebted operation from creditors, according to a federal lawsuit filed earlier this year. Now, after months of legal wrangling - and a failure to hire an attorney to represent his company - a federal court in St. Paul is primed to deliver a default judgment against the cattle company that traces its roots back to the 1860s. Such a ruling would add to a...

  • Apple jumps into the AI arms race with OpenAI deal

    Jun 11, 2024

    SAN FRANCISCO - Apple officially launched itself into the artificial intelligence arms race, announcing a deal with ChatGPT maker OpenAI to use the company's technology in its products and showing off a slew of its own new AI features. The announcements, made at the tech giant's annual Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday in Cupertino, Calif., are aimed at helping the tech giant keep up with competitors such as Google and Microsoft, which have boasted in recent months that AI makes their...

  • More layoffs at Yelloh as former Schwan's delivery business contracts further

    Jun 7, 2024

    Yelloh, the food delivery business formerly known as Schwan's, will be sending its yellow delivery trucks to fewer locations starting this summer. It's the company's second reduction to its service area in a year. The company is laying off 44 employees in Minnesota as it closes delivery sites in Breckenridge, Esko, Eveleth, Moorhead, St. Cloud and Waconia, according to a state filing. Additional site closures and layoffs have been reported across the country. https://www.star...

  • Scanners on staffed cash registers at Cub grocery stores down

    Jun 6, 2024

    Cash registers at Cub grocery stores were experiencing technical issues Wednesday afternoon requiring cashiers to manually enter item codes instead of scanning items during checkout. The problems are impacting all Cub stores. "The staffed registers at CUB continue to require manual UPC entry, but the majority of the [self]-checkouts are continuing to function normally," according to a statement from Cub parent company United Natural Foods, Inc. "CUB's store technology team is deploying a fix to...

  • Black workers sue General Mills, alleging discrimination at Georgia plant

    Jun 6, 2024

    For 16 years, a wall at a General Mills cereal factory in Georgia bore a mural that looked like Confederate monument Stone Mountain. On the 12-foot-tall painting were three General Mills cereal mascots portraying Confederate generals, including Buzz the Bee as Stonewall Jackson. Black workers at the plant in Covington, outside of Atlanta, say that's one of many examples of racism and discrimination at a plant run by "Good Ole Boys," according to a lawsuit filed last weekend by eight current and...

  • 17 Minnesota companies make Fortune 500 list, up 2 from last year

    Jun 5, 2024

    Minnesota is back up to 17 companies on the annual Fortune 500 list of publicly traded companies in the U.S. However, many of the companies slipped on the list, either because their revenue slid or others had big growth years. There is always churn from year to year; last year, only 15 of Minnesota's companies made the list. Minnetonka-based UnitedHealth Group is the highest-ranking Minnesota company at No. 4, up a spot compared with a year ago, with annual 2023 revenue of $371.6 billion....

  • Biden and Trump share a faith in import tariffs, despite inflation risks

    Jun 4, 2024

    Promising to make things more expensive when consumers already are angry over high prices might seem an unusual political strategy. But it's one that both President Biden and former president Donald Trump are choosing. Both men, as they vie for a second White House term, say that tariffs on imported Chinese goods are needed to promote domestic manufacturing and to clap back at China's zero-sum trade practices. While economists say that tariffs result in higher prices, both Biden and Trump...

  • Starting Wednesday, Minnesotans can apply for rebates worth up to $1,500 for e-bikes

    Jun 4, 2024

    Cyclists, get ready to roll: The state's online application for e-bike rebates goes live at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Rebates toward buying an e-bike are available up to $1,500 depending on an applicant's income, and applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis, according to the Minnesota Department of Revenue. E-bikes, or electric bikes, are equipped with rechargeable electric motors to assist cyclists with pedaling. Prices generally range from $600 to $2,500, or more....

  • Optum joins FDA, manufacturer in recalling infusion pumps that killed one patient

    May 31, 2024

    OptumHealth Care Solutions, a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group, joined Thursday the manufacturer and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in recalling an infusion pump system that has killed at least one patient. Eden Prairie-based Optum's Nimbus II Plus infusion pumps - part of its home care Infusion setup - is one of several similar products from Massachusetts-based InfuTronix in the Class 1 recall, the FDA's most serious because of the risk of serious injury or death. The infusion pump...

  • Hormel stock sinks as shoppers look for protein elsewhere

    May 31, 2024

    Turkey troubles haunted Hormel Foods this spring, and the Minnesota company's stock dropped nearly 10% Thursday as a result. The Austin, Minn.-based company behind Spam, Jennie-O turkey and Planters beat Wall Street expectations for its most recent quarter. However, investors couldn't stomach declining retail sales as consumers balked at higher prices and bought fewer turkeys. "We expect this business to remain challenged for the rest of the fiscal year," CEO Jim Snee said Thursday about its...

  • Fond du Lac Band set to start cannabis production in northeastern Minnesota

    May 30, 2024

    DULUTH - The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa will soon join three other Minnesota tribes in the cannabis business, filling a niche in a region of the state where no other marijuana operations yet exist. The Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation (IRRR) department will grant a $2.5 million loan to support the $14.7 million project, despite the department's advisory board recommending against it at its Tuesday meeting in Eveleth. Whether the band supported mining was among the first...

  • Federal ammunition owner gets sweetened offer from Czech company, rejects latest from U.S. investors

    May 29, 2024

    Vista Outdoor said Tuesday that the Czech company CSG has raised its bid for its ammunition brands, including Federal, by $50 million. The Anoka-based Vista also said it rejected a revised offer from MNC Capital Partners to take the whole company private, despite continued pressure from conservative politicians to sell the ammunition brands to a U.S. company. CSG says it will now pay $1.96 billion for the Kinetic Group, the collection of ammunition brands that also includes the Remington, Speer...

  • Ex-Honeywell engineer's invention could power moving EVs and aircraft. Could it be weaponized, too?

    May 24, 2024

    Christopher Fuller scored a breakthrough at his Honeywell lab in Plymouth, devising a way to transmit wireless power over long distances. Honeywell International estimated it could wrangle $1 billion in sales from Fuller's discovery. EVs could be charged on the go - so could airborne cargo drones. A Honeywell executive, in an internal email, called Fuller "the inventor of the next multi-industry disruptor." But Fuller, who is suing Honeywell under Minnesota's whistleblower act, claims his...

  • Fast-food prices have skyrocketed. Here's a look at how much they've climbed.

    May 23, 2024

    Fast food has long been a staple of American diets because it is, or was, so inexpensive. Not so much anymore. Over the past five years, prices for popular menu items at chains like McDonald's and Taco Bell have risen dramatically. The cost of a Big Mac or a Chalupa has doubled since 2019, according to archived and current pages of the Fast Food Menu Prices online tracker. Restaurant inflation overall has been significant, though much tamer by comparison, with dining-out prices up 30% on...

  • Target cuts prices on thousands of basic items to lure budget shoppers away from Walmart

    May 21, 2024

    Target will slash prices on thousands of everyday basics from bread to diapers this summer in an attempt to appeal to cash-strapped consumers and compete with its discount rival Walmart. The Monday announcement came just a couple of days before Target releases its first financials for the year Wednesday and less than a week after Walmart's strong earnings shot its shares to a record high as the budget retailer continues to gain more affluent shoppers who are typically Target's demographic....

  • Red Lake Trading Post Memorial Day Meat Sale

    May 21, 2024

    Red Lake Trading Post Memorial Day Meat Sale Mqy 23rd - May 26th, 2024...

  • Guthrie reports a record $3.8 million deficit

    May 17, 2024

    First came the heady celebration at the Guthrie Theater, then the reckoning. After last year's 60th anniversary season of high wattage shows such as "Hamlet" starring Michael Braugher, the world premiere of Suzan-Lori Parks' "Sally & Tom," which has been remounted in New York, and "Into the Woods" as the big summer musical, Minnesota's flagship performing arts company is reporting a $3.8 million deficit. The shortfall represents nearly 11.9% of its $32 million budget for the 2022-23 fiscal...

  • Walmart will lay off hundreds of corporate workers, require others to relocate

    May 15, 2024

    Walmart will lay off hundreds of corporate staff and require the majority of employees working remotely or at a handful of off-site offices to relocate, the company announced Tuesday. Walmart is the largest employer in the country, with 1.6 million workers. The majority of employees work in stores or warehouses. Chief people officer Donna Morris said in an email to staff that the number of associates being laid off is "small in percentage" relative to the size of the company. The retail giant...

  • 3M cuts dividend, ending long reign as a Dividend King

    May 15, 2024

    3M has officially ended its reign as one of a few Dividend Kings, a small class of companies that have consistently increased dividends for 50 years. On Tuesday, the Maplewood-based company declared a 70-cent quarterly payout, about half of the previous quarter's dividend. Investors expected the dividend cut after 3M spun off its health care business into a separate company, Solventum, in April. After offloading 25% of its revenue and earnings, 3M announced last month it would "reset" the...

  • Red Lobster closes dozens of locations across the US just months after 'endless shrimp' losses

    May 15, 2024

    NEW YORK - Dozens of Red Lobster locations across the U.S. are on the chopping block. Restaurant liquidator TAGeX Brands announced this week that it would be auctioning off the equipment of over 50 Red Lobster locations that were recently closed as part of the seafood chain's "footprint rationalization." The locations span across more than 20 states - cutting back on Red Lobster's presence in cities like Denver, San Antonio, Indianapolis and Sacramento, California. It's unclear if Red Lobster...

  • Seneca Foods fined, faulted for major safety violation in Minnesota cannery worker's death

    May 15, 2024

    Seneca Foods has been slapped with a flagrant work safety violation in connection with the October death of a Minnesota cannery worker. Jose Luis Alvarado, who worked at Seneca Foods' plant in Montgomery, died after a stack of corncob-filled boxes collapsed and crushed him. The Minnesota Occupational Safety Administration cited Seneca for a "willful" safety violation in late March and fined the company $156,259, the maximum allowed. https://www.startribune.com/seneca-foods-mi...

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