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J.C. Penney to close stores in Eden Prairie, Coon Rapids, Maple Grove and Willmar

J.C. Penney is closing four stores in Minnesota as it restructures its business after filing for bankruptcy last month. The four locations are in Eden Prairie, Coon Rapids, Maple Grove and Willmar. They are among a first wave of 154 stores J.C. Penney is closing...

 

Many retailers that closed because of the unrest after George Floyd's death are now reopening

Retail outlets throughout the Twin Cities have begun to slowly reopen this week after many temporarily shut their doors in the wake of violence that followed the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody. Many stores in Minneapolis and St. Paul were damaged...

 

Take What You Need. Leave What You Can.

YMCA Community Response Hubs serving our community are further expanding their efforts to provide and gather most critical supplies requested by neighbors who need our help. Take what you need If you need help with basic necessities, please visit your closest Y and they will help you get what you need. Leave what you...

 

Enbridge says current oil market freefall doesn't alter need for Minnesota pipeline

COVID-19's battering of the oil market is a "short-term" disruption that doesn't alter the need for Enbridge's Line 3 pipeline across northern Minnesota, the company told utility regulators in a filing Monday. Pipeline opponents last month called on regulators to reverse their approval of the $2.6 billion Line 3,...

 

Protests force Target, CVS and Walmart to close some stores

U.S. retailers large and small have closed some of their stores across the country because of disruptions caused by the widespread street protests over the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Target, CVS, Apple and Walmart all said Sunday that they had...

 

Target closes 24 Twin Cities stores until further notice

Target has closed its 24 Twin Cities metro stores until further notice as rioting and looting following protests of George Floyd's death hit several of its stores. The Lake Street Target, which was nearly destroyed in overnight looting, is among the Minneapolis stores,...

 

PINKY SWEAR FOUNDATION AND HY-VEE TO HOST VIRTUAL KIDS TRIATHLON TO RAISE MONEY FOR KIDS WITH CANCER

EDINA, MINN – MAY 28, 2020 – Pinky Swear Foundation is collaborating with long-time partner Hy-Vee, Inc. to host its first-ever, virtual Hy-Vee Pinky Swear Kids Triathlon event on a national scale to help kids battling cancer and their families. Participants of all ages and abilities will be invited to participate...

 

Millions in federal aid given to Midwest meat and dairy distributors

AMES, Iowa — Operations at both plants ran by WG Provisions were suspended for over a month because of COVID-19, according to Darren Dies, president of the specialty meat company that just celebrated its 40th anniversary. But a program from the U.S. Department of Agriculture is now the driving force for them to...

 

Chehalis Tribe in Washington state first in the nation to open a distillery on tribal land

SEATTLE (KOMO) — A new source for COVID-19 hand sanitizer is part of a history-making enterprise in the Pacific Northwest. The Chehalis Tribe is the first in the nation to be allowed to open a distillery following the repeal of a nearly 200-year-old law. It has been in the works for years. A partnership between the...

 

Minnesota casinos begin to reopen with safeguards in place

Lady luck isn't the only thing guests will need to enter Mystic Lake Casino when it reopens Tuesday. They will have their temperature taken and need to wear a face mask. And the numbers allowed inside Mystic Lake, one of the three largest casinos in the state, will be k...

 

Chickasaw Nation gaming facilities to open May 27

ADA, OKLAHOMA (May 22, 2020) – Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby said today all Chickasaw Nation gaming facilities will open at 25 percent of capacity 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 27. “We have a responsibility to ensure our facilities remain safe places for our employees and patrons as we reopen,” said Gov. Anoat...

 

Pawn shop impacted by reservation checkpoints

Bill Houston, owner of E-Z Pawn, made the decision to keep his doors open while businesses across the state proceeded to close theirs with COVID-19 concerns and health safety measures in mind. As a business owner, Houston said, he felt as if there was no need to temporarily close his long standing Scottsbluff...

 

Economists fear millions of layoffs in the U.S. could become permanent

Even as restrictions on businesses began lifting across the United States, another 2.4 million workers filed for jobless benefits last week, the government reported Thursday, bringing the total to 38.6 million in nine weeks. And while the Labor Department has found...

 

Essentia Health permanently laying off 900 employees

DULUTH - Essentia Health is laying off 900 employees as a steep drop in business has cost the Duluth-based health system $100 million in the past several months with more losses expected. "Despite our best efforts, the many cost-reduction measures we've taken over the...

 

Target sees biggest sales jump in 15 years, but profits take a big hit

Target had its largest increase in sales in 15 years as millions of Americans turned to the Minneapolis-based retailer to buy essential items - often online - as COVID-19 took hold in the U.S. However, profits were down as customers' buying habits changed during the...

 

Foot traffic is mixed on first day Minnesota shops can reopen

Foot traffic was mixed as shops across Minnesota were allowed to reopen Monday for the first time in two months. There were few customers at the stores along Grand Avenue in St. Paul. Same at the popular tourist shops in Duluth. https://www.startribu...

 

Minnesota tribal casino reopens in a 'new normal'

UPPER SIOUX COMMUNITY - Prairie's Edge Casino Resort reopened for business on Monday, May 18, and by so doing is believed to have become the first of the state's tribal casinos to do so since the COVID-19 pandemic led to temporary shutdowns. The noon opening was a new...

 

Oil revenues plunge for many Indigenous communities in Western Canada

Considering how much effort the Frog Lake First Nation has spent developing its oil business over the decades, the decision to turn off the taps was especially difficult for the community to make. Still, based on dollars and cents, it was a no-brainer. Since drilling for oil and natural gas began in the 1970s, the...

 

Red Lake Trading Post still has masks and meat is fully stocked with beef, chicken and pork

The Trading Post has masks, Clorox, hand sanitizer and more, although we are still experiencing many out of stocks from Supervalu. Our meat case is fully stocked with beef, chicken and pork. Thank you for shopping local!...

 

Highland Properties, LLC to Purchase Grand Rapids Based MNSTAR Technologies

Grand Rapids, MN (May 14, 2020) – Highland Properties, LLC announced today it has signed a purchase agreement to acquire MNSTAR Technologies, a leader in providing electrical system solutions and high-quality manufactured wire harnesses. The impending purchase will enable MNSTAR Technologies to expand in both size...

 

Sweet Treat for a Sweet Cause Fundraiser This Friday at Hy-Vee Locations

BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. (May 14, 2020) — All Twin Cities Hy-Vee locations will host a drive up “Donuts and Cookies for a Cause” event Friday, May 15 to celebrate National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day and raise funds for the Second Harvest Heartland food bank. As many Minnesotans deal with the economic consequences of...

 

Car insurance rebates are coming, but are they enough?

Stay-at-home orders have meant Americans are driving less - and many insurers are giving policyholders a break that should appear soon in the mail or on their account. The discounts, announced by some insurance companies in early April, range from 10% to 30%....

 

Twin Cities weekly newspapers are shutting down in the face of pandemic

Solid local reporting, regular coverage of business openings and ribbon cuttings, a trusted presence for decades in Washington County: None of it was enough to keep the Bulletin going when the pandemic hit. A weekly newspaper covering Woodbury, Cottage Grove and the...

 

Chickasaw Nation casinos and offices to remain closed through May 29

Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby today announced that Chickasaw Nation businesses and offices already closed to help mitigate the spread of coronavirus will remain closed through May 29. Chickasaw Travel Stops (CTS) locations will remain open as a public service. A complete list of closures and cancellations...

 

Indigenous restaurant owners adopt new business models to try and ride out pandemic

Indigenous restaurants and caterers have grown in popularity over the past few years, but loss of revenue due to COVID-19 restrictions is forcing them to adapt quickly to new ways of doing business. "We took off fantastically, and then COVID wiped us out immediately," said Johl Whiteduck Ringuette, owner and operator...

 

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