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Target's sales grew $15B last year, more than in last 11 combined

As the pandemic changed the way people shop, Target stayed one step ahead of most competitors, quickly expanding options for customers to buy products without shopping in stores. The result: sales growth of $15 billion, more than the past 11 years combined, and a $9 billion gain in market share, the company said Tuesday. Now,...

 

EASTER CANDY AND SUPPLIES ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT THE RED LAKE TRADING POST

EASTER CANDY AND SUPPLIES ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT THE RED LAKE TRADING POST!! COMING SOON, EGG DYE KITS, BASKETS AND MORE!! ___________________________________________________________ NEW AT THE TRADING POST, BOOTS, SHOES, SHORTS, AND MUCH MORE!! A NEW SHIPMENT OF CLOTHES, PURSES, BILLFOLDS, BABY CLOTHES AND MORE WILL ARRIVE NEXT...

 

Best Buy will give employees time off for COVID-19 vaccine, announces bonuses

Best Buy, like many other companies that employ front-line workers, said it will give employees who get the COVID-19 vaccine paid time off. The Richfield-based electronics retailer also on Wednesday announced another round of bonuses. Full-time hourly workers will receive $500, part-time workers $200. "Our employees are on the...

 

Dominion Voting Systems files $1.3B defamation suit against Mike Lindell, MyPillow over spurious election fraud claims

Dominion Voting Systems filed a $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit against Mike Lindell on Monday over the MyPillow founder's repeated and discredited claims that it helped steal the 2020 election for President Joe Biden. The voting software company is also suing his Chaska-based company, accusing him of embarking on an election...

 

Heating bill price shock could be felt in Minnesota, too

Minnesotans could face price shocks on their heating bills, the result of a nationwide gas-costs surge spurred by the great Southern freeze. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) will scrutinize spiking gas prices at a quickly arranged meeting scheduled for Tuesday. Meanwhile, U.S. Sen. Tina Smith on Saturday asked...

 

Liquor sales surged in 2020 for Bemidji and beyond

BEMIDJI -- Liquor sales increased substantially in 2020 across the state of Minnesota, including right here in Bemidji. According to data from the Minnesota Department of Revenue, gross liquor receipts last year increased about 20% for municipal and non-municipal liquor stores. Locally, the city of Bemidji operates two liquor...

 

Enbridge Line 3 construction costs increase by $1.1 billion

The cost to build Enbridge's Line 3 oil pipeline, currently under construction across northern Minnesota, has increased by $1.1 billion, the company told investors Friday. In a call announcing 2020 financial results, Enbridge President and CEO Al Monaco said regulatory delays, winter construction, additional environmental...

 

Hormel makes its biggest deal ever, buying Planters for $3.3 billion

Hormel Foods Corp. agreed to buy Planters nuts for $3.35 billion, the largest acquisition in Hormel's 130-year history. The Austin, Minn.-based food company - known for bacon, turkey, Spam and its down-home style of business - has steadily gobbled up smaller protein-centric food brands for the last five years. The Planters...

 

Best Buy cuts store jobs, reduces hours of other workers

Best Buy told store employees this week that it is cutting jobs and reducing their hours. The Richfield-based electronics retailer declined to give details of job changes, but it has said that its workforce needs to evolve. "We don't generally comment on specific personnel matters," the company said in a statement to the Star...

 

DON'T FORGET YOUR VALENTINE!! THE TRADING POST HAS GIFTS!

DON'T FORGET YOUR VALENTINE!! THE TRADING POST HAS GIFTS!...

 

Rural Alaska Natives Hope Elon Musk's Starlink Internet Service Can Level Playing Field

SpaceX Starlink, an upcoming satellite-beaming internet service, has begun its testing to offer high-speed internet to remote tribal areas in the U.S. where broadband is notoriously spotty, throttled and expensive. Since 2019, business magnate and Tesla CEO Elon Musk has sought approval from the Federal Communications...

 

USDA awards walleye contract to Native American seafood business

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded Minnesota-based Red Lake Nation Fisheries a contract for $466,903.62 (€385,243.10) to distribute 43,800 pounds of frozen walleye fillets to federal programs in Kansas City, Missouri, part of the agency's aggressive contract purchasing policy over the past year. The product will b...

 

Appeals Court rejects petition to halt construction on Enbridge's Minnesota pipeline

The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Tuesday denied a petition from two Ojibwe bands to halt construction of Enbridge's controversial Line 3 replacement project across northern Minnesota. In December, the Red Lake Band of Chippewa and the White Earth Band of Ojibwe petitioned the appellate court to suspend state regulators'...

 

Snoqualmie Tribe's Latest Leap: Native Blankets, Made in Seattle

In a small warehouse near a busy intersection in Seattle's industrial district, an assembly of animals is charging forward: A buffalo bursts forth. An elk gallops. A magpie spreads its wings amid running wolves and beavers. The animals are all heading in the same direction, emerging from the 10-foot-wide industrial machine that...

 

CERTN ANNOUNCES $33.8M IN FUNDING TO FURTHER ACCELERATE THE GLOBAL TRUST ECONOMY AND SIMPLIFY HIRING PROCESSES

VICTORIA, BC | FEBRUARY 1 , 2021 - Certn, a Canadian tech startup, announces today that it has secured a USD $7.4 million Series A+ funding round. Adding this round to previous funding, Certn has secured a total of USD $33.8 million in seed, Series A and Series A+ funding throughout 2020. Founded in 2016, this rapidly growing tech startup is innovating how organizations...

 

Corps must decide next move on Dakota Access

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers must outline its plans for the Dakota Access oil pipeline after an appeals court confirmed the line is operating without a key permit, a federal judge said Wednesday. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg has set a status hearing for Feb. 10 to discuss the impact of Tuesday's opinion by the D.C. Circuit of the U.S. Court of...

 

Oklahoma Supreme Court rejects Kevin Stitt's gambling compacts

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Supreme Court has rejected gambling compacts that Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt negotiated with two Oklahoma-based tribes, delivering the first-term governor another setback in his attempt to renegotiate the deals that allow gambling at tribal casinos. In its decision on Tuesday, the court ruled the compacts with the Kialegee Tribal Town and the...

 

Oil-reliant tribes ask for exemption

President Joe Biden’s impact is being felt in Indian Country, and his administration appears to be listening as well. A Biden-issued 60-day suspension of new drilling permits for federal lands and water was lauded by many in Indian Country who support environmentally friendly policy. But at least one tribe that depends on oil production immediately asked for an exemption....

 

American Indian architect leads aeroponics farm plan for Iron Range to Meda finals

Denise Pieratos, who grew up on the Bois Forte Chippewa reservation in northeastern Minnesota, started her career after Tower-Soudan High School as an iron miner. Recession cost Pieratos her job in 1982 at the former U.S. Steel mine near Virginia. She enlisted in the Army for the G.I. Bill in order to finance the college...

 

DEED LMI Research Assesses Initial Impact of COVID-19 on Minnesota Business Establishments

DEED’s Labor Market Information (LMI) office provides research to inform the public about the economic and labor market conditions in our state and help guide potential responses to challenges. During COVID-19, LMI analysts – including my colleagues and myself – have found new ways to examine data to help understand fast-changing conditions during the pandemic. Recently,...

 

My Pillow CEO says Kohl's, Bed Bath & Beyond and others dropping his products: reports

My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell said during an interview Saturday with Brian Glenn of Right Side Broadcasting Network that several major retailers are dropping his product. "I just got off the phone with Bed Bath & Beyond. They're dropping My Pillow. Just got off the phone not five minutes ago. Kohl's, all these different...

 

MyPillow CEO shrugs off distancing by retailers, presses election-fraud claim

As many business leaders separated from President Donald Trump following the attack on the U.S. Capitol, the chief executive of Minnesota-based MyPillow Inc. leaned in. On Tuesday, with key retailers dropping MyPillow products, CEO Mike Lindell continued to promote debunked claims that election fraud cost Trump a second term...

 

Canada in touch with Biden admin about disputed oil pipeline

TORONTO - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday that his officials have already made the case to U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's incoming administration for a long disputed oil pipeline that reports say Biden will cancel on his first day in office. Trudeau said that over the last several days, including Tuesday,...

 

ICYMI: Biden expected to cancel Keystone XL pipeline on "day one" in office

Washington Post energy and environment reporter Dino Grandoni reported that one of the president-elect’s first acts in office will be to cancel a key permit for the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, a project similar to Line 3. This is widely considered a victory for the climate and environmental justice. Grandoni writes: Attention is already turning east to another...

 

Keystone XL is out; Dakota Access next?

President-elect Joe Biden is wasting no time reversing the climate and energy policies of President Donald Trump. The incoming administration signaled Monday that it will end United States backing of the Keystone XL pipeline. The Biden plan, reported by the Canadian Broadcasting Company, makes the case that supporting the $8 billion pipeline no longer works in the era of...

 

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