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Winnebago Tribe doubles investment in solar energy on reservation

The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska is continuing its march toward self-sustainability with a $728,000 investment that will fund installation of solar panels at nine new locations on the tribe’s northeast Nebraska reservation. The new installations will include the Blackhawk Community Center, Ho-Chunk Inc.’s...

 

Wells Fargo to cut 10 percent of workforce over next 3 years

NEW YORK — Wells Fargo plans to cut up to 10 percent of its workforce over the next three years, the bank announced on Thursday, which will result in thousands of job losses for employees of the nation's third-largest bank. Wells Fargo & Co. Chief Executive Tim Sloan made the announcement to employees on Thursday....

 

Target, consumers could be closer to feeling pain from tariffs

Washington – Target’s tariff troubles just got real. With his latest protective tariffs on Chinese imports, President Donald Trump hit dozens of products in the Minneapolis-based retailer’s inventory. Whether it is furniture, carpets, handbags, belts, sports gear, luggage or a host of other items Target buys in...

 

Minnesota seniors brace for seismic Medicare shift

Anxiety, frustration and hints of exasperation are all in the mix as more than a quarter-million Minnesota seniors face the prospect of selecting new Medicare health plans in the coming months. An estimated 320,000 Minnesotans with Medicare Cost health plans must switch to a new policy because a federal law is...

 

Amazon's Jeff Bezos to start $2 billion charitable fund

SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos said Thursday that he is giving $2 billion to start a fund that will open preschools in low-income neighborhoods and give money to nonprofits that helps homeless families. Bezos, whose stake in Amazon is worth about $160 billion, says that he'll call it the Bezos Day...

 

It's the end of Rainbow in Minnesota, with the last store closing Monday

At the end of this Rainbow, there are empty shelves and a lot of parking spaces. The last Rainbow food store, a name that not long ago was one of the largest grocery chains in Minnesota, will close on Monday. The store, at 2501 White Bear Av. in Maplewood's Maple Ridge Center, opened in 1986. http:/...

 

Restaurateur Ken Johnson Celebrates 40 Years of Business in the Heart of Edina Serving Comfort Classics

Edina, MN (September 12, 2018) -- An Edina treasure, The Hilltop announced today plans for a celebration of its 40th year of serving comfort foods in a friendly atmosphere. Opened in 1978 by founder Ken Johnson, The Hilltop has changed over the years but its dedication...

 

State regulators postpone Enbridge meetings after protests erupt

State regulators on Tuesday postponed a meeting on Enbridge's controversial new $2.6 billion oil pipeline project after protests erupted in the hearing room. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) was evaluating whether Enbridge met conditions imposed by the panel in June in regard to the pipeline project,...

 

A Louisiana mayor banned city booster clubs from buying Nike products

Nike’s sales are up 31 percent after the brand revealed a new “Just Do It” campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers player who created the “take a knee” movement to protest police brutality. Despite the increase in sales, though, not everyone is happy about the new ads. Some people...

 

Klein Tools Acquires Ergodyne in St. Paul, Minnesota

Sept. 5, 2018 (Lincolnshire, IL.) – Klein Tools, Inc. and Tenacious Holdings, Inc. (the parent company of Ergodyne, “Ergodyne”) have announced today that Klein Tools has acquired Ergodyne. Ergodyne will be operated as a separate business unit in St. Paul, Minnesota, at its current headquarters. Tom Votel will...

 

Mayo Clinic spending $800 million to expand in Arizona and Florida

Mayo Clinic will spend $800 million to expand in Arizona and Florida in an effort to increase its patient surgery, treatment and parking accommodations. Rochester-based Mayo said Wednesday it plans to nearly double the size of its Phoenix campus with a $648 million project dictated by patient growth and the success of...

 

38,000-plus Blue Cross enrollees receive termination notices by mistake

More than 38,000 Medicare beneficiaries with health plans from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota are wrongly receiving termination notices, prompting the Eagan-based insurer to begin calling subscribers to explain the mistake. The letters are related to the elimination of Medicare Cost health plans at the end of...

 

Colin Kaepernick's Nike deal prompts flurry of debate

An endorsement deal between Nike and Colin Kaepernick prompted a flood of debate Tuesday as sports fans reacted to the apparel giant backing an athlete known mainly for starting a wave of protests among NFL players of police brutality, racial inequality and other social issues. The deal unveiled by Nike and the former...

 

Amazon is 2nd US company to reach $1 trillion market value

NEW YORK — Amazon on Tuesday became the second publicly traded company to reach $1 trillion in market value, hot on the heels of iPhone maker Apple. The milestone is another sign of Amazon's swift rise from an online bookseller to a behemoth that sells toilet paper, TVs and just about anything. In its two decades,...

 

Hard lessons breathe new life into retail stores

Malls are being hollowed out. Shops are closing by the thousands. Retailers are going bankrupt. But it may be too early to declare the death of retail. Americans have started shopping more — in stores. http://www.startribune.com/hard-lessons-breathe-new-life-into-retail-stores/492339041/...

 

Hy-Vee Celebrates National Family Meals Month this September

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (Aug. 31, 2018) — This September, Hy-Vee, Inc. is celebrating National Family Meals Month by providing families with tips and tools to make mealtime more manageable. “Many families have very busy schedules, but they also want to eat and be together,” said Randy Edeker, Hy-Vee’s chairman,...

 

National Enquirer had decades of Trump dirt, and he wanted to buy it back

Federal investigators have provided ample evidence that President Donald Trump was involved in deals to pay two women to keep them from speaking publicly before the 2016 election about affairs that they said they had with him. But it turns out that Trump wanted to go even further. http://www.startri...

 

Wells Fargo Commits $5 Million to Establish GRID Alternatives' Tribal Solar Accelerator Fund

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) announced today a philanthropic commitment of $5 million over three years to support solar projects in tribal communities across the U.S. The donation to nonprofit GRID Alternatives, a national leader in making solar technology and training accessible to underserved...

 

JetBlue is raising fees on baggage and ticket changes

DALLAS — JetBlue Airways is raising fees for checking a bag or changing a ticket, a move that could prompt other airlines to raise their fees. New York-based JetBlue posted the increases online. They apply for all trips booked on or after Monday. http://www.startribune.com/jetblue-is-raising-fees-...

 

American Indian-owned Gordon Construction could be transformed by Enbridge project

MAHNOMEN, Minn. – Gordon Construction built the Shooting Star Casino here, but these days the company is eyeing a big project of a very different sort: Enbridge’s planned new crude-oil pipeline. Gordon is an American Indian-owned business, and Enbridge has earmarked $100 million in pipeline work for Indian...

 

BP: With a new corridor secured, Enbridge has options for future projects

DULUTH — When Minnesota regulators signed off on the Line 3 replacement pipeline this summer, they may have reshaped the future of oil transportation across the state. By forging a new path for Line 3, Enbridge now has options for its other five pipelines that traverse Minnesota. While there are no plans to move or...

 

Brooklyn Park Hy-Vee Employee Earns Company's Highest Honor

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (Aug. 23, 2018) - Those who work alongside Tom Wu at the Brooklyn Park Hy-Vee store will tell you he only knows one way to work – exceptionally. Whether it's going the extra mile to make a special Hy-Vee Asian entrée for a customer's mother, or ope...

 

Target sales up 6.5 percent, highest in more than a decade

Target shoppers are back in stores and clicking online in record numbers, handing the company its largest sales boost in 13 years just as it rounds the bend toward the busy back-to-school and holiday-shopping seasons. The Minneapolis-based retailer’s stock price hit record highs on Wednesday after reporting that...

 

Paragon Casino Resort Makes $150,000 in Donations to Avoyelles Parish Agencies on Behalf of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana

MARKSVILLE, LA. – (Aug 21, 2018) – The Tunica-Biloxi Tribal Council recently announced that Paragon Casino Resort has funded requests from Avoyelles Parish public entities totaling $150,000 on behalf of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe. Donations of $50,000 each will be allocated to the Avoyelles Parish School Board, the...

 

Hy-Vee's Responsible Choice Seafood Initiative Ranked No. 2 in the U.S.

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (Aug. 16, 2018) – Greenpeace recently released its 2018 Carting Away the Oceans (CATO) report, ranking Hy-Vee No. 2 out of the 22 largest supermarket chains in the U.S. for its sustainability efforts. Since 2008, Greenpeace has evaluated and ranked supermarkets in the CATO report based on their...

 

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