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LLBO Seeks Feedback on Authorizing Sale of Edible Cannabinoid Products at Band Owned Businesses

CASS LAKE- The Leech Lake Tribal Council is seeking public feedback on a proposed resolution to allow the sale of edible cannabinoid products at tribally owned or licensed businesses. Legislation enacted by the State of Minnesota in July allows the sale and purchase of edibles and beverages that contain up to 5 milligrams of...

 

Walmart, Target begin holiday early to ease inflation sting

NEW YORK - Walmart and Target plan to begin offering deals and price matching offers earlier this year to keep up with Americans pressed by soaring inflation and looking for ways to ease the potential sting of holiday shopping. For two years now, shoppers have started preparing for the holidays early but last year it was because...

 

Minnesota medical marijuana company sues state, seeks to sell some of its edibles on open market

Minnesota's new hemp-derived THC edible law is facing its first major legal challenge from one of the state's medical cannabis companies, which claims it should be able to sell its "chemically identical" marijuana edibles on the open market. The lawsuit filed by Vireo Health last week claims the company's constitutional rights...

 

What exactly is hemp-derived THC? And how is it different from marijuana?

Minnesota's cannabis industry is going through an awkward phase. The state waded into uncharted territory this summer by legalizing food and drink infused with low doses of high-producing THC. But this first attempt at regulating hemp-derived THC edibles - which were already being sold around the state for several years in a...

 

Tribal Business News Round-Up: Sept. 19

This week's Tribal Business New round-up includes details on the Native Farm Bill Coalition's recommendations for improving outcomes for Indigenous farmers. Additionally, the Mississippi Band of Choctaw details its plan to improve workforce development for tribal members, while the Yurok Tribe in northern California talks about...

 

Kia, Hyundai face class-action lawsuits amid 30% surge in Twin Cities auto thefts

What began as a social media trend in Milwaukee has become a surge in Kia and Hyundai thefts across the nation, including the Twin Cities. A slew of class-action lawsuits against the automaker allege the vehicles were built to be too easily stolen. Residents from Minnesota and more than a dozen other states have filed lawsuits against the manufacturers in order to recoup money...

 

White Earth Reservation tribal college plants a farm, hopes for food independence

MAHNOMEN, MINN. - Hours after a parade ends marking the White Earth Tribal and Community College's 25th anniversary, Robert Shimek is standing near some squash in a field, marveling at a bumblebee crawling into a blossom. "Oh, that's a great big one," said Shimek, an extension employee with the college. "That tells you the soil...

 

Digi-Key's $400M expansion makes Thief River Falls key employee destination

THIEF RIVER FALLS - In this small northwestern Minnesota city, one of the country's 10 largest warehouses stands next to fields full of soybeans and sugar beets, a reminder that while the lush Red River Valley still provides plenty of agricultural opportunity, Thief River Falls is changing along with its largest employer,...

 

Biden Administration Allocates $900 Million for Electric Vehicle Chargers

President Biden announced this week the approval of a $900 million investment to install electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across 34 states and Puerto Rico. “The great American road trip is going to be fully electrified. Whether you're driving coast to coast along the I-10, or on I-75 here in Michigan, charging stations will be up and as easy to find as gas stations...

 

Study: Minnesota missing out on millions in tax revenue by not taxing THC products

Minnesota is missing out on up to $46 million in revenue by not having a special tax on legal THC products, according to a University of Minnesota Duluth study. Looking at states that have legalized recreational marijuana, the university's Bureau of Business and Economic Research found Minnesota will miss a minimum of $5...

 

Minnesota farmers and businesses dependent on rail relieved after strike is averted

Minnesota's rail-dependent farmers and businesses sighed with relief Thursday after union and railroad leaders reached a labor agreement, averting a strike that would have dealt another blow to the nation's already precarious economy. President Joe Biden announced the tentative deal after a marathon 20-hour negotiating session...

 

CHS boosts member payout to $1 billion, four times higher than last year

CHS Inc., the nation's top-grossing cooperative, is returning an eye-popping $1 billion in patronage pay and equity redemption to its member-owners - by far the largest annual payout in company history. That's four times the amount that CHS paid out to its owners last year. And well above the annual average over the previous...

 

1 rail union rejects deal, 2 accept ahead of strike deadline

OMAHA, Neb. - Members of one union rejected a tentative deal with the largest U.S. freight railroads Wednesday, while two ratified agreements and three others remained at the bargaining table just days ahead of a strike deadline, threatening to intensify snarls in the nation's supply chain that have contributed to rising...

 

Native America Calling: Alternatives to conventional loans

Native borrowers have a number of choices beyond the bank loan to finance big items like homes and starting a business. Tuesday on Native America Calling, Shawn Spruce looks at who’s eligible for various alternative financing options and whether they’re appropriate for your next major endeavor. https://www.indianz.com/News/2022/09/13/native-america-calli...

 

Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant Honored at Academy of Country Music Award Ceremony

DURANT, Okla., (September 13, 2022) – For the second time, Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant won the Academy of Country Music (ACM) Industry Award "Casino of the Year – Theater", an accolade the luxury gaming and entertainment destination proudly adds to their growing list of recognition. Choctaw Casino & Resort ...

 

US takes aim at some Trump offshore safety rule rollbacks

NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. Department of the Interior said Monday that it wants to reverse some Trump administration rollbacks of offshore safety rules to prevent blowouts like the BP catastrophe that killed 11 people and fouled the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. "This proposed rulemaking will help ensure that offshore energy development...

 

Oneida Nation announces major expansion of flagship casino

The Oneida Nation has big plans in store for its flagship casino in the state of New York. The multi-year project will double the convention and meeting space at the Turning Stone Resort Casino. The tribe is calling the expansion the largest ever in the last 20 years. "As we begin our largest reinvestment in two decades, we...

 

Polaris says 230,000 of its snowmobiles need a safety fix before being used again

Polaris Inc. told customers Tuesday to bring certain snowmobile models to authorized dealers and have them fixed because of a fire hazard from degraded fuel in gas tanks, especially after extended storage. The fuel tank issues have led to 30 gas tank ruptures and 16 fires, Polaris said. One injury associated with the issue was...

 

NASA scrubs launch of new moon rocket after engine problem

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA called off the launch of its mighty new moon rocket on its debut flight with three test dummies aboard Monday after a last-minute cascade of problems culminating in unexplained trouble related to an engine. The next launch attempt will not take place until Friday at the earliest and could be delayed...

 

Minnesota's new business leaders are disrupting the old ways of doing business

They are the innovators, the ones challenging the status quo, the ones breathing fresh ideas into legacy institutions and defying expectations to redefine who leads and how. Minnesota's new leaders and ideas are changing the way we do business. https://www.startribune.com/disrupters-minnesota-new-entrepreneur...

 

Back-to-School Sale - August 31st - September 1st - Red Lake Trading Post

Back-to-School Sale - August 31st - September 1st - Red Lake Trading Post...

 

Bremer Bank opens new, full-service branch on Lake Street in Minneapolis

Minneapolis, MN – Bremer Bank today announced the opening of its new, full-service branch on Lake Street in Minneapolis. Located at 2130 East Lake Street, this location will employ six team members and will span approximately 3,000 square feet. Click here to download photos of the new Lake Street location. “We are pleased to open a new branch in this resilient and vibrant...

 

Ford to appeal $1.7 billion verdict in Georgia truck crash

WOODSTOCK, Ga. - Ford Motor Co. plans to appeal a $1.7 billion verdict against the automaker after a pickup truck crash that claimed the lives of a Georgia couple, a company representative said Sunday. Jurors in Gwinnett County, just northeast of Atlanta, returned the verdict late last week in the yearslong civil case involving...

 

Minnesota added 19,100 jobs in July while jobless rate remained at historic low

Minnesota's employers last month hired the most people they have all year, even with the state's jobless rate at at an all-time low. The state logged a blockbuster month with the addition of 19,100 jobs, a sharp acceleration from the 1,000 who were hired in June, according to data released Thursday by the Minnesota Department...

 

Digi-Key opens $400M distribution center in Thief River Falls

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. - Digi-Key Electronics was busting at the seams when it began planning a 2.2 million-square-foot, $400 million expansion in 2017. Now, as the Thief River Falls company on Wednesday showed off the new space, one of the 10 largest warehouses in the country, it is growing at a pace that will outgrow the...

 

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