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3M, MIT team up to develop quicker, cheaper COVID-19 test

A collaboration between 3M and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology could lead to a faster, cheaper way to detect COVID-19 - one with results measured in minutes rather than days. In other words, it would likely be a big deal, if it works. 3M announced Tuesday its "antigen" testing effort received "phase 1" approval from a...

 

Hy-Vee Partners with Bellevue University to Launch First-of-its-Kind Tuition Assistance Program for Hy-Vee Employees and Their Immediate Family Members

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (July 14, 2020) — Hy-Vee, Inc. announces today that it is partnering with Bellevue University in its new Hy-Vee Tuition Assistance Program, available for all Hy-Vee employees and their immediate family members. The tuition assistance will be available beginning with the 2020 academic fall semester. Hy-Vee will select 100 full- or regular-time Hy-Vee empl...

 

AG Ellison settles with Frontier, concluding investigations into Minnesota telecoms providers

July 13, 2020 (SAINT PAUL) — Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced today that his office has entered into a settlement with Frontier Communications. The settlement with Frontier concludes the three major investigations and lawsuits that the Attorney General’s office launched into Minnesota’s major telecoms providers for deceptive, misleading, and fraudulent...

 

United Airlines warns 36,000 workers they could be laid off

United Airlines is warning 36,000 employees - nearly half its U.S. staff - they could be furloughed in October, the clearest signal yet of how deeply the virus pandemic is hurting the airline industry. The outlook for a recovery in the airline industry has dimmed in just the past two weeks, as infection rates rise in much of...

 

BAGLEY SHAD RAPS NOW AVAILABLE AT THE RED LAKE TRADING POST

BAGLEY SHAD RAPS NOW AVAILABLE AT THE RED LAKE TRADING POST!! COME SHOP OUR SELECTION OF TACKLE AND HARDWARE!! STAY SAFE!!...

 

Energy Transfer says Dakota pipeline to keep running during legal challenge

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Energy Transfer said on Wednesday it will continue to operate the Dakota Access oil pipeline while it challenges a court ruling this week ordering it to shut and empty the duct, the largest line out of North Dakota’s shale basin. “We have not yet taken any steps to begin shutting down the line,” spokeswoman Vicki Granado said. “To be clear, we have...

 

Minnesota breweries, golf courses and big law firms among recipients of $1 million or more of SBA loan help

Though beer sales are up more than 20% in the U.S. during the pandemic, Minnesota's largest brewery received federal assistance worth at least $1 million through the federal Paycheck Protection Program, according to recently released data from the U.S. Small Business Administration. The loan to August Schell Brewing Co. is just...

 

U.S. will pay $1.6 billion to Novavax for coronavirus vaccine

The federal government will pay vaccine-maker Novavax $1.6 billion to expedite the development of a coronavirus vaccine. It is the largest deal to date from Operation Warp Speed, the sprawling federal effort to make coronavirus vaccines and treatments available to the American public as quickly as possible. The deal would pay...

 

Atlantic Coast Pipeline Canceled Amid Legal Challenges, Ballooning Costs

BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA—JULY 6, 2020—Duke Energy and Dominion Energy, two of the nation’s largest utility companies, announced Sunday the cancelation of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a 600-mile natural gas pipeline that would have crossed West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina, and under the Appalachian Trail. The companies cite “ongoing delays and increasing cost...

 

First Nations losing oil revenue amid fall in consumption, drilling

In a windswept corner of the Blood Tribe land in southwest Alberta is a pumpjack that towers more than three storeys off the ground and reaches three kilometres deep. It's one of only two new wells to be drilled on the First Nation in the last year, as the downturn in the industry has resulted in reduced drilling across Western Canada. The well was drilled in December and...

 

Minnesota prepares to release $100 million in housing assistance

State housing officials are preparing to give out $100 million in housing assistance to prevent evictions when the federal government's $600-a-week unemployment subsidy ends July 25, but many fear that won't go far enough. The COVID-19 pandemic sidelined thousands of workers and drained the savings of Minnesotans with...

 

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY FROM RED LAKE RETAIL

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Pharmaceutical industry group sues to stop Minnesota's new insulin-aid program

A pharmaceutical-industry group is suing the state of Minnesota over its new insulin-affordability program, which took effect Wednesday. Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, or PhRMA, said the program the Legislature passed in April is unconstitutional and that drugmakers already offer alternatives to help...

 

'We Are On The Brink Of Disaster': Public Testifies On Proposed Pipeline Reroute

People expressed fears that a proposed pipeline project threatens the climate, pristine waters and Native communities in northern Wisconsin while others claim it can be built safely and provide much-needed jobs, in a virtual public hearing on Wednesday. Around 360 people registered to provide input about the impact of...

 

Minneapolis Fed finds small businesses take deepest cuts to sales from pandemic shutdowns

The pandemic has dealt a particularly big blow to smaller businesses, to women and minority-owned businesses, and to sectors such as entertainment, lodging and retail. Those are some of the findings of a May survey of nearly 1,100 businesses across Minnesota and in neighboring states conducted by the Federal Reserve Bank of...

 

Hy-Vee Partners with Kellogg's and Keurig Dr Pepper to End Summer Hunger

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (June 30, 2020) — Today, Hy-Vee, Inc., in partnership with Kellogg’s and Keurig Dr Pepper, announced its End Summer Hunger campaign to provide food for children and families in need. During the month of July, for every qualifying purchase at a Hy-Vee grocery store, one meal will be donated to Feeding America food banks in Hy-Vee’s eight-state...

 

MPSC denies Enbridge Energy's request for relief on Line 5 pipeline project, sets full hearing process for proposal

The Michigan Public Service Commission today denied the relief Enbridge Energy LP sought in its request for a declaratory ruling and also rejected the company’s request for ex parte approval of plans to relocate the Line 5 pipeline to a tunnel beneath the Straits of Mackinac. The Commission established a full hearing process for the proposal. Enbridge in April filed an...

 

COVID-19 drug price deemed 'reasonable'

California's Gilead Sciences announced pricing on Monday for the first drug authorized to treat COVID-19 in the United States, and industry observers did not immediately pass out from sticker shock. The price range for the drug remdesivir - $3,120 for commercially insured U.S. patients, and $2,340 for government programs here...

 

IPS Solar grows hotter in a cool economy this year

Impact Power Solutions is a pioneer of the Minnesota solar industry with a new majority owner that has fueled red-hot growth in a recession. SmartPitch Ventures, a private-equity firm focused on renewable energy, spent several million dollars last year to acquire most of the stock in IPS Solar, as it is known, that was owned by...

 

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Hy-Vee Gives Away 144,000 Peaches During a Contactless, Drive-Thru Event at Mall of America and Through Donations to Two Local Organizations

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (June 27, 2020) — On Friday, Hy-Vee distributed about 72,000 free peaches during a contactless, drive-thru giveaway event at Mall of America. The other 72,000 peaches were donated to Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf and The Sheridan Story – two local organizations focused on fighting hunger throughout the Twin Cities. The giveaway was made...

 

Delta will add 1,000 flights in August but that may be it for the year

Delta Air Lines expects to add about 1,000 flights in August but not many more for the remainder of the year, Chief Executive Ed Bastian said in a memo on Thursday that mentioned a resurgence of COVID-19 in parts of the country. Airlines including Delta have added back some summer capacity after modest improvements in...

 

Target rolls out fresh grocery pickup nationwide

Target stores nationwide will soon begin to offer fresh and frozen groceries for pickup after a successful pilot program last year in the Twin Cities. By the end of the month, more than 400 Target stores will offer products such as fresh produce, milk, eggs, bread and ice cream for customers who want to either pick up their...

 

Pakistan to ground 150 pilots for cheating to get licenses

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's state-run airline said Thursday it will ground 150 pilots, accusing them of obtaining licenses by having others take exams for them, an accusation that followed a probe into last month's crash that killed 97 people in Karachi. Abdullah Hafeez, a spokesman for Pakistan International Airlines, did not give...

 

Judge shuts down energy pipeline in Michigan's Great Lakes

DETROIT - A judge shut down an energy pipeline in Michigan's Great Lakes on Thursday, granting a request from the state after the owner reported problems with a support piece far below the surface. Enbridge Inc. has not provided enough information to Michigan officials to show that continued operation of the west leg of the...

 

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