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Feds join second whistleblower case against UnitedHealth

UnitedHealth's campus in Minnetonka

The Minnetonka-based insurance company is accused of making false claims regarding Medicare patients that resulted in overpayment of hundreds of millions of dollars.

JavaCycle turns coffee-bean waste into sweet-smelling fertilizer

On the right, the chaff from roasted coffee beans that would have gone to the landfill. On the left, JavaCycle fertilizer pellets that make that byproduct sustainable. (Photo provided by JavaCycle)

Roasting coffee beans creates landfill waste. JavaCycle in Faribault is creating fertilizer out of that byproduct.

Big banks, financial tech services play tug-of-war over consumer data

Personal Capital in San Carlos, Calif., allows consumers to look at their financial accounts on one dashboard, and provides them with financial advice.

At stake are the digital trails that people leave with every electronic transaction.

IRRRB names new management company for Giants Ridge resort

The ski and golf resort in Biwabik has struggled to turn a profit.

Minnesota wineries fight state law requiring homegrown grapes

Wineries claim the grape restriction severely limits business growth.

Samsung may bring back fire-plagued Galaxy Note 7

4 lawsuits now seek to block PolyMet mine land exchange

Environmental groups have now filed four lawsuits seeking to prevent the U.S. Forest Service from swapping land for the planned PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota.


Wyoming Machine wins national workforce award
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Traci and Lori Tapani recognized for training youth and women in manufacturing by National Association of Workforce Boards.

Thrivent Mutual Funds repeat wins in annual fund family awards
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Thrivent Mutual Funds repeats fund family wins in Thomson Reuters Lipper Fund awards.


Alexander: Here's how to fix Wi-Fi printing software

Q: For several weeks, my Microsoft Surface Pro tablet computer printed via Wi-Fi to an HP Photosmart 6520 printer. But now, files that have already…


ASV construction equipment maker could be going public again

The Grand Rapids company filed papers for an IPO to raise $36 million.


Wyoming Machine wins national workforce award

Traci and Lori Tapani recognized for training youth and women in manufacturing by National Association of Workforce Boards.


Thrivent Mutual Funds repeat wins in annual fund family awards

Thrivent Mutual Funds repeats fund family wins in Thomson Reuters Lipper Fund awards.


Ford to expand U.S. production of trucks, SUVs

– In a move that drew praise from President Donald Trump, Ford Motor said Tuesday that it would invest $1.2 billion in three…


Healthy eating is riding high in America – and so are Twinkies

A food industry report ranked Hostess second among growth leaders for midsize companies, behind Greek yogurt company Chobani.


US consumer confidence hits 16-year high

U.S. consumer confidence climbed to its highest level in more than 16 years, a strong gain for one of President Donald Trump's preferred economic indicators.


Trump says Ford investing in 3 Michigan auto plants

President Donald Trump says that Ford Motor Co. is planning to invest in three Michigan auto plants.


Edina mansion that belonged to Kirby Puckett has been sold for $1.57M

The late Twins star's home has five bedrooms and seven bathrooms.


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