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UnitedHealth Group profit up 26 percent

This Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, file photo, shows a portion of the UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s campus in Minnetonka.

The nation's largest health insurer boosted full-year earnings guidance after topping analyst estimates.

Dayton says pitch to Amazon doesn't pledge specific tax break

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton

The governor said the state's proposal to land the company's second headquarters focuses on the state's strengths, rather than promises of tax breaks.

Shortage of listings continues to constrain Twin Cities housing market

During June there were a record number of home sales in the Twin Cities metro area.

The cool-down is driven by the shortage of affordable homes for first-time buyers.

Aramark to acquire AmeriPride uniform and linen supplier for $1 billion

Deal for the firm based in Minnetonka is set to be final by the end of 2017.

Minnesota finalizes pitch for Amazon HQ

Gov. Mark Dayton reviews the state's plan to attract company's headquarters.

Minnesota judge allows 'necessity defense' in pipeline case

A Minnesota judge has taken the unusual step of allowing four protesters to use a "necessity defense," enabling them to present evidence that the threat of climate change from Canadian tar sands crude justified their attempt to shut down two Enbridge Energy pipelines last year.

Minnesota judge allows 'necessity defense' in pipeline case

A Minnesota judge has taken the unusual step of allowing four protesters to use a "necessity defense," enabling them to present evidence that the threat of climate change from Canadian tar sands crude justified their attempt to shut down two Enbridge Energy pipelines last year.


A gut check – with Twin Cities tech
Inside Track

Twin Cities company enters partnership aimed at harnessing power of gut microbes

ASV Holdings moves its distribution operations to Minnesota
Inside Track

ASV Holdings moves its outsourced distribution operations in house and to Grand Rapids, Minnesota.


Denny Hecker transferred to Duluth federal prison

He was transferred to the Duluth Federal Prison Camp


Golf courses give way to new housing amid demand for land

More than 900 acres of golf courses have been redeveloped across the metro


Walser Automotive buys Polar Chevrolet and Mazda

The dealership also announced that CEO Paul Walser was stepping down.


A gut check – with Twin Cities tech

Twin Cities company enters partnership aimed at harnessing power of gut microbes


Feds drop a whistleblower case against UnitedHealth Group

A judge had dismissed a suit alleging false filings; other litigation continues.


Weinstein Co. receives cash from firm of close Trump adviser

Thomas Barrack Jr.-led Colony Capital might buy the ailing studio's assets.


South Korea makes aggressive moves to lift its minimum wage

The country will raise its minimum wage 16 percent in 2018 and go further each year to 2020.


Dayton signs agreement for 'reinsurance' program

The program will lower individual market premiums for 2018.


ASV Holdings moves its distribution operations to Minnesota

ASV Holdings moves its outsourced distribution operations in house and to Grand Rapids, Minnesota.


Galleria to add Z Gallerie home furnishings and two local pop-ups

The Edina mall will be 51 percent home goods stores when latest firm opens.