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Buffalo Wild Wings adds two names in board contest, one already offered by activist

Buffalo Wild Wings nominated two new directors with food industry experience.

The activist shareholder wants to unlock the value of Buffalo Wild Wings' real estate holdings.

Enbridge tax challenge could cost northern Minn. counties millions

A crew installs a section of a crude oil pipeline for Enbridge Energy. The Calgary-based pipeline company is planning to build two pipelines across northern Minnesota. One would carry North Dakota oil. The other would replace an older pipeline from Canada.

If Enbridge wins its property tax challenge, some N. Minn. counties might owe it refunds.

Delta Air Lines is changing boarding procedures at its Atlanta gates

New queues and signs are saving the airline precious time at its Atlanta gates.

Otter Tail building natural gas plant in South Dakota

Edina mansion that belonged to Kirby Puckett sold this weekend

The house had five bedrooms, seven bathrooms and a five-car garage.

Maryland lawmakers vote to ban drilling known as fracking

Maryland lawmakers voted Monday to ban hydraulic fracturing for oil and natural gas, a process better known as fracking.

Rural Minn. hospitals fear fallout as work visas slow

As populations age in rural parts of the state and region, hospitals and clinics increasingly rely on immigrant doctors


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Chinese immigrant sisters battle for success in construction industry
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Jane Yuen-Lin Mahowald is a grateful immigrant, small businesswoman and citizen.And Mahowald, 63, backed by her twin sister Winnie Yuen-Yee Crosbie, a successful Realtor and…


Restaurant group: Minneapolis servers make $28.56 per hour

The group says tipped workers should be exempt from any rise in the minimum wage.


In Colombia, a peace deal has a surprising effect: more coca production

Colombia created incentive to plant more before government payouts.


Supreme Court won't restore $7.25B swipe fees settlement

In a victory for retailers like Target and Best Buy, the Supreme Court will not restore a $7.25 billion settlement between merchants and Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc. over credit card transaction fees.


United Airlines: Customers 'welcome' to wear leggings

United Airlines says regular-paying flyers are welcome to wear leggings aboard its flights, even though two teenage girls were barred by a gate agent from boarding a flight from Denver to Minneapolis because of their attire.


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Why employers should care about future of 'extra' curriculars

At age 14, I spent the summer in a community theater production of “South Pacific.” From that moment on I spent every waking moment outside…


Grammar gaffes cast bright minds in dim light

Charter schools are overrated. That was the motion recently debated in the Intelligence Squared series, a forum that “allows listeners to eavesdrop on the brightest…


Trump puts presidential-size spotlight on his brand

President Donald Trump’s Saturday started with a trip to the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va. By Saturday night, on one…


U.K. wants Facebook to open WhatsApp's encryption system to intel services

U.K. Home Secretary Amber Rudd said Facebook’s WhatsApp messaging system should open its encryption to security services and urged online companies to be more aggressive…


North St. Paul retiree tries to blend his love of coffeehouse brew and single-serve convenience

Retired engineer wanted to help his favorite coffee shop sell its blends in popular pods