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Golden Corral will open in 2 former Old Country Buffets in Twin Cities

The nation's largest buffet chain has long stayed away from the Twin Cities because of the presence of Old Country Buffet, which started in Minnesota.

As many as seven restaurants could open in Old Country sites throughout the Twin Cities.

Treasure Island breaks ground on $86 million resort renovation

The two hotel towers shown in this rendering will add 300 rooms to Treasure Island Resort and Casino near Red Wing.

"Very high" room demand sparked upgrades, expansion.

UnitedHealthcare losing big military health contract

The Defense Department awarded the multibillion dollar contract to another insurer, but such awards often are contested.

HealthPartners buys land to replace Como Clinic in St. Paul

Luther Seminary is selling the 4.5-acre plot.

Schafer: What the lessons of tax-cutting in Kansas hold for Minnesota

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ACLU praises new Illinois limits on cellphone surveillance

The American Civil Liberties Union is praising a new Illinois law that limits how police can use devices that collect cellphone data and track phone locations.

First home delivery of medical marijuana made in Florida

The first organization authorized to dispense medical marijuana in Florida has made its first home delivery.


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Schafer: What the lessons of tax-cutting in Kansas hold for Minnesota

Kansas officials can’t seem to put out a tax forecast that’s pessimistic enough, with tax collections in June falling short again, this time by more…

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Ryan Cos. give more details on Minneapolis office tower

Ryan Cos. gave more details about its proposed 17-story office tower in downtown Minneapolis.


Too busy for Pokemon? These entrepreneurs will play for you

Some proxy's charge $20 an hour to help your score.


Does dressing casually affect productivity at the workplace?

Researchers find that depends on the office environment already in place.


Office workers benefit from using standing desks

We all know we should sit less; sports experts say we are made for movement.


Allina, nurses union meet but fail to reach deal

After a flurry of counteroffers, talks stalled over who would pay for the rising costs of union health plans.


Verizon nears deal for Yahoo, New York Times reports

$5 billion sale could spell end of Yahoo as independent firm.


VCR reaches end of the line

The videocassette recorder that revolutionized home entertainment by allowing TV audiences to capture their favorite shows on tape and watch them at their leisure will…


Lake Elmo threatens to sue 3M over unusable city well

The company denies it's at fault, and the city acknowledges polluted well was never put in use.


With Roger Ailes out, expect changes at Fox News

Its role as the go-to place for GOP spin is in question.


Another creep higher sends S&P 500 to record high, again

Another day, another lazy drift higher for stocks and another record high.


Ryan Cos. give more details on Minneapolis office tower

Ryan Cos. gave more details about its proposed 17-story office tower in downtown Minneapolis.