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Ikea to stop selling dresser linked to death of Minn. child

Theodore “Teddy” McGee died when an Ikea dresser fell on him in his family’s Apple Valley home in February.

Ikea has agreed to stop selling and recall a dresser that had a tipping problem that had injured or killed several people, including a 22-month-old boy from Apple Valley, who died in February.

Clear Channel takes over advertising at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport

The MSP airport mall at the Minneapolis/ St. Paul International Airport in Bloomington, Minn. Photograph taken on Monday, August 3, 2015.

Xcel scores well in energy report card by nonprofit Ceres

Utility ranked fourth in study, getting 21 percent of electricity sales from renewables in 2014.

Pressed by big shareholder, SunOpta selects adviser to review options

Firm shifts quality assurance duties, hires strategic adviser in wake of sunflower nut troubles.

Volkswagen gets ready to pay billions after settlement is announced

U.S. officials are pursuing a criminal probe, and Europe is still a big risk.

Sanders says he'll try to block Senate GMO bill

Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders says he'll try to block Senate consideration of a bill that would require nationwide labeling of food with genetically modified products, but with a less stringent labeling requirement than the one included in Vermont's law.

Stonebridge Bank to be acquired by Western Bank

Combined, there will be 7 Twin Cities locations.


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Clear Channel reaches 10-year advertising agreement for MSP airport

Clear Channel Airports will streamline ad buying for the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

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Toms Shoes opening store at Mall of America

Toms is opening its first Minnesota shoe store at the Mall of America.


Facebook angst in media grows as its grip on advertising tightens

A river of anxiety about the social media giant ran through the industry's recent global meet-up.


Alexander: How to use decades-old software on today's PCs

Q: I'm visually impaired and have a "closed circuit TV magnification device" attached to my PC. It worked on Windows 7, even though the vision…


US economy grew at slightly faster 1.1 percent in Q1

The U.S. economy grew slightly faster at the start of the year than previously estimated, even though consumer spending posted the smallest gain in two years.


Minnesota levies $1M fine in case involving force-placed insurance

The case involved a form of home insurance called lender- or force-placed.


Toms Shoes will open store at Mall of America

Toms Shoes has gotten its foot in the door in Minnesota, with its first local store slated to open in the Mall of America in…


Volkswagen will pay $14.7 billion to settle emissions scandal

It's the largest automaker payout in U.S. history.


How Clinton's and Trump's economic prescriptions clash

Republican Donald Trump will deliver a speech outlining his trade policies on Tuesday — a talk that is sure to underscore the stark differences between his approach and that of likely Democratic rival Hillary Clinton when it comes to handling the economy.


Medtronic buys heart failure specialist HeartWare for $1.1 billion

Deal marks an endgame for Boston-area company, which had been acquiring other firms until recently.


Imagine Print Solutions to acquire a California advertising and marketing company

The Midnight Oil Agency of California has a roster of big gaming and entertainment clients.


Imaging Sensing Systems interim CEO resigns

PersonnelInterim CEO resignsImage Sensing Systems Inc., St. Paul, announced that Dale Parker, its interim chief executive, chief financial officer and chief operating officer has resigned.…