Shutdown of Monticello nuclear plant causes fish kill

The sudden drop in temperature in the discharged cooling water resulted in a fish kill in the Mississippi River.

Minnesota braces for legal fight over PolyMet mine decisions

A top state official said Wednesday he was finalizing plans for retaining an outside law firm to handle lawsuits stemming from PolyMet Mining Corp.'s proposal to build a copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota, which is expected to be challenged regardless of whether state regulators approve the project's needed permits.

JW Marriott hotel opens at Mall of America just in time for Black Friday

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The new JW Marriott at the Mall of America opened Monday, just in time for holiday shopping. It is the first location in Minnesota for the luxury brand and the 25th location in the United States.

3 weekend warehouse sales: Athletic apparel, woolens and eyeglasses

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3 weekend warehouse sales: Athletic apparel, woolens and eyeglasses

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' gets a PG-13 rating

The Motion Picture Association of America says "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" may not be entirely suitable for young kids.

Donaldson Co. lowers fiscal forecast for 2016

Industrial demand for filters continues to slow.

Study: Skin care drug prices up 401 percent since 2009

The cost of prescription skin treatments has skyrocketed since 2009, as the burden of escalating drug prices increasingly weighs on family budgets.

Nevada researchers trying to turn roadside weed into biofuel

Three decades ago, a University of Nevada researcher who obtained one of the first U.S. Energy Department grants to study the potential to turn plants into biofuels became convinced that a roadside weed — curly top gumweed — was growing along the road to the future.

Denmark's Bang & Olufsen considering takeover bid

Consumer electronics company Bang & Olufsen says it's in talks over a potential takeover bid, sending its shares surging more than 30 percent.

Connecticut family-owned farm to celebrate 275 years

Through wars, financial panics and a freeze that destroyed its peach crop a century ago, eight generations of the Lyman family have sustained its farm in the hills of central Connecticut.

Projects stall after feds allow fish farming in open ocean

Some 90 percent of seafood consumed by Americans is imported — a fact that the Obama administration vowed to start turning around by expanding fish and shellfish farms into federal waters.

UK fines Barclays for lax oversight on financial crime

British authorities have fined Barclays 72 million pounds ($108 million) for failing to safeguard against the risk that the bank would be used to facilitate financial crime.

Stories of those who died in the Paris attacks

Among the 130 victims killed in attacks in Paris were students, a filmmaker, a doctor, artists, music lovers and beloved parents and children. They had…

Hormel employees will share $17.8 million in profit-sharing pool

The company also announced a two-for-one stock split.

Minnesota exports fall 10 percent in third quarter

Sales to Canada fell 27 percent; dollar still strong.

Red Wing pottery store to close, cites harassment from other businesses

Owner says his family is being harassed by community members.

Southwest Minnesota wind farm sold out of bankruptcy to bank and local investors

Small investors stand to lose their investment in the Minwind project.

Doctors, hospitals now have expanded roster of codes to depict your maladies

Health care now runs on 140,000 different medical codes, up from 18,000.

Sony employees' hacking suit settlement gets preliminary OK

A federal judge has given preliminary approval to a settlement of up to $8 million between Sony Pictures Entertainment and current and former employees related to the hack of the company's computers last year.