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Sons of Norway sells headquarters to Ryan, Weidner for multi-use project

The Sons of Norway building along Lake Street, as it looked when it was opened in 1962.

The organization of descendants of immigrants will return to the rebuilt block on Lake Street in Uptown.

Google to serve next version of Android as 'Oreo"

Screenshot of a promotional video for Google's next version of its Android smartphone operating software, codenamed Oreo.

An upcoming update to Google's Android software finally has a delectable name. The next version will be known as Oreo, extending Google's tradition of naming each version after a sweet treat.

Judge orders prison for Twin Cities exec who stole product plans from medical-device maker Lutonix

Christopher Barry, convicted of taking secrets from Lutonix to a start-up firm, was sentenced to a year and a day in prison and ordered to pay $533,842.

Mpls. eye surgery company will pay $12M to settle kickbacks case

A whistleblower had sued Sightpath Medical over allegations that Sightpath took prospective clients on luxury skiing vacations and high-end fishing, golfing and hunting trips.

Elon Musk warns of killer robots, urges ban before they threaten 'human civilization'

Musk has joined more than 100 robotics and artificial intelligence experts to call for a United Nations ban on one of the deadliest forms of such machines: autonomous weapons.

Officials: 33 people injured in train crash at station

More than 30 people were injured when train crashed into another train that was parked at a station in suburban Philadelphia.

Paul Ryan defends tax breaks for Foxconn at town hall

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said he will not support a resolution to censure President Donald Trump over his comments following the white supremacist march in Virginia, even though he believes Trump "messed up" by saying "both sides" were to blame for violence and that there were "very fine people" among those marching to protect Confederate statues.


Rauenhorst foundation makes first "bridge builder challenge" grant
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The Minneapolis-based GHR Foundation made its first grants this month in partnership with OpenIDOE.

Faced with big loss, Verna Price practices what she preaches
Neal St. Anthony

"I gained, by refusing to give up and doing something positive," the Twin Cities author, consultant and speaker said.


Edina V building, a home to Arkray USA and Barr Engineering, sells to Wisconsin energy company

An Edina med-tech industrial building has been sold for $11.2 million, another indicator of the solidity of the industrial market in the Twin Cities.The Edina…


Rauenhorst foundation makes first "bridge builder challenge" grant

The Minneapolis-based GHR Foundation made its first grants this month in partnership with OpenIDOE.


AP Sources: GE's Immelt among finalists in Uber CEO search

Former General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt is among the finalists being considered to run ride-hailing company Uber, but there's no clear consensus among its board about a front-runner, two people briefed on the search said Monday.


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Dayton joins chorus of concern over Mayo Clinic cuts

Gov. Mark Dayton is joining state and local officials expressing concern about Mayo Clinic's plan to cut services at its Albert Lea hospital.


Business review from the Economist

Business review from the EconomistNAFTA talks begin under U.S. pressureOfficials from the United States, Mexico and Canada began renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement.…


While the Philippines economy rolls along, the president's wild ideas get neutralized

President, a would-be economic renegade, often neutralized by staff.


Russia benefits from U.S.-Canada lumber dispute

Russia has emerged as one of the winners from the trade dispute between Canada and the U.S. over lumber.The U.S. is importing more softwood lumber…


Can't see the solar eclipse? Tune in online or on TV

Ronald Dantowitz has been looking forward to Monday's solar eclipse for nearly 40 years.


Why remote working succeeds at some companies and not others

Companies are trying to strike a balance between offering workers flexibility and maintaining efficiency.