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The lowest turkey prices in Twin Cities? Not Walmart or Amazon

Most supermarkets are selling conventional turkeys for 99 cent to $1.79 per pound this year.

Loggers and truckers sue Xcel Energy over proposed shutdowns of plants

Logging site chipping unmerchantable timber, storm damaged timber, or invasive species infested timber to be burned for power generation.

Lawsuit says Xcel's idea to cease using three Minn. plants will cost 100 jobs.

Zelickson may open another "Big Thrill Factory" location

Big Thrill Factory, the two-site locale for bowling, bumper cars, video and other games, is growing and getting accolades.

Hormel's profit fell 11 percent on cost squeeze, but still beat expectations

The company's shares were up 6 percent in early trading as sales growth outpaced analysts' forecasts.

Technology gains and solid earnings push US stocks higher

U.S. stocks are opening higher Tuesday as most industries, including technology and health care companies, start the day with solid gains. Major indexes are on track for more record highs. Solid quarterly reports are boosting companies including medical device maker Medtronic and Spam maker Hormel, while Signet Jewelers is tumbling.

After US pushback, AT&T prepares to fight for Time Warner

Seeing an attempt to block its buyout out of Time Warner as a "radical" departure by the U.S. government, AT&T is preparing for a fight to see the $85 billion deal through.

Nebraska gives long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline new life

Nebraska regulators Monday approved a Keystone XL oil pipeline route through the state, breathing new life into the long-delayed $8 billion project, although the chosen pathway is not the one preferred by the pipeline operator and could require more time to study the changes.


Zelickson may open another "Big Thrill Factory" location
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Big Thrill Factory, the two-site locale for bowling, bumper cars, video and other games, is growing and getting accolades.

The lowest turkey prices in Twin Cities? Not Walmart or Amazon
Point of Sale

Most supermarkets are selling conventional turkeys for 99 cent to $1.79 per pound this year.


CommonBond Communities and Habitat for Humanity receive $1 million loans

Unique loan program benefits CommonBond and Habitat for Humanity


Ronald Johnson of Corcoran sentenced to 10 years for bilking investors

Corcoran man bilked investors out of $2.1M.


HealthPartners expands Wisconsin footprint

Provider signs on with two hospital systems to expand footprint in state.


Fires prompt another recall for Minnesota-based Arctic Cat

Dozens of mechanical failures were reported, including five with fires.


Pacific countries show they will push trade deal without the U.S.

No U.S. involvement greatly changed the dynamic of negotiations.


Owners say Chrysler Pacifica minivan suddenly shuts off

More than 50 complaints have been filed in 2017.


Uber strikes big autonomous vehicle deal with Volvo

The ride-hailing company plans to buy up to 24,000 self-driving vehicles.


Why one in four Mpls. food trucks haven't been getting annual inspection

Think you have a hard time finding a specific food truck in the summertime? Try being an inspector -- in the off-season.


Recycling nonprofit is making an impact with local businesses

Recycle Across America CEO Michelle "Mitch" Hedlund is getting traction in her quest to lift recycling results.


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