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.

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.

Heritage turkeys keep Minnesota couple in touch with land

Every Bourbon red heritage turkey Steve and Mary Berg sell is a meal and a message.

Growth _ but not expansion _ in US Internet gambling market

Internet gambling is slowly growing — but not expanding — after 2 1/2 years of online betting in the United States.

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___Smartphones overtake desktops for holiday shoppingNEW YORK (AP) — If the beginning of the holiday season is any indication, it could be a merry mobile…

Appeals court: EPA chief doesn't have to give deposition

A federal appeals court says U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy doesn't have to give a deposition in a coal company's lawsuit over the impact of regulations on jobs.

Hotel and airline bookings for Paris down following attacks

Occupancy rates at some Paris hotels have plunged by more than 30 percent in the days since the Nov. 13 terror attacks, according to a…

Oil train safety fight rolls into election politics with gusto

As concerns about collisions and traffic rise, DFL sees opportunity in contested districts.

US stocks wobble into Thanksgiving break in light trading

Stocks wobbled on Wednesday and finished little changed before the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S.