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Raised in Fargo and educated at the University of Montana, Johnson worked at newspapers in Idaho, Washington and Duluth before joining the Star Tribune at its relaunched Duluth bureau in 2019. He lives in the Twin Cities with his wife and their young son and is looking for new streams to fly-fish.

3M again halts PFAS production in Belgium amid pollution problems

Belgian authorities are considering more legal action after discovering emissions of forever chemicals still occurring at the company's plant.

Minnesota medical cannabis director seeks rollback of federal hemp loopholes

A farm bill proposal would have the federal government regulate hemp-derived THC.

Minnesota dairy farm sues shuttered Hastings Creamery for $800K unpaid milk bill

Valley Acres Dairy is also suing a bank for locking away the creamery's money.

There's room for a pet in your heart, but is there room in your budget?

From adoption costs to vet bills to grooming appointments to kibble and treats, there's plenty to plan for when it comes to the cost of pet ownership.

'We got this wrong': Walz takes responsibility for cannabis director debacle

Erin DuPree stepped aside Friday, a day after Walz appointed her to lead the Office of Cannabis Management.

New Minnesota cannabis director resigns amid report she sold illegal products

Erin DuPree was selling high-dose cannabis products at her hemp shop that weren't compliant with state law.

3M to pay $9.6 million to feds for selling products to Iran

The U.S. Treasury Department says an employee with the Minnesota-based corporation violated sanctions by knowingly selling to a middleman entity.

The pandemic honeymoon is over as General Mills returns to slow-growth mode

Quarterly profits fell 18% from a year ago as inflation cools consumer spending and buying habits tilt back to pre-pandemic patterns.

Potentially undercooked Spam reached store shelves in Texas

One lot of Spam, made by Austin, Minn.-based Hormel, sold at HEB stores is affected.

3M employees bribed Chinese government officials, SEC says

The case highlights the risk of loose control over foreign subsidiaries that can lead to corruption.