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Hughlett has primarily covered economics, business and workplace issues for 32 years at five newspapers. He grew up in Brooklyn Center.

Derek Chauvin survives attack in prison that raises security questions

The U.S. Department of Justice and its Federal Bureau of Prisons were mum on details about the attack against the former Minneapolis police officer, who's serving time for killing George Floyd.

Man dies after shooting on roadside in South St. Paul

Police responded to reports of gunshots Friday afternoon.

Andre 'Debonaire' McNeal, a music promoter and mentor to Black youth, dies

McNeal promoted comedy, R&B and gospel events, started the Doorstep Foundation mentoring nonprofit and hosted networking events for Black professionals.

Minnesota business lobbying group CEO Zellers sued over failure to pay off home loan

The Minnesota Business Partnership's new leader, former state legislator Kurt Zellers, has been sued by a bank for allegedly defaulting on a $75,000 home equity…

Judge reduces largest-ever award in a Minnesota malpractice case from $110M to $10M

The defendant, the judge says, said the award for pain and suffering was excessive.

Twin Metals Minnesota appeals ruling on lease cancellation lawsuit

A District Court judge in September dismissed the lawsuit, saying it did not have jurisdiction to hear some of the arguments.

Ellison sues affiliates of Montana tribe, alleging predatory lending against Minnesota laws

The Minnesota Attorney General claims the lenders violated several state and federal laws with high-interest loans

Hydrogen hub in Minnesota and North Dakota wins nearly $1 billion in federal money

Xcel Energy will anchor a project that would produce hydrogen from renewable energy.

$700M Meta data center in Rosemount can move ahead after key approval

Utility regulators greenlighted agreements between Facebook's parent company and Xcel Energy.

Utilities plan power line project across Minnesota that could cost nearly $700M

The line, which would run from Big Stone City, S.D., to Becker, Minn., is the second major transmission proposal submitted to state utility regulators since August.