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Norfleet joined the Star Tribune's business team in the winter of 2015 after working as the St. Paul public safety reporter and holding various other metro assignments. She is originally from the East Coast, but now calls the East Side of St. Paul home. Norfleet and her partner Liz have one tabby son named Max and enjoy craft beer, Korean dramas and camping with family. She is a proud graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Minneapolis floats new vision for downtown's Nicollet Mall

No buses and looser liquor rules were among the recommendations put forth by a task force of advisers that Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey assembled.

Downtown Minneapolis Trader Joe's accused of violating worker rights in federal complaint

Supervisors at the grocery chain allegedly took down union literature in the employee break room.

Lakeville man identified as victim of I-35 crash

The man died after crashing south of Albert Lea.

Woman injured in black bear attack in central Minnesota

A "bear swiped at her, striking her in several places," according to the Minnesota DNR.

Two dead in weekend motorcycle crashes

The crashes occurred in Anoka and Freeborn counties on a traditionally big motorcycling weekend.

Best Buy's sales and profits continue to deteriorate amid electronics recession

Analysts and company leaders expected electronics to be a hard sell early this year but think a rebound could come within the year.

Target pulls some of its Pride products after threats to store workers

The Minneapolis-based retailer is still selling swimwear made for the transgender community but is no longer selling products from a brand that critics say expresses "Satanist" views.

Vacant Sears building near Capitol in St. Paul sells for $7 million

The former department store could be the site of several uses.

Target recalls nearly 5M candles after reports of burns, cuts

Target received 137 reports of the candle jars breaking during use, which caused at least six injuries.

Saturday Dumpling Co. honors immigrant family's legacy, seals its Minneapolis success

Peter Bian, with wife Linda Cao, made his mother's authentic Chinese recipe into a sought-after Twin Cities dish.