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Drug, device companies paid $3.5B to doctors, hospitals

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 5:05pm
A new federal database covers speaking fees and other payments in the second half of last year.

Dakota County again denied federal disaster aid

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 4:45pm
After FEMA rejected an appeal for emergency assistance, the state will offer its own aid to Dakota County.

Neil Diamond returning April 12 to Xcel Center

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 4:05pm
Never one for whimsical or esoteric titles, 73-year-old recording legend Neil Diamond has officially named his 29-city trek the Neil Diamond Tour 2015. Tickets for the April 12 St. Paul show go on sale Oct. 13.

Sheriff: S. Minn. driver treated for eating meth after high-speed chase

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 3:25pm
Winona County officials say two people have been taken into custody and one of them has been hospitalized for suspected methamphetamine ingestion following a high-speed chase.

Supervalu's Cub Foods hit by hackers again

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 3:05pm
The company says the latest case affects four stores in the East Metro area.

White House intruder got far past front door

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 2:45pm
The intruder who climbed a fence made it farther inside the White House than the Secret Service has publicly acknowledged, a Republican congressman said Monday. The disclosures came on the eve of a congressional oversight hearing with the director of the embattled agency assigned to protect the president's life.

MnDOT program pays farmers to use standing corn to keep snow off roads

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 1:45pm
MnDOT is asking farmers not to mow a few rows; the stalks reduce snow — and snowplowing.

Some heart patients improve enough to have implants removed

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 1:25pm
Doctors see promise in ‘explants’ – taking out devices if patients’ hearts recover enough from damage.

St. Paul artists will split $1.4 million from Knight Foundation

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 12:45pm
From a food-inspired opera to a Latino radio novella to “The Smallest Museum in St. Paul” in an old fire-hose cabinet, St. Paul will be inundated next year with arts activities after the announcement of Knight Foundation grants.

Petters victims to benefit from Bluestem sale

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 12:45pm
Victims of the Tom Petters bankruptcy fraud will see more than $60 million from the sale of the company once known as Fingerhut. A trustee says it was the smartest investment Petters made.

In reform effort, state hospital will give families a seat at the table

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 12:05pm
Facing intense criticism from parents and patient advocates, the state’s largest psychiatric hospital is preparing to give families much greater say in the treatment of mentally ill patients.

New albums are a welcome end to Prince's recording drought

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 12:05pm
REVIEW: The Purple One drops two new albums Tuesday — the more fully realized and satisfying “PlectrumElectrum” with his female trio, and the one-man band effort “Art Official Age,” which seems to be a concept album that’s a bit unformed.

Vikings' Bridgewater resting, but not Zimmer

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 11:45am
The rookie QB sat out practice Monday; his coach stayed up all night.

Fired Gardenhire says, 'I think this is the right thing'

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 11:45am
The win-loss math forced GM Terry Ryan to make a move that severed longtime ties. Ryan says he will consider longtime Twins insiders, and candidates that he’s never met, to be the team's next manager.

Great strides in fire prevention in Burnsville

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 10:45am
Safety measures have greatly reduced the losses from apartment fires.

MPD makes another reality-TV cameo

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 10:45am
The Minneapolis Police Department will again be featured on the popular A&E reality police series, “The First 48,” which provides a glimpse into the crucial hours after a murder, during which detectives work feverishly to find the killer before the trail goes cold.

Property taxes on the rise for most in St. Paul

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 10:25am
Shifts in tax burden and a rebound in housing values will make it “an interesting year” for homeowners.

Progressive research group Minnesota 2020 going out of business

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 10:25am
Abrupt closure of progressive organization comes in the wake of election loss by its founder, Matt Entenza.

Caribou's Tattersfield to lead expanded JAB unit after bagel deal

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 10:25am
The German-based owner of Caribou Coffee tapped the Minnesota executive to lead its expanded business with the $365 million purchase of Einstein Noah.