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US housing market: January new home sales jump 4.3%

US housing market: January new home sales jump 4.3%


February spike expected in Minnesotans' home heating bills

Minnesota lawmakers introduce board to regulate drug prices

New restrictions by Canada sting Minnesota border businesses

#FreeTheGrowler bill introduced to MN Legislature

US jobless claims fall slightly to 793,000 with layoffs high

Some Minn. Walmarts to give COVID-19 vaccines starting Friday

Jeff Bezos, Amazon's founder, will step down as CEO


DFL-ers reintroduce cannabis legalization bill


GM sets goal of going carbon neutral by 2040

In duel with small investors over GameStop, big funds blink

Fiat Chrysler agrees to plead guilty, pay $30M in UAW probe

Pet food recall expanded; 70 pets have died
Visa, Plaid call off merger following antitrust pressure
Hyundai recalls 471K more SUVs, tells owners to park outside
Boeing will pay $2.5 billion to settle charge over 737 Max
Slack kicks off 2021 with a global outage
Relief assistance for small businesses in St. Louis County
Claims for jobless benefits fall to 787,000, down 19,000
More than 190,000 ceiling fans recalled after blades fly off
Pokémon-themed Happy Meals

'Gotta catch 'em all!' McDonald's has a Pokémon-themed Happy Meal!


A 3D-printed house is now for sale
Tech Bytes: Samsung The Frame TV slims down to mimic a painting on the wall
Tech Bytes: Shortening the minute to 59 seconds
Tech Bytes: Plans for Apple's passenger vehicle
Tech Bytes: Barack Obama selects his favorite music of 2020
An analysis by U.S. regulators says Johnson & Johnson's single-dose vaccine provides strong protection against severe COVID-19.

FDA says single-dose shot from J&J prevents severe COVID


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Israel shares vaccines with allied nations
Older people in rural Minnesota counties more likely to get vaccinated
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Southwest pulls threat of furloughs after relief bill signed

Southwest Airlines says it's not going to furlough workers in 2021 after all. The airline's CEO says that with Washington's approval of $15 billion in new federal aid to airlines, furloughs or pay cuts aren't needed.


Factory production at same rate even during pandemic

Feds sue Walmart over role in opioid crisis

Senate investigators fault FAA over Boeing jet, safety

States get tracing apps to talk to each other as virus rises

Zup's buys former Shopko building in Ely

Biden choses former Federal Reserve Chair to serve as Treasury Secretary

Major retailers to be closed on Thanksgiving

US tells GM to recall nearly 6M trucks with Takata inflators

Bankers survey projects drop in holiday retail sales

Court: MPCA not required to investigate PolyMet "sham permitting" allegation

SME Minnesota conference going virtual, registration open

Making the most of the area's mining history with a tour

Stauber named top Republican on subcommittee with jurisdiction over energy and mineral resources

Australia passes law to make Google, Facebook pay for news

Australia passes law to make Google, Facebook pay for news

Germany urges Iran to accept diplomacy in nuclear dispute

Germany urges Iran to accept diplomacy in nuclear dispute

US housing market: January new home sales jump 4.3%

US housing market: January new home sales jump 4.3%

Biden aims to distribute masks to millions in 'equity' push

President Joe Biden plans to distribute millions of face masks to Americans in communities hard-hit by the coronavirus.

FDA says single-dose shot from J&J prevents severe COVID

An analysis by U.S. regulators says Johnson & Johnson's single-dose vaccine provides strong protection against severe COVID-19.

No charges against officers involved in Daniel Prude's death

A jury has decided that a Wisconsin girl was mentally ill in what has become known as the Slender Man stabbing.