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City Sues Star Of HGTV's 'Rehab Addict' Over Un-Remodeled Home.

The premise of HGTV's Rehab Addict is simple: The show's star, and home remodeler Nicole Curtis buys a historic home in Detroit or Minneapolis that has been ravaged by years of neglect and returns it to its former glory. But nearly five years after purchasing one Minneapolis property, the city is suing Curtis, claiming she ...

- The Consumerist - US

Sears, Nike and US Bancorp stumble while FedEx, Duluth rise.

NEW YORK " Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Wednesday:Sears Holdings Corp., down $1.12 to $7.98The retailer said in a regulatory filing that there is "substantial doubt" it will be able to remain in business.Nike...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

'Real ID' deadline looms: Proposed fix would leave Washington with 2-tiered license.

Washington is among five states — Montana, Minnesota, Missouri and Maine are the others — out of compliance with the federal Real ID act, which establishes national standards for state-issued driver's licenses and personal identification cards.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Student group causes stir with anti-illegal immigrant signs.

A student organization says it posted provocative signs about illegal immigrants at a Minnesota college as part of a social experiment.

- FOX News - US

OASI Foundation helped 205 people battling addiction last year.

A total 205 people with an addiction problem made use of the OASI Foundation's Treatment and Rehabilitation Unity last year, the organisation said. It said 64 benefitted from a residential programme and collectively made use of 2,568 bed nights. Ninety-five per cent of the residents using OASI's services were residents of ...

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The company behind underwear maker Duluth Trading explodes 20% after crushing earnings .

Duluth Holdings, the company behind comfortable clothing brand Duluth Trading, just reported a huge earnings beat. The company announced earnings of $0.43 per share, which handily beat the $0.34 that was expected. Revenue surged 24.4% year-over-year to $174.65 million, topping the $163.1 million that Wall ...

- Business Insider - US

Trump's Supreme Court nominee: 'Of course, women can be president'.

Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota grilled Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch Tuesday about gender and his originalist interpretation of the Constitution.

- CNN Top Stories - US

Brickbat: Fishing Expedition.

A judge in Minnesota has signed a warrant demanding that Google turn over information on everyone who searched for the name of an Edina resident or any variation of that person's name between Dec. 1 and Jan. 7. Police say they believe someone might have used Google to find a photo of that Edina resident and forge a passport ...

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'Fargo' Casts Olivia Sandoval; Dennis Boutsikaris & Aaron Poole Join 'Salvation'.

Olivia Sandoval  has booked a key recurring role on the upcoming third season of FX's Fargo. The new installment is set in 2010 and features Ewan McGregor , Carrie Coon, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and David Thewlis. In Season 3, Emmit Stussy , the Parking Lot King of Minnesota, sees himself as an American success story, ...

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Teenage activists introduce climate action in Minnesota, the UN gets called out for gender disparity and the $19 trillion our global economy would gain from renewable energy investments, among other world events of today.

- Matador Network - US

Minnesota: 4-year-old boy accidentally hangs himself in charity shop changing room.

Grandmother of Ryu Pena was trying on clothes next door as he suffered the fatal accident.

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Tables turn on St. Paul's School faculty as teachers do service hours

BY A.J. LACROIX St. Paul's School columnist St. Paul's 2016-17|The Times-Picayune columnist A.J. LaCroix. Saint Paul's School requires that all members of the student body complete 10 service hours each year, as part of the long standing tradition of...

- Times-Picayune - US

Al Franken slams Gorsuch over a 'absurd' dissent in frozen trucker case: 'It makes me question your judgment'

Associated Press/Pablo Martinez MonsivaisSen. Al Franken of Minnesota blasted Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch during his confirmation hearing Tuesday over a 2016 dissent, calling the ruling "absurd" and saying it made him question Gorsuch's judgment. Gorsuch was the only judge on the 10th Circuit to issue a dissent in ...

- Business Insider - US

Franken calls Gorsuch dissent in trucker case 'absurd'

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken recalled his comedic past in a contentious exchange with Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch Tuesday during the judge's confirmation hearing. Franken was questioning Gorsuch on the case of Alphonse Maddin, a trucker who was fired after his trailer broke down in subzero temperatures. Gorsuch ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Omri Casspi signs with NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves

First Israeli NBA player signs with team vying for playoff spot as season nears its close.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Omri Casspi signs with NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves

— Omri Casspi, the first Israeli to play in the National Basketball Association, was signed as a free agent by the Minnesota Timberwolves, his third team in the last month and fifth since joining the NBA in 2009. The Timberwolves, who are 4 1/2 games back for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western...

- JTA - US

Environment activists deny attacking Dakota Access pipeline

In October, Climate Direct Action activists tried to shut valves on pipelines in North Dakota, Minnesota, Montana and Washington to show support for Dakota Access opponents. Other than that, "we have nothing in the works," O'Hara said.

- FOX News - US

A top Fed official just trolled Jamie Dimon in a fascinating, first-of-a-kind Twitter Q&A

REUTERS/Larry DowningNeel Kashkari, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, took central bank transparency to a new level on March 21 when he took questions from Twitter users for a full hour — and answered as many as he could with class and often humor. Kashkari, who dissented against the Fed's decision to ...

- Business Insider - US

Target brings in grocery leader from Kroger

Target Corp. has hired a Kroger Co. grocery veteran to try and right its lagging grocery business. The Minneapolis-based retailer on Monday named Jeff Burt as its senior vice president of grocery, fresh food and beverage. Burt will report to Target's Executive Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer, Mark Tritton. ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Police Get Search Warrant for Everyone Who Googled a Fraud Victim's Name

Do not Google these words: "Douglas" and "passport photo." If you do, you could find yourself on the wrong end of a search warrant. The Edina Police Department has obtained a search warrant for anyone who Googled that name in connection with a theft of $28,500 from a Minnesota......

- FindLaw - US

Would You Want To Know Your Engagement Ring Was Bought At 70% Off?

This weekend, the Macy's store in downtown Minneapolis closed for the last time. Yet one of the clearance items shared by a local reporter visiting the store caught our eye. A shelf of engagement rings marked 70% off made us wonder: Would most people want to know if their engagement ring had been one of the last jewelry ...

- The Consumerist - US

Poland seeks arrest of accused ex-Nazi, 98, living in Minnesota

Polish authorities say Michael Karkoc ordered a massacre of 44 civilians during World War II


Toddler accidentally hangs himself in Minnesota store

Police say a 4-year-old boy accidentally hanged himself while alone in the changing room of a Minnesota thrift store.

- FOX News - US

Police want to know about literally anyone who googled this guy

Police in Minnesota want to solve a crime by combing through Google search history. Officers in Edina, a city of around 50,000 people, got a warrant compelling Google to divulge information about people who searched for the name of a financial fraud victim between Dec. 1, 2016 and Jan. 7, 2017. SEE ALSO: Google pledges ...

- Mashable! - US

Target hires grocery veteran to recharge its food division

NEW YORK " Target Corp. has named a grocery industry veteran to help recharge its sluggish food division.The Minneapolis, Minnesota-based chain said Monday that Jeff Burt will assume the title of senior vice president, grocery,...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Justice pans police response to Minnesota black man's death

A federal review of an 18-day standoff outside a Minneapolis police precinct following the fatal shooting of a black man in 2015 has found problems with the city's coordination and communication.

- FOX News - US

Google Resists Warrant for Data in Minnesota Fraud Case

The company refused to comply with a warrant in a Minnesota wire fraud case that seeks information on anyone who searched the victim's name.

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Possibly the worst mass invasion of internet privacy ever

In January, a bank in Edina, Minnesota, received a request for a $28,500 wire transfer from someone claiming to be local resident Douglas Junker. Though bolstered with a faked picture of a passport, the request later turned out to be fraudulent, and local cops were reportedly stymied on how to catch the thief. Until, ...

- Network World - US

Justice pans police response to Minnesota black man's death

MINNEAPOLIS " A federal review of an 18-day standoff outside a Minneapolis police precinct following the fatal shooting of a black man in 2015 has found problems with the city's coordination and communication.The Justice Department's...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Son of 98-year-old man accused of Nazi crimes calls for evidence

The son of a Minnesota man, 98, accused of Nazi war crimes, has called for the evidence against his father to be released.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Son of Minnesota man, 98, accused of Nazi war crimes, calls for release of evidence

– The son of a Minnesota man, 98, accused by a police court of Nazi war crimes, has called for the evidence against his father to be released. Andriy Karkoc, son of the Minnesota man first identified by the Associated Press as Michael Karkoc, called on Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, the two Democratic...

- JTA - US

Here's what 9 Wall Street gurus think about the Fed's rate hike

Thomson ReutersThe Federal Reserve hiked interest rates on Wednesday, raising its target federal funds rate by 25 basis points to a range of 0.75% to 1.0%. The rate hike is seen as a vote of confidence in the US economy, which has witnessed increasing inflation and job growth. All of the members of the Federal Open Market ...

- Business Insider - US

16 people in Colorado accused of growing huge amounts of marijuana for sale outside state

Sixteen people have been indicted and accused of running a massive home-grown marijuana operation in the greater Denver area. Authorities say that over about three years, the group used houses in places like Colorado Springs, Elbert County and Denver to cultivate marijuana and then make big-dollar deals to sell it in ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Authorities: man pointed gun at cops before fatal shooting

A black man who was fatally shot by St. Paul police had pointed a gun at officers twice after he was ordered to drop it, authorities said Saturday. The Minnesota … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Authorities: man pointed gun at cops before fatal shooting

MINNEAPOLIS — A black man who was fatally shot by St. Paul police had pointed a gun at officers twice after he was ordered to drop it, authorities said Saturday. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension also said authorities…

- Billings Gazette - US

Authorities: man pointed gun at cops before fatal shooting

MINNEAPOLIS — A black man who was fatally shot by St. Paul police had pointed a gun at officers twice after he was ordered to drop it,...

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Lindberg, Raanta lead Rangers past Wild 3-2

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Oscar Lindberg had a goal and an assist, Antti Raanta made 25 saves and the New York Rangers held on to beat the Minnesota...

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Retro iPhone 7 Plus inspired by vintage Apple Mac goes on sale

Fans of retro tech products can now get their hands on an unofficial iPhone 7 Plus - inspired by the vintage Apple Macintosh computer.The limited edition smartphone has been created by Minnesota-based gadget company ColorWare ,...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Son of US man wanted in Nazi case wants evidence released

The son of a Minnesota man sought by Polish authorities in a Nazi massacre is asking that evidence against his father be released.

- The Daily Star - LB

Son of US man sought in Nazi case wants evidence released

MINNEAPOLIS " The son of a 98-year-old Minnesota man sought by Polish authorities in connection with a Nazi massacre reiterated Saturday that his father is innocent and asked that evidence against him be released.A court in...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Whiteside powers streaking Heat past 'Wolves

Hassan Whiteside delivered his 11th straight double-double as the Miami Heat continued their hot streak with a wire-to-wire 123-105 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves Friday

- The Daily Star - LB

Whiteside powers streaking Miami Heat past 'Wolves

Miami Heat beat Minnesota Timberwolves 123-105 on Friday.

- Daily Nation - KE

Trump is sending judges to 12 US cities to speed up deportations

WASHINGTON - The US Justice Department is developing plans to temporarily reassign immigration judges from around the country to 12 cities to speed up deportations of illegal immigrants who have been charged with crimes, according to two administration officials. How many judges will be reassigned and when they will be sent ...

- Business Insider - US

Mayo Clinic faces questions after CEO comments on insurance

MINNEAPOLIS " Mayo Clinic is facing questions from the state of Minnesota after its CEO told employees that if patient conditions are equal, its hospitals should prioritize privately insured patients over those under government-subsidized...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Minnesota police seek data on who Googled a victim's name

Local police in Minnesota are trying to solve a bank fraud scheme by demanding Google give up data on people who looked up key search terms that may be related to crime.The warrant, issued to police in the city of Edina last month, is raising eyebrows among privacy advocates. It's a rare instance of U.S. law enforcement ...

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Software company rises as price configuration takes off

FPX, a pioneering Minnesota software company that survived three decades of industry change, is accelerating its product development with an infusion of capital from a new owner.

- PhysOrg - NL

The Fed: Fed's Kashkari saw no need to raise interest rates this week as inflation remains tame

Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari on Friday said he dissented from the U.S. central bank's decision to raise interest rates this week because inflation has remained tame.

- Marketwatch - US

Why did Fed's Neel Kashkari oppose a rate hike? The economy's not ready for it, he says

Neel Kashkari, the only Federal Reserve policymaker to vote against an interest rate hike this week, said he balked because the economy's not ready for it. The president of the Fed's Minneapolis regional bank, explained in an essay Friday that inflation still hasn't hit the central bank's 2% annual...

- Los Angeles Times - US

New protest bills: Stamping out 'economic terrorism' or chilling free expression?

Republican lawmakers in at least 18 states have proposed a spate of bills, including ones to make blocking streets a felony in North Carolina, to allow businesses to sue people protesting them in Michigan, and to force Minnesota protesters pay the costs of policing.

- Christian Science Monitor - US

Fed's Kashkari wants plan on balance sheet before any more rate hikes

- Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Neel Kashkari, the lone dissenter against the U.S. central bank's decision this week to raise interest rates, said on Friday the U.S. economy is still falling short on employment and inflation.

- Reuters - US