May 8, 2021

Babe the Blue Ox to take up residence outside Pequot Lakes Chamber building, just off the Paul Bunyan Trail

A fundraising campaign is underway to refurbish an ox statue and place it outside the Pequot Lakes Chamber Welcome Center in Trailside Park, just off […]
May 7, 2021

Stocks rally to records after grim jobs data undercuts rates

Stocks rallied to more records on Wall Street Friday as a stunningly disappointing report on the nation’s job market signaled to investors that interest rates […]
May 7, 2021

Minnesota's child care providers still facing uncertainty despite strong state support, survey finds

Despite strong state support in the form of emergency grants, more than 40% of child care providers in Minnesota say they’re still unsure if they […]
May 7, 2021

NASA's new chief big on climate, hedges on 2024 moon landing

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA’s new administrator is big on tackling climate and diversifying the agency’s workforce, but hedging on whether the U.S. can put […]
May 7, 2021

To bolster affordable housing, Met Council turns to the sun

The Metropolitan Council is expanding an innovative pilot program that aims to generate more housing for very low-income families with an unusual incentive for rental […]
May 7, 2021

The Latest: Lowest Mexico City hospitalizations of pandemic

MEXICO CITY — More than three months after COVID-19 infections peaked in Mexico City, the local government announced Friday that the public hospital network dedicated […]
May 7, 2021

Minnesota companies increasingly seeing positive outlook for remainder of the year

Minnesota companies are showing more confidence in an economic recovery and in their own outlooks for the remainder of 2021. This week, Vista Outdoor and […]
May 7, 2021

Cruise giant Norwegian threatens to skip Florida's ports

Miami-based Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings is threatening to keep its ships out of Florida after the governor signed legislation banning businesses from requiring that customers […]
May 7, 2021

Bill to kill up to 90% of Idaho wolves signed by governor

BOISE, Idaho — Idaho Gov. Brad Little has signed into law a measure that could lead to killing 90% of the state’s 1,500 wolves in […]
May 7, 2021

Weak jobs report could be a risk or opportunity for Biden

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s promised economic comeback hit a speed bump Friday with the April jobs report, which found modest job gains of 266,000 […]