October 16, 2020

Power still out to thousands in California to prevent fires

SAN FRANCISCO — Thousands of people in Northern California remained without power Friday after a utility cut off service to prevent powerful winds from damaging […]
October 16, 2020

As virus spread early on, elite investors got warnings from Trump officials

On the afternoon of Feb. 24, President Donald Trump declared on Twitter that the coronavirus was “very much under control” in the United States, one […]
October 16, 2020

Transit officials consider future of Minnesota's Northstar rail line

After several dozen passengers boarded the 4:27 p.m. Northstar Thursday at the Target Field stop, the locomotive edged forward and departed right on time. If […]
October 16, 2020

Collins, Gideon clash on records, health care in debate

PORTLAND, Maine — Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins and her Democratic opponent Sara Gideon sparred on health care and the nation’s coronavirus response during a […]
October 16, 2020

Millions in U.S. have fallen into poverty as aid dried up

  WASHINGTON – After an ambitious expansion of the safety net in the spring saved millions of people from poverty, the aid is now largely […]
October 16, 2020

Convention centers continue taking financial hits from pandemic

DULUTH – In their pitch to prospective clients, staff at the convention center here used to advertise the facility’s proximity to Lake Superior and tourist-friendly […]
October 16, 2020

Why tech giants limited the spread of NY Post story on Biden

OAKLAND, California — When Facebook and Twitter moved quickly this week to limit the spread of an unverified political story published by the conservative-leaning New […]
October 15, 2020

Gloves linked to forced labor in China stopped at LA port

WASHINGTON — A shipment of women’s gloves at a California port has been traced to a factory that uses forced labor of people caught up […]
October 15, 2020

Southwest Journal, two magazines to close as owners seek buyer

Minnesota Premier Publications at the end of the year will stop publishing the Southwest Journal, one of the last neighborhood newspapers in the Twin Cities, […]
October 15, 2020

Furniture retailer Room & Board has best August, September in history despite pandemic

Room & Board started 40 years ago offering budget-friendly flat-pack, ready-to-assemble furniture after its founder, John Gabbert, traveled to Sweden and visited Ikea. That was […]