February 19, 2021

St. Paul's Securian Financial sees 44% annual income drop because of COVID-19

Securian Financial saw a 44% drop in income last year — primarily due to payouts to policyholders as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. “Securian […]
February 19, 2021

Cities slammed by winter storms face new crisis: No water

AUSTIN, Texas — States slammed by winter storms that left millions without power for days have traded one crisis for another: Broken water pipes brought […]
February 19, 2021

The Latest: Italian police investigating fake vaccines

ROME — Italian police investigating fake COVID-19 drugs and vaccines have interviewed a Veneto regional official who reported receiving offers for 27 million doses of […]
February 19, 2021

G-7 vows 'equitable' world vaccine access, but details scant

LONDON — Leaders of the Group of Seven economic powers promised Friday to immunize the world’s neediest people against the coronavirus by giving money, and […]
February 19, 2021

Even Minnesota felt the effects of the Texas storm

Power outages triggered by once-in-a-lifetime winter weather in southern states crept to the corners of western Minnesota this week. A stretch of rural southwestern Minnesota […]
February 19, 2021

Power failures from giant Texas storm reach all the way into Minnesota

Power outages triggered by once-in-a-lifetime winter weather in Southern states crept to the corners of western Minnesota this week. A stretch of rural southwest Minnesota […]
February 19, 2021

Biden urges allies to show democracies can 'still deliver'

WASHINGTON — In his first big appearance on the global stage, President Joe Biden called on fellow world leaders to show together that “democracies can […]
February 19, 2021

Biden to see Pfizer plant as weather delays shipping vaccine

WASHINGTON — Extreme winter weather is dealing the first major setback to the Biden administration’s planned swift rollout of coronavirus vaccines just as the national […]
February 19, 2021

Shuttered Sam's Club in St. Louis Park will become a corporate headquarters

Office equipment supplier Loffler Companies will convert a former Sam’s Club in St. Louis Park into a new headquarters and warehouse for the company. Loffler’s […]
February 18, 2021

Some electricity restored in Texas, but water woes grow

AUSTIN, Texas — Power was restored to more homes and businesses Thursday in states hit by a deadly blast of winter that overwhelmed the electrical […]