August 14, 2020

On Minnesota farm, experiment could change how farmers get costly nitrogen

After land and seed, nitrogen for fertilizer is the largest yearly expense for corn and soybean farmers. It costs more per acre than fuel, crop […]
August 14, 2020

Aluminum can shortage threatens Minnesota's craft brewers

In his dream to become a craft brewer, Tom Berg never thought he’d have to worry much about the lowly aluminum can. That is, finding […]
August 14, 2020

Construction begins on Center for the Performing Arts expansion in south Mpls.

After a year of planning, the Center for the Performing Arts in south Minneapolis will break ground on a four story addition this month, project […]
August 14, 2020

With COVID-19 surging, 'cultural broker' seeks to bridge the divide for Karen refugees

As COVID-19 spread in Minnesota, Lwepaw Kacher feared that some Karen citizens discounted the virus. They had seen plenty of sickness in refugee camps on […]
August 14, 2020

Foxconn's $100 million pledge to university largely unmet

MADISON, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin-Madison has received less than 1% of the money that Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group pledged to it two years […]
August 14, 2020

Tuition 'reset' positions Concordia University to weather pandemic challenges

Concordia University in St. Paul is expecting record enrollment in the coming academic year despite the pandemic, and officials credit a tuition “reset” from several […]
August 14, 2020

Derecho storm damaged most of Iowa's corn acres

The derecho storm potentially affected some 10 million acres of Iowa farmland and millions of bushels of grain storage in the top U.S. corn-growing state, […]
August 14, 2020

With stocks on a tear, it's time to rebalance your portolio

The S&P 500 is up some 50% since bottoming out in March, a remarkable performance considering the pandemic recession. Now is a good time to […]
August 14, 2020

US retail sales rise for 3rd month but slowdown expected

WASHINGTON — Americans increased their spending at retail stores and restaurants in July for a third straight month, but some evidence suggests that sales are […]
August 14, 2020

Russian Pilgrim dispatches greeting to Duluth from Lake Erie

“Thank you for your attention to the expedition,” Sergey Sinelnik wrote late Thursday. “It is difficult to say when we will be able to arrive […]