August 13, 2020

Sister City ship from Russia sails for Duluth

Duluth and Petrozavodsk, in northwest Russia, were established as sister cities in 1987, during the Cold War, when the nuclear threat hung over both superpowers. […]
August 13, 2020

City removes tax demand that was blocking rebuilding of riot-torn Minneapolis

Minneapolis officials will no longer require property owners to prepay the second half of their property taxes in order to start removing rubble from sites […]
August 13, 2020

Attacks, pandemic a 'gut punch' for famed Chicago district

CHICAGO — Neil Mehra’s cigar shop just off Chicago’s Michigan Avenue wouldn’t normally share much in common with big brand-name stores such as Tiffany’s and […]
August 13, 2020

For reel: Several movie theaters in Minnesota, elsewhere poised to reopen

The nation’s largest movie theater chain is about to reopen in the Twin Cities and elsewhere in the country, with masks mandatory for patrons and […]
August 13, 2020

Forecast says US hotel occupancy may not recover until 2023

U.S. hotel demand likely won’t see a full recovery until 2023, according to a new forecast from travel data company STR and consultant Tourism Economics. […]
August 13, 2020

TikTok and its employees prepare to fight Trump over app ban

TikTok and its U.S. employees are planning to take President Donald Trump’s administration to court over his sweeping order to ban the popular video app, […]
August 13, 2020

$205M in BP spill money for Louisiana coastal restoration

BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana is getting another $205 million in BP oil spill money to restore its coast. Most of that — $176 million […]
August 13, 2020

American considering cutting flights to many smaller cities

DALLAS — American Airlines is planning to drop flights to up to 30 smaller U.S. cities if a federal requirement to continue those flights expires […]
August 13, 2020

Burnsville Center will go into foreclosure after closures, other effects of pandemic

The Tennessee real estate investment trust that owns Burnsville Center said it would cooperate with foreclosure proceedings for the suburban mall and three of its […]
August 13, 2020

Private prison industry backs Trump, prepares if Biden wins

HOUSTON — Executives at the nation’s two largest private prison companies have been donating large sums to President Donald Trump and Republican candidates with an […]