December 12, 2020

States will start getting COVID-19 vaccine Monday, US says

WASHINGTON — The nation’s first COVID-19 vaccine will begin arriving in states Monday morning, U.S. officials said Saturday, after the government gave the final go-ahead […]
December 12, 2020

Virus rages as new rules challenge California city's mettle

LODI, Calif. — In San Joaquin County, part of California’s vast Central Valley that produces most of the country’s fruits and vegetables, the coronavirus is […]
December 12, 2020

Virgin Galactic makes first flight from New Mexico site

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A Virgin Galactic test flight Saturday ended prematurely when the spacecraft landed safely at Spaceport America in southern New Mexico after its […]
December 12, 2020

Best Buy gambles on remodeling stores during busy holiday season

Some of the Best Buy stores that dot the Twin Cities have begun to function a little differently — with more employees working like Santa’s […]
December 12, 2020

Enbridge pipeline project hitting at key time for union laborers

CARLTON, MINN. – A brisk wind blew through a recently cleared stretch of northern Minnesota forest on Friday as machines stacked logs and built roads […]
December 12, 2020

Schafer: America has a dropout problem, and I'm not talking about schools

About 4 million fewer Americans are in the workforce now than at the start of the year. This is not about unemployment. About 19 million […]
December 12, 2020

Wisconsin lawmakers withhold funds to counties for recount

MILWAUKEE — The Republican-led Wisconsin Legislature’s budget committee is withholding reimbursements to two counties for their election recount costs. President Donald Trump’s campaign paid $3 […]
December 12, 2020

Minnesota-based Värde Partners founder easing out of globe-spanning firm

George Hicks, one of three former Cargill financial executives who launched Värde Partners in 1993, next year will be the last to phase out of […]
December 12, 2020

US allows emergency COVID-19 vaccine in bid to end pandemic

WASHINGTON — The U.S. gave the final go-ahead Friday to the nation’s first COVID-19 vaccine, marking what could be the beginning of the end of […]
December 11, 2020

Qumu, a Minneapolis tech firm that helps businesses do remote work, plans to close its offices

Qumu Corp., a Minneapolis-based provider of videoconferencing tools and services, decided to close most of its offices after remote working became a staple for many […]