October 11, 2020

Utility tells state equipment might have caused deadly fire

SAN JOSE, Calif. — California’s largest utility company said its equipment might have caused a fatal wildfire last month in a county in the northern […]
October 10, 2020

The swamp that Trump built: How the president reinvented D.C.'s culture of favor-seeking

It was springtime at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida, and the favor-seekers were swarming. In a gold-adorned ballroom filled with Republican […]
October 10, 2020

Biden hits Trump on economy in critical Pennsylvania county

ERIE, Pa. — With the backdrop of a union facility in a key battleground county of Pennsylvania, Joe Biden on Saturday blistered President Donald Trump […]
October 10, 2020

With business down more than a third, restaurants dreading winter chill

Phil Roberts knows better than most that looks can be deceiving. Outdoor dining, federal bailout money and takeout service have allowed him to keep the […]
October 10, 2020

A century of memories: Bemidji Woolen Mills celebrates 100 years in business

On Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, Bemidji Woolen Mills became the latest company to join it. That date marked the 100th anniversary of the iconic downtown […]
October 10, 2020

Report: Iowa's derecho crop losses increase by more than 50%

DES MOINES, Iowa — Crop loss estimates from a rare wind storm that slammed Iowa in August have increased by more than 50%, a new […]
October 10, 2020

Conjoined pumpkins, ears of corn by Brainerd growers turn heads

Mike Koering and Robert Nibbe grew and recently harvested conjoined pumpkins and ears of corn, respectively, that have become a hit with shoppers this Halloween […]
October 10, 2020

Minn. economy recovery will be highlighted by these entrepreneurs

Amalia Moreno-Damgaard was raised in rural Guatemala in the 1970s by her grandmother, who was a cook, clothing maker, retailer and a florist. Amalia went […]
October 10, 2020

In Minneapolis, a parking dispute delays Chicago Avenue rebuilding project

One month after Minneapolis officials promised to make it easier for property owners to remove rubble and begin the post-riot rebuilding process, a city inspector […]
October 10, 2020

Tobacco commission grants can leave communities on the hook

RICHMOND, Va. — The executive director of a Virginia economic development commission bent rules to forgive a six-figure grant to a politically connected developer whose […]