July 20, 2020

COVID-19 death of North Memorial worker prompts OSHA probe

In the early evening of June 8, more than 100 mourners from North Memorial Health Hospital in Robbinsdale gathered across the street at Manor Park […]
July 19, 2020

Rapper Kanye West draws crowd to 1st event as candidate

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Rapper Kanye West, in his first event since declaring himself a presidential candidate, delivered a lengthy monologue Sunday touching on topics from […]
July 19, 2020

REI faces employee backlash over response to COVID-19 cases

About 40 current and former employees of the outdoor equipment store REI in Grand Rapids, Mich., regularly communicate using the messaging app GroupMe. On July […]
July 19, 2020

Twitter: Hack hit 130 accounts, company 'embarrassed'

OAKLAND, Calif. — Twitter says the hack that compromised the accounts of some of its most high-profile users targeted 130 people. The hackers were able […]
July 19, 2020

Report: Disney cuts back on Facebook, Instagram ads

MENLO PARK, California — The Walt Disney Co. has “dramatically” slashed its advertising budget on Facebook and Facebook-owned Instagram, according to a report in the […]
July 19, 2020

AP FACT CHECK: Trump bending facts on virus, Biden, economy

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump clung to the false notion that the coronavirus will just “disappear,” made incorrect claims about a top government expert, Dr. […]
July 19, 2020

Thrift, secondhand stores back in business — with restrictions because of coronavirus

Minnesotans can finally bring the piles accumulating in garages and storage rooms to thrift stores without an hourslong wait. Nearly all of the thrift and […]
July 19, 2020

United Properties new development operations leader sees projects advance despite pandemic

Renee Kirscht Rascher, the new senior vice president of development operations at United Properties, said some 50 projects around the country that she is overseeing […]
July 19, 2020

Federal money flows liberally to Minnesota private companies in COVID times

In April, the board of 75F, a Twin Cities energy-management software firm, accepted then returned a $600,000 government loan to help retain employees who otherwise […]
July 19, 2020

FDA approves Quest COVID-19 test for 'pooled' sample use

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration has given emergency approval to a new approach to coronavirus testing that combines test samples in batches instead […]