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Former Ag Secretary Bob Bergland dies at 90

ROSEAU, Minn. (AP) — Former U.S. Agriculture Secretary Bob Bergland has died in Minnesota. He was 90. Bergland’s daughter, Linda Vatnsdal (VAHT’-ens-dahl), says he died Sunday at a nursing home in Roseau (ROH’-zoh) in northern Minnesota As Agriculture Secretary for President Jimmy Carter, Bergland had the difficult job of defending to Midwest farmers Carter’s unpopular […]
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A world first: Luxembourg's public transport to be free for all

To combat congestion, Luxembourg aims to become the first country to implement fare-free public transit services.Other European nations are considering similar courses, but across the pond the United States continues to fumble its public transportation to deleterious effects.Luxembourg's goal is noble, but it will have to overcome historic trends showing such fare-free systems rarely work in the long run. None In our popular consciousness, public transportation dredges up images of graffiti, sul...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Singapore, Environment, Rome, Policy, Austin, Infrastructure, West, Atlantic, United States, Social Security, Innovation, Global development, Luxembourg, Urban Planning


Winter Road Trip

Posting this to see what others think. I'm considering a multi day road trip in a couple of weeks from Minneapolis to Rapid City SD, then to Jackson, WY, to Boise, ID, to Spokane, WA. Then turn right and head to Bozeman, MT, to Denver and back to the Midwest. I have a 4wd. I plan on getting a hotel in each city. I plan on packing a kit including tow straps, snow shovel, come along, and basic survival gear. I would check the weather every morning and see if the route is feasible. I'm prep...
Tags: Minneapolis, Weapon, Jackson, Denver, Vehicles & Transportation, Midwest, Spokane, Boise, RAPID CITY, Rapid City SD, Bozeman MT


Salveo Capital scoops up minority of Ascend Wellness

Salveo Capital said Dec. 6 that it has acquired a minority equity interest in Ascend Wellness. Financial terms weren’t announced. Ascend is a cannabis company operating in Massachusetts, Illinois, and Michigan. PRESS RELEASE CHICAGO, December 6, 2018 – Salveo Capital, an alternative investment firm specializing in the legalized cannabis space, today announced it has acquired a minority equity interest in Ascend Wellness (“Ascend”), a vertically integrated multi-state operator in the cannabis ind...
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Two words: Ham balls

It’s cold here in the Midwest, so in my estimation it’s always casserole o’clock. Casseroles are easy—plop a bunch of stuff into one dish, pop it in the oven, see ya in 45 minutes. I was two casseroles into fall this year when the inventor of the green bean casserole, Dorcas Bates Reilly, sadly passed at age 92. In…Read more...
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Recreational pot now legal in Michigan

Michigan becomes the first state in the Midwest to allow marijuana for more than medical purposes. (Dec. 6)            [Author: AP]
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A Silicon Valley CTO says the workplace skills he'll make sure his children learn have nothing to do with tech

Cal Henderson, CTO of workplace messaging app Slack, spoke about the future of work at Business Insider's IGNITION 2018 conference. No matter how much things change at work in the next 10 or 20 years, he said, we're all still going to have to work with other people — so people skills will be crucial. Read more coverage from IGNITION 2018. No one can predict the future. "We overestimate change over the next five years, and massively underestimate it over the next 10," said Slack CTO Cal Hender...
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A Silicon Valley CTO says the skills he'll make sure his children learn to enter the workforce have nothing to do with tech

Cal Henderson, CTO of workplace messaging app Slack, spoke about the future of work at Business Insider's IGNITION 2018 conference. No matter how much things change at work in the next 10 or 20 years, he said, we're all still going to have to work with other people — so people skills will be crucial. Read more coverage from IGNITION 2018. No one can predict the future. "We overestimate change over the next five years, and massively underestimate it over the next 10," said Slack CTO Cal Hender...
Tags: Amazon, London, Yahoo, Trends, Aol, Silicon Valley, Stewart Butterfield, Steve Case, Alexa, Cto, Midwest, Henderson, Cal Henderson, Slack CTO, Cal Henderson CTO, Silicon Valley CTO


The Midwest’s Sore Losers

The Republicans are trying to hold onto power at all costs, even if it means undoing democracy.
Tags: News, Missouri, Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan, Republican Party, Midwest, Democratic Party, Law and Legislation, United States Politics and Government, State Legislatures, Referendums, Voting and Voters, Midterm Elections (2018, Constitutional Amendments


'Whatever we operate, we own forever': IAC's CEO Joey Levin explains why winning in the consumer internet business is a long term game (IAC)

IAC CEO Joey Levin sat down for an interview with Business Insider global editor-in-chief Nicholas Carlson at IGNITION 2018, BI's flagship conference for tech and media. Levin talked about how IAC works on a "forever timeline," meaning the digital holdings company evaluates its businesses like it'll own them forever, instead of treating them on fixed timelines. IAC owns a number of digital and media companies, including Vimeo, Ask.com, Daily Beast, Angie's List home services, and Match Group'...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Aol, IAC, Steve Case, Match Group, Midwest, Levin, Angie, Nicholas Carlson, Joey Levin, Instead IAC, Vimeo Ask com Daily Beast, Match Group With, Angi Home Services, Overall IAC


Facebook's board needs to get a spine and fire Mark Zuckerberg, marketing guru Scott Galloway said (FB)

Facebook ought to fire both CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg for the string of failures on their watch, marketing professor Scott Galloway said at Business Insider's IGNITION conference Monday. Zuckerberg holds majority control over Facebook, but the board ought to get the nerve up to fire him anyway, Galloway said. Sandberg may be a feminist icon, but she still ought to be held accountable for Facebook's scandals and fiascos, he said. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerbe...
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AOL founder Steve Case is making a bold bet on companies from the Midwest — and he says it's a lot like the early bet he made on the internet

At Business Insider's Ignition conference, AOL founder Steve Case explained why he's bullish on the Midwest. Case recently launched a $150 million "Rise of the Rest" fund to spur innovation in cities beyond tech hubs like Silicon Valley and New York. Case compared his bets on Midwestern companies to his belief in the internet in the early '80s. AOL founder Steve Case is making bold bets on companies from the Midwest. In a conversation with Business Insider reporter Richard Feloni at Business ...
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Existing-Home Sales Increase for the First Time in Six Months

Washington, D.C. – November 21, 2018 (nar.realtor) Existing-home sales increased in October after six straight months of decreases, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Three of four major U.S. regions saw gains in sales activity last month. Total existing-home sales(1), https://www.nar.realtor/existing-home-sales, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, increased 1.4 percent from September to a seasonally adjusted ra...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Washington, America, Radio, West, Federal Reserve, South, Midwest, NAR, U S Census Bureau, National Association of Realtors, Midland Texas, Yun, Real Estate News, The National Association of Realtors


Tornadoes sweep through Midwest, South

More than 1,300 homes are without power after destructive tornadoes swept through the South and Midwest and injured at least 20 people. At least 13 tornadoes downed power lines and flipped cars in the hardest hit areas of central Illinois. A tornado also struck a Georgia naval base, flipping a Coast Guard ship and injuring at least one person.
Tags: News, Georgia, Illinois, Midwest, Coast Guard, Midwest South


The soul of the new machine

Thirty-five years ago Tracy Kidder electrified readers with his “Soul of a New Machine,” which detailed the development of a minicomputer. Today we may be seeing the emergence of another machine, a political variety that could turn the country toward a permanent one-party state. This evolution has its roots in California, where a combination of Silicon Valley technology, changing demographics, control of media, culture and academia have worked to all but eliminate the once-fearsome state GOP.  F...
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5 reasons why Elon Musk should rescue a GM factory in Ohio (TSLA, GM)

GM is likely to close a factory in Ohio next. Tesla has already taken over one shuttered GM plant in California. Tesla CEO Elon Musk could revisit that playbook, saving millions if not billions and cutting a deal with President Trump. Last week, General Motors ripped a Band-Aid off one of its biggest problems: it has too many factories in the US and Canada building unpopular passenger cars when consumers want SUVs — so the automaking giant announced that it would idle four plants in the Ohio ...
Tags: Facebook, Elon Musk, California, China, US, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Canada, Gm, Ohio, Michigan, Toyota, Nevada, East Bay, Musk


Midwest Growth Partners collects over $102 mln for sophomore fund

Midwest Growth Partners has raised over $102 million for its second fund, according to an SEC filing. The target is $110 million. Based in Des Moines, Iowa, the private equity firm invests in in growth-oriented companies located in upper Midwest communities.
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The problem with mental health funding and prisons

Moving to the Bay Area from the Midwest was a culture shock in many ways. I was amazed by the diversity, the food, the openness of opinions. And I was struck by the traffic, the stark differences driving from one community to another and the homelessness — you could see signs of it everywhere. As […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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O2 invests in Vessco

O2 Investment Partners has invested in Vessco Inc. Financial terms weren’t announced. Vessco, of Chanhassen, Minnesota, is a water treatment company serving municipal and industrial markets. PRESS RELEASE O2 Investment Partners (www.o2investment.com) announced that it has partnered with Dick Corbett, Brian DeWolf and the team at Vessco Inc. (www.vessco.com), a leading water treatment company serving municipal and industrial markets.   Pat Corden, Vice President at O2 Investment Partners, comment...
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CRG commits $65 mln to HNI Healthcare

Austin-based HNI Healthcare, a physician practice management company, has secured $65 million in funding. The investor was CRG. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK, Nov. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — CRG, a premier healthcare-focused investment firm, today announced a $65 million commitment to HNI Healthcare (“HNI”), a technology-enabled physician practice management company focused on the delivery of full-service facility-based physician programs. HNI recently completed the acquisition of Martin Healthcare Group ...
Tags: Florida, New York, Trends, Austin, Healthcare, Houston, Midwest, Austin Texas, CRG, PE Deals, HNI, HNI Healthcare, Boulder New York, Scott Li, HNI Healthcare HNI, Martin Healthcare Group MHG


Cresset Family Office adds three to team

Cresset Family Office has added Dan Terlep, Tony McEahern and Joel Roberts to its team. Terlep is serving as senior managing director of financial and tax strategy; McEahern will be senior managing director, wealth planning and Alberts is client advisor, Midwest region. Cressset Family Office was launched by Cresset Capital Management last June. PRESS RELEASE CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cresset Family Office has added three more industry leaders to its ranks to further build upon Cresset’s vision to...
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Quick Hits: Assault on Mount Mitchell, Pig Poop, and Climate Change in the South

Assault on Mount Mitchell Celebrates 44th Year Registration is now open for the 2019 Assaults on Mount Mitchell and Marion, the Southeast’s premier cycling experience. The one-day 102.7-mile course climbs more than 10,000 vertical feet from downtown Spartanburg, S.C. to the summit of Mt. Mitchell in N.C., the highest peak east of the Mississippi. The Assault on Marion is a shorter, 74.2-mile ride from downtown Spartanburg, SC to the Tom Johnson Campground in Marion, N.C. The event draws cyclists...
Tags: Mississippi, Environment, Sport, United States, Cycling, North Carolina, South, Mitchell, Trump, Midwest, Marion, Mount Mitchell, Smithfield Foods, Spartanburg SC, Smithfield, Go Outside


Here’s what it takes to be a voiceover actor in LA, courtesy of working pros

(l-r) Bob Bergen and Scott Parkin rehearse for the Voice Arts Awards at Warner Bros. studios in Burbank, CA on November 18, 2018. (Photo by John McCoy, Contributing Photographer) An actress is photographed arriving for the Voice Arts Awards at Warner Bros. studios in Burbank, CA on November 18, 2018. (Photo by John McCoy, Contributing Photographer) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds An actresses are photographed arriving for the Voice Arts Awards at Warner Bros. studios in...
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Here’s what it takes to be a voiceover actor in L.A., courtesy of working pros

(l-r) Bob Bergen and Scott Parkin rehearse for the Voice Arts Awards at Warner Bros. studios in Burbank, CA on November 18, 2018. (Photo by John McCoy, Contributing Photographer) An actress is photographed arriving for the Voice Arts Awards at Warner Bros. studios in Burbank, CA on November 18, 2018. (Photo by John McCoy, Contributing Photographer) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds An actresses are photographed arriving for the Voice Arts Awards at Warner Bros. studios in...
Tags: Business, News, Disney, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Venice, Warner Bros, Local News, Luke Skywalker, Bergen, Midwest, Northern California, George, John McCoy


Monday flight woes: 2,800+ cancellations, 7,000 delays

Travelers faced more flight woes Monday as a winter storm wreaked havoc on flights across the Midwest, complicating Thanksgiving travel plans for thousands.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Monday flight woes: 1,600+ cancellations, 6,300 delays

Travelers faced more flight woes Monday as a winter storm wreaked havoc on flights across the Midwest, complicating Thanksgiving travel plans for thousands.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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More than 1,300 US flights canceled in storm

A winter storm causing chaos on one of the busiest travel weekends of the year will bring more high winds and snow Monday as it pushes northeast from the Midwest toward the lower Great Lakes.
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More than 1,300 flights canceled causing travel nightmares

A winter storm causing chaos on one of the busiest travel weekends of the year will bring more high winds and snow Monday as it pushes northeast from the Midwest toward the lower Great Lakes.
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Travel chaos: Blizzard-like conditions in Midwest ground thousands of flights, snarl roads

Major airport hubs, including Chicago, faced hundreds of delays and cancellations because of heavy snow and blizzard-like conditions.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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50 South Capital adds three to PE team

50 South Capital Advisors, a subsidiary of Northern Trust Corporation, has named Aaron Gillum, Molly Brister and Maureen Wilkie to its private equity group. Brister and Wilkie will serve as vice presidents while Gillum will be a senior vice president. PRESS RELEASE CHICAGO, NOVEMBER 26, 2018 – 50 South Capital Advisors, LLC recently named Aaron Gillum, Molly Brister and Maureen “Mo” Wilkie to the private equity group, enhancing the firm’s ability to search for and evaluate private equity investm...
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