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Police investigating man's fatal shooting in south Minneapolis

The shooting occurred in the Ventura Village area near E. 22nd Street and S. 13th Avenue, a police spokesman said.
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Police investigating fatal shooting in south Minneapolis

The shooting occurred in the Ventura Village area near E. 22nd Street and S. 13th Avenue, a police spokesman said.
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Minneapolis woman picking up the pieces after narrowly escaping fire that destroyed apartment, left her with burns

Na'Dasia Johnson has moved in with a co-worker until she can get back on her feet.
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Minneapolis woman picking up pieces after being hurt in fire: 'I lost everything'

Na'Dasia Johnson has moved in with a co-worker until she can get back on her feet.
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Veteran Minneapolis director used hometown smarts to make his feature-film debut

His passion project was a story set in Alabama. Director Philip Harder figured out how to film it here.
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Minneapolis woman picking up the pieces after narrowly escaping fire that ravaged apartment, left her with burns

Na'Dasia Johnson has moved in with a co-worker until she can get back on her feet.
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A Company Promised Cheap Ventilators to the Government, Never Delivered and Is Now Charging Quadruple the Price for New Ones

This story first appeared at ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. The Dutch company that received millions of taxpayer dollars to develop an affordable ventilator for pandemics, but never delivered them, has struck a much more lucrative deal with the federal government to make 43,000 ventilators at four times the price. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services anno...
Tags: News, Minneapolis, Obama, New York City, Pennsylvania, United States, Food And Drug Administration, Philips, Donald Trump, Tea Party, Lurie, HHS, Evo, U S Department of Health and Human Services, BARDA, John Light


Weekend construction hot spots in Twin Cities will be on I-494, Hwy. 5 in south metro

Some parkways in Minneapolis and St. Paul also remain closed
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Sleep Number furloughs 40% of employees because of virus

The Minneapolis-based mattress maker and retailer has furloughed 40% of its 4,400 employees and reduced hours for 30% more as it closed stores and suspended most home delivery during the COVID-19 epidemic.
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Sleep Number furloughs 40% of employees because of coronavirus

The Minneapolis-based mattress maker and retailer also reduced hours of other employees with stores closed and delivery severely cut back.
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Ad agencies are moving to virtual pitches in the era of remote work, and it could cause more pain for the holding companies

Ad agencies have taken their new-business pitching virtual due to the coronavirus. Agencies and clients have adjusted to this new way of working, but remote meetings lack in-person chemistry. Because of this, some clients are delaying final decisions or just hiring agencies for small projects. But big agencies and holding companies rely on long-term contracts to maintain their overhead — and this shift could reshape the business over time. Click here for more BI Prime stories. Ad agencies hav...
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Small Business Owners Vent Frustrations Over COVID-19 Stimulus Red Tape

The Main Street Alliance hosted a press call and Q&A for small business owners on COVID-19 grants and loans programs recently. Small business panelists shared their frustration about the difficulties they had navigating through the bureaucracy. The Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) are included in the CARES Act. They are focused on helping small businesses. COVID-19 Stimulus Red Tape Amanda Ballantyne, Executive Director, The Main Street Alliance moder...
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Wisconsin Voters Wait Hours At The Few Polling Stations Open Across The State

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Thousands of Wisconsin voters waited hours in long lines outside overcrowded polling stations on Tuesday, ignoring federal health recommendations so they could participate in a presidential primary election that tested the limits of electoral politics in the midst of a pandemic. Thousands more stayed home, unwilling to risk their health during a statewide stay-at-home order, but complained that the absentee ballots they had requested were still missing. Pregnant and infec...
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Coronavirus biz news: TJ Maxx furloughing 286,000; security firm hiring 1,000

The battle to thwart the spread of coronavirus has throttled many businesses and changed operations in many industries. Here’s a summary of the latest news around Southern California… Employee furloughs in the retail industry are now well over 1 million after the owner of T.J. Maxx and Marshalls, one of America’s biggest clothing store chains, suspended its store workers. TJX Companies said Tuesday it would furlough the majority of its U.S. workforce at stores and distribution centers. It employ...
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57 years later, cross mysteriously rises where murdered Minneapolis teen's body was found

A small wooden cross memorializing a murdered Minneapolis teenager has mysteriously appeared 57 years later at the exact spot along a Minneapolis park path where her body was abandoned in the snow.
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Minneapolis' Aquatennial celebration in limbo as coronavirus threat looms

One option being weighed is to hold it later in the summer.
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Coronavirus fears sink July's Aquatennial celebration in Minneapolis

"This is a very unusual and fearful time for everyone," organizers said of festivities that draw thousands of people annually over several days.
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The latest cancellation due to the coronavirus pandemic: Summer in Minneapolis

Although disappointed, Park Board members said they're acting on behalf of the health of park users and staffers.
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Minneapolis-based BLIND Inc. teaches life skills and the joy of independence

Minneapolis training center teaches people who are blind the joys of independence.
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Minneapolis woman collected thousands of bras — then gave them away to women in shelters

Annie Richman amassed about 4,000 bras over the past seven years. And gave them all away.
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$5 million relief plan in Minneapolis would aid renters, homeless, small businesses

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey unveiled a plan to give assistance for folks struggling with the financial fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Minneapolis company among suppliers for makeshift hospital in Seattle Seahawks stadium

Versare Solutions also making the products to expand capacity at Long Island hospitals.
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Number of homes for sale declines 15.7% in March

The market started to show a slow down in the second half of March as the coronavirus outbreak settled in, according to data from realtor.com and Redfin.
Tags: Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Data, Analysis, Radio, San Diego, Miami, Agent, San Jose, St. Louis, Denver, Pittsburgh, Redfin, Inventory, Greater Phoenix, Markets & Economy


Wild’s COVID-19 Challenge: Interviewing President Matt Majka

The Hockey Writers’ Tim McNiff had a recent opportunity to speak with Minnesota Wild President Matt Majka on navigating a strange new world without hockey. How do you stay ready to resume a season that may or may not have a conclusion? Go inside the Wild for a look at how the team is responding, with a collective goal of coming out better for having gone through the experience. Minnesota Wild President Matt Majka (Photo courtesy of Minnesota Wild team photographer Bruce Kluckhohn) ...
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Minneapolis closes beaches, pools and programs for entire summer

The closures extend to park restrooms, drinking fountains and aquatic facilities.
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Minnesota church that had evaded virus rules now cancels services

University Lutheran Chapel in Minneapolis had continued services despite virus threats, until Wednesday.
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Target will provide workers masks, gloves, monitor number of shoppers in stores

The Minneapolis-based retailer is strongly encouraging workers to wear the protective gear.
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US Nordic Olympic Women Name Caldwell and Maubet Bjornsen as 2020 Gold Rush Award Recipients (Press Release)

Press Release 50th anniversary of the first U.S. women’s team to compete in a World Championship-level event: The U.S. women’s Nordic World Championship Team in 1970: Head Coach Marty Hall; Gloria Chadwick, chaperone; skiers Trina Hosmer, Martha Rockwell, Barbara Britch and Alison Owen (l-r). (Photo: Hall collection) This week a healthy gathering of the US Nordic Olympic Women, (US NOW), came together in a virtual meeting organized by group members Kikkan Randall, Alison Bradley and Sue Wem...
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A ventilator stockpile, with one hitch: Thousands do not work

Devices are unavailable after contract issues meant that a new firm in Minneapolis did not begin its work until late January.
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Angels Q&A: Could the team lose a year of Anthony Rendon’s deal?

While waiting to see if and when the coronavirus shutdown will end and the MLB season will begin, we took some Angels questions via Twitter on Wednesday. If no season is to be played does (Anthony) Rendon have just six years left on the contract? Or seven still? I’m assuming six since Betts will be free agent this offseason. Sucks to be Dodgers if that happens. — @mattyball71 Anthony Rendon’s contract covers the 2020 to 2026 seasons, specifically, so if there is no 2020 season, the Angels simply...
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