Category: Business

Possible Change in the Smoking Age in Minnesota

Possible Change in the Smoking Age in Minnesota

  ST. CLOUD, Minnesota- Here in Minnesota the legal age to buy/smoke tobacco products is 18-years-old, except for the city of Edina where the legal age has been changed to 21-years-old. A CentraCare Health Foundation program called Crave the Change is looking to do the same here in the greater St. Cloud area. Meghan Bown, the director of Crave the […]

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Paul Ryan on Planned Parenthood

Paul Ryan on Planned Parenthood

House Speaker Paul Ryan says legislators next month’s government funding bill should not conflict over federal money for Planned Parenthood. The Wisconsin Republican adds that “defunding” Planned Parenthood is Legislation’s push to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Ryan says, the GOP legislation is more fit because it addresses the organizations requirements for Medicaid reimbursements. The idea to attach Planned Parenthood […]

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Homes Sales Fall After Historic Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Home sales across the nation dropped off significantly after a historic January in which home were bought at a record pace. Sales of existing homes fell 3.7% in February, but over the past year sales have risen 5.4%. Due to the demand of people looking for homes, the supply of houses on the market has dropped 6.4% […]

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Sears Nears Possible Bankruptcy

Sears Nears Possible Bankruptcy

NEWARK, NJ – For over a century Sears has been a staple of American retail, but now the retail giant faces “substantial doubt” that it will be able to keep its doors open. Last month, company shares hit an all-time low, and and shares fell another 5% before the opening bell on Wednesday. Edward Lampert, Sears Chairman and CEO, has forwarded millions from […]

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Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is on a Federal List

Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is on a Federal List

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is put on a federal list by President Donald Trump for failure to cooperate with holding detainees for immigration officials. Trump’s executive order in January requires Immigration and Customs Enforcement to document local jurisdictions  that aren’t cooperating with federal efforts to deport immigrants in the country illegally. The federal list involves about 50 other city and […]

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Finding Joy In Escape Room Business

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – The Alex and Tony Ducklow didn’t know they wanted to go into the business until they visited one themselves. “I walked out of my first escape room and immediately thought: this is it. This is the dream job I didn’t know existed until now,” Alex Ducklow said. Tony shared this sentiment with his brother, and together […]

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Minnesota’s New Budget Surplus

Minnesota’s New Budget Surplus

St. Paul, Minn State lawmakers were given a pleasant surprise earlier today when the budget surplus was higher than anticipated. Governor Mark Dayton originally thought that the surplus was going to be about the same as it was back in November, when the surplus was at $1.4 billion. The new surplus is at $1.65 billion, and legislators have until late […]

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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross for Trump

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross for Trump

A Commerce secretary has been appointed to Donald Trump’s administration. Vice President Mike Pence administered the oath of office to Wilbur Ross just a day after the Senate had voted to confirm him. The 79 year old secretary has a estimated worth of $2.9 billion and has a lot of business ties around the world. Ross plans to quickly renegotiate […]

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Trump’s Speech to Congress

Trump’s Speech to Congress

President Donald Trump will be giving his first speech to congress tonight at 8:10pm central time. Advisers point out that Trump will use this speech to provide information on his early progress done to keep his campaign promises such as the withdrawal from the Pacific Rim Trade pact. Trump is also expected to outline legislative priorities which include health care […]

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The Road to Innovation for Minnesota

The Road to Innovation for Minnesota

Lt. Governor Tina Smith and Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Commissioner Shawntera Hardy launched the #InnovateMN campaign today. The campaigns focus will outline Minnesota’s culture of innovation by providing stories of successful businesses and entrepreneurs. Lt. Governor Tina Smith said, “Innovation is embedded in our identity. Minnesota annually ranks among the top five states in new patents and is […]

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