A subsidiary of Minnetonka-based UnitedHealth Group will take the leading role in fixing the federal government's health-insurance exchange website
which has been plagued by delays, severed connections and other woes that prevented customers from enrolling in health plans.
Investors appear to have cooled on the medical device industry, which typically gets the lion's share of venture dollars in Minnesota.
Company officials said they saw substantial improvement in operations in the United States, Western Europe and Japan.
"This is my only chance to clear my conscience and soul," he told Judge Richard Kyle as he cried. "I made a horrible mess of things."
Tom Petters will try to get a plea deal for 30 years in prison that he says his attorneys kept from him, though it is hard to win such a claim.
Strong performances in the Atlanta, New York and London markets gave the company a lift. Passengers also increased their purchases of extras such as roomier seats and in-flight Internet access.
Last year, 395 people lost their lives in traffic crashes in Minnesota, and about a sixth of the deaths were the result of crashes involving commercial trucks.
The sale will include parcels in Cook, Itasca, Lake, and St. Louis counties. Some are lakefront properties.
Surveys indicate that in four years of study, college students will typically spend $2,500 or more on textbooks - from new books to used books and rentals. A St. Paul company is cashing in on student frustration with high textbook prices by offering less expensive electronic and print-on-demand alternatives.
The job cuts are part of a new round of some 900 layoffs nationwide. The company recently terminated the jobs of about 500 mortgage employees in the Twin Cities.
Target will begin rating thousands of cleaning, health and beauty and baby care products for their environmental and the health effects.
The government charged Guidant, a Minnesota company Boston Scientific acquired in 2006, with selling devices between 2002 and 2005 that the company knew to be flawed. As of 2010, at least 13 deaths were blamed on failed units and others were seriously injured. About 20,000 patients in the United States may have had the devices implanted.
Surdyk's is the latest restaurant to open at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport's Humphrey Terminal.
Nearly three-fourths of Cargill's business units recorded profits in the first quarter. Sales were flat at $34 billion.
The company is a victim of a weak economy, relentless price competition from big box retailers and the weather, which devastated sales this past spring, President Dave Linder said. The customer base is also shrinking as baby boomers retire to apartments and give up gardening, he added.