Some of the 1,600 or so employees and contract workers in Fargo are losing their jobs, but Microsoft won't say how many.
The move comes a day after the food company reported disappointing sales and a 25 percent drop in its quarterly net income.
The food giant has been hit by high advertising costs and the cost-cutting ways of many consumers.
Digital First Media properties include scores of newspapers across the country, including the San Jose Mercury News and the Denver Post.
Target CEO Brian Cornell on Wednesday told employees that the company would restore its fortunes by appealing to interests in clothing, the home, children and wellness.
Officials with the Massachusetts-based company say it faces more than 23,000 product liability claims related to transvaginal surgical mesh products.
Union employees at the Pioneer Press paid for an ad in the rival Star Tribune Monday, saying the St. Paul paper needs a new owner.
From April through June, various companies revealed plans to invest $241 million in 22 projects.
Minnesota's small liquor stores have long fought to limit how and when booze is sold. But those merchants are facing increasingly intense competition from retail heavyweights such as Total Wine and Target.
The deal, which requires regulatory approval, comes as the cost of cocoa -- a key ingredient in chocolate -- has been rising.
No jobs have been eliminated yet, but Thomson Reuters will likely be outsourcing its internal tech services, affecting 1,000 jobs worldwide.
The consumer electronics company's adjusted profit topped Wall Street's view, but revenue fell short.
At Medtronic's annual shareholder meeting, the shareholders expressed concern that the deal -- which would merge the company with Ireland-based Covidien, will expose them to hefty capital gains taxes. The $42.9 billion deal would let Medtronic move its legal headquarters for tax purposes from the Twin Cities to Dublin.
Target has slashed its annual profit outlook as the retailer continues to reel from a massive data breach, a disappointing expansion in Canada and sluggish sales in the U.S.
Consumers are being warned to stop using items that were sold through Best Buy's stores and websites after the products had been subject to safety recalls and could shock users.