Pre-paid plastic has become a popular tool that is convenient for shoppers and lucrative for merchants.
An insurance firm contends it shouldn't have to pay for events that were "not unexpected."
Increased competition in the wireless industry has sparked a price war with cell phone companies offering consumers great deals to switch carriers. Many phones are cheaper too.
U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson ruled that the consumers suing Target over last year's data breach can proceed with most of their claims, based on consumer protection laws.
In a surprising move, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Narayana Kocherlakota, a key player in deciding the nation's monetary policy, says he will not seek a new term.
According to insurance industry and other estimates, 10 to 20 percent of Minnesotans drive uninsured vehicles. Those uninsured motorists drive up premium costs for insured drivers.
Howard Root, CEO of Maple Grove-based Vascular Solutions, complained that some federal prosecutors are out to win criminal convictions in cases where no wrongdoing occurred.
A mix of warm and cold weather across the state has created inconsistent ice on bodies of water.
The average price for a gallon or gas in Minnesota is $2.70. That's 40 cents lower than a year ago.
CEO Richard Davis said many of the positions will be in the bank's compliance and audit operations.
In the last quarter, Best Buy saw broad-based strength across consumer electronics, gaming, computing and mobile, and appliances. That helped boost its stock price by 7 percent.
The results are encouraging as the discount retailer gears up for the holiday shopping season, a year after last year's data breach sent potential customers elsewhere.
On Wednesday, the Minneapolis-based retail giant releases its first full quarterly performance under new CEO Brian Cornell. No one is forecasting miracles.
Consumers are watching their spending closely. And free shipping for online orders eats into profits.
Shares of the Maple Grove-based company were down about 20 percent Friday, a day after the disclosure of a federal grand jury indictment against its CEO.