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High-speed hang-ups: Bill aims for faster Internet in greater MN

Two lawmaker are hoping to better connect rural Minnesota. Northland’s News Center reports Rep. Erik Simonson (DFL-Duluth) and Sen. Matt Schmit (DFL-Red Wing) introduced a $100 million dollar...

February 28, 2014


Serial Entrepreneur Launches Allowance App For Families

Midwest native Mark Lacek is launching a new mobile application called FamDoo, which rewards kids with cash-value points for tasks like housework and schoolwork.

January 28, 2014

Comcast's local headquarters in St. Paul

Comcast To Stay In St. Paul, Spend Millions On Renovation

The giant cable provider said its new lease at its St. Paul office is effective through 2024, and the company is investing millions into refurbishing the space this month.

January 22, 2014


Eagan Co. Sold To Competitor For $820M

Call center rivals Stream Global Services and Convergys Corporation are expected to combine in the first quarter of 2014, which would create a company with about 125,000 employees at 135 different facilities.

January 07, 2014

Patent application

Enventis Reaches Settlement With So-Called “Patent Troll”

Acacia Research Corporation reached a settlement, the terms of which were not disclosed, after suing Enventis.

January 07, 2014

Skybridge Americas' headquarters

MN Call Center Lands New Clients, Adds 200 Jobs

Skybridge Americas, which is based in the western suburbs and was previously part of Carlson Marketing, is adding jobs after landing new clients and extending a key contract.

December 10, 2013

Minnesota pushes to make broadband access statewide by 2015

While many urban residents now take high-speed Internet access for granted, its arrival in remote parts of Minnesota is cause for celebration among rural business owners. But bringing broadband to...

December 01, 2013

$5.9 million loan readied to update, expand Delta Airlines call center

The ticket sales call center operated by Delta Airlines in Chisholm would be improved and modernized with a $5.9 million loan from the Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation Board. The Duluth...

November 05, 2013

CenturyLink headquarters

CenturyLink Workers’ Year-Long Labor Dispute Ends

CenturyLink and union officials said that they have reached a contract deal, which was ratified by union members and concludes more than a year of negotiations.

October 28, 2013

Can you hear me now?

Which Cell Carrier Offers The Best Local Coverage?

Can you hear me now?

October 25, 2013

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