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Minnesota’s Fastest Growing Retailer? Select Comfort

While others struggle, company plans 60 new stores in 2017.

April 06, 2017

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Medtronic Nearing $6B Sale Of Medical Supplies Unit, Sources Say

If the deal closes, it would be a roughly $1 billion step up from what the business was expected to sell for.

April 06, 2017

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Prevent Biometrics Seeking $7 Million In Financing

High-tech mouth guard detects possible concussions.

April 05, 2017

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Optum Invests $7.5M In Cloud-Based Life Sciences Startup

McKesson and Medidata also took part in the funding round, which was announced last August.

April 05, 2017

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Cardiovascular Systems Receives Approval To Sell Its Flagship Device In Japan

Aside from earning Shonin approval for its Diamondback 360 device, the company also closed the sale of its headquarters, entered a loan agreement and had a shareholder lawsuit dismissed.

April 05, 2017

Health

Hennepin Healthier In Latest County Health Ranking

County moves up to 38th place in ranking of 87 Minnesota counties based on health outcomes.

April 05, 2017

Medical Research

Mayo, U Of M Decry Proposed Research Budget Cuts

The two Minn. institutions combined for more than $500M in NIH funding last year.

April 05, 2017

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Caribou Coffee Owner Cooks Up $7.5B Deal For Panera Bread

Industry trends have led many restaurant chains to consolidate. Last week, the owner of Burger King and Tim Hortons purchased Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen for $1 billion.

April 04, 2017

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Mayo Clinic Square Sells To Chicago-based LaSalle Investment Management

The property has seen a complete transformation since the start of the decade when it sold for $14 million.

April 04, 2017

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Walgreens, Prime Therapeutics Launch Joint Company AllianceRx

The new company will leverage Walgreens’ and Prime’s combined size and allow for AllianceRx to negotiate for cheaper prescription drugs.

April 04, 2017

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How The Legalization Of Gambling On Sports Could Impact MN Companies

For years, the parent company of Minneapolis-based Sportradar US has provided sports statistics to international gambling operators. A change in U.S. law could result in a significant uptick in the data and security services it provides to national companies.

April 03, 2017

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Land O’Lakes Jumps Into Artisan Cheese Market With Vermont Creamery Buy

The purchase will allow Land O’Lakes to take a bigger bite out of the burgeoning natural and specialty cheese market, which had 2015 sales of $17.4 billion in the U.S.

March 30, 2017

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Federal Cartridge Has Cut 172 Jobs This Month

The layoffs and buyouts followed months after the ammunition maker’s agreement to create 50 jobs as part of a state-supported expansion plan.

March 30, 2017

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Boston Scientific To Buy Swiss Heart Device Company For $435M

Symetis SA is known for its ACURATE valve systems that are used to treat high-risk patients suffering from a narrowing aorta, also known as aortic stenosis.

March 30, 2017

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Feds Take Over Whistleblower Case Against UnitedHealth Group

The insurance giant could face a penalty of more than $1 billion.

March 29, 2017

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Inver Grove Heights Chiropractor Indicted On Health Care Fraud Charges

Timothy Guthman allegedly took advantage of a state law that gave reimbursements to medical professionals for providing services to patients who suffered injuries from a car accident.

March 29, 2017

EHR Adoption Rate Varies Significantly By Medical Specialty

Primary-care doctors are more likely to use electronic health records than specialists.

March 29, 2017

MetaModix Raises $1.2M

Company looking to Asian, European markets.

March 29, 2017

BioSig Deepens Ties With Mayo, Strikes Deal For Future Innovations

Heart signal-processing firm teams with clinic on a 10-year collaboration.

March 29, 2017

Could A Vaccine End The Opioid Epidemic?

Hennepin County researchers are advancing work that could help end the United State's burgeoning painkiller problem.

March 29, 2017

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