Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has spoken by phone with Target Corp.' chief executive Brian Cornell ahead of an in-person meeting about big job cuts coming to the retailer's Minneapolis headquarters. Dayton said Thursday that Cornell called him to discuss a company plan to shave several thousand positions, primarily at the corporate headquarters.
Frustrated over a transportation plan stuck in neutral, Gov. Mark Dayton is ramping up pressure on majority House Republicans to present a viable alternative to his proposal for roadwork and mass-transit projects. Dayton joined Democratic Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk on Thursday in questioning the GOP's commitment to tackling the transportation-funding issue this year.
Federal regulators will continue increased oversight at Xcel Energy's Monticello nuclear plant after a security issue was found. Issues that led to the problem spotted in the last quarter of 2014 have been resolved.
Operators of the Prairie Island nuclear plant in Red Wing have shut down a unit because of a fire alarm. Xcel Energy says there's no indication of a fire, but Unit 2 was taken off line about 4 a.m. Thursday so investigators can determine why the alarm was tripped.
Authorities say a driver was injured and his vehicle was damaged after a chunk of ice flew off of a semitrailer on a highway in Roseville. Minnesota State Patrol Lt. Tiffani Nielson says a 44-year-old West St. Paul man suffered minor injuries in the Wednesday afternoon incident on Highway 36.
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