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Torey Van Oot
10 hours ago - Politics

Bernie Sanders returns to Minnesota to campaign with AG Keith Ellison

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Scott Takushi / MediaNews Group / St. Paul Pioneer Press via Getty Images

Bernie Sanders returns to the Twin Cities for a campaign rally Friday.

What's happening: The U.S. senator and former presidential candidate will campaign with DFL Attorney General Keith Ellison.

Torey Van Oot
22 hours ago - News

Delta restarts nonstop route between MSP and Seoul

Illustration of a pattern of airplanes.
Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

A nonstop flight between Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and Seoul, South Korea is back.

Driving the news: Delta Air Lines resumed the long-haul international flight, which was paused at the start of the pandemic, this week.

Torey Van Oot
22 hours ago - News

St. Olaf named one of America's "prettiest" colleges

St. Olaf Campus
Photo courtesy of St. Olaf College

Minnesota's St. Olaf College made Architectural Digest's recent list of the 53 "prettiest" campuses in America.

What they're saying: "The campus, known to locals as 'The Hill,' is surrounded by wetlands, woodlands, and tall prairie grass," the publication wrote.

Torey Van Oot
Oct 5, 2022 - Politics

Minnesota congressional candidate Paula Overby dies weeks before election

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Paula Overby speaks at an August forum at FarmFest. Screenshot via the American Farm Bureau on Vimeo

Paula Overby, a third-party candidate running in one of the Minnesota's most competitive congressional races, has died with less than five weeks to go until Election Day.

What happened: Overby, the Legal Marijuana Now Party's nominee in the 2nd Congressional District, died Wednesday morning following complications related to a failing heart valve, her son confirmed to Axios. She was 68.

Torey Van Oot
Oct 5, 2022 - Politics

Trail mix: Ramsey County can fix ballots that mistakenly included dead candidate

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Illustration: Lindsey Bailey/Axios

Early voters in a St. Paul House district will no longer see a dead former candidate appear on their ballot.

Driving the news: The state Supreme Court on Monday approved Ramsey County's request to reprint ballots after election officials discovered they had mistakenly ordered the wrong version.

Nick Halter
Oct 5, 2022 - Business

Major Twin Cities employer looks to offload new corporate campus

Prime Therapeutics' new Eagan campus is available for sublease. Photo courtesy of Prime Therapeutics

Prime Therapeutics no longer needs its state-of-the-art corporate office in Eagan that was completed just three years ago.

What's happening: The company, which is a pharmacy benefits manager, has retained local brokers from real estate firm CBRE to market its 400,000-square-foot campus for sublease as it embraces more remote work, multiple sources told Axios.

Torey Van Oot
Oct 4, 2022 - News

Lakeville launches same-day license service as part of state pilot

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A sample license. Image courtesy of Minnesota Department of Public Saftey.

A Lakeville DVS office is now offering same-day turnaround for driver's licenses.

Driving the news: The Dakota County License Center in Lakeville and the Clay County Department of Motor Vehicles in Moorhead are participating in the pilot program.

Macy's will reboot Ridgedale restaurant

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A mock up of what a new Macy's restaurant exterior would look like. Image: Macy's, via city of Minnetonka

Macy's is planning to reopen the restaurant in its Ridgedale Center store, but it won't be a Lakeshore Grill.

What's happening: The department store has submitted plans to the city to convert the space to The Social Kitchen & Libations.