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Past articles by Jim:

Startup wants to launch on-demand haircut app in Minnesota

Boston-based MyBarber intends to connect Twin Cities barbers with empty chairs with customers who want hair cuts right away. → Read More

Delta retires first Boeing 747-400; dodged disaster on NWA flight (Photos)

The jumbo jet experienced a first-of-its-kind tail control failure about 35,000 feet over the Bering Sea with 404 people aboard in 2002. → Read More

Polaris launches first Victory electric motorcycle: Empulse TT (Photos)

No clutching is needed for this zero-emission motorcycle, which can go 100 miles on a single charge and exceed 100 mph. → Read More

Will Delta repair its hail-battered Boeing 747?

It's not clear whether Delta plans to put the former Northwest Airlines double-decker jumbo jet back into service, but there are millions of reasons not to. → Read More

Target accidentally announces dividend and buy-back boost before vote

Target Corp. accidentally posted a news release announcing an increased dividend and stock buy-back fund before its board voted on the measures Tuesday, according to a source familiar with the matter. → Read More

Bauer converting Bloomington Hockey Giant to new store concept

Bauer will convert the 33,000-square-foot space to include an indoor ice rink where shoppers can try out equipment. → Read More

Minneapolis Fed chief Kocherlakota lines up his next job

In a small victory for his ongoing quest to push down the unemployment rate, departing Minneapolis Fed President Narayana Kocherlakota has announced he's already landed his next job. → Read More

Marijuanadoctors.com expands to Minnesota

A website that connects patients with local doctors willing to help them obtain medical marijuana is helping to establish clinics in Minnesota. → Read More

Minneapolis Chamber backs lurking and spitting laws

Chamber CEO Todd Klingel is mobilizing businesses to fight the repeal of city ordinances that civil rights activists say are unfairly used to harass and prosecute minorities. → Read More

University of Minnesota discloses Rolling Stones concert contract

Want to rent TCF Bank Stadium for a concert? That's $125,000. Preparing the stadium, staffing it, security and clean-up? That'll be more than $314,000. → Read More

Minnesota company develops compostable K-Cups

UPAC2 says its "Compo Cup" compostable pod will reduce waste from single-serve coffee brewing systems. → Read More

Jesse Ventura's former Maple Grove home listed for $720K (Photos)

The Body's one-time abode is on the market in Maple Grove. The two-story home has five bedrooms, five baths and an indoor hot tub. → Read More

Dream Homes: Open, airy Highland St. Paul renovation listed for $1.6M (Photos)

Built in 1956 and updated with high-end finishes by St. Paul-based Detail Homes, the residence has five bathrooms, vaulted ceilings and a chef's kitchen. → Read More

Enterprise Rent-A-Car opens used car lot in Burnsville

Enterprise Car Sales now has two Minnesota locations to sell used rental vehicles. → Read More

List Leaders: The biggest Twin Cities credit unions (Photos)

The 25 largest credit unions in the Twin Cities metro grew assets by $4.6 percent last year and represented 1.15 million members. → Read More

Delta moving Delta Connection unit out of Minnesota

The Twin Cities employees in the group manage Delta's relationships with regional carriers that fly short routes for the airline. → Read More

Bank's $200M redlining settlement calls for minority lending in Minnesota

Wisconsin-based Associated Banc-Corp will make almost $200 million worth of new home loans in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois under a settlement with federal regulators over discriminatory lending claims. → Read More

Katy Perry to headline Starkey gala

The gala reported more than $8.7 million in gross revenue last year, making it the state's largest fundraising event. → Read More

Dream Homes: Crocus Hill Tudor Revival listed for $2.3M (Photos)

The six-bedroom, six-bath St. Paul home has five fireplaces, a guest apartment and luxurious architectural details throughout. → Read More

Jet-powered Screamin' Sasquatch takes flight for Jack Link’s Beef Jerky (Photos)

A jet engine pushes the stunt-converted 1929 biplane to 250 mph and straight up like a rocket. → Read More