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Monday Business

The Willkommen Committee welcomes Kraft-Heinz

The Willkommen Committee recently visited Kraft-Heinz to welcome them as members of the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce, and to recognize new management. Darrin Buegler has been in his role as Plant Manager for almost a year. Though the role is new, his time and experience with Kraft-Heinz is ...

Commuters dodge headaches as freight-rail strike averted

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — A deal reached Thursday between freight rail companies and their workers has ensured that commuter rail systems that also would have been affected can serve customers unimpeded. That's good news for commuters on the Virginia Railway Express outside the nation's ...

State’s August jobs report shows pause in growth

ST. PAUL – Minnesota's unemployment rate ticked up one-tenth of a point to 1.9% in August, although it remains at a historic low, according to numbers released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. Minnesota’s labor force participation rate ticked down ...

State’s 2Q exports soar to record high

ST. PAUL — State exports of manufactured, agricultural, and mining goods were up 12 percent over the second quarter of 2021, valued at $6.7 billion in the second quarter of 2022, according to Gov. Tim Walz, reaching the highest level on record “Minnesota’s workers and businesses are ...

Massage therapist joins Wellness Collective

The New Ulm Wellness Collective has added certified massage therapist Denae Forstner to the staff. Denae has just opened her practice, Raw Therapy and Wellness, in New Ulm. She was born and raised in Grand Forks, North Dakota, and moved to southern Minnesota after college. Raw Therapy and ...

Visa, Mastercard, AmEx to start categorizing gun shop sales

NEW YORK (AP) — Payment processor Visa Inc. said Saturday that it plans to start separately categorizing sales at gun shops, a major win for gun control advocates who say it will help better track suspicious surges of gun sales that could be a prelude to a mass shooting. But the decision by ...