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Monday Business

Runnings to build new store in Canby

CANBY — “We’re not like any other Runnings” store, said manager Becky Moorse of the Canby Runnings location. The store was opened in 1972, and over the past 50 years, it has expanded into three additional buildings in Canby’s downtown. But still, space is tight in the interior and ...

NY girding for shark season with more drones, vigilance

MELVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A number of factors, including warming ocean temperatures, are contributing to an expected proliferation of sharks along the New York coastline this summer. In response, the state has expanded a drone program designed to keep track of them. The Office of Parks, ...

Georgia mayor hopeful floats plan to rework long-closed mall

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A candidate in a runoff for mayor of Georgia's third-largest city is announcing a plan to redevelop a site where a long-vacant mall stood until 2020. Steven Kendrick of Augusta made the announcement last week, with several Augusta commissioners. The redevelopment plan ...

Agency ruling delivers big setback to Okefenokee mining plan

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A federal agency has delivered a big setback to a company's controversial plan to mine near the edge of the Okefenokee Swamp and its vast wildlife refuge. A government memo said Friday that the Army Corps of Engineers is reasserting jurisdiction over Twin Pines ...

Foundation offers grants to promote economy of small towns

OWATONNA, Minnesota — Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation is currently accepting applications for its Small Town grant program. Towns with populations of 10,000 or less in SMIF’s 20-county region are eligible. Requests of up to $10,000 for eligible projects will be considered. ...

Climate to conflict, Davos’ post-COVID return has full plate

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Davos — the hub of an elite annual gathering in the Swiss Alps — is back, more than two years after the coronavirus pandemic kept its business gurus, political leaders and high-minded activists away. There's no shortage of urgent issues for the World Economic ...