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December 14, 2017

Sun Country being sold; HQ to stay in Minn.
Apollo Global Management, a New York-based investment group, will purchase the airline for an undisclosed sum. The Minnesota owners said they decided to sell to a group that could help grow the airline faster. ... Read More

Tina Smith, a political insider, steps onto the national stage
Long known as a "velvet hammer" behind the scenes, she must craft her own public persona as Minnesota's next senator. ... Read More

Disney buying large part of 21st Century Fox in $52.4B deal
Disney is buying a large part of the Murdoch family's 21st Century Fox for about $52.4 billion in stock, including film and television studios and cable and international TV businesses, as it tries to meet competition from technology companies in the entertainment business. ... Read More

Ample tax cuts for business, wealthy in new GOP tax accord
Generous tax cuts for corporations and the wealthiest Americans would be delivered in a sweeping overhaul of the tax laws, under a new agreement crafted by Republicans in Congress. ... Read More

Parents accuse Burnsville dentist of overtreating their kids
Dr. Deanna Alevizos says her approach heads off problems and finds hidden decay other dentists miss. ... Read More

Elk River man shot at Ham Lake gas station; road-rage report was fabricated, officials say
A 21-year-old is in critical condition after he was shot in the chest at a Ham Lake gas station Wednesday night, authorities said. ... Read More

Medtronic to pay $12M to settle charges it misled doctors, patients to spur Infuse sales
The device maker continues to deny allegations made by states, which include using misleading data to drive Infuse sales. ... Read More

Hey, high fliers: Zipline across the Mississippi added to Super Bowl events
Former Minnesota Viking Robert Griffth's company XOOX will sponsor the line for the daring to ride 750 feet from Nicollet Island to the West River Parkway during Super Bowl Live. ... Read More

Burn! Towns roasted — twice — on social media by Embiid
Philadelphia's Joel Embiid posted a photo to Instagram and Twitter from Tuesday night's victory over the Wolves, and wasn't quite done from there. ... Read More

Morgan Spurlock on sexual harassment: 'I am part of the problem'
Documentarian Morgan Spurlock ("Super Size Me") confessed in an online post to sexual harassment and infidelity, and said a woman accused him of rape in college. ... Read More

The Grand Cafe in south Minneapolis lives up to its name
At the revamped south Minneapolis eatery, chefs Jamie Malone and Alan Hlebaen are cooking like no one else in the Twin Cities. ... Read More

KARE 11's Seavert delivers baskets of hope to Twin Cities moms on bed rest
The local TV reporter is helping high-risk mothers have a more comfortable long-term hospital stay. ... Read More

Safety net: Vikings might entrust Hill with even bigger role against Bengals
Rashod Hill is preparing for increased responsibilities protecting Case Keenum’s blind side in case Riley Reiff can't play Sunday. ... Read More

Pitching patience: Twins sign Pineda and look to lure Darvish
The Twins inked Michael Pineda, who underwent Tommy John surgery in July, to a two-year deal and have sent out vibes they are looking to add a top-tier starter like Yu Darvish. ... Read More

Dayton picks Lt. Gov. Tina Smith for Franken's Senate seat
Sen. Al Franken, facing accusations of sexual harassment, said last week that he would resign "in the coming weeks." Smith would be up for election next November. ... Read More

PolyMet offers $544M to cover Hoyt Lakes mine's environmental risks
"Financial assurance" is a final step in the company’s long application to start mining. ... Read More

North High football team will play in Super Bowl 'dress rehearsal'
The North Polars will run routes and formations, kick, pass, punt and block much like the two championship teams will do two days later in the real game. ... Read More

GOP says it's got a deal on taxes; cuts coming for next year
Confident congressional Republicans forged an agreement on a major overhaul of the nation's tax laws that would provide generous tax cuts for corporations and the wealthiest Americans. ... Read More

Reusse: Four-position Sirles provides Vikings needed versatility on the line
What any contending team in the NFL comes to appreciate on the offensive line is a reliable utility man. And at 6-6, 310-pounds, Jeremiah Sirles can play both guards and tackles. ... Read More

Report: 3 women accuse music mogul Russell Simmons of rape
Three women have told the New York Times that music mogul Russell Simmons raped them, the latest in a cascade of serious allegations of sexual misconduct against powerful men in entertainment, media, politics and elsewhere. ... Read More

Biden consoles daughter of ailing Arizona Sen. John McCain
Former Vice President Joe Biden sought to console the daughter of ailing Sen. John McCain after she began crying while discussing her father's battle with brain cancer on ABC's "The View." ... Read More

Paul Douglas: Storm pushing through the north metro
Wind gusts up to 60 mph and 1" hail are part of some heavy downpours. ... Read More

St. Paul City Council allows Listening House to stay in Dayton's Bluff — with new conditions
Council Member Jane Prince said she knows new conditions on Listening House please no one. ... Read More

The best- and worst-case Vikings playoff opponent scenarios are ...
Here’s a subject we got to toward the end of this week’s Access Vikings podcast, prompted by a question from a listener: Who are the teams you prefer to see in the playoffs if you’re the Vikings, and who are the teams you’d like to avoid? Every team in the postseason is obviously dangerous, but thi... Read More

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