EDINA, Minn. — Wally McCarthy, a giant of the car-selling business with one of the most heavily-advertised names in the state, has died. He was 94. "There aren't any more like him," said Paul Rubin, a business partner who knew McCarthy for 33 years. "He was 6-3, and I always thought he was Moses when I saw him." His career is a classic rags-to-riches story — the hometown kid who sold Edsels in the 1950s and rose to own some of the nation's largest General Motors dealerships.
SCANDIA — Curt Richter has found a future for Minnesota’s past. He exports old barns and log houses to other states, where they are rebuilt. His business, Rustic Innovations, is...
ST. PAUL — As White Bear Lake dries up like a puddle in the sun and underground water levels drop, who’s to blame? Along with the usual suspects of suburban...
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Supreme Court has delayed action involving the state’s lawsuit accusing 3M Co. of damaging the environment. The court, asked to decide whether the state’s legal firm should be disqualified, kicked that decision back down to a lower court for more fact-finding. The attorney general is suing 3M for allegedly damaging the environment with perfluorochemicals, or PFCs.
Environmentalists are usually unified, marching shoulder-to-shoulder to help Planet Earth. But not on this issue. A proposal to charge a 10-cent deposit for bottles and cans in Minnesota has sparked an unusual split among the greens. Proponents say twice as many bottles and cans would be recycled, and the program would create more than 1,000 jobs and cut back litter statewide. “This is a value that Minnesotans share — not being wasteful,” said Paul Austin, director of Conservation Minnesota, a nonprofit environmental advocacy group.