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Panera Bought by Caribou Coffee for $7.5 Billion

(KMSP) - Panera Bread Co. has agreed to sell itself to JAB Holding Co., the company that also owns Caribou Coffee. The St. Louis-based bakery and café chain is being bought out for approximately $7.5 billion, according a news release.…

Steve Bannon Removed from National Security Council

WASHINGTON (FOX NEWS) - President Trump's controversial chief strategist, Stephen Bannon, was removed from the National Security Council on Wednesday, Fox News confirmed. Bannon was put on the NSC's "Principals Committee" as a check on former National Security Adviser Lt.…

The Latest on a Suspected Chemical Attack in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) _ The Latest on the suspected chemical attack in Syria (all times local): 9:40 p.m. The United Nations says it isn't in a position to independently verify reports of a chemical attack in Syria's rebel-held Idlib province but…

Judiciary Panel Votes 11-9 in Favor of Gorsuch

WASHINGTON (AP) - A divided Senate panel is backing Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. A Judiciary Committee voted 11-9 along party lines on Monday to favorably recommend Gorsuch to the full Senate. A confirmation vote is expected on Friday, but…

Minnesota Named One of the Top 5 States to Retire

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A new report has named Minnesota one of the best states in the nation to retire. The report, issued by Bankrate.com, ranked all 50 states based on a list of factors, quality of health care, culture, cost…

The Latest: Russians say another bomb found, deactivated

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) - Andrei Kibitov, spokesman for the St. Petersburg governor, has told Russian television 10 people have been killed and 50 injured in a subway explosion. Video footage posted on social media website shows a train with…

Vulnerable Teenager Located Safe

UPDATE 4/3: Journee was located safe in Rochester over the weekend. ROCHESTER, Minn. - The Rochester Police Department is asking for assistance in locating 13-year-old Journee Starr Malone. She was last seen near the…

Address Confidentiality Program for WI Abuse Victims Opening

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A new state program designed to protect the addresses of abuse victims in Wisconsin is beginning. The Safe at Home program opens on Saturday. Advocates and a bipartisan group of supporters of the program including Attorney…

Collection of 21,000 Vinyl Records Donated to Thrift Stores

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A Platteville man has donated more than 21,000 vinyl record albums to raise money for a thrift store chain in Madison. Agrace Thrift Stores will begin selling Jerry Roh's albums Friday morning. Genres include rock, country,…

Land O' Lakes Acquires Vermont Creamery

WEBSTERVILLE, Vt. (AP) - Land O' Lakes has purchased Vermont Creamery, which has experienced growth and says it needs a partner that will help it realize its business potential. Vermont Creamery will continue to make goat cheese, cultured butter, and…

Wisconsin AG Sending 200 Rape Kits for Testing Monthly

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Attorney General Brad Schimel is telling the Legislature's budget committee that the state Department of Justice is sending 200 untested sexual assault kits to a lab per month. Schimel appeared before the Joint Finance committee on…

Minnesota Prosecutors Charge 4 in Alleged Sex-Trafficking

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) -  Criminal charges were announced Wednesday in an international human trafficking and prostitution enterprise that prosecutors called "the Uber of sex trafficking." The crime ring involved numerous victims and thousands of ads placed on Backpage.com in…

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