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Monday A.M. Report

ATK buys tactical gear-maker Blackhawk: Alliant Techsystems said today that it has bought Blackhawk Industries Product Group, a maker of tactical equipment for the military, law enforcement and other markets. ATK didn’t disclose terms of its deal to buy Norfolk, Va.-based Blackhawk. Eden Prairie-based ATK, which makes weapons and aerospace systems, said the deal will allow it to further expand its presence in the tactical gear market.  Read full story

Twin Cities ranks 11th in “green cities” research: The public often gets bombarded with mixed green signals. So are the Twin Cities green or not? In an effort to answer that question and get a better idea of how our metro area compares to other cities, the Business Journal is presenting research our sister publication, Cincinnati Business First, recently compiled. Read full story

Defense Department expands BAE contract: The U.S. Department of Defense has modified a contract with BAE Systems Inc., awarding the company an additional $6 million for work on a system for the U.S. Navy. The contract was awarded to its Fridley-based Armament Systems Division. BAE overhauls, repairs and manufactures U.S. Navy guns at a location in Kentucky, which will perform 13 percent of the engineering services work on the MK 45 Naval Gun System. The remaining work will be completed in Fridley. Read full story

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