Friday P.M. Report

Sun Country’s London service debuts: Sun Country Airlines’ summer foray into London begins today with a 4:40 p.m. flight to London-Stansted airport. The Mendota Heights-based airline is making an event out of the departure, complete with a “tea party” sendoff. Flights run until Aug. 15. The airline secured long-range certification to use a Boeing 737-800 aircraft, which usually wouldn’t be approved for trans-Atlantic flights. Because the aircraft doesn’t have the range of bigger planes, the flight will have an hour-long stop in Gander, Newfoundland. With the stop, it will take nine hours to get to London. Read full story

Arctic Cat to build snowmobile engines in Minnesota: Arctic Cat will power its snowmobiles with Minnesota-made engines, as the company shifts to engines built in-house. The Thief River Falls-based company’s snowmobiles up till now have been powered by Suzuki Motor Corp. engines. But after the 2014 model year, Arctic Cat will make its own at the 56,000-square-foot plant in St. Cloud where the company has made ATV engines since 2007. Read full story

Best Buy sells broadband ISP Speakeasy: Best Buy is selling broadband Internet service provider Speakeasy to two merging California companies. San Jose-based Covad Communications and Costa Mesa-based MegaPath. said they will purchase Speakeasy, headquartered in Seattle. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. Read full story

Kevin Garnett sells suburban Minneapolis estate for $3 million: Selling a multimillion-dollar home — in this market? For Kevin Garnett, anything is possible. Garnett, the Boston Celtics forward who was traded by the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2007, sold his Orono estate for $3 million to an undisclosed buyer in May. The four-bedroom, six-bath home, built in 1974, has 10,673 square feet and sits on a 14.73-acre lot. Read full story

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