Wednesday A.M. Report

Twin Cities area tops volunteer efforts in government study: A new federal report shows the Twin Cities area ranking first for volunteering among 51 large cities nationwide, contributing $2.2 billion worth of service. The annual Volunteering in America report, produced by the Corporation for National & Community Service, shows that 37.4 percent of residents, or 905,000, in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan statistical area volunteer. Minneapolis ranked sixth within the 51 large cities for hours volunteered per resident, at 43.9 hours. Read full story

Delta sees 20 percent unit revenue bump: Delta Air Lines said Tuesday its unit revenue will soar by double digits through the summer, compared with the doldrums of last year, though the rest of 2010 might not maintain that sort of pace. The second quarter should see a 20 percent increase in passenger revenue per available seat mile, compared with last year, officials said. Read full story

Anytime Fitness expanding to Japan: Anyone Fitness has signed a franchise deal for Japan, the company said Tuesday. The master franchise group, Fast Fitness Japan, will operate as Anytime Fitness Japan, led by Toru Yamazaki, the former chief executive of Japan’s fifth-largest health club chain, Megalos. The Hastings-based fitness chain announced a similar agreement for the United Kingdom and Ireland in April. Read full story

Law firm snags Faegre & Benson partners: Holmes Roberts & Owen LLP has hired three partners from the Boulder office of Faegre & Benson LLP. Chris Hazlitt, James Sawtelle and Neal Cohen started work Tuesday at Holme Roberts & Owen. Read full story

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