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Regions Hospital posts ER wait time on website: Wait times will no longer be a mystery for east metro residents weighing a trip to Regions Hospital’s emergency room. The St. Paul hospital recently started posting the time on its website. The hospital’s website showed a 20-minute wait time early Friday afternoon. It was zero minutes about 5 p.m. Thursday. Regions Hospital officials say it’s one more way to make the hospital’s emergency room attractive to area residents. Read full story

Honeywell selling auto sensor business to Sensata Technologies for $140 million: Honeywell plans to sell its automotive on-board (AoB) sensor products business to Netherlands-based Sensata Technologies for $140 million. Morristown, N.J.-based Honeywell International Inc. reached a definitive agreement to sell its AoB sensors products, which had annual sales of $130 million, Honeywell said today. A component of Honeywell’s Sensing and Control Unit, the business manufactures a variety of sensors sold to auto manufacturers and automotive suppliers around the world. Read full story

Luke Bucklin searchers detect weak emergency signal:
Teams searching for Sierra Bravo CEO Luke Bucklin’s plane in a treacherous range of Wyoming mountains said they’ve picked up a weak emergency transponder signal. The source of the signal, which can be activated manually or triggered by a crash, has not yet been pinpointed, but Fremont County Sheriff’s Department said that no other missing aircraft have been reported in the area. Bucklin and his three sons have been missing since he took off from Jackson Hole Monday in his 1977 Mooney single-engine plane. Read full story

Report: Chrysler sales to resume at shuttered Hecker dealership:
Chrysler will reopen a Denny Hecker dealership near Interstate 35W that closed as the former auto mogul’s empire collapsed, according to the Forest Lake Press. Randy Wilcox, the owner of North Branch’s Central Motors, told the newspaper that he’ll renovate the site to open a Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram dealership in January. Read full story

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