Monday P.M. Report

SEC seeks receiver for Petters financier’s funds: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission today filed a motion in federal court to appoint a receiver to distribute the funds of a financier convicted of raising money for Tom Petters’ multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme. The SEC wants a federal judge to appoint Chicago lawyer Ron Peterson, of Jenner & Block, to act as receiver for the roughly $26 million in assets and related trusts. Peterson has already been serving as court-appointed trustee in Bell’s bankruptcy case. Read full story

HealthPartners launches remote diagnosis service: Health provider and insurer HealthPartners today launched a remote diagnosis service, called Virtuwell, that’s available to Minnesotans. The service offers treatment of routine conditions that often don’t need an in-person examination, such as cold, cough and allergy issues, ear pain, and yeast and urinary tract infections. Bloomington-based HealthPartners hired a San Francisco-based digital ad agency help develop a software application that asks patients a standard set of questions. A HealthPartners nurse practitioner then reviews the answers and gets back to the patient within 30 minutes. Read full story

Local group opposes Calhoun Square expansion: The Calhoun Area Residents Action Group on Monday voted against the Calhoun Square shopping center’s request to build a one-level building to the south for a CB2, the urban version of Crate & Barrel. The 160,000-square-foot Calhoun Square is at the heart of Minneapolis’ Uptown neighborhood, and group members said a one-story CB2 store wasn’t a good use of space. Read full story

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