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A nearly two-year-old fight between a local businessman and the multinational corporate owner of an International Falls paper mill is distorting wood prices in northern Minnesota, upsetting other loggers and causing anxiety in the city as the mill’s workforce shrinks.
Canadian dollar at its weakest point in 11 years, so Minnesotans get better deals north of border
Jobs added in construction, private education and health care, but pay is stagnant.
Its per-share profit met expectations as the nation’s fifth-largest bank continues to grapple with low interest rates.
The fast-growing St. Paul maker of scheduling software attracts funding, acquires competitor
People attentive to architecture and design say the look of the building will be weakened by its heavy commitment to branding.
MSP officials struggle to drum up interest from major financial companies to place ATMs in the airport.
Concordia report shows they’re an economic force in Twin Cities.
Its fourth location will be in the Van Buren building this month.
President Obama will visit La Crosse, Wis., today to make the case that the federal government should require employers to pay overtime to all salaried workers who earn less than $50,000 per year.
The longtime U.S. Chamber operator takes over the state’s largest business lobby group.
A court found that four counties valued Blandin’s timberland too high; they face a drop in tax revenue.
RANIER, Minn. – The whistle from across the border gave warning, as it does 22 times a day, that anyone with places to go…
The Vikings stadium naming deal is a small part of the bank’s marketing budget, but it expects big benefits for its brand
A two-year downward trend in job creation continued during May.
A bill that makes it easier for start-up companies to raise capital in Minnesota became law Monday when Gov. Mark Dayton signed the legislative session’s…
After a period of outpacing the nation, Minnesota’s growth was dampened by slowdowns in farms and mines
The chief of the New York Fed said there are a number of signs of a strengthening economy.
Narayana Kocherlakota says raising rates this year would be ‘a mistake’ with employment still subpar.
The fire and subsequent collapse of the timber bridge over the Rat Root River closes a rail artery that connects the Pacific Coast with Chicago.
Summer starts with Memorial Day weekend, and this year more of us will be going places.
Unemployment fell to 3.7 percent and labor participation is at the highest level since 2011.
Comcast said Thursday it will roll out several higher-speed Internet options to more than 600,000 homes in the Twin Cities this year.
Employees are accusing Capital Building Services Group of unpaid wages and other labor violations.
Sun Country pilot dispute fueled the decision by he MAC.
Outbreak has killed millions of birds and created economic ripple effects.
The leader of the Metropolitan Airports Commission has recommended that commissioners bow to union demands for a higher pay floor at the airport.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has become the ultimate speed trap in the Midwest, sending out tickets at an unprecedented rate, including to thousands of Minnesotans.
Vehicle sales jumped nearly 5 percent in the state last year; sales of trucks and SUVs increased solidly, while sales of cars, including hybrids, dropped.
Few Minnesota companies have gone public in recent years, but that soon may change
Business leaders are pushing to raise $40M for a new Dorothy Day Center
Idled mines, slowed oil production, soft agriculture all mean demand is down for manufacturers.
The share of jobs that require training beyond high school in Minnesota is growing only moderately.
This summer, when parents say “get a job,” it just might be easier, according to new data. Shops, restaurants and amusement parks are starting to hire summer workers now, and they say competition for employees is growing.
Mpls. company is a major player in gathering sports statistics
A son of the Great Depression from southwest Minnesota, John W. Mooty rose to become one of the most powerful lawyers and businessmen in the…
Haruhiko Kuroda, governor of the Bank of Japan, is expecting 3 percent growth by year’s end.
While employment in the state remains high, job growth is now slower in Minnesota than in the nation as a whole.
First-quarter profit climbed even though loan growth slowed. Interest rates will provide a lift.
Carla Hills blames it on an erosion of leadership.
New report shows that many East Africans in metro area work at MSP but still live in poverty.
More than 6,000 callers to 911 service didn’t get through during a six-hour period last April.
It’s part of an effort to reduce poverty on reservations.
It’s planning an expansion that will test whether a local, private business can succeed in competition with the giants of the telecom industry.
State’s labor market continues to tighten, but most of the openings are in low-wage jobs.
The country is seeking trade and education opportunities.
Target laid off 1,700 people all at the same time, by department. In the words of one employee who kept her job, “at least the Band-Aid is going to rip fast and this won’t be drawn out.”
Downsizing could take two years, but CEO assured Gov. Dayton company will keep strong local presence.
Craig Dahl, who has been at TCF for 16 years, most recently led its national lending business.
Minnesota may soon join other states in legalizing equity crowdfunding — investing rather donating.
Almighty greenback is great for U.S. tourists, but it hits Minnesota exporters in the pocketbook
A day after Target Corp. laid off 1,700 staffers at its Minneapolis headquarters, a new scramble began — among companies looking to hire them.
Last month’s gains created another milestone: over 3 million people now work in Minnesota.
The group featured U.S. Bancorp, 3M, Ecolab and Thrivent Financial.
Analysts have cheered the company for striving to reinvent itself as eating habits change. But the job cuts have upended the lives of hundreds of Minnesota families.
The group formed in 2010 but was unable to raise the $600,000 needed to kick things off.
The Obama administration is working to get approval for new Trans-Pacific Partnership.
In Minnesota, wages for new hires, adjusted for inflation, have fallen since 2006. And the share of jobs held by new hires is growing.
Minneapolis-based provider of sports info to online outlets makes first deal with a major governing body.
The loan will cover PolyMet’s 2015 costs as it continues to seek state approval for a copper-nickel mine in northern Minnesota.
Held up by the president for their perseverance, Rebekah and Ben Erler now feel the backlash.
Minnesota’s unemployment rate continues to fall, with the latest reading at 3.6 percent.
Loan profitability will get a boost when Fed lets rates rise.
An engineer by training and brimming with ideas, Naseem Ansari arrived in the United States in 1956 seeking the American dream. By the time he…
Andy Cecere's move from finance to operations chief at U.S. Bancorp suggests he's in line to be the company's next top leader.
As Target flees its multibillion-dollar debacle in Canada, the giant retailer will have no choice but to find its next engine of growth within the…
Minnesota’s biggest deals of 2014 were in medical devices, attracting nearly $250 million.
Microsoft’s local team has a focus on helping big companies collaborate and make better decisions.
An economy finally emerging from the doldrums is again offering opportunities to people sidetracked by the Great Recession.
State unemployment should fall further, economists say, but housing construction could be flat and agriculture a “mixed bag.”
Incomes have fallen noticeably for single moms and dads, compounding the many challenges they already face.
Minnesota has fifth-slowest income gain in nation; other Midwest states are also hurt.
Minnesota’s population grew at a steady pace in 2014, but the outflow of residents to other states continues to create an undertow as the state grapples with the reality of a slow-growing workforce.
Retirements, recession exodus have shrunk construction workforce.
US Internet, the Minnetonka firm that provides wireless Internet to a large part of southwest Minneapolis, announced Tuesday that homeowners and small businesses in Minneapolis will be able to buy 10 gigabit per second Internet service.