Patrick Kennedy

Reporter | Business, Research
Phone: 612-673-7926
Patrick Kennedy, reporter and researcher, produces the annual Star Tribune 100 ranking of Minnesota’s biggest companies; the CEO compensation package and the Nonprofit 100 as well as the Quarterly Deals and Quarterly Money Managers reports.

Recent content from Patrick Kennedy

Best Buy faces threat of S&P credit downgrade

A lowering of the electronics retailer's rating would put it into the "junk" category.

Updated: April 05, 2012, - 09:07 AM

CEO pay watch: Benjamin Fowke III of Xcel Energy

Total compensation: $5,974,445 for the year ended Dec. 31

Updated: March 16, 2012, - 10:15 PM

State stocks rediscover their bullish side

Newfound economic momentum is playing out well in Minnesota.

Updated: February 27, 2012, - 09:01 PM

Proto Labs shares up 81% in debut

The Maple Plain maker of custom parts ended its first day of trading on the NYSE by nearly doubling its IPO price.

Updated: February 24, 2012, - 10:41 PM

Maple Plain-based Proto Labs IPO raises nearly $70M

The Maple Plain manufacturer completed the first initial public stock offering among Minnesota companies in more than a year.

Updated: February 24, 2012, - 09:51 AM

Rapala hooks Big Lake maker of ice augers

The deal for StrikeMaster Corp. is part of the Finnish fishing giant's plan to broaden its offerings.

Updated: February 13, 2012, - 01:45 PM

Remember Shakers? Maker went bottoms up

Infinite Spirits, which made the vodka in Benson, Minn., has filed for Chapter 7 liquidation. Production ended a year ago.

Updated: February 03, 2012, - 10:11 PM

Obituary: Peter Clark was face of Breck, father figure

For a generation of families, Peter Clark was the face of Breck School. He guided children through their first years of school as a kindergarten teacher and head of the Golden Valley school's pre-K and first-grade program, saw them through standardized tests as director of guidance and testing, and helped older students select and apply to colleges.

Updated: February 03, 2012, - 08:09 PM

Expect more Targets in Canada now that there's deal over name

Trademark agreement clears the way for Target's expansion.

Updated: February 01, 2012, - 08:50 PM

Mergers and acquisitions hit speed bumps at year-end

After the rebound year of 2010, it looked like 2011 would be another growth year for acquisitions. But dealmaking stalled.

Updated: January 29, 2012, - 07:34 PM

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