Eric Wieffering

Assistant Managing Editor | News
Phone: 612-673-1736
Eric Wieffering supervises coverage of local and regional news, including politics, education, the environment and other topics.

Recent content from Eric Wieffering

Wieffering: Buckley helped 3M rediscover its mojo

Chief executives don't usually get a victory lap, and some of them don't deserve one.

Updated: February 11, 2012, - 09:00 PM

Wieffering: Fighting death's final indignity: The price tag

Death may not be proud, but it sure can be expensive.

Updated: February 07, 2012, - 09:59 PM

Basic instinct behind many consumer choices

It's the oldest trick in advertising's toolbox.

Updated: February 04, 2012, - 09:04 PM

Wieffering: Clear choices are essential to surviving rapid change

One measure of a company is how it faces up to the kind of disruptive change that, left unchecked, could lead to its ruin.

Updated: January 31, 2012, - 09:10 PM

Go long to measure the true cost of a stadium

Minneapolis city officials thought they were saving downtown in 1995 when they agreed to buy Target Center for $72 million.

Updated: January 28, 2012, - 03:02 PM

Wieffering: Buffets Inc.: Revisiting a deal gone wrong

When Old Country Buffet tumbled into bankruptcy last week for the second time in four years, top executives of Buffets Inc. were quick to blame the restaurant chain's woes on weak spending by consumers.

Updated: January 25, 2012, - 10:01 PM

Wieffering: Company prospers, and so do workers

Nobody, not even his 54 employees, would have blamed Jim Dow for selling Diversified Plastics, the Brooklyn Park manufacturing firm Dow founded 35 years ago, to the highest bidder.

Updated: January 21, 2012, - 07:56 PM

Wieffering: Let's hope talk of American, Delta merger goes nowhere

Airlines raised ticket prices nine times in 2011, and they seem determined to maintain or exceed that pace in 2012. Earlier this week the nation's biggest carrier, Delta Air Lines, pushed through its second fare increase of the new year.

Updated: January 18, 2012, - 10:52 PM

With billions in sales, some co-ops are big business

When Brent Heuth and a team of researchers at the University of Wisconsin decided to measure the economic impact of cooperative-owned businesses in the United States, they didn't figure it would be too hard.

Updated: January 14, 2012, - 10:16 PM

Wieffering: This business may look grim, but it plans to reap big profits

GWG Holdings makes money when its customers die, and as the prospectus for its $250 million debt sale makes clear, sooner is better than later.

Updated: January 10, 2012, - 09:39 PM

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