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A look at what’s behind today's Minnesota business headlines.

September 12, 2018

Clean energy businesses/advocates make the case for more green

Clean energy advocates want Minnesota to accelerate leadership in the growing conservation and renewable-energy sector.
September 10, 2018
The headquarters of UCare in Minneapolis.

Another health plan targets the grocery cart

Minneapolis-based UCare is joining the trend of health insurers that provide coupons for healthy choices at the supermarket.
September 7, 2018
Ahead of new iPhone launch, Piper Jaffray raises price target on Apple

Ahead of new iPhone launch, Piper Jaffray raises price target on Apple

Apple shares are up nearly 40 percent since the launch of the last iPhone. Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Olson isn't predicting another big jump like that, but he says iPhone sales are likely to be better than other analysts are predicting.
September 6, 2018

Mayo Clinic signs on as a founding partner of new health/technology conference

The Mayo Clinic has signed on as a founding partner of the inaugural MANOVA Global Summit.
September 4, 2018

U.S. Steel and United Steelworkers continue labor talks

Labor negotiations continue at U.S. Steel and ArcelorMittal, which have more than 2,000 union workers in Minnesota
September 1, 2018

One more affordable house rising in North Minneapolis

Developer Dominion signs on with Habitat to build a house in the Jordan neighborhood, as Habitat's CEO calls for more affordable housing.
August 31, 2018

Honeywell to maintain a Twin Cities presence after spin off of two businesses

Honeywell will maintain a Twin Cities presence after it spins off two businesses into separate firms later this year.
August 27, 2018

Tax revenue grows in first year of Sunday sales

The Minnesota Department of Revenue has reported an uptick in alcohol tax revenue collected during its last fiscal year.
East Metro
August 27, 2018
"Curiosity is just the beginning," is the written message on 3M's headquarters tower in Maplewood.

3M wraps its Maplewood HQ building in colorful film -- and a message

3M wraps 12-story headquarters building in colorful films in a nod to creativity.
August 27, 2018

Sleep Number to share their sleep data and products to help youth

Sleep Number executives rang the Opening Bell at Nasdaq on Monday and announced a new program to share their sleep data and products to help kids learn about better sleep.
August 27, 2018

MEDA recognized as best (again) by U.S. Commerce Department

Meda, the growing counseler and financier to minority-owned businesses, has been recognized as the best business-support organization for the third year in a row.
August 23, 2018

Not everything at the Minnesota State Fair is about consumption.

Tech Dump will be back at the fair's "Eco Experience" exhibit to collect old cellular phones and more.
August 22, 2018

Minority small businesses expanding nationally

African American-owned small businesses are fast expanding around the country; owners say the main obstacle is access to capital.
August 21, 2018

Minneapolis-based bank journal takes a new name

NorthWestern Financial Review is becoming BankBeat, a change that began with the renaming of its website earlier this year but extends back to its start on Twitter in 2010.
August 20, 2018

Intricon's price rise slowed a bit by secondary offering

Intricon sold 1.5 shares of stock last week to help pay down debt and also to repurchase 500,000 shares from directors and officers.
August 17, 2018

Uponor execs to ring NASDAQ bell on Monday

Pipe maker celebrates its 100th year ringing bell on Wall street.
August 16, 2018

Biotech thriving in Minnesota as overall health startup fundraising slows

A slow-down in health fundraises of less than $4M blamed on loss of angel investor tax credit
August 16, 2018

Flipgrid plans to expand under Microsoft

Flipgrid, which raised millions from local investors in 2015, was acquired earlier this summer by Microsoft.
August 15, 2018

Mike Train named next president of Emerson Electric

Emerson President Edward Monser to retire Oct. 1
August 14, 2018

GdB ad agency merges with Modern Climate

The sister companies will now be under the Modern Climate name.
August 13, 2018

Minneapolis Fed focuses on growth of wealth disparity

The top 10 percent of Americans, in addition to growing incomes, are capturing the lion's share of wealth.
August 9, 2018

Publicly held Florida RV retailer expands to Minnesota

The newly public company is headed by Twin Citian Bill Murnane, formerly of Wayzata Investment Partners.
August 8, 2018
Jim Wolford, CEO and co-founder of Atomic Data. (RICHARD TSONG-TAATARII/Star Tribune file photo)

Growing Atomic Data consolidates Downtown and adds partnership with Summit Academy

The 17-year-old IT-services-and-security is adding employees.
August 6, 2018

Capella will dismiss nearly 10 percent of workforce as a result of merger

The former Capella Education just completed a $1.2 billion merger with a Virginia-based firm that will be the headquarters of "Strategic Education."
August 3, 2018

State awards $2.7 million for workforce training for businesses

The Minnesota Jobs Skills Partnership program has awarded $56 million to community colleges to help business train 67,000 workers since 2011.