Epoch Lacrosse founder and CEO James Miceli with some of his finished carbon fiber lacrosse sticks, in the company's Roseville facility.

Epoch Lacrosse on pace to produce $15 million in annual revenue

Fast-growing firm attracted the attention of buyers, but CEO James Miceli has rebuffed offers.

Minneapolis animation studio finds nimbleness, integrity build a brand

June 23
Former union organizer Caitlin Rogers is the unlikely but successful owner of Minneapolis-based Next Day Animations.

As new market booms, which meat alternative will win out?

June 22
Minneapolis-based Mighty Spark is one modern meat company trying to stand out in a crowded field of competitors. Here, Mighty Spark founder, Nick Best
The sizzling initial public offering of Beyond Meat has set off a fierce debate among companies with a variety of futuristic food ideas.
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Steve Kuhn, a Minnesota native and one-time hedge fund hot shot, has jumped into politics with a goal of increasing legal immigration.

Immigration pushes one-time hedge fund exec into politics

The wealthy Minnesota native has plunged into politics for the first time with a proposal for a new kind of work visa intended to greatly increase legal immigration into the country.
Business
June 23
Chicago and the rest of Illinois have lost population in recent years, partly because of a lack of economic and housing opportunities for black reside

Job losses, inequities trigger population exodus from Illinois

CHICAGO – It’s known here as the Exodus. People are leaving Illinois in droves. Republicans blame the state’s high taxes and its unfunded pension…
Local
June 23
The elevator in Ashby, Minn., (background) was allegedly swindled out of more than $5 million by its longtime manager, Jerry Hennessey.

Minnesota grain elevator manager who bilked farmers gets 8 years in prison

Jerome Hennessey stole millions from Ashby Farmers Cooperative Elevator Co. to live large and pay for his hunting safaris.
The annual Star Tribune 50 looks at the state's largest public companies. Combined, the companies on the list employ more than 1.2 million people.
Star Tribune 50 Our top 50 public companies – with No. 1 at $226B in revenue
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Who took the top spot? See where Target, UnitedHealth, Best Buy and other massive companies landed in our 28th annual report.
Business
June 22

Business bookshelf: Exploring the life of social media content moderators

‘Behind the Screen’   Sarah Roberts, Yale University Press, 280 pages, $30. They are paid to spend their days watching filth: beheadings and chemical-weapons attacks,…
Business
June 22
This 2012 file photo shows a portion of the UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s campus in Minnetonka.

Deals by UnitedHealth, other health giants set off antitrust alarms in D.C.

Vertical integration in health care has set off alarm bells.
Minneapolis
June 22
Pink and yellow lawn signs have begun to appear in front of homes and apartment buildings in northeast Minneapolis.

Mpls. landlords are ramping up campaign vs. ordinances; pushback follows

Other groups are posting fliers around the city in an attempt to counter the Minnesota Multi Housing Association's efforts.
Business
June 22
Dollar stores did well in the Great Recession. And as the economy recovered, they continued to thrive.

Schafer: The economy soars, but many see little benefit

We are now just weeks from breaking the record for the longest uninterrupted stretch of economic growth. But will this feel like a record worth celebrating?
Minnesota's 4 largest member-owned firms add depth, diversity to state's economy
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Minnesota's 4 largest member-owned firms add depth, diversity to state's economy
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There are more ways for companies to have shareholders other than trading on a major stock exchange. And if you use a broadened definition, as…
Business
June 22
A machine at a Best Buy warehouse in California constructed boxes to the exact size of the item, eliminating waste and the need for plastic bubble wra

Best Buy embarks on packaging diet to deal with glut of cardboard boxes

A special machine used at several facilities makes custom, ready-to-ship boxes for smaller items that saves room and is better for the environment.
Business
June 22

Most important thing you can pass on to loved ones isn't money

The high-tech entrepreneurs at the recent Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit conference are developing products and services largely targeted at an elderly population and their…
Business
June 22
Old empty wallet in the hands .Vintage empty purse in hands of women . Poverty concept.

How to make your money last in retirement

Running out of funds is a big retirement worry, but there are several things you can do to improve your odds of staying secure.
Business
June 22
Sally Mainquist, left, helped place financial professional Ruth Faalele in her job — from Faalele’s native Australia.

This Twin Cities placement exec does more than just place financial pros

Sally Mainquist, a veteran financial professional-placement executive and co-founder of Veritae Group, has hired, placed and mentored many over the last 30 years. Ruth Faalele,…
Business
June 22
Shelly Ibach, Sleep Number president and CEO discussed how she navigated the grieving process after the death of her husband in fall 2017.

Sleep Number CEO Shelly Ibach on how important sleep is to the grieving process

The science that Sleep Number has used in marketing its beds is not just part of a report to CEO Shelly Ibach. She has started…
Business
June 22
FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2019, file photo photo shows a logo for Mastercard on credit cards in Zelienople, Pa. Mastercard will allow transgender people

How secured credit cards can build, or rebuild, your credit

Keeping a secured card open for two years was associated with a 24-point increase in credit scores, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia reported.
Business
June 21
Oracle’s quarterly report was better than expected, and shares jumped 7.5% on Thursday.

Market recap: Oracle shares rise on bullish earnings report

Good numbers: Oracle Corp. shares rose 7.5% to $56.63 Thursday after the business software maker reported a bigger-than-expected 14% rise in quarterly profit driven by…
Business
June 21

Mergers and acquisitions involving Minnesota companies

6/11, H.B. Fuller Co.-Tiarco LLC: Tiarco, a subsidiary of Textile Rubber and Chemical Co., will acquire H.B. Fuller’s surfactants, thickeners and dispersants business, based in…
Business
June 21

Recent bankruptcy filings in Minneapolis and St. Paul

MINNEAPOLIS Preston Scott Tetley, as surety for Masters of Disasters LLP, Big Lake, Minn.; filed June 14, 19-41813; Chap. 7; no schedules filed.   St.…
Business
June 21

Insider trading

Bio-Techne Corp. Norman David Eansor officer Shares sold: 3,117 Price: $215 Date: June 12 Directly holds: na Ecolab Inc.
Business
June 21

Business people

Moving up GWG Holdings Co., Minneapolis, promoted Gregg Johnson to chief operating officer. He was executive vice president of policy operations. Bell Bank, Minneapolis, promoted…
Business
June 21

Mackay: The power of kindness is sorely underrated

A teacher asked her young pupils to tell about their acts of kindness to animals. After several heart-stirring stories, the teacher asked one boy if…
Business
June 21

Reyer: When the top bosses don't agree, you need to get involved

Q: I’m feeling powerless and frustrated at work. I’m responsible to help execute strategy but the team of executives responsible for defining it can’t seem…