Real estate entrepreneur Diraneh Robleh, left, and Dean Dovolis, CEO of DJR Architecture of Minneapolis, spoke about their public projects in Djibouti

Minnesota firms deeply involved in redeveloping Djibouti

Inspired by a wedding, Minneapolis firm DJR has designed cultural elements into public projects in the emerging East African country.
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Brothers' wreath business began when their father sold one of his mom's wreaths in St. Paul

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Founder John Mickman and brother Chris Mickman at state land being reforested by Mickman Brothers contributions.
Mickman Brothers of Ham Lake will post about $20 million this year in wholesale revenue, making it one of the nation's largest wreath producers.

Provation's new CEO sees growth through more products, acquisitions

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Daniel Hamburger, who has three decades of technology leadership experience in education, health care and other industries, joined in November.
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Forum: Worthless holiday shopping hype never dies

The advance monthly retail report for November won't be released until Dec. 13, so we have no idea yet how much shoppers spent during the latest holiday weekend.
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Mackay: You, too, can be a skilled public speaker

Here are a dozen key tips that will help you give a good speech.
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Plan your next career moves while preserving work relationships

Your existing connection outweighs any potential referral.
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.
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Mike Green hosted Thanksgiving dinner in Entertainment Suite A of the Moline Apartments in Hopkins. It features a fully outfitted kitchen, table for 1

Twin Cities apartments add 'entertainment suites' to woo downsizing baby boomers

Decked-out gathering spaces with fully outfitted kitchens and dining tables are big enough for the whole family.
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Business people

Moving up Metropolitan Economic Development Association (Meda), Minneapolis, named Alfredo Martel as chief executive. He was chief of marketing and strategic communication for the Walker…
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Embracing stakeholders requires companies to communicate more broadly

Today's corporate communicators have a bold new challenge: how to communicate doing well by doing good.
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Insider trading

3M Co. JULIE L. BUSHMAN, officer Shares sold: 6,879 Price: $170.16 Date: Dec. 2 Directly holds: 34,523 BBQ Holdings Inc.
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…
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Mergers and acquisitions involving Minnesota companies

11/25, Built Strong Exteriors-Restoration Builders: Restoration Builders has acquired Built Strong Exteriors to expand its network of residential and commercial contractors. 11/25, Quasar Distributors LLC-Foreside…
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Recent bankruptcy filings in Minneapolis and St. Paul

ST. PAUL Kelly Renea Sadlovsky, as surety for Pathways to Early Learning Center LLC, 9286 Cheney Trail, Inver Grove Heights, filed Dec. 4, 19-33772; Chap.…
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Recent bankruptcy filings in Minneapolis and St. Paul

ST. PAUL Kelly Renea Sadlovsky, as surety for Pathways to Early Learning Center LLC, 9286 Cheney Trail, Inver Grove Heights, filed Dec. 4, 19-33772; Chap.…
Minneapolis
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The burned-out 14th floor of the high-rise at Cedar High apartments, where five people died from smoke inhalation.

Ex-Gov. Carlson: 'I think we failed' on sprinkler requirements for old high-rises

Carlson twice vetoed broader sprinkler mandates after the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority and other groups complained that retrofit proposals didn't come with any money.
Business
December 7

Huge advantage 401(k) savers enjoy over those using an IRA

If you're dependent on IRA savings, here's how to wring out the most value.
Business
December 7
When overwhelmed by mounting debts, the problem needs to be confronted, not avoided.

It's time to let go of shame over your debt

Shame over mounting debt can cause you to hide your problem, making it worse, or to make rash moves that cost you more later.
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December 7
Life Time is proposing to build an apartment tower at the former Herberger’s department store at Southdale Center.

Life Time CEO says luxurious new club at Southdale is just the beginning

Company plans expansion into apartments, mall development and hotels.
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December 7
For South High senior Jordan Dotson, the Step Up program “has been one of the best experiences of my life. I’ve gone from filing papers to finaliz

Accomplished Minneapolis South High senior is a top student, creative soul and Best Buy veteran

Jordan Dotson, who got her first internship the summer after eighth grade, is a recent star of Minneapolis Step Up.
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December 7
The SonicAlert Sonic Bomb Wireless Vibrating Alarm.

Gifts for the hard-to-wake and those who love gadgets

Here are a variety of very cool gifts that would be welcome Christmas gifts for anyone — techies or not. Sonic Bomb Wireless Vibrating Alarm…
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December 7
Dr. John Halamka has been named president of Mayo Clinic Platform. He will join Mayo Clinic Jan. 1, 2020.

Mayo Clinic calls up physician from the farm for 'platform' project

Dr. John Halamka and his wife, Kathy, currently run Unity Farm, an animal sanctuary in suburban Boston that includes 30 acres of agricultural production plus a cidery and winery.
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December 7
“Knives Out,” which stars Jamie Lee Curtis, foreground, is a mystery that explores the intersection of family dynamics and finances.

How to get tax benefits from giving in the post-tax reform world

We don't often spend enough time talking about the ways of giving, be it to charities or friends and family.
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December 7
French luxury group LVMH has agreed to buy New York jeweler Tiffany & Co. for $16.2 billion.

LVMH tests the limits of luxury with Tiffany purchase

Luxury, once little more than a cottage industry dominated by family firms in Europe, has become the preserve of a few giant conglomerates.
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'Perks' don't make the bank — rates do

What truly sets a bank apart from the pack are the fees that it charges (or doesn't charge) and the rates that it pays on your balances.