The U.S. stock market is poised this week to pass a milestone, rising for the longest, unbroken stretch of time in the history of U.S. stock trading.

Bull market charges toward longest run ever

While some dark clouds hang over the rally, stocks are trading at historic highs.

Statewide sugar beet yields projected to be down about 4 percent

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Long winter and heavy rains blamed; crops are better in dry northwest.

Blue Cross affiliate Stella Development invests in startups

August 20
Stella Development has backed two health care companies this year.
West Metro
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Business
August 20
Carpenter Caleb Morrison worked to frame out a house in the Settler's Ridge development in Inver Grove Heights.

For Minnesota builders, court victory could mean lower fees

Homebuilders say a limit on fees cities can assess will make housing in the Twin Cities more affordable. The fees help pay for roads, gutters and other infrastructure.
Business
August 20
HOM Furniture works to make their warehouse operations extremely efficent. Lights in a warehouse aisle turn on only when an operator is working there.

Hom Furniture seeks to double flagship store, which could trigger Gabberts move

Hom Furniture is seeking approval to double the retail floor space surrounding its flagship Hom store on Interstate 494 in Bloomington, a project that potentially…
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Business
August 20

Supervalu shareholders approve new structure to assist selling off retail units

Supervalu Inc. shareholders have approved a reorganization of the food distribution firm that is designed to make it easier to sell its retail operations.The decision…
Local
August 20
The nonprofit NeighborWorks Home Partners helped Naima Mohamed, right, and Jacob Croonenberghs buy a house in St. Paul for their growing family.

Alliance pushes to close racial gap in Minnesota homeownership

Families of color are much less likely to own a home in Minnesota, research shows
Business
August 20

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.
Business
August 20

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ST50: 2018 ranking of Minnesota companies
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The Star Tribune 50 is a measure of the largest publicly held companies with headquarters in Minnesota ranked by revenue.
Business
August 20
Joel Lebewitz of the Lurie accounting firm is excited about MEDA’s move to the Thor Cos. building on the North Side, putting it in the heart of a ma

Nonprofit development adviser MEDA ready for next chapter helping small minority firms

Move to north Minneapolis wil help MEDA do more good, Lurie's Joel Lebewitz says.
St. Paul
August 20
Lake Monster Brewing, on Vandalia Avenue between I-94 and University Avenue, has become a popular gathering spot in a part of St. Paul known as a Crea

In St. Paul's growing Creative Enterprise Zone, businesses seek ways to preserve artistic identity

Area increasingly known for creative enterprises is hoping St. Paul can nurture it.
Home & Garden
August 20
Southways, the historic former Pillsbury estate on Lake Minnetonka.

Lake Minnetonka Pillsbury mansion slated for teardown

Orono grants a permit to raze grand Lake Minnetonka estate.
Business
August 20
Even in the age of streaming services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime, there are still consumers demanding antenna-like services, too.

TV antenna sales rise as cord cutters discover free local channels, streaming

But the number of local installers is shrinking.
Business
August 20
Burberry is claiming that Target’s scarves are infringing on its Burberry Check trademark. Target has essentially denied the accusations, saying in

Burberry vs. Target: The line between inspiration and infringement

The dispute and its impending outcome should serve as a reminder to designers, retailers and businesses about the value of intellectual property.
Business
August 20
Jenni and Tom Smude are working with lenders to triple their manufacturing space in Pierz, Minn.

Smude's Sunflower Oil is doubling down on big expansion in little Pierz, Minn.

Tom and Jenni Smude, who live on a 160-acre farm, are working with lenders to expand their manufacturing facility to 75,000 square feet.
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Local
August 20
Doctors can gather all the information they want to give a patient a professional opinion. The patient doesn't always follow that advice though, and o

Mayo patient's 'escape' amplifies a rare but growing problem

Medical ethicists said it is a cautionary tale, revealing breakdowns in doctor-patient relationships that can compel patients to leave even before they are stable.
Business
August 18
You want an adviser who can relate to your life stage and financial situation.

Your parents' money guru may not be right for you

Young investors looking for a money guru are smart to do their own research, and not just rely on insights from mom and dad.
Minneapolis
August 18
Fans used a new system that reads tickets from a cell phone before the Minnesota Vikings took on the Jacksonville Jaguars at US Bank Stadium, Saturday

Vikings transition to all-digital tickets without a glitch Saturday

The team is one of a handful of football teams moving this year away from print tickets.
Business
August 18
The Longview Power coal plant in Maidsville, W. Va., Jan. 18, 2018. President Donald Trump is expected to use an Aug. 21, 2018, rally in West Virginia

New Trump power plant plan would release hundreds of millions of tons of CO2 into the air

Proposal would roll back Obama rule and could save coal industry $400 million.
Business
August 18

Flour from tofu? Fertilizer from coffee beans? Innovators look for new ways to use food waste

A growing number of companies face many barriers in a food system that wasn't designed for recycled food.
Business
August 18
Despoliation of Lake Superior was seen as a grave danger by the 1970s, but conservationists sought to turn that risk around.

Grant Merritt offers insider's look at the epic Reserve Mining battle

His candid, pointed book is about his work and the often tumultuous, barbed and politically contentious environmental flaps involved.
Business
August 18
Bob Koch, an entomologist with the University of Minnesota Extension, says the harmful variety of stink bug is finding ways to live through harsh wint

Keep an eye out for the brown marmorated stink bug, and yes, there's an app for that

The U and Purdue University partnered to develop an app to help stop the march of an invasive bug that harms crops.