Single-family homes take a big jump in September construction

Single-family homes take a big jump in September construction

A big shift in the balance of construction activity is gaining speed.

Target sets up website to invite pitches from startups

September 29
Target sets up website to invite pitches from startups
Target is inviting startups with interesting technology platforms to sumbit pitches for pilot programs

Lawmakers ask Wells Fargo CEO: 'Why shouldn't you be in jail?'

12:36am
Lawmakers ask Wells Fargo CEO: 'Why shouldn't you be in jail?'
Angry lawmakers heaped another round of blistering criticism on Wells Fargo's CEO, pressing Thursday for details about what senior managers knew about allegedly illegal sales practices and when any concerns were disclosed.
Eat & Drink
9:04am

Vikings sign deal to import hot dogs from Wisconsin

Schweigert will be in the bun this season and next at U.S. Bank Stadium.
Minneapolis
5:28am

Target shifts its giving strategy, promotes the power of play

Retailer pours money and sweat into playgrounds, other projects.
Local
5:21am
Nurses on strike made their way around Abbott Northwestern Hospital on Sept. 5 in Minneapolis.

Striking nurses to vote Monday on offer by Allina, union says

The negotiating team representing striking Allina Health hospital nurses has no recommendation for Monday's vote, according to a union statement.
2016 Minnesota Top Workplaces
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Meet the companies that continue to be voted the best places to work in Minnesota.
Variety
12:38am
Regency Beauty Institute students hugged and cried as they picked up their personal items at the Burnsville location. The school is closing all 79 of its schools nationwide, including several in the Twin Cities.

State, students are surprised as Regency beauty schools close

Regency Beauty Institute, with headquarters in St. Louis Park, has shuttered all of its 79 beauty schools, including five in Minnesota, without warning.
Local
September 29

Proposed casino project stirs emotions in Otter Tail County

The 270-acre complex is proposed for the shore of Star Lake, home to sensitive wildlife breeding grounds, cabins in families for generations and a private hunting club used by some of Minnesota's oldest-money families.
Business
September 29

Fast-growing CPM Cos. realigns as Twin Cities property market shifts

After a start in student apartments, CPM turns to tackling demand for mixed-income housing.
Business
September 29

State of Minnesota asked 45,000 to reapply for health coverage

DHS says it's resolving a 'system problem' for people in public insurance programs.
ST100: 2016 ranking of Minn. companies
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The Star Tribune 100 is a measure of the largest publicly held companies with headquarters in Minnesota ranked by revenue.
North Metro
September 29

PrairieCare to anchor new Brooklyn Park medical building

Address: 5500 94th Av. N., Brooklyn Park Type: Medical Size: 20,000 square feet Developer & architect: Ryan Cos. Details: PrairieCare, a mental health care provider,…
Business
September 29

Dakota Plains accused of defrauding financier

Lawsuit surrounds loan at the center of federal investigation.
Minneapolis
September 29
Eric Dabdee, a tenant of three years, stands on the back balcony of th...

Tenants win back rent, more time at affordable Minneapolis apartment building

New owners of tattered Park Laurel apartments tell residents that they can stay until Nov. 30, rent-free.
Business
September 29

Federal regulators delay vote on cable box rentals

The plan was meant to bring more competition.
Business
September 29

Iron Range steelworkers ratify three-year labor contract with Cliffs

Contract signals another step in company's turnaround.
Business
September 29
Rep. Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y., questions Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf on Capitol Hill during a hearing investigating Wells Fargo's opening of unauthorized customer accounts.

Lawmakers ask Wells Fargo CEO: 'Why shouldn't you be in jail?'

Wells Fargo has turned into a "school for scoundrels," Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, D-N.Y., told CEO John Stumpf as he faced a House committee Thursday.
Outside Consultant
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Answers to your questions about marketing and business in the Twin Cities.
St. Paul
September 29

Schafer Richardson to buy St. Paul apartment site for nearly $3M

SR Development LLC, an entity related to Minneapolis-based Schafer Richardson, has agreed to pay $2.96 million for a 1.31-acre site in St. Paul for its…
Business
September 29

Supreme Court to hear cases on trademarks, deportations, students with disabilities

Decision could also resolve Washington Redskins case.
Business
September 29

Silicon Valley nerds band together to raise money for Clinton

A group of self-described nerds from Silicon Valley has banded together for one goal: Elect Hillary Clinton. Nerdz4Hillary, a fundraising campaign spearheaded by venture capitalist…
Business
September 29

Measured in Big Macs, U.S. workers are doing great

In China, workers earn about half a Big Mac for the same work that earns an American almost two-and-a-half.
National
September 29

FCC beefs up emergency cellphone alerts

The federal government is beefing up emergency cellphone alerts like the one used in New York to advertise a search for a bombing suspect earlier in September.
National
September 29

Obama signs short-term bill to fund government past election

President Barack Obama has signed a short-term funding bill to keep the government from shutting down at the end of the week.
Business
September 29

As soup sales fall, General Mills updates Progresso ingredients, look

While canned soup doesn't resonate as it once did with consumers, General Mills is making several changes to the signature soup line that executives hope will stem or reverse the decline.