Rentals with a rooftop farm may be coming to Minneapolis

Twin Cities-based Newport Midwest hopes to offer something unique in this market — a rooftop farm — with Agra, its 171-unit rental-building projec

Abbott Northwestern plans $122 million project

A rendering of a proposed utility plant for Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, one of the state’s largest medical centers.
The Minneapolis hospital wants to build a central utilities plant and parking garage.
February 29
Alonzo Nelson, a Tech Dump electronic repair technician.

'Fair repair' movement gaining ground with Minnesota legislators

"Fair repair" legislation is under consideration in Minnesota to force manufacturers to share their repair manuals and parts with independent repair shops.
In this file photo, firefighters protected a house in Conjola, Australia, on Dec. 31, 2019. Fires and drought adversely affected crops and livestock d

Australian farmers plant smallest cotton area since 1979 after driest year ever

After minimal rainfall last year, the McVeigh family in Queensland, Australia, planted just one paddock of cotton on their parched property this summer, about 5%…
Shoppers were at the Mall of America Christopher & Banks store on Black Friday.

Christopher & Banks' holiday sales boost 'validation' of turnaround plan

The retailer said preliminary results show comparable sales jumped 3.6% in the fourth quarter.
February 27
Maria Jimenez, who has been working as a commercial janitor for 19 years, chanted and walked the picket line with other SEIU Local 26 members and supp

Commercial janitors in Twin Cities strike for better wages, benefits

More than 100 janitors picketed along Nicollet Mall ahead of a Friday bargaining session.
State + Local
February 27
Disability advocates descended the steps of the State Capitol in St. Paul on Wednesday afternoon after testifying in support of legislation that would

Minnesota advocates seek to abolish subminimum wages for people with disabilities

Thousands do assembly in "sheltered workshops."
February 27
Sezzle founder and chief executive Charlie Youakim

Sezzle releases first annual report, creates a new look to reach young adults

Minneapolis fintech unveils a new multicolored logo.
February 27
The MPCA has released a draft permit that would allow Enbridge to build a new pipeline across northern Minnesota.

MPCA approves draft permit for $2.6B Enbridge pipeline project

The agency will start a 30-day public comment period on March 2.
The Louriston Dairy near Murdock, built and operated by Riverview LLP, is home to 9,500 cows, 40 times more than the average American dairy. The compa
Agriculture News and trends about Minnesota's farm economy
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February 27
A judge set parameters around the sprawling legal dispute over the future of Bremer Bank, Minnesota's fourth-largest.

Judge sets deadlines on Bremer suits; AG's probe to go on

A former top federal prosecutor was also tapped to serve as a "special master" in the dispute.
February 27
Best Buy reported better than expected holiday sales.

Best Buy expects short-term product shortages, delays from coronavirus

The 3.4% increase in same-store U.S. sales were better than expected.
It's hiring time
Career Guide 2020 It's hiring time
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Finding a job in the 2020s requires some technology know-how – and also face-to-face communications skills.
February 27
Patterson Cos. headquarter in Mendota Heights.

Mendota Heights' Patterson bucks trend as stock rises in volatile week

Investments in Patterson's dental business starting to show dividends.
February 27
An iPhone keypad screen

How to master the phone interview in 2020

Phone interviews are crucial in screening potential job candidates.
February 27
Bob Iger

Three lessons from Iger's reign at Disney for any business leader

"I don't know if the word disrupter was the right word to use back then, but I've always been willing to take some chances." That…
February 27
FILE - Smoke rises from the Husky Energy oil refinery in April 2018 after an explosion and fire at the plant in Superior, Wis. Husky has proposed a se

Solar array, wood stove swaps proposed to compensate for emissions from Superior refinery fire

The settlement also requires improved safety around hydrogen fluoride, which the company said it will continue to use.
February 27

The creativity in Orson Bean's prose a lesson for any writer

And now a Leap Year linguistic treat, topped with a dollop of dreamy whipped cream. Neither you nor I may ever write anything like the…
East Metro
February 27
Ginny Yingling, a Minnesota Department of Health hydrogeologist and PFAS authority, talks to local residents at public meeting in Lake Elmo Wednesday

Cleanup of PFAS 'forever chemicals' could cost up to $1.2 billion, exceed 3M settlement

The state is inching closer to selecting projects to treat east metro drinking water.
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The list has long been dominated by the state's large nonprofit health care sector. Forty-six of the 100 organizations on the list are in health care, and they account for 90% of the overall revenue on the list.
February 27
Because of the coronavirus threat, Delta is suspending the daily non-stop flights between MSP and Seoul that started last April.

Delta suspends MSP flight to Seoul through April, citing lower demand due to coronavirus

Delta suspends nonstop flights from MSP to Seoul through April, citing lower demand due to virus
February 26
Workers move soybeans from a temporary storage bunker into silos at the CFS grain elevator in Randolph, Minn, on Thursday, Dec. 6. 2018.

Minnesota farmer on U.S.-China trade pact: 'The ag economy doesn't live on promises'

A U.S. House committee hearing explored the impact of the China trade war and the first phase of a trade pact to resolve it.
West Metro
February 26
Scott Wagner

Man killed in small-plane crash near Rogers was co-owner of gardening retailer

Wagners Greenhouses and Garden Center confirmed the identity.
February 26

3M cannot keep up with demand for masks because of coronavirus outbreak

Demand for sanitizers and masks, disruption in China have state's manufacturers scrambling
February 26
Scott Davis, the visual lead for the opening of the new West Elm in the North Loop, arranged an outdoor furniture and decor display.

West Elm home furnishings store in North Loop opens Thursday

West Elm furniture store is scaled to fit the needs of downtown Minneapolis residents.