Amazon starts alcohol deliveries to Prime Now customers in Twin Cities

Amazon starts alcohol deliveries to Prime Now customers in Twin Cities

It teams with Surdyk's in Mpls. to deliver beer, wine and liquor in the Twin Cities

Golden Valley apartment contractor fired over inferior lumber

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Golden Valley apartment contractor fired over inferior lumber
The developer of one of four Twin Cities apartment buildings suspected of being built with lumber that doesn't meet state building codes has fired its general contractor.

Boston Scientific swings to loss on one-time items, but outlook upbeat

July 28
Boston Scientific swings to loss on one-time items, but outlook upbeat
It raised its financial outlook for 2016 with rising sales, but one-time writedowns contributed to a loss for the quarter.
Business
July 28

Engel & Völkers opens offices in Blaine, northeast Minneapolis

Engel & Völkers opens offices in Blaine and northeast Minneapolis   Geoffrey Bray and Lindsay Bacigalupo have opened two more Engel & Völkers offices in…
Business
July 28

Insecticide can reduce male honeybees' ability to reproduce, study says

This is first time they're tied to male reproduction.
Business
July 28

Pentair PLC beats 2Q expectations but narrows guidance for year

Energy business becoming more predictable, but ag sector is still a problem.
2016 Minnesota Top Workplaces
Special Project 2016 Minnesota Top Workplaces
updated 20 hours 22 mins. ago
Meet the companies that continue to be voted the best places to work in Minnesota.
Business
July 28

Blue Cross retreat prompts re-evaluation by insurance competitors

Preliminary rates for 2017 won't be posted Monday for individual market while other insurers consider options.
South Metro
July 28

Brothers abused by Bloomington casting director awarded $2.1M

A Hennepin County jury has awarded nearly $2.1 million to two brothers who were sexually abused by the former owner and casting director of a…
Business
July 28

Proto Labs stock plunges 13 percent on second-quarter profit miss

Slow U.S. industrial growth and higher expenses hurt quarter.
Business
July 28

Construction activity levels off in Twin Cities

A quarterly Construction Cost Index report released this week by Mortenson Construction shows that construction costs have grown at a normal rate while construction employment numbers have stalled.
ST100: 2016 ranking of Minn. companies
Special feature ST100: 2016 ranking of Minn. companies
updated 4 hours 43 mins. ago
The Star Tribune 100 is a measure of the largest publicly held companies with headquarters in Minnesota ranked by revenue.
Minneapolis
July 28

Obituary: Saul Charles Smiley designed hospitals across Minnesota

  From Hennepin County Medical Center to the Minneapolis Veterans Medical Center, the buildings Saul Charles Smiley helped create dot Minnesota. Lisa Smiley-Greenblat recently scanned…
Variety
July 28

Alphabet's 2Q earns soar despite rising 'moonshot' losses

Business is booming at Google's parent company, Alphabet Inc., even as it loses billions of dollars on kooky-sounding projects that may never produce any revenue.
Business
July 28

Hot Property: Interlaken Village in Waconia

Address: 836 Main St. E., Waconia Type: Multitenant retail Size: 14,000 square feet Developer: Avalon Real Estate Group Architect: DSGW Architects Details: Ten years after…
Business
July 28

How to stage a home for millennial buyers

Staging the look they want is possible, even if the house is older than them.
Blogs
July 28

Toro's golf maintenance and irrigation equipment on a major run

Toro's maintenance and irrigation equipment has played prominent roles in preparing major championship courses all season long including this week's PGA Tournament and next month's Olympics tournament.
Blogs
July 28

Tactile Medical shares rise 10.8 percent on first day of trading

Tactile Medical completes its initial public offering and opens trading at $10 per share
Outside Consultant
Weekly feature Outside Consultant
updated 18 hours 23 mins. ago
Answers to your questions about marketing and business in the Twin Cities.
Blogs
July 28

UnitedHealthcare will cover retired NBA players

UnitedHealthcare is the vendor for a new program from the NBA Players Association providing health insurance to retired professional basketball players.
Business
July 28

Target to end long-running IndyCar sponsorship as it changes sports marketing approach

For 27 years, Target's bull's-eye has been a triumphant fixture on the IndyCar scene, connected to more than 101 victories including four Indianapolis 500 wins.
Business
July 27

Lower food prices add to challenges at Supervalu

Conditions that have hurt sales and cut into profits aren't expected to go away this year.
Business
July 27

Rep. Erik Paulsen optimistic TPP can get approval after election

The congressman says the trade deal is about more than economics.
Business
July 27

Tactile Systems lowers IPO offering price

The move would mean it makes $46 million, instead of $78.2 million, if it goes public.
South Metro
July 27

Vikings select architect and construction company for Eagan headquarters

The Minnesota Vikings selected Crawford Architects and Kraus-Anderson Construction Co. to design and build their new headquarters and practice facility in Eagan. Work began earlier…
National
July 27

Cities turn to local action to block oil trains

As crude oil trains began rolling through its downtown a few years ago, Spokane was among the first cities to pass a resolution calling for stronger federal safety regulations.
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