Buffalo Wild Wings and activist investor head for final showdown

Buffalo Wild Wings and activist investor head for final showdown

Not since investor William Ackman angled for strategic control of Target Corp. in 2009 has the fate of a large, high-profile Minnesota company come down to a such a pivotal vote.

Dick Enrico moves from the exercise bike to the chaise lounge

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Dick Enrico moves from the exercise bike to the chaise lounge
After nearly 60 years as a serial entrepreneur, he's just opened a patio furniture superstore in Minnetonka called 2nd Shade and he's come up with a ­slogan — "The Home of the Shady Deal" — and a gangster marketing motif around it.

CEO Kashkari has Minneapolis Fed reaching deep into the community

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CEO Kashkari has Minneapolis Fed reaching deep into the community
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Minneapolis, St. Paul businesses prepare for sick time rules, with one month to go

They are rushing to be ready for new sick leave rules by July 1.
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Terry Williams, a former Medtronic engineer who says he helped invent...

Making pacemakers easier on the heart may come down to connections

Challenging pacemaker-placing method creates a more natural heartbeat
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For labor movement in Minnesota, a tough week at State Capitol

Minnesota’s labor movement had a crisis moment last week, as various compromises and deals between DFL Gov. Mark Dayton and the Republican-controlled Legislature surfaced in…
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Resorts across Minnesota are feeling an acute labor shortage because of an aging workforce, visa changes and growing seasonal needs. Above, Kelby Klimek gave an orientation at Grand View Lodge.

Minnesota resorts scrambling for summer help have extra hurdle

Tourism-based businesses across Minnesota are short on workers. It's likely to be an annual struggle, but a policy change on worker visas especially hurt this year.
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Enrico on Enrico

On being goofy in business: Why do I do it when few others do? Because I don’t have a bean-counter mentality. On potential…
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Florida county loses its last daily farm

Development, land prices hurt small operations.
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Timeline of Buffalo Wild Wings-Marcato dealings

May 17, 2016: Marcato informs Buffalo Wild Wings it has taken a 3 percent stake. June 17, 2016: Marcato principal Mick McGuire visits company headquarters,…
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.
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Fidelity to allow clients to see digital currencies on website

NEW YORK – Fidelity Investments will allow its clients to see their holdings of bitcoin and other virtual currencies held on digital asset exchange…
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Business bookshelf: 'The Radium Girls' tells of the women whose deaths revolutionized the workplace

The Radium GirlsKate Moore, Sourcebooks, 479 pages, $26.99. The young women sat in rows, heads bent, painting numbers on watch and clock faces with luminous…
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Interested in investing? Here are 5 awful reasons to buy a stock

One of the surest ways to get turned off from investing is to bet on a loser. If you have described your logic for investing…
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Steer clear of cash advances on credit cards

Everyone hits an unexpected bill or expense now and then — a car breaks down, an air conditioner fails during a heat wave, a relative…
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GameStop shares fall as sales of new software, wireless devices lag

Game over: GameStop's stock dropped 6 percent to $22.22 Friday after the company said sales of new software and wireless devices were weaker than investors…
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With its wireless broadband, Webpass is cord cutters' gateway to the internet

Cord cutting has taken a bite out of the number of pay-TV subscribers for cable and telecommunications companies. But it hasn't significantly reduced high-speed internet…
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Once you have met those basic savings goals, here is what to do next

You created an emergency fund, and built it up so it covers three months of living expenses. You paid off your high-interest debt. You funnel…
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DxO One enhances iPhone's capabilities

DxO ONE $499Camera enhances iPhone technologyThanks to advances in smartphone camera technology, anyone can take a decent photo. But is decent good enough? A San…
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Schafer: Social trends portend dire future for brick and mortar

There's so much bad news about retail that it's becoming ho-hum. But few of the articles even hint at a cyclical slump to explain what we're seeing. It's now clear it's not cyclical.
Business
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Despite barriers, organic farming is still a growth industry, expert says

John Mesko, executive director at Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES), has a broad background in both conventional and organic farming. He worked in…
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RxFunction aims to help patients with peripheral neuropathy get back on their feet

A Minneapolis firm's device is designed to help people sidelined with nerve damage regain the ability to walk
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Facing those tough issues can yield a big pay off

What are you doing when you are not doing what you know you should be doing? There are always times when we make a decision…
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How to invest without sacrificing your values

A growing array of specialized mutual funds, ETFs and apps is making it easier to align your investments with your principles