Wabash National injects new life into Little Falls' shuttered boat factory

Wabash National injects new life into Little Falls' shuttered boat factory

An Indiana company plans to employ 70 workers by 2019 making interiors for trailers

Going digital: Device makers chase fast-growing, data-driven market

April 22
Going digital: Device makers chase fast-growing, data-driven market
Companies big and small are looking to carve out a chunk of the hot sector.

Bottom line: Volunteerism is great for business

2:00pm
Bottom line: Volunteerism is great for business
Business
2:00pm

Business people

Moving upAlerus named David Norris group president and director of sales and service. Norris joined the company in 2007 and most recently was Alerus' president…
Business
2:00pm

McDonald's, fast-food chains find antibiotic-free beef, pork hard to deliver

A shareholder proposal calls for a phase-out, but process is complicated.
Business
2:00pm

Six months and no offers could mean job search needs a break

Q: I'm discouraged. I was laid off about six months ago along with a lot of others in my company. To make it worse, other…
Nominate your company for 2017
Top Workplaces Nominate your company for 2017
updated 11 hours 56 mins. ago
Nominate your company as a 2017 Top Workplace. Meet the companies that continue to be voted the best places to work in Minnesota.
Business
2:00pm

Jobs calendar

JobsMONDAYJOB SEARCH ASSISTANCE: Help from Goodwill-Easter Seals representatives with your job search, filling out applications or writing ­résumés or cover letters. 2-4 p.m. Free.…
Business
2:00pm

Stephen Wilbers: Use writing to predict the past and remember the future

Did you know you have the power to transform your workplace into a healthier environment? It's called the power of writing.Here's an exercise you can…
Business
2:00pm

The importance of praise

Mark Twain once said, "I could live for two months on one good compliment."We all love to receive compliments. They make everyone feel better. It…
Business
2:00pm

Brands that pick targets wisely can connect on social media

Q: How can brands stand out among the growing abundance of misinformation that exists on social media sites, like Facebook, today?AnonymousA: Can brands save…
ST100: 2016 ranking of Minn. companies
Special feature ST100: 2016 ranking of Minn. companies
updated 20 hours 17 mins. ago
The Star Tribune 100 is a measure of the largest publicly held companies with headquarters in Minnesota ranked by revenue.
Business
2:00pm

Small business calendar

Small BusinessTUESDAYLEGALCORPS CONSULTATION: Legal advice from volunteer attorneys. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Mpls. 612-543-8000.SCORE CONSULTATION: Bring your…
Business
2:00pm

Business calendar

BusinessTUESDAYJOBS SUMMIT LUNCHEON: A fundraiser and information about HIRED's workforce development mission. Advance registration required. tinyurl.com/hiredsummit. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Golden Valley Golf and…
Business
7:05am

Schafer: Twin Cities experts focus on keeping the customer satisfied

Minneapolis marketing consultant Dan Wallace thinks the Twin Cities might have a top "cluster" of thought leadership in managing a better customer experience. He makes a good point.
Business
6:49am

Elizabeth Lilly opens her own investment shop in St. Paul

Investment manager Elizabeth "Beth" Lilly has never been shy about making a call.
Business
April 22

Review: Galaxy S8 gives Samsung a shot at reputation rehabilitation

SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 $720 New smartphone a chance for redemption The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are Samsung’s newest phones, and it is a critical…
Business
April 22

Business bookshelf: 'The Spider Network' a surprisingly Hollywood-like explanation of financial scandal

The Spider Network   David Enrich, Custom House, 508 pages, $29.99. Of all the financial schemes and crises of the past decade, it may seem…
Outside Consultant
Weekly feature Outside Consultant
updated 9 hours 57 mins. ago
Answers to your questions about marketing and business in the Twin Cities.
Business
April 22
Randy Knadle, service manger at Cannon Power Sports, Inc., inspected last week in Cannon Falls, Minn., a Polaris ATV General 1000 that has been recently recalled due to potential fire risks.

As the recalls pile up at Polaris, trouble gets deeper and deeper

Polaris' position as an icon of Midwestern manufacturing know-how has suffered with 12 rounds of recall notices affecting 338,800 vehicles.
Local
April 22
May Lee, front, and her daughter Mhonpaj Lee have been renting land f...

Appetite grows for local food, fueling land rush in Twin Cities

New farmers get creative to find arable land in city.
Business
April 22

MNsure weighs tighter sign-up rules

The exchange can follow the feds' lead or side with consumer advocates.
Business
April 22

Mixing alcohol and shopping can be costly mistake

Honesty time: What is your most embarrassing drunk purchase? When Reuters canvassed social media on this very question recently, we received some cringeworthy responses. A…
Local
April 22

Sealy of Minnesota pays $175K in case over severe racial harassment

Workers alleged racial slurs, a noose and KKK hood were ignored.
Business
April 22

AgStar merger creating one of nation's largest farm credit associations

The merger of three major agricultural lenders in the Upper Midwest is raising questions about how big is too big when it comes to the Farm Credit System.
Business
April 22

5 ways millennials can make car buying a smoother ride

As millennials shop for wheels they're finding it's not as easy as swiping right on their smartphone. Some dealers might assume millennials don't have enough…