Legacy Toys, with stores in Ely and Duluth, plans to fill Creative Kidstuff's spaces in the Galleria and Ridgedale.

Ely-based toy store will open in Creative Kidstuff spaces in Galleria, Ridgedale

Legacy Toys is coming to Ridgedale and Galleria, which will add other stores this year.

Median home sale price in Twin Cities hits record $290,000

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Movers carried out items from an Edina home in this file photo from July 2014 (FIle photo: Bruce Bisping/Star Tribune) ORG XMIT: MIN1407111611081253
But the number of entry-level listings on the market has fallen throughout the year, stifling home sales, which fell 8.2% in June from a year ago.

Polaris creates replica of lunar rover for Apollo 11 moon landing's 50th anniversary

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Polaris, working with members from the original LRV crew and a NASA astronaut, produced a Lunar Rover replica for the 50th anniversary of the moon lan
Polaris Industries builds Lunar Rover Vehicle from spare ATV parts.
Business
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Company news: NVE Corp. announces quarterly dividend

NVE Corp., Eden Prairie, announced a quarterly cash dividend of $1.00 per share, payable August 30 to shareholders of record on July 29.
Business
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Blue Cross officials on Friday rejected the allegation that they established new policies and procedures with the specific intent of denying or delayi

Blue Cross defends new policies that some say restrict needed care

Hospitals see aggressive denial of coverage; insurer says that its contractor ensures best practice.
TV & Media
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Instagram users can still see how many people liked their own photos, but won't see counts for other people's posts.

Instagram expands hiding 'likes' to make you happier

Instagram is expanding a test to hide how many "likes" people's posts receive as it tries to combat criticism that such counts hurt mental health and make people feel bad when comparing themselves to others.
The annual Star Tribune 50 looks at the state's largest public companies. Combined, the companies on the list employ more than 1.2 million people.
Star Tribune 50 Our top 50 public companies – with No. 1 at $226B in revenue
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Who took the top spot? See where Target, UnitedHealth, Best Buy and other massive companies landed in our 28th annual report.
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China's brightest grads find high-paying jobs harder to land

China's economic growth is the lowest in a decade. A trade war with the U.S. drags on with no end in sight. In this uncertain…
Business
July 19
John Gibson (left), Mike Higgins and Tim McKee of The Fish Guys. They are setting up a plant in Northfield to process cuts of meat for restaurant clie

Twin Cities fish distributor opens a plant to process meat in Northfield

The Fish Guys of St. Louis Park plan to offer customized cuts.
Business
July 19

American Express 2Q profits rise 9%, beating expectations

American Express posted a 9% gain in second-quarter profits on Friday, helped by more of its cardmembers carrying a credit card balance and increased spending on its namesake cards.
Business
July 19

Minneapolis celebrates "Black Business Week'' through July 27

The city and participating black entrepreneurs are staging 13 events focusing on black enterprise through July 27. Minneapolis boasts nearly 1,000 black-owned businesses.
Minnesota's 4 largest member-owned firms add depth, diversity to state's economy
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Minnesota's 4 largest member-owned firms add depth, diversity to state's economy
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There are more ways for companies to have shareholders other than trading on a major stock exchange. And if you use a broadened definition, as…
Duluth
July 19
Not since the battle of 1978 to designate the BWCA as a wilderness area has the town of Ely been so divided. This time it's the possibility of Copper/

Twin Metals says it will store waste differently at Minnesota mine

The company said its proposed copper-nickel mine near Ely will have safeguards to prevent pollution feared by environmentalists.
Business
July 18
The oldest portion of the Dayton's complex, the original building at S. 7th Street & Nicollet Avenue, shown in a 1960 file photo, was built in 1902. T

With historic designation, makeover of downtown Dayton's gets financial and nostalgic boost

Downtown Mpls. complex is now eligible for tax credits, other incentives.
North Metro
July 18

Longtime defense attorney faces possible discipline

Attorney Joseph Kaminsky has been disciplined 13 times in the past.
Business
July 18
The state added 3,300 jobs last month, lifting the hiring rate off the floor but still well below the pace seen during much of the economic expansion

Minnesota's job market swings back, adds 3,300 jobs

But the big trend is unchanged: the pace of hiring has slowed sharply over the past year or so.
Business
July 18
UnitedHealth Group's second-quarter profit rose 13%, beating analysts' expectations.

UnitedHealth Group beats expectations, posts a profit of nearly $3.3 billion

Health insurance giant joins nationwide push into health care services.
Business
July 18
Verizon upgraded a portion of its network in St. Paul to fifth-generation, or 5G, technology. File photo of the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, one of the few

5G arrives in St. Paul. Just a little, like in Mpls.

The coverage extends over parts of downtown, Lowertown and the West Seventh areas.
Business
July 18
Ultimate Software’s new flagship building in Weston, Fla., features an employee MVP wall.

Ultimate Software in Florida tops millennials' workplace list

For the third year in a row, Weston, Fla.-based Ultimate Software tops Fortune's "best workplace for millennials" list."According to our surveys, 98% of Ultimate's millennial…
Business
July 18

Three paths to becoming a successful female biotech CEO

Biotech financing has been on a tear recently, pumping billions of dollars into newly public companies.And in San Diego County, the boom has brought a…
Business
July 18
Prime Day buyer's remorse? All Kohl's stores accept Amazon returns now

Prime Day buyer's remorse? All Kohl's stores accept Amazon returns now

Kohl's will accept most Amazon returns with online authorization.
Business
July 18
Hines is moving forward with plans to build a pair of glass and steel towers in the North Loop neighborhood, including a 35-story apartment tower with

Sprawling apartment, office complex planned for North Loop

The large mixed-use development on the edge of downtown Minneapolis would be home to thousands of new residents and office workers.
Business
July 17
This Aug. 29, 2018, photo shows an arrangement of prescription Oxycodone pills in New York. The largest U.S. drug companies saturated the country with

Newly released federal data unmasks epidemic that led to 76 billion opioid pills

A database maintained by the Drug Enforcement Administration tracking the path of every single pain pill sold in the U.S. shows the surge of legal pain pills that fueled the prescription opioid epidemic.
St. Paul
July 17
In November, St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter smiled after signing the $15 minimum wage ordinance.

St. Paul prepares for $15 minimum wage enforcement

The city's human rights department would be responsible for the bulk of the enforcement and education work.
Local
July 17
Omni Hotels and Resorts will open its first Minnesota location next year at the Viking Lakes complex being developed by the Wilfs, owners of the Minne

Luxury hotel to open next year at Vikings complex in Eagan

The full-service Omni is slated to open in 2020.