Target's Cloud Island is expanding into essentials, including diapers, wipes, toiletries and feeding products.

Target expands brands again with baby products, swimwear, lighting

Target is expanding its Cloud Island baby brand, introducing its first private-label swimwear brand Kona Sol and partnering with designer Leanne Ford for a limited-edition lighting decor collection.

Cargill plans $200M expansion in Pakistan, with focus on poultry and dairy

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Cargill said it will spend at least $200 million to expand its operations in Pakistan.
Cargill will also start grain trading and add other operations in Pakistan.

NE. Mpls. medical company now valued at $1B, boasts state's best-performing stock

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Tactile Medical systems executive Wade Zander and CEO Jerry Mattys demonstrated a compression device in 2017.
Tactile Medical Systems went public in 2016, and it's been the best-performing stock in Minnesota every year since.
Movies
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The Minnesota Zoo is closing its Imax theater.

Imax closing the Minnesota Zoo theater, which has the state's largest movie screen

State of the art when it opened, the theater might have suffered from a lack of more modern amenities.
Business
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Study links drugmaker gifts to doctors to overdose deaths

WASHINGTON – A new study offers some of the strongest evidence yet of the connection between the marketing of opioids to doctors and the…
Minneapolis
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Transportation nonprofit Move Minneapolis merges with Minneapolis Regional Chamber

Move Minneapolis promotes non-automobile commuting options.
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Nominations are now open for the 2019 Star Tribune Top Workplaces, a special program that recognizes Minnesota's best employers, as rated by surveyed employees.
Minneapolis
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Former chief executive Ravi Norman left, and founder Richard Copeland of Thor Cos. stand outside of the company's new headquarters as it was being bui

Thor Cos. sued by Sunrise Banks for $3 million; receiver sought

Thor Cos. has been mired in financial troubles just months after it opened its new headquarters.
Minneapolis
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Construction worker rescued from trench at downtown Minneapolis worksite

Firefighters rescued a construction worker who fell into a trench in downtown Minneapolis’ North Loop Friday. The worker fell into the 15-foot trench at a…
Business
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More banks are offering breaks on fees and even no-interest loans to government workers who aren't being paid.

More banks, including Old National and Great Western, offer help to government workers

Banks are cutting fees and offering low-cost loans to furloughed government employees.
Business
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A garage sale with frozen fish? Coastal Seafoods in Minneapolis says 'sounds fun'

A garage sale with frozen fish? Coastal Seafoods in Minneapolis says 'sounds fun'

Coastal Seafoods customers can save 30% on shrimp, salmon, crab
ST50: 2018 ranking of Minnesota companies
Special feature ST50: 2018 ranking of Minnesota companies
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The Star Tribune 50 is a measure of the largest publicly held companies with headquarters in Minnesota ranked by revenue.
Business
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HomeSpotter buys Spacio, adds office in Vancouver

The deal gives Minneapolis-based HomeSpotter products for all the steps in the way that real estate agents work with people shopping for homes.
Local
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TSA employees worked without pay Tuesday at Terminal 1 at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

Despite the shutdown, TSA is hiring at MSP

Security officers are needed for busy spring break and summer travel seasons.
Business
January 17

Senate Republicans push for direct primary care

They proposed regulating managers who can affect prescription drug cost and access.
Business
January 17
A model home in the Summerlin neighborhood of Woodbury in November 2017.

Zillow plans to bring sight-unseen house-buying service to Twin Cities

No-visit, all-cash house buying is expected to expand in coming year.
Business
January 17
A logo sign outside of a Shopko Hometown retail store in Kiel, Wisconsin, on June 24, 2018.

Five Shopko stores in Minnesota will close as the retailer files for bankruptcy

Minnesota stores affected in the latest closings include two full-sized stores, in Fairmont and on Hwy. 63 in Rochester.
Business
January 17
Bell Bank branch in Alexandria, Minn. (Provided by Bell Bank)

Bell Bank's parent company sells Fargo-based sister company for $425 million

Wex Inc. to buy Fargo-based Discovery Benefits for $425 million.
Business
January 17
Evine Live, the Eden Prairie-based home shopping network, did a segment on Swagway, or self-balancing scooters, in 2015.

Eden Prairie-based Evine Live warns it could be dropped from Nasdaq

Evine Live has until July 15 to get its stock price up.
Business
January 17
Minnesota is adding jobs at a slower rate than the nation and the state's jobless rate held at 2.8 percent for the fourth month in a row, suggesting t

Minnesota gets closer to job peak, but companies are still hiring

Jobless rate stayed at 2.8 percent for a fourth month, but companies are still hiring.
Business
January 17

Winona-based Fastenal's focus on placing sales sites in factories translates to earnings growth

Earnings grew 11 percent during the company's Q4.
Business
January 17

FDA to investigate safety of drug-coated stents, balloons

Researchers in December flagged higher patient death rates, but device companies have questioned the findings.
Business
January 17
Cathy Smith

Outgoing Target CFO Smith will stay on at full pay through May 2020

She also will get paid $1.5 million to sign a 2-year non-compete.
Local
January 17
Unpaid hospital debt in Minnesota surged 25 percent in 2017, according to a report released Wednesday by the Minnesota Hospital Association.

Minnesota hospitals see spike in unpaid bills

It is the biggest jump since the Affordable Care Act took effect in 2013, according to a report released by the Minnesota Hospital Association.
Business
January 17
An employee assembles a model with Lego toy bricks in a rest area during the opening of the Robert Bosch Internet of Things campus in Berlin on Jan. 1

Looking for a good investment? Try Legos

Lego collecting delivers huge (and uncorrelated) market returns.