Chocolate, other sweeteners lifted Cargill's profit this winter

Chocolate, other sweeteners lifted Cargill's profit this winter

Grain and oilseeds, hampered by weather in South America, were the only weakness for the agriculture giant.

Federal Cartridge in Anoka has cut more workers

31 minutes ago
Federal Cartridge in Anoka has cut more workers
In all, 172 workers downsized through layoffs and buyouts since about March 1. The Anoka facility cites slow market as the cause.

Samsung's Galaxy S8 phone aims to dispel the Note 7 debacle

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Samsung's Galaxy S8 phone aims to dispel the Note 7 debacle
Samsung seems to be playing it safe —at least with its battery — as it unveils its first major smartphone since the embarrassing recall of its fire-prone Note 7.
Business
24 minutes ago

Westinghouse, with Minnesota nuclear power ties, files for bankruptcy protection

Xcel, other Minnesota firms have close ties with the nuclear power industry giant.
Business
40 minutes ago

3M spared fines in Wisconsin pollution case

MADISON, Wis. – Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel has settled a pollution case with 3M that won’t require the company to pay any fines,…
Business
44 minutes ago

Despite criticism, Minnesota lawmakers seek expansion of R&D tax break

The legislative auditor finds the credit doesn't pay for itself, but the increase is still being sought.
Business
48 minutes ago

Land O'Lakes buying artisanal pioneer Vermont Creamery

Specialty cheeses have bumped up in popularity because of stronger consumer interest in healthier, locally produced foods without artificial growth hormones.
Business
7:45pm

State says Medica is trying to manipulate contracts with lawsuit

Agency says Minnetonka HMO ditched contract, now wants to return.
Business
7:35pm

Legislature set to vote on $542 million reinsurance deal

It's expected to pass before facing an uncertain fate at Gov. Mark Dayton's desk.
Local
5:58pm

Grocery mogul Daniel Coborn, who helped turned Minnesota store into Midwest chain, dies at 86

For someone who believed that much of his life was guided by luck, Daniel Coborn’s birth into a grocery family was perhaps his greatest fortune.…
Variety
4:23pm
Aaron Norris finds it's a struggle to let go of his electronic devices and the temptation to keep reading work email during his off hours.

Taking your e-mail with you on vacation? Don't, more companies say

Worried about overwork, companies are cutting off employees who are away, when technology allows people to field work e-mails at all hours.
Business
4:02pm

Equal pay for men and women? Iceland tells employers to prove it

It became the first country to introduce legislation requiring companies to show parity.
Business
4:02pm

Domino's will begin using robots to deliver pizzas in Europe

Domino's Pizza is experimenting with a battery-powered robot designed to operate autonomously on sidewalks, not roads, and has a maximum speed of four miles per hour.
Business
10:16am

BlackRock will rely more heavily on computers to pick stocks

The world's biggest money manager is shifting strategies on about 11 percent of its active fund business. The firm is cutting jobs and lowering fees to investors.
Minneapolis
10:14am
Kamonty Wade works on building an ethernet hub box at Rudolph Technologies. He graduated from Summit Academy, a school training more women and people of color in building trades and technology.

Diversity hiring for public projects falls short of goals

Contractors on public construction projects and government officials say more recruiting and training is needed.
Business
March 29

Buffalo Wild Wings hires investment banker that activist shareholder wanted

Activist investor Marcato Capital takes another shot at the chain despite the hiring of Cypress Group.
Business
March 29
Xcel Energy has switched on 160 megawatts of solar power in the past few months, including a massive project in Chisago County.

Trump rescinds Clean Power Plan; state won't see much change

State law and industry forces have already set course toward renewable energy.
South Metro
March 28

Minnesota wineries fight state law requiring homegrown grapes

Alexis Bailly in Hastings, the state's first vineyard, and Next Chapter Winery in New Prague claim the ban protects the state's grape industry from competition.
Local
March 28
In this photo taken Feb. 10, 2016, skiers ride the chair lift at Giant...

Iron Range agency names new management company for Giants Ridge resort

It's the latest change at Giants Ridge after an unflattering audit in 2016.
Business
March 28

Wells Fargo to pay $110 million to settle fake account suit

Wells Fargo has agreed to pay $110 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over up to 2 million accounts its employees opened for customers without getting their permission, the bank announced Tuesday.
Business
March 28

More than 30 percent of Minnesota farmers lost money in 2016

Two years of losses place financial stress on farmers as prices continue to decline.
Business
March 28

JavaCycle turns coffee-bean waste into sweet-smelling fertilizer

The parent company of Hill Bros. Coffee and Chock Full O'Nuts has partnered with the tiny, Minnesota-based operation to convert millions of pounds of roasted coffee-bean waste into commercial fertilizer.
Business
March 28

Feds join second whistleblower case against UnitedHealth

The Minnetonka-based insurance company is accused of making false claims regarding Medicare patients that resulted in overpayment of hundreds of millions of dollars.