Amazon struggles selling groceries online; might open brick-and-mortar stores

Amazon struggles selling groceries online; might open brick-and-mortar stores

Slow online grocery sales may lead to brick-and-mortar stores

Buffalo Wild Wings adds two names in board contest, one already offered by activist

Buffalo Wild Wings adds two names in board contest, one already offered by activist
One candidate nominated has been backed by the activist investor critical of the chain.

Polaris paid out $132 million in 2016 related to recalls

Polaris paid out $132 million in 2016 related to recalls
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Edina mansion that belonged to Kirby Puckett has been sold

The late Twins star's home has five bedrooms and seven bathrooms.

Nonprofit is offering $1 million for your big ideas

A private family foundation has committed $3 million over the next three years to the goal of addressing "urgent global challenges … in radically new ways."

Restaurant group: Minneapolis servers make $28.56 per hour

Any minimum wage hike should target support staff, an industry group says.
Nominate your company for 2017
Top Workplaces Nominate your company for 2017
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Nominate your company as a 2017 Top Workplace. Meet the companies that continue to be voted the best places to work in Minnesota.

Delta Air Lines is changing boarding procedures at its Atlanta gates

New queues and signs are saving the airline precious time at its Atlanta gates.

Otter Tail building natural gas plant in South Dakota

Fergus Falls, Minn.-based Otter Tail Power Co. said Monday it plans to build a natural gas-fired generator in eastern South Dakota, which will help make…
Sanford Health sign near Target Field.

Rural Minn. hospitals fear fallout as work visas slow

As populations age in rural parts of the state and region, hospitals and clinics increasingly rely on immigrant doctors

In Colombia, a peace deal has a surprising effect: more coca production

Colombia created incentive to plant more before government payouts.
ST100: 2016 ranking of Minn. companies
Special feature 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.

Supreme Court won't restore $7.25B swipe fees settlement

In a victory for retailers like Target and Best Buy, the Supreme Court will not restore a $7.25 billion settlement between merchants and Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc. over credit card transaction fees.

United Airlines: Customers 'welcome' to wear leggings

United Airlines says regular-paying flyers are welcome to wear leggings aboard its flights, even though two teenage girls were barred by a gate agent from boarding a flight from Denver to Minneapolis because of their attire.

Where to get Red Owl, Dayton's, Porky's, Moby Dick's T-shirts in TC

Where to get Red Owl, Dayton's, Porky's, Moby Dick's, T-shirts in TC
March 27

Why employers should care about future of 'extra' curriculars

At age 14, I spent the summer in a community theater production of “South Pacific.” From that moment on I spent every waking moment outside…
March 26
A crew installs a section of a crude oil pipeline for Enbridge Energy...

Enbridge tax challenge could cost northern Minn. counties millions

If Enbridge wins its property tax challenge, some N. Minn. counties might owe it refunds.
March 26

Grammar gaffes cast bright minds in dim light

Charter schools are overrated. That was the motion recently debated in the Intelligence Squared series, a forum that “allows listeners to eavesdrop on the brightest…
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Answers to your questions about marketing and business in the Twin Cities.
March 26
President Donald Trump's motorcade arrives at Trump Nation Golf Club in Sterling, Va., March 26, 2017. For the 8th weekend in a row, out of the 10 weekends he has been in office, Trump has visited a Trump-branded property.

Trump puts presidential-size spotlight on his brand

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump’s Saturday started with a trip to the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va. By Saturday night, on one…
March 26
WhatsApp appears on a smartphone, Friday, March 10, 2017, in New York.

U.K. wants Facebook to open WhatsApp's encryption system to intel services

U.K. Home Secretary Amber Rudd said Facebook’s WhatsApp messaging system should open its encryption to security services and urged online companies to be more aggressive…
March 26

North St. Paul retiree tries to blend his love of coffeehouse brew and single-serve convenience

Retired engineer wanted to help his favorite coffee shop sell its blends in popular pods
March 26

Glut of off-lease vehicles makes it good time to buy used

The number of new vehicles that were leased hit a record 4.4 million last year, triple the number in 2009, when auto sales were at…
March 26

Recent bankruptcy filings in Minneapolis and St. Paul

MINNEAPOLISJules LeRoy Fisher and Jeanne Gonzalez Fisher, as surety for Thin Air Construction Inc., 16005 37th Av. N., Plymouth; filed March 17, 17-40751; Chap 7;…
March 26

Mergers and acquisitions involving Minnesota companies

Target AcquirerDate Location Location Description3/13 Trace Technology Maxxum Inc. Maxxum Inc., a technology assets disposal and data destruction Management Rush City, Minn. firm has acquired…
March 26

What to do when your work team turns sour

Q: The office I work in is becoming increasingly angry. It seems like there are no more "honest mistakes;" instead folks are looking for the…