United Taconite will lay off 420 employees for up to six months

United Taconite will lay off 420 employees for up to six months

Oversupply and low prices in the steel market are blamed for the 6-month furloughs.

Buffalo Wild Wings' stock shoots up despite tepid earnings report

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Buffalo Wild Wings' stock shoots up despite tepid earnings report
Analysts cite same-store sales increases as a good sign.

Average US vehicle age hits record 11.5 years

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Average US vehicle age hits record 11.5 years
In the age of Apple's CarPlay, a lot of cars on the road still have tape decks.
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Schafer: More to Polaris Industries' paint plant woes than costs

It would be great to know how just much creativity went into the new painting facility at the Polaris Industries manufacturing plant in Spirit Lake,…
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Local company news roundup

DividendsWinmark Corp., Plymouth, announced a quarterly dividend of 7 cents per share, payable Sept. 1 to shareholders of record on Aug. 12.
Business
9:42pm

Senator asks Justice Department to investigate sale of Cargill pork unit

The senator from Iowa said the deal could hurt competition.
Business
9:37pm

Target loses a key digital executive behind Cartwheel app

Alan Wizemann oversaw the successful Cartwheel retail app.
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9:35pm

Minnesota Chamber seeks changes in laws to halt disability-access suits

Business owners try to head off expensive lawsuits described as a “cash cow.”
Business
9:28pm

Chinese trade rules put South Korea's kimchi industry in a pickle

A new ruling could help South Korea’s exports.
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8:34pm

Obituaries: Ursula and Jerry Choromanski, founders of New Hope care center

The couple, who died a week apart, thrived on work, family, faith.
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Ann Mason, who found a Medicare Advantage plan offered better value th...

As Medicare and Medicaid turn 50, use of private health plans surges

Many beneficiaries now in private health plans.
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Ecolab meets expectations in mixed quarter

Strong industrial and institutional gains offset sluggish energy sector.
Business
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Buffalo Wild Wings shares soar despite 2Q miss

Buffalo Wild Wings’ second quarter profits were down more than 9 percent and fell short of stock analysts’ estimates, as the restaurant chain coped with…
Business
July 29

Luther Seminary, Ecumen plan to build senior housing on St. Anthony Park campus

As residential student numbers ebbed, Luther sought ways to use land.
Business
July 29

Alexander: With Windows 10, over-the-air TV for PC may be over

Q: My wife and I “cut the cable” over a year ago and have been pretty satisfied using Windows Media Center, (which allows a user…
July 28
Rep. Tom Emmer, R-Minn.

Rep. Tom Emmer leads GOP effort in House to lift Cuba trade embargo

Trade embargo likely to end in Republican-controlled chamber.
Variety
July 28

Thousands of fireplaces, stoves recalled by Hearth and Home of Lakeville

Recalls involve natural gas and pellet stove heaters.
Business
July 28

As use of facial-recognition tools grow, so do privacy concerns

When you are identified in a picture on Facebook, biometric software remembers your face so it can be “tagged” in other photographs. Facebook says this…
Business
July 28

HomeServices of America buys First Weber, biggest brokerage in Wisconsin

Twin Cities-based HomeServices of America Inc. said Tuesday it acquired First Weber, the largest brokerage in Wisconsin, and the company’s biggest acquisition to date in…
July 28
Gov. Mark Dayton said pay raises for his Cabinet were really for the good of Minnesota.

Minnesota officials tout $650 million in HMO savings

New HMO contracts account for some savings, but could cost UCare jobs.
Business
July 28

Supervalu shares climb after it reveals plan to spin off Save-A-Lot

The decision came as the food wholesaler reported quarterly earnings that beat expectations.
Business
July 28
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Capella's profit rises solidly, but company signals leveling enrollment growth

Exec­utives said en­roll­ment growth would level out in the third quarter.
Variety
July 28

Streaming service Netflix wants Sunset Boulevard address

The firm plans a major move to a high-rise office tower in Hollywood.
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