Median farm income fell 8 percent in Minnesota last year as high output and lower commodity prices continued to squeeze the bottom line of the state's

Farm income in Minnesota fell 8%, worst year since early 1980s

It's been a down cycle for nearly five years, and the trade war and weather have exacerbated the problem.

Know how to make a better vegan cheese? Some Minnesota firms have money for you

March 25
Frozen-pizza makers at Schwan’s foods know consumers want more plant-based foods, but they can’t find a vegan cheese with the right amount of stre
Some of state's biggest firms will pitch problems to outsiders, hoping for innovation.

Design firm Gensler will move to a larger Minneapolis office in Baker Center

March 25
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Its new office will give it more elbow room to accommodate double the staff.
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Marquette Plaza is rebranded the Marq

Marquette Plaza is rebranded the Marq

The former home of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis has been transformed into the Marq after a $7 million renovation.
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Apple jumps belatedly into streaming TV business

Apple jumps belatedly into streaming TV business

Apple announced its own TV and movie streaming service Monday, enlisting such superstars as Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Aniston and Steven Spielberg.
Business
March 25
Josh Maddux’s career as a financial adviser ended after he couldn’t repay taxes on his $287,000 bonus. He said, “It’s not easy to begin a care

How brokers' big bonuses can lead to ruin

In this high-stakes gamble, failures destroy careers and hurt clients in process.
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March 25
Maurices has been sold to private equity firm OpCapita.

Duluth-based retailer Maurices sold to private-equity firm in $300M deal

Equity firm will pay $300M for majority stake in Duluth-based retailer.
Business
March 25
The lounge at The Marq in Minneapolis, Minn.

After $7M renovation, Marquette Plaza is rebranded the Marq

$7M renovation brings modern amenities to former Marquette Plaza
Business
March 25
Early this month, Canada’s embattled Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was forced to make his third Cabinet change this year.

In Canada, new budget is unlikely to shift attention from swirling scandal

There is an election in October, but it is too soon to count Trudeau out.
Business
March 25
Out of about 300 Target stores around the country slated for an end-to-end makeover in the year ahead, 14 of them are in Minnesota.

Target will do end-to-end makeovers of 14 Minnesota stores in 2019

Remodels spiff up aisles and backroom operations to meet modern shopping trends.
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March 25
Nely Bautista had to confront her boss to get the $390 she was owed for a cleaning job.

Minn. attorney general, lawmakers look to crack down on wage theft

Attorney General Keith Ellison is creating a new labor division to address economic crimes.
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March 24
Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, and French President Emmanuel Macron walk on the terrace of the Villa Kerylos in Beaulieu-sur-Mer, southern France

China pledges its readiness to allow greater market forces

Skeptics say this sentiment has been expressed before.
Business
March 24
You should understand whether your adviser is acting in your best interests, sometimes or all the time.

Financial adviser shares the 3 questions customers constantly fail to ask

The longtime financial guide suggests more clients need to inquire about major items to better understand what will be done for them
Business
March 24
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Comcast launches new streaming box to lure cord cutters

Comcast said last week that it will launch a $5-a-month streaming platform for internet-only customers, targeting consumers who have ditched traditional pay TV for online…
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March 24
Technician Alonzo Nelson repaired a flat-screen TV panel for resale at Tech Dump’s used-electronics retail business in St. Paul.

Right-to-repair bill appears headed for first time to floor of Minnesota House

The bill has been a long-sought goal of a consortium of independent repair shops, environmentalists, the Minnesota Farmers Union and others.
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West Metro
March 24
Employees and friends gathered at Penn’s original location on Penn Av. S. in Richfield to wish owner Pat Sorensen well.

Freewheel Bike owner plans to ride faster through Penn Cycle acquisition

The discussions began two years ago, said Kevin Ishaug, who also expressed confidence that the consolidation would work.
Business
March 24
Minnesota DEED Commissioner Steve Grove, a former Google and YouTube executive, says, “We want the next crop of Fortune 500s to get started here.”

New DEED commissioner and former Google executive wants to encourage innovation in Minnesota

Steve Grove's goals include encouraging innovation and addressing economic inequalities.
East Metro
March 23

Cottage Grove considers lodging tax, visitors bureau

A 3 percent tax on lodging would help boost tourism.
Business
March 23

Drug prices on TV? Stay tuned for the sticker shock

Trump wants drug companies to disclose prices in ads.
East Metro
March 23

Minneapolis attorney who questioned legality of taxation found guilty of failing to pay his taxes

Attorney William Butler, who once said Jesus consider tax collectors, "sinners," faces up to 5 years prison on each of two counts.
Business
March 23
At the Dayton's Project, the back and forth between developer and local preservation officials has led to construction delays with retail tenants as w

Development team juggles Dayton's store renovation, Chicago project

Soon contractors are scheduled to begin to cut the openings in the downtown Minneapolis store's lower floors to create a large atrium. Still, the work has hit delays.
Business
March 23
Minneapolis-based Target in 2016 was the first mass retailer to start concentrating on fair and direct trade options for coffee.

Target says store-brand Archer Farms coffee will be fair trade by 2022

The retailer's fair-trade commitment is considered a victory for that movement, which seeks to make sure producers are adequately compensated for their labor.