Nut-flavored beverages are frequently labeled as milk, but dairy farmers are increasing the pressure on government regulators to designate the word "m

Dairy farmers press harder against labeling of nut 'milk'

The number of different types of "milk" available to consumers has ballooned in recent years. First it was soy, then almond milk, coconut milk and rice milk. Now, there's oat milk and pea milk. Dairy farmers say nut growers are taking advantage of the image milk has built through the years.

After leading a Minneapolis riverfront revival, MSR Design heads downtown

February 16
Rhys MacPherson, left, project manager, and Jack Poling, managing partner of MSR Design talk about their new office in downtown Minneapolis on Thursda
Leaving its historic home isn't easy, but the design firm has decided to embrace change.

With a new campaign, Greater MSP makes a push for tech talent and firms

February 17
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Region has 50,000 tech openings, agency says.
West Metro
February 17
A rendering of the proposed water park beside the Mall of America shows what the $250 million facility might look like when it’s completed.

MOA's water park plan a deep dive into creative accounting

Bloomington has spent months devising an intricate plan that officials say will both lower borrowing costs and shield property taxpayers from risk.
Business
February 17
Toys ‘R’ Us’ liquidation left many bitter, and an attempted comeback is being met with skepticism.

Toys 'R' Us is trying to stake a comeback

Introduced last week, Tru Kids will manage brands that include Toys 'R' Us, Babies 'R' Us and Geoffrey the Giraffe, the Toys 'R' Us mascot.
Local
February 17
Most of the Minnesota River basin land is agricultural, and water quality is tainted by aging septic systems and animal runoff.

To clean murky Minnesota River, must control septic systems, livestock manure

Cleaning up bacterial pollution will cost $4 million to $10 million over two decades, according to a new MPCA plan, the state's latest effort to solve a decades-old pollution problem.
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February 17
FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2018, file photo, a limousine, left, has landed in the woods following a fatal crash in Schoharie, N.Y., that killed 20 people.

Despite horrific NY crash, MnDOT didn't audit some limos for more than year

After a horrific limousine crash killed 20 people in upstate New York last fall, the Minnesota Department of Transportation assured the public that state regulations…
Business
February 17
The American bison, or buffalo, was once prolific across the western U.S. before the years immediately following the Civil War, when they were killed

American Indians haven't recovered from costs of buffalo slaughter, study says

Tribal nations that once relied on bison have per capita incomes today that are 20 to 40 percent below the average of all American Indian nations.
Local
February 16

Coal train derails near Cloquet, sending 40 cars off tracks

Crews were working Saturday night to clean up coal spilled when a BNSF train derailed by the frozen St. Louis River near Cloquet, Minn. Forty…
Business
February 16
Astronaut John Young saluted the U.S. flag at the Descartes landing site on the moon during the Apollo 16 mission in 1972.

NASA wants to get to the moon 'as fast as possible,' but it's not alone

Countries, companies set sights on moon, beyond.
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North Metro
February 16

Anoka County works to attract businesses with new website, economic development leader

The goal, officials said, is to offer a regional tool in an area — economic development — that typically is handled by each city independently.
Business
February 16
Google leases about 200,000 square feet in this building in Austin, Texas.

Google reaped millions in tax breaks as it secretly expanded its footprint in U.S.

The company has reaped millions in tax breaks as it secretly expanded in U.S.
Business
February 16
Several research teams are experimenting with implantable spinal cord stimulators like these to restore movement after paralysis.

Spinal cord stimulator shows promise with some paralyzed patients in Mpls. study

Local study reports early success with stimulator implant from Abbott Labs.
Business
February 16

Explore your options when required retirement distributions kick in

Like so many laws attached to retirement savings plans, there are twists and traps for the unwary.
Business
February 16
Bob Biesterfeld, new CEO of C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc.: Employees should expect “that I’ll be committed to our culture and to ensure that C.H. R

Next C.H. Robinson CEO says technology is transforming freight business

Bob Biesterfeld faces a number of challenges brought about by technological changes in the trucking and shipping industry, including increased digital competition.
Business
February 16
FILE- In this July 3, 2017, file photo a man and woman walk under trees down a path at Alta Plaza Park in San Francisco. Looking at the income, living

New post-retirement job: Making the world a better place

Burnout, age discrimination, health issues and new technologies that eliminate jobs or make veteran workers' skills outdated conspire against those who try.
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Business
February 16
It’s important to do your homework before choosing an adviser and make sure they are properly credentialed.

Don't let others select your financial adviser

Going beyond personal recommendations when choosing financial assistance is essential to ensure you make the right pick
Business
February 16
UnitedHealth Group Inc.’s campus in Minnetonka.

UnitedHealthcare will stop sharing data with research group

The Health Care Cost Institute has helped researchers use data from United and other national health insurers to study spiking insulin costs, hysterectomy trends and the market power of hospitals.
Business
February 16
Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Myron Frans reminded the governor and all the legislative leaders who were copied on the memo that varian

Schafer: In light of 2017 law, Minn. needs to take a look at its income tax

Perhaps it's time for at least a little concern that Minnesota, a state that gets more than half its general fund revenue from individual income taxes, has the kind of problem that has been brewing elsewhere.
Business
February 16

Insider trading

3M Co. James L. Bauman, officer Exercised options: 16,065 Price: $78.72 Shares sold: 16,065 Price:
Business
February 16
Jeff Tresidder, senior vice president and executive creative director, Broadhead

Movers & Shakers: Jeff Tresidder, executive creative director, Broadhead

He wants to make sure that Broadhead's work stays relevant in a rapidly changing media environment.
Business
February 16
A shopper leaves a Whole Foods Market in Northbrook, Ill., Saturday, June 17, 2017.

Whole Foods rolled back investment as it merged with Amazon. It's back to business.

Almost two years later, a look at the Whole Foods' growth pattern shows just how disruptive the adjustment period was.
Business
February 16

Reyer: If your co-workers act like you are a bully, you probably are

Be real with yourself, own your behavior and find new ways to interact.