Xcel Energy taking heat for slow rollout of solar garden program in Minnesota

Xcel Energy taking heat for slow rollout of solar garden program in Minnesota

Due to delays, shared projects are unlikely to be built this year, energy companies say

Greatbatch buys Lake Region Medical in $1.7 billion deal

August 27
Greatbatch buys Lake Region Medical in $1.7 billion deal
Greatbatch will acquire the company, if the deal is approved by regulators.

Real colors coming to artificial fruit snacks from General Mills

August 27
Real colors coming to artificial fruit snacks from General Mills
The company says it will be an easier change than taking artificial colors out of cereals.
West Metro
August 27

DLC plans luxury apartments for Edina

A Florida developer wants to make a small corner of Edina more pedestrian-friendly with its apartment proposal.
Business
August 27

Patterson Cos. first-quarter results miss Wall Street expectations

However, the stock price drops $3.09 on the results.
Business
August 27

B&G, maker of Cream of Wheat and snacks, leads prospective buyers for Green Giant

Several companies have approached General Mills since brand hit the market.
Business
August 27

40,000 will be dropped from state coverage

Officials say failure to provide information has led to the drops, which were expected.
Business
August 27

GDP is just one measure of the economy; GDI matters, too

The federal government Thursday released two very different estimates of the U.S. economy’s growth rate in the second quarter. The one that got all the…
Business
August 27

Abbott denies $25B takeover rumor for St. Jude Medical

For the second time in three years, the two companies were reported to be headed for a big-money merger.
Business
August 27

NLRB ruling could be boost for contract and franchise employees

Expansion of the NLRB’s joint-employer standard a possible boon for unions.
West Metro
August 27
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68% more passengers expected to use already strained MSP by 2035

But consultant says estimate of a 68% leap is overblown.
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Business
August 27

Real Estate Notebook: At 100 Washington, more than a fresh coat of paint

More than just a new coat of paintThe 22-story office tower at 100 Washington Av. S. is the latest downtown Minneapolis high-rise to receive significant…
South Metro
August 27

Hot Property: Boulder Lakes Business Park in Eagan

Type: Office-warehouse Size: 224,000 square feet Developer: Interstate Partners Details: Interstate Partners is seeking to move ahead with the next phase of its Boulder Lakes…
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Business
August 27

Report: B&G Foods in the lead to buy General Mills' Green Giant

At least three offers have emerged for the Green Giant business of General Mills.
Business
August 27

Rival insurers oppose UCare's request to halt Medicaid, MinnesotaCare overhaul

Competitors warn of harm if a judge halts new state health contracts.
Business
August 27

Applications for US jobless aid drop to very low 271,000

Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, evidence that employers remain confident in the economy and are laying off few workers.
August 27
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Christmas in August: Wal-Mart's holiday layaway comes early

Wal-Mart is giving customers a head start on holiday shopping, launching its annual layaway program two weeks earlier than last year.
Blogs
August 27

Why global volatility has been good news for home buyers

Mortgage rates dipped this week
Business
August 27
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3M Co. lowers earnings guidance after completing purchase of Polypore unit

3M Co. has completed its $1 billion purchase of Polypore’s Separations Media business and as a result lowered its earnings guidance for the year. The…
Business
August 26

Evine Live narrows loss as fashion products take off

After rough start, home shopping network gained momentum over the summer.
West Metro
August 26

Protest seeks to block Medicare policy changes on prosthetics payments

They say proposed changes would prevent technology from getting to those in need.
Business
August 26

As stocks fall, China's big spenders pull back

The stock market drop is expected to accelerate luxury brands’ downturn.
Health
August 26

General Mills recalls frozen green beans after listeria detected

The Golden Valley-based packaged food giant is the latest of several U.S. food companies to issue listeria-related recalls this year.
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