Business weekly features

  • Updated: December 21, 2012 - 4:18 PM

Below are features that run each week in the Star Tribune Business section.

Feb. 11, 2012: Marketing a unique parcel: St. Paul's Ford plant

By JANET MOORE, Star Tribune September 04, 2014, 03:40 PM

The broker for the former Ford plant site in St. Paul expects it to draw interest from local and national developers.

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December 2013: XRS shifts focus from hardware to software

By Patrick Kennedy, Star Tribune September 02, 2014, 10:40 AM

CEO recognized that mobile technology would make his company obsolete if it didn’t change its strategy.

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Inside View: Pete Carlson, Opus Development Co.

By Star Tribune March 28, 2014, 08:06 AM

Pete CarlsonSenior vice president, Opus Development Co.After running his own commercial real estate development firm for 25 years, Pete Carlson,...

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Hot Property: Lennar Homes Cottage Grove residential concept

By Star Tribune March 27, 2014, 04:31 PM

Site: 160 acresSingle-family lots: 354Density: 2.8 units per acreDeveloper: Lennar HomesDetails: Homebuilder Lennar Homes has proposed a concept to develop...

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Walker West Music Academy takes on expansion

By Star Tribune March 27, 2014, 04:30 PM

Walker West Music Academy, a nonprofit music school in St. Paul, is expanding.The 26-year-old community music school is undertaking a...

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U, Google pioneer 3-D smartphone mapping software

By Steve Alexander , Star Tribune March 15, 2014, 05:54 PM

The University of Minnesota and Google are pioneering next-generation smartphone mapping software — in 3-D.

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Solar entrepreneur says he's shut out of rebate program

By NEAL ST. ANTHONY, Star Tribune March 15, 2014, 05:04 PM

Mouli Vaidyanathan, engineer and solar-system entrepreneur, has hot words for the Minnesota Department of Commerce, which he believes is using...

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Viewpoint: U.S. should push exports for profit and competitiveness

By Evan Ramstad, Star Tribune March 15, 2014, 05:03 PM

A top government promoter of exports reminds American companies that 95% of the world’s consumers are outside the U.S.

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Cyberattack hurts those who can afford it least

By NEAL ST. ANTHONY, Star Tribune March 10, 2014, 11:17 AM

Target and its millions of customers are not the only victims of cyber-crooks. They even target for extortion the emergency crisis lines of nonprofit businesses and emergency service providers.

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Realtor brings new perspective to top job

By Jim Buchta, Star Tribune March 08, 2014, 04:54 PM

As the new president of the Realtors’ association, she will be the spokeswoman and face of the group in the...

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Affordable Care Act will change the way hospitals are built, used

By JANET MOORE, Star Tribune March 01, 2014, 06:07 PM

An expert says more clinics, ambulatory units and micro-hospitals are in the works.

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LegalCorps cited by White House for helping low-income inventors

By NEAL ST. ANTHONY, Star Tribune March 01, 2014, 05:10 PM

Jim Lemke, a retired tinkerer who invented a cheap device that removes the ice clumps behind car wheels, is grateful...

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Cardiologist building better snacks

By Neal St. Anthony, Star Tribune March 01, 2014, 05:07 PM

“Food is the next new thing,” says an Edina doctor whose Step One Foods aims to prescribe heart-healthy snacks to patients instead of more drugs.

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Downtown Minneapolis has a new Ambassador of the Year

By NEAL ST. ANTHONY, Star Tribune February 22, 2014, 04:34 PM

Johnny Jackson, an unsung hero among us downtown laborers, recently was named “Ambassador of the Year,” one of the 80...

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HIRED director Jane Samargia goes to the White House

By Dee DePass, Star Tribune February 22, 2014, 04:33 PM

A trip to the White House showed a Mpls. employment expert that the president is counting on groups like hers.

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State's top trucker has advice for drivers: 'Quit speeding and texting'

By Neal St. Anthony, Star Tribune February 15, 2014, 10:48 PM

Minnesota’s Truck Driver of the Year offers safety advice: ‘‘Quit speeding and texting and talking on the telephone.’’

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Mardil Medical tests less-invasive therapy for heart disease patients

By NEAL ST. ANTHONY, Star Tribune February 15, 2014, 04:32 PM

Mardil Medical Inc. has com­pleted the first hu­man impl­ants of its new sur­gi­cal thera­py to re­verse a heart dis­ease called...

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Free trader Bill Frenzel confronts Americans' fear of open markets

By Jim Spencer, Star Tribune February 08, 2014, 04:47 PM

Former U.S. representative who helped pass NAFTA calls it “the gold standard of trade treaties.”

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Bloomington mobile X-ray company aids in convenience, lowering costs

By Jackie Crosby, Star Tribune February 08, 2014, 04:47 PM

A Bloomington company’s mobile machines aim to make X-rays more convenient and less expensive.

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A smaller Dorsey & Whitney enjoys rebound after growth in 2013

By NEAL ST. ANTHONY, Star Tribune February 08, 2014, 04:47 PM

The financial fortunes of big, Minneapolis-based law firm Dorsey & Whitney rebounded in 2013, Dorsey managing partner Ken Cutler said...

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