Business weekly features

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

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

Ask the Consultant: Marketing homes online

By Star Tribune August 04, 2013, 11:26 AM

QuestionWe have a midsize brokerage in the Washington, D.C., area, and we’re always looking for unique ways to market homes....

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Business Forum: Oil: Yesterday's fuel

By THE ECONOMIST, Star Tribune August 04, 2013, 11:19 AM

The world’s thirst for oil could be nearing a peak. That is bad news for producers, but excellent for everyone...

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Minority supplier council builds bridges to small, minority-owned firms

By Dee DePass, Star Tribune August 03, 2013, 04:02 PM

New U study shows that minority-owned Minnesota businesses contribute more than $2 billion to the state economy.

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Visions of a kid at heart

By Neal ST. Anthony, Star Tribune August 03, 2013, 04:01 PM

Barry Zelickson created the Big Thrill Factory from the remains of a Kmart in Minnetonka. Now kids and adults alike...

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Twin Cities sewage treatments plants cut energy bills

By NEAL ST. ANTHONY, Star Tribune August 03, 2013, 04:00 PM

There’s a green revolution in the local sewage treatment trade that is yielding economic and environmental dividends.Jason Willett, director of...

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Hot Property: Athlos Leadership Academy, Brooklyn Park

By Star Tribune August 02, 2013, 09:24 AM

N.E. corner: 101st Avenue N. & Noble Parkway, Brooklyn ParkType: EducationalSize: 89,464 square feetStudents: 1,200 maximumDeveloper: Charter School Fund, Boise,...

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Minneapolis officials explore uses for huge tunnel under Pillsbury A Mill

By don jacobson, Star Tribune August 01, 2013, 05:37 PM

The city has hired engineers to determine if a long-closed tunnel can be opened for public use to complement the...

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Inside View: Tom Elmer, CFO of Welsh and Colliers International

By Star Tribune August 01, 2013, 04:59 PM

Tom took over on June 24 as CFO of Welsh and Colliers International, a Minnetonka-based commercial real estate company. Elmer,...

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Viewpoint: A conversation with tech entrepreneur Terry Low

By Neal St. Anthony, Star Tribune July 27, 2013, 05:12 PM

CEO says “the Web and design talent in Minnesota is outstanding.”

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Local cocktail enthusiasts are sweet on bitters

By Celia Ampel, Star Tribune July 27, 2013, 05:10 PM

A St. Paul bartender is making – and selling out of – do-it-yourself kits for bitters, a traditional type of...

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Iron Rangers are courting 'green chemistry' plant

By NEAL ST. ANTHONY, Star Tribune July 27, 2013, 05:09 PM

Matt Sjoberg is courting Atul Thakrar’s business.Sjoberg, veteran director of business development for the Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation Board...

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Developers finding niches to thrive in Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area

By DON JACOBSON, Star Tribune July 25, 2013, 05:53 PM

Business isn’t gangbusters, but there’s a steady stream of new office, industrial and medical real estate projects.

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Hot property: Inver Glen Library Renovation and Addition

By Don Jacobson, Star Tribune July 25, 2013, 05:49 PM

8098 Blaine Av., Inver Grove HeightsType: LibraryAddition size: 4,400 square feetCost: $1.8 millionDeveloper: Dakota County LibraryArchitect: Perkins and WillDetails: The...

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Business forum: U.S. banks: Triumph of low expectations

By THE ECONOMIST, Star Tribune July 21, 2013, 02:31 PM

Welcome to a world of low growth, risk aversion and regulatory uncertainty.

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Mergers and acquisitions involving Minnesota investors

By Star Tribune July 21, 2013, 02:20 PM

Target AcquirerDate Location Location Description7/15 W.J. Lehrke Co Holborn Corp. Holborn Corp. will be merged with W.J. Lehrke Co., a reinsuranceEdina New York services provider, with Lehrke employees transfering...

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Recent bankruptcy filings in Minneapolis and St. Paul

By Star Tribune July 21, 2013, 02:19 PM

This is a list of recent business-related bankruptcies filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Minneapolis and St. Paul. The number...

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Ask the Consultant: Finding outside investors

By Star Tribune July 21, 2013, 02:11 PM

QuestionHow do we find investors who are not family or friends that will invest at the $50,000 level? Our company...

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Movers & Shakers: Mitch Bleske, Bremer Bank

By Todd Nelson, Star Tribune July 21, 2013, 02:08 PM

A look at the people behind the numbers in area business.

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Minnesota doctor's app may become a popular medicine reminder

By Steve Alexander, Star Tribune July 20, 2013, 03:48 PM

It's estimated that solving the missed-pill problem could save $100 billion or more in annual U.S. medical costs.

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North Side architects mobilize for 'long haul'

By NEAL ST. ANTHONY, Star Tribune July 20, 2013, 03:46 PM

Jamil Ford and David Witt, owners of what is believed to be the only commercial architectural business in north Minneapolis,...

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