Business weekly features

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

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

Ecumen got ahead of change

By Jim Buchta, Star Tribune January 04, 2014, 06:42 PM

Senior housing used to be another name for skilled nursing homes. Ecumen has helped lead the industry in a new...

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Inside Track: AtriCure CEO is not moving to Ohio

By NEAL ST. ANTHONY, Star Tribune January 02, 2014, 12:00 PM

Mike Carrel, CEO of Cincinnati-based AtriCure for about a year, will open what looks like a shadow headquarters and R&D...

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Prevailing against the weather: A conversation with the president of the Minnesota Corn Growers Association

By Mike Hughlett, Star Tribune December 28, 2013, 08:03 PM

Minnesota’s corn farmers have had a fairly good corn crop, despite the late arrival of spring planting season.

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Firm helps 'accidental landlords' in Twin Cities area

By Jim Buchta, Star Tribune December 28, 2013, 08:03 PM

A property management company found that an increasing number of its clients needed help in an area it wasn’t addressing.

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Dec. 21: Polaris launches power generator line

By Dee DePass, Star Tribune December 21, 2013, 05:26 PM

Polaris will sell its portable electricity generators only through its network of dealers, with suggested prices below major competitors.

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The new head of Thomson Reuters Legal will be based in New York

By NEAL ST. ANTHONY, Star Tribune December 21, 2013, 05:25 PM

The new executive in charge of what is now the Eagan-based legal division of Thomson Reuters will be based at...

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Twin Cities author advocates reinventing yourself in retirement

By Neal ST. Anthony, Star Tribune December 21, 2013, 03:27 PM

A Twin Cities author teamed up with AARP to advocate “choice, curiosity and courage’’ in retirement.

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To keep sharp, retirees need to find a purpose

By Neal ST. Anthony, Star Tribune December 17, 2013, 02:50 PM

For Carol Ouhl, working with therapy dogs and patients who respond to them keeps her busy after a 50-year career...

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Health IT start-up helps absorb health care rollout bumps

By Jackie Crosby, Star Tribune December 14, 2013, 03:51 PM

Veteran entrepreneur Abir Sen’s latest venture helps individuals and businesses comparison-shop for health insurance on MNsure and in the larger...

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A bigger year for dealmaking in Minnesota

By NEAL ST. ANTHONY, Star Tribune December 14, 2013, 03:50 PM

Dealmak­ers in Minnesota and na­tion­al­ly are head­ing for what should be the best year of cap­i­tal rais­ing and cor­po­rate mer­gers...

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CEO Coughlan shifts XRS' focus to mobile

By Patrick Kennedy, Star Tribune December 07, 2013, 05:52 PM

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

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Engaged employees are the key to building a brand

By David Phelps, Star Tribune December 07, 2013, 05:22 PM

Low scores on an employee engagement poll, including Minnesota’s last-place finish, inspired designer Joe Cecere to attack the problem.

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Architect says we can think outside the box in rental housing

By Jim Buchta, Star Tribune November 30, 2013, 05:13 PM

Architect David Graham lauds efforts to increase density but says cities shouldn’t settle for, or foster, cookie-cutter buildings.

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Solving the risk of the toppling tree

By John Ewoldt, Star Tribune November 30, 2013, 05:13 PM

Paul Claas of Wisconsin designed his Christmas tree stand to work well for heavy, taller trees.

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Tile Shop's low-profile CEO goes on offense

By NEAL ST. ANTHONY, Star Tribune November 23, 2013, 05:12 PM

The beleaguered brass at Tile Shop Holdings, who saw the stock price halved since a searing Gotham City Research report...

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Toro's new product aims to slash the water bill of golf courses, ball fields

By Dee DePass, Star Tribune November 23, 2013, 05:11 PM

Toro’s PrecisionSense maps and tests the soil of golf courses and athletic fields to help cut watering needs.

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Wearable defibrillator can bridge the gap to implanted device

By James Walsh, Star Tribune November 18, 2013, 12:00 PM

A lightweight defibrillator is an option for some patients at risk of sudden cardiac arrest. It’s a noninvasive way to...

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Former congressman travels world in support of biotech industry

By Neal ST. Anthony, Star Tribune November 16, 2013, 08:51 PM

Former congressman from Pennsylvania travels the world in support of the U.S. biotechnology industry.

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AmeriPride cleans up with the North Dakota oil boom

By NEAL ST. ANTHONY, Star Tribune November 16, 2013, 05:13 PM

Minnetonka-based AmeriPride Services, one of the largest uniform rental and linen supply companies on the continent, is another Minnesota firm...

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University of Minnesota professor looks into how timing affects decisionmaking

By Adam Belz, Star Tribune November 11, 2013, 10:33 AM

A U professor thinks insight into the sequence of events can help people make better decisions in many situations.

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