General Mills hit its profit mark, but missed its sales results

Misstep in snack bar business drags General Mills' sales results

The Golden Valley-based food maker's profit surprise was tempered by lower-than-expected revenue.
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Amazon announces Prime Day 2019; competitors swarm (even eBay, Target)

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Amazon announces Prime Day 2019; competitors swarm (even eBay, Target)
Amazon has expanded the event over two days, July 15-16, this year with a promised 1 million deals.

Andersen windows looks to expand again in Cottage Grove with $35M project

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Andersen Corp. has submitted plans to build a warehouse, so more space in its Cottage Grove window factory can be freed up for manufacturing.
Cottage Grove warehouse project would create 125 jobs in three years.
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Mn drone company Sentera builds management team, raises funds

Mn drone company Sentera builds management team, raises funds

Sentera, a leader in the agricultural-drone software business raised capital, added management and doubled revenue last year.
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Morrie's Inver Grove Mazda is part of Morrie's Automotive Group.

Morrie's Automotive Group names former AutoNation executive as CEO

Lance Iserman had been COO at the largest public auto group in the U.S.
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Glucose meters top list of secret device filings

FDA filings show glucose meters, dental implants were subjects of massive troves of adverse event reports not visible to the public before now
The annual Star Tribune 50 looks at the state's largest public companies. Combined, the companies on the list employ more than 1.2 million people.
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June 25

Corn prices rise, easing some concerns of a bad planting season

Farmers will be closely watching the report on Friday, which could result in more improvement.
St. Paul
June 25
Workers shucked ears at the Minnesota State Fair Corn Roast in 2017.

Minnesota State Fair job fair aims to fill 500-plus jobs. No, taste tester isn't one of them

Want to serve food, take tickets or clean up? The big fair's job fair is July 10.
Local
June 25
The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Tuesday ordered a review of the state's handling of a key water quality permit for PolyMet Mining.

Appeals court orders review of 'irregularities' in PolyMet permit

Ruling raises additional questions about the proposed copper mine on the eve of PolyMet's shareholder meeting in Toront
Business
June 25
A recent research note by Minneapolis-based Loup Ventures said the nation's $1.5 trillion in student loan debt could offer a great idea for a startup

Minneapolis venture capitalists zero in on ways to solve massive student debt

Sen. Bernie Sanders seems completely serious about the proposal he offered this week to wipe out all the debt of student loan borrowers, and if…
Minnesota's 4 largest member-owned firms add depth, diversity to state's economy
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Minnesota's 4 largest member-owned firms add depth, diversity to state's economy
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There are more ways for companies to have shareholders other than trading on a major stock exchange. And if you use a broadened definition, as…
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June 25
Cargill was fined $10 million by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission for misleading pricing related to swap trades.

Whistleblower gets $2.5M award for exposing misleading pricing at Cargill

Company paid $10M fine, didn't admit wrongdoing.
Minneapolis
June 25
Thor Cos. out as partner in Minneapolis riverfront development

Thor Cos. out as partner in Minneapolis riverfront development

The firm shut down its construction arm amid lawsuits and other issues.
Business
June 25

Eisner sees the end of sports programming on broadcast TV

Longtime Walt Disney Co. chief Michael Eisner has a prediction: Major sports properties like the NFL and NBA will eventually leave broadcast television.That means waving…
Business
June 25
Walmart and Amazon are now offering to send their delivery people inside your house to safely deposit packages and groceries.

Walmart and Amazon want to see inside your house. Should you let them?

Amazon, Walmart will provide their people with video cameras for security's sake.
Business
June 25

Alexander: What you can turn off to save PC resources

Q: In a recent column (see tinyurl.com/y56nzebs), you advised readers to conserve PC processing power and memory by using the Windows "Task Manager" to…
Business
June 25
A cropped image of the Wheaties box featuring Serena Williams

Serena Williams to be next athlete on General Mills' Wheaties box

General Mills is putting Serena Williams on its next Wheaties box, the company announced Tuesday. Golden Valley-based General Mills said it selected Williams not only because she's widely considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time, but for her cultural and social influence.
Business
June 25
Mayo Clinic plans to build a $233 million facility for cancer patients at its Florida hospital that includes “proton beam” radiation, an advanced

Mayo spending $223 million on Florida cancer center

New cancer center will offer advanced, targeted therapies to patients.
West Metro
June 24
"Nothing confounds me or disappoints me more than that tax bill," U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips said Monday at a meeting with foundation officials at Cargil

Minnesota foundations speak out about effect of tax law changes

With individual giving down, nonprofits struggle with how to move forward.
Business
June 24
North Memorial Health's medical center in Minnetonka.

Blue Cross, North Memorial team up to run health system's 20 clinics

Joint venture will operate the Minnesota health care system's network of 20 facilities.
Business
June 24
Former state legislator Tom Anzelc, seen campaigning in 2016, will handle government relations for a team that is buying two former Magnetation iron o

Former legislator Tom Anzelc part of team buying Magnetation properties for $1.95 million

U.S. Bankruptcy Court approved the sale of old Magnetation facilities.
Business
June 24
Eric Olson, right, gathered his tools as contractor Robert Radotich used a backhoe to dig areas so the soil stratification can be observed which will

PolyMet moves closer to getting Iron Range mine operational

Backed by global mining giant Glencore, PolyMet Mining Corporation's executives are courting bankers for nearly $1 billion to finance the project, hoping to start construction next year.
Business
June 24
Sezzle CEO Charlie Youakim says the company believes Canadian shopping habits will help the company rapidly expand. Behind him are co-founders Killian

Twin Cities financial startup Sezzle expands into Canada

CEO says similar consumer patterns made Canada a good bet.
Business
June 24
President Donald Trump, right, and Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet together at the upcoming G-20 summit.

On the eve of Trump-Xi meeting, here's how the U.S. looks to China's leaders

Officials realize that U.S. leaders of all stripes want it to make big changes.