Kangaroo or crickets? New jerky store opens in Eagan outlet mall

Kangaroo or crickets? New jerky store opens in Eagan outlet mall

At Eagan center, jerky store sells exotic snacks and helps mall stand out over ubiquitous rivals.

Target cuts nearly 40 jobs in restructuring of merchandising division

May 26
Target cuts nearly 40 jobs in restructuring of merchandising division
Employees are eligible for severance packages.

Best Buy is redesigning mobile phone departments in stores and online

May 26
Best Buy is redesigning mobile phone departments in stores and online
To boost sales, the retailer is trying to make it easier for customers to navigate.
Business
8:41am

Second Chances: Dick Enrico moves from the exercise bike to the chaise lounge

After nearly 60 years as a serial entrepreneur, he's just opened his newest "scam," as he jokingly calls it. It's a patio furniture superstore in Minnetonka called 2nd Shade and he's come up with a ­slogan — "The Home of the Shady Deal" — and a gangster marketing motif around it.
Business
7:00am

Poor treatment common at hotels, workers say

MIAMI – In the back rooms of hotels around the nation, managers and their workers juggle a tricky balancing act — one that the…
Business
7:00am

Workplace drug testing finds cocaine, marijuana use at 12-year high

Pot, cocaine and meth are most common drugs found in tests.
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Business
2:12am

CEO Kashkari has Minneapolis Fed reaching deep into the community

Neel Kashkari, president of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank has not tread softly in his first 16 months on the job Kashkari, who was hired…
Minneapolis
May 26

Minneapolis City Council asks staff to draft $15 minimum wage ordinance

Public hearing and City Council vote are set for June; some details still being worked out.
Minneapolis
May 26

Bonding bill includes $115M for projects in Mpls., St. Paul

Road projects and the Como Zoo seal habitat are among the projects included in the bill.
Business
May 26

Minnesota's solar energy subsidies look to be on their way out

The Made in Minnesota program was eliminated in legislation heading to Gov. Mark Dayton.
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Business
May 26

Blue Cross outlook turns negative on loss, IT costs

A rating agency revised the health insurer's outlook while affirming its financial strength.
Business
May 26

Christy Morse retiring as CEO of Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies

Paul Busch, the organization's president, will fill her role.
Business
May 26
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Making pacemakers easier on the heart may come down to connections

Challenging pacemaker-placing method creates a more natural heartbeat
Business
May 26

Trump budget puts Saturday mail delivery at risk

Deep in the appendix is this line: "The budget proposes operational reforms to reduce costs and improve revenue, including … authority to reduce mail delivery frequency."
Business
May 26

Uponor North America adding 50 more jobs in Apple Valley

Uponor, the Finland-based plumbing-system manufacturer, is expanding for the 10th time in Apple Valley since it arrived in 1990.
Business
May 26

Senators hope to have their own partial health care draft after next week's recess

But Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has voiced uncertainty about rounding up the 50 votes needed to pass a bill.
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Minneapolis
May 26

$15 minimum wage on track for Minneapolis? What you should know

Commonly asked questions — and answers — on the minimum wage debate at City Hall.
Local
May 26

Lou Anne Kling, legendary farm advocate in Minnesota and nation, dies at 77

The activist, national farm advocacy educator and former U.S. Department of Agriculture manager died May 17.
Business
May 26

Mall of America ranks high on tax list

The Mall of America has some of the highest property taxes in the country.
Minneapolis
May 26
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Midwest Climbing plans rock climbing center in Minneapolis near Surly

A new climbing wall complex is planned near Surly Brewing Co. in Minneapolis. Midwest Climbing wants to open the facility at 518 Malcolm Av. to…
East Metro
May 26

Apartment and retail project planned at former Forest Lake City Hall

Address: 220 Lake St. N., Forest Lake Type: Mixed-use Apartment units: 104 Retail: 6,300 square feet Developer: Gaughan Cos. Architect: BKV Group Details: Work is…
Business
May 26

South Dakota construction company accused of relying on foreign workers over locals at Minnesota project

State union said the company has a record of exploiting a federal visa program for temporary foreign employees.
Minneapolis
May 25

Minneapolis City Council set to craft ordinance to raise minimum wage

A majority of City Council members have said they would support raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour.