The MNsure call center in St. Paul.

MNsure tightens rule on 'special' enrollments

The change by MNsure follows concerns from insurers about potential "gaming" in the individual market.

CEO Pay Watch: Ecolab's Douglas Baker made $22.3 million last year

Ecolab CEO Douglas Baker (Provided photo)

Facebook drags technology companies down as stocks slide

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg during the keynote address at the F8 Facebook Developer Conference Tuesday, April 12, 2016, in San Francisco.
Facebook plunged to its worst loss in four years Monday and led a rout in technology companies. The social media company's stock fell following reports that a data mining firm working for the Trump campaign improperly obtained data on 50 million Facebook users.
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Proto Labs is moving 225 workers to a new building in Brooklyn Park as its computerized manufacturing operation continues to expand.

Protolabs expanding again, this time in Brooklyn Park

The manufacturer bought a 152,000-square-foot building and already has plans to expand it.
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Hospitals failed to pass along millions in credits

Inspector general's report said $4.4M should have been sent to Medicare.
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, left, accompanied by Energy Secretary Rick Perry, right, speaks during a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, &

Feds route millions to aging Minnesota electrical lines

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Facebook security exec planning to leave company amid disinformation backlash

Alex Stamos, who plans to leave Facebook by August, had advocated more disclosure around Russian interference of the platform and some restructuring to better address the issues.
Some of the employees at Minneapolis-based Pollen and its new creative agency, called Pollen Studio.

Storyteller Pollen launches Pollen Studio to help other nonprofits and firms

Minneapolis nonprofit's website is known for creative storytelling.
A Chinese worker checked steel pipe to be shipped abroad. Steel exports to the U.S. are just a tiny fraction of the nation’s GDP.

Trump's trade swipes won't hurt China much, but here's how it might strike back

Targeted exports are just a fraction of its GDP, so Xi has little at risk and several ways to retaliate.

Ditech Financial to lay off more workers, may close St. Paul office

The new round of cuts at the home loan provider comes after one of similar size last summer.
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Uponor hosts job fair at new Hutchinson site on Thursday

The pipe maker hopes to hire 50 workers so its newest location can open this summer.

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Tracy Gohlke shopped at the Super Target in Apple Valley, which has many alerts about Target’s Redcard program.

Target to test new loyalty program as Redcard growth slows

As growth of its branded debit and credit cards has plateaued, Target is exploring other ways to generate more loyalty.
Tyrre Burks of Player’s Health, left, Clarence Bethea of Upsie, center, and James Jones of Spark DJ have all been accepted into the Techstars progra

Three Twin Cities black tech leaders land spots in accelerators

The Twin City innovators are creating buzz and hoping to open doors for other black entrepreneurs.
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Jacqueline Carmichael is the project lead for the Solavore line of solar-cooking ovens at Minneapolis-based Emerge.

Solar oven company Solavore hopes going small will bring big sales payoff

Anne Patterson, a former California technology executive, is doubling down on her Twin Cities solar-oven business with the introduction of a new, smaller model. She…
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The newest Twin Cities high-rise is the 431-unit Hub, near the University of Minnesota.

Twin Cities apartment boom is ready to kick into high gear

It's likely to change the dynamics of residential real estate as an era of ultralow vacancies and steadily rising rents may come to an end.
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IPS Solar is going strong behind CEO and founder Ralph Jacobson, left, and Eric Pasi, the firm’s chief development officer.

Community solar garden program helps power IPS Solar growth

It's a sign of how times have changed in the rising Minnesota solar trade.
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Movers & Shakers: Ben Lieser, Minnesota regional manager, Meritex

Ben Lieser, Minnesota regional manager, MeritexBen Lieser is leading asset and property management of Twin Cities properties as the new regional manager for Minnesota at…
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The $257 million riverfront project has retail, housing and a hotel.

'Home run' development on horizon for Rochester's riverfront

But some city planners and residents worry that the scope of the $257 million riverfront project is too much, too fast.
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Share prices for Dick’s Sporting Goods took a hit after the company reported disappointing holiday sales.

Market Recap: Dollar General shares rise on upbeat earnings outlook

Bargain hunting: Discount retailer Dollar General climbed 6.6 percent, to $95.13 Thursday after it said shoppers spent more money per trip during the fourth quarter.…
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Dan McCurley, top left, served to Britt Busch as they played a game of pingpong in the game area after lunch Tuesday at Hy-Vee’s $5.2 million new te

As shoppers migrate online, Hy-Vee wages fight to draw tech talent to Iowa

Fast-growing grocer has built a $5 million IT workspace with free snacks, gym and a "Big Bang Theory" lounge.
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Hennepin Healthcare opens new downtown clinic

The $225 million facility is across the street from the Hennepin County Medical Center's south entrance.
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Greg and Betsy Amundson displayed a patent they received for InstaTrim, the replacement product for caulk that they developed.

Former homebuilder develops an alternative to caulking

As his homebuilding business faltered, Greg Amundson developed what he says is a better alternative to caulking.