Supervalu's profit and sales leap, as wholesale business again outshines retailers like Cub

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The company's share price jumped 15 percent despite a weak retail performance.

3M investors take profits from record stock run after mixed 2Q results

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Pentair posts mixed second quarter

The company's plans for restructuring remains on track, firm's CEO says.
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State gives Minneapolis nearly $3 million to clean up, develop polluted sites

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Wallin Education Partners has helped close opportunity gap for 4,400 college kids

The late Win Wallin's nonprofit has invested more than $50 million in Twin Cities high school grads, disproportionately minority kids of color, who graduate college at a 93 percent rate.
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Wisconsin employees lining up for implantable microchips

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To battle hackers, IBM wants to encrypt the world

Updates to mainframe servers could secure data, but also frustrate law enforcement.
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Concerns increase in Wisconsin over deal for Foxconn plant

Concerns are increasing among lawmakers and others in Wisconsin over what incentives the state may offer to become the first U.S. home of Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn.
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Alexander: Settings change in Windows 7 causes external drive to disappear

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Investor urges Barnes & Noble to seek a sale, shares jump

An activist investor has bought a "meaningful" stake in Barnes & Noble Inc. and is urging the bookseller to sell itself.
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Downhill skiing on a hot summer day in Minnesota?

The Alpine Factory in Arden Hills has two infinite revolving slopes covered in a carpet that imitates the feel of snow.
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Schwan's CEO Dimitrios Smyrnios said the acquisitions would add to the company's focus "innovating and growing the pizza category and meeting consumer demand."

Schwan's acquires two more frozen pizza companies

Delivery company picks up two more food firms and once again adds to its frozen-food offerings.
Local
July 24

Shakopee's first halal market caters to growing Somali population

With a market in place, they want to make a community center a mosque.
Business
July 24

More than $2 million in state grants will help train workers

The state funds help companies design programs with colleges to keep up with technology.
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July 24

Apple turns to the 'Rock' to boost its Siri vocal assistant

The popular actor is brought aboard to stem slumping engagement.
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July 24

Minneapolis proposal to restrict menthol tobacco sales sparks debate

Businesses balk at lost revenue; advocates cite health benefits.
Business
July 24

States that expanded Medicaid saw drop in medical debt, U study finds

U report said that states using expanded Medicaid eligibility helped low-income Americans.
Business
July 24

TCF beats expectations with a nearly 5 percent jump in Q2 profit

Executives give an upbeat outlook, say changes to auto-finance strategy are paying off.
Business
July 24

Life Time's Bahram Akradi is now on Northern Oil and Gas board

Akradi, the company's second largest investor, originally was rejected for a seat in June.
Business
July 24

Brilliant Reflective promotes reflective strips for safety

The Oakdale company is donating 250,000 packs of reflective strips to schools, teams and event organizers.
Business
July 24

Best Buy introduces 'smart home' service aimed at caretakers' needs

The service offers an in-home assessment with families to design the right array of monitors and devices, and Geek Squad workers install the custom-built systems.