Minneapolis City Council backs off plastic bag fee

Minneapolis City Council backs off plastic bag fee

In Minneapolis, plastic bags are still free — for now. On Friday, the City Council delayed voting on an ordinance that would attach a 5-cent fee to bags that retailers provide.

Deal for Midway Shopping Center clears way for St. Paul soccer stadium construction

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Deal for Midway Shopping Center clears way for St. Paul soccer stadium construction
A portion of the shopping center's land is needed for soccer stadium construction.

On hard-to-use brownfields, property owners see a new option shining down on them

August 17
On hard-to-use brownfields, property owners see a new option shining down on them
Solar arrays can make productive use of land where buildings aren't allowed.
North Metro
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Crystal man pleads guilty to stealing $1.1 million from employer for car hobby

John Robinson used the money he took from North Central Stamping & Manufacturing to fund his car restoration hobby, authorities say.
Local
3:57pm

Xcel Energy says solar eclipse won't affect operations

A big provider of solar energy in Minnesota and other states says next week's solar eclipse will have no impact on its electric service.
Business
2:50pm

Just Listed: Developer CPM Cos. plans Lyn-Lake apartments, Hilton Garden Inn sells in Bloomington

CPM proposes Lyn-Lake apartmentsA used car lot in south Minneapolis could soon become the site of a four-story mixed-use building with 70 rental units, some…
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9:52am

Maria Ploessl will lead Minnestar

The 31-year-old nonprofit-and-education veteran has a mandate to grow the 10-year-old, formerly volunteer-led organization.
Business
August 17

Walmart is now a go-to for food online

It's expanding its grocery business, testing delivery.
Business
August 17

Minnesota's employment scene accelerates with 7,700 jobs added in July

Minnesota employers added 7,700 jobs in July, faster than the average rate over the past year and above the national growth rate for the second…
Business
August 17

Medica buying Mayo Clinic division

Deal creates flexibility for both companies.
ST50: 2017 ranking of Minn. companies
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The Star Tribune 50 is a measure of the largest publicly held companies with headquarters in Minnesota ranked by revenue.
Business
August 17

Chanhassen-based AmericInn sold for $170M to Wyndham

The deal puts a well-regarded chain of Midwest hotels in the hands of one of the industry's giants.
Business
August 17

Hormel buys Fontanini, Chicago-based maker of Italian meats, for $425 million

Fontanini grew from a single store into national pizza restaurant supplier.
Business
August 17

Enbridge Line 3 options all would hurt American Indians, report says

The final environmental impact statement for Enbridge's Line 3 oil pipeline replacement project says it is not possible to determine whether the Canadian company's proposed…
Business
August 17

Hot Property: The Glen at Valley Creek in Woodbury

Address: 7987 Afton Road, WoodburyType: Senior housingUnits: 42Cost: $12.5 millionDeveloper: Washington County Community Development AgencyArchitect: Cermak Rhoades ArchitectsDetails: Washington County has gained city approvals for…
Business
August 17

Walmart's online sales soar as it seeks to catch Amazon

Walmart's recent spending spree to try to catch up to Amazon seems to be paying off.
National
August 17

EpiPen maker finalizes settlement for government overcharges

EpiPen maker Mylan has finalized a $465 million government agreement settling allegations it overbilled Medicaid for its emergency allergy injectors for a decade — charges brought after rival Sanofi filed a whistleblower lawsuit and tipped off the government.
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August 17
3M CEO Inge Thulin listens during a meeting between President Donald Trump and manufacturing executives at the White House in February.

3M CEO quits advisory panel; Trump disbands 2 councils

The 3M CEO cited values of "diverity and inclusion" and said the council is "no longer an effective vehicle for 3M." With defections mounting, Trump has now disbanded the group and another advisory panel.
Business
August 17

Executive compensation at UnitedHealth Group changes to reflect new roles.

David Wichmann will get a bump in his base salary to reflect his new role as CEO of UnitedHealth Group, but biggest contribution of his past compensation has been equity awards.
Business
August 17

Apple CEO Tim Cook blasts Trump, donates $2 million to anti-hate groups

In an e-mail to Apple employees late Wednesday, CEO Tim Cook denounced the deadly violence in Charlottesville last weekend, criticized President Trump’s response and pledged…
Minneapolis
August 17

Minnesota attorney general sues companies over loans to vets, seniors

The lawsuit alleges that the companies violated state lending laws by issuing loans without a license and often charging annual percentage rates of 200 percent.
Minneapolis
August 17

Uptown Diner fires 2 workers shown wearing Nazi uniforms

A Minneapolis restaurant has fired two employees who appeared in photos wearing Nazi apparel, an announcement on the restaurant's Facebook page said.
Variety
August 16

Express Scripts to limit opioids; doctors concerned

The nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager will soon limit the number and strength of opioid drugs prescribed to first-time users as part of a wide-ranging effort to curb an epidemic affecting millions of Americans.
Business
August 16

Hormel's Applegate bacon goes sugar free

Applegate Naturals No Sugar Bacon will start appearing in grocery stores this month.