Mpls. explores ending business with Wells Fargo; bank responds

Mpls. explores ending business with Wells Fargo; bank responds

Some local leaders are concerned about the bank's investments and its recent scandal.

St. Louis court clears way for first Infuse jury trial

December 8
St. Louis court clears way for first Infuse jury trial
The judge's ruling could make sealed records public, where they would be available for additional cases.

Mortgage rates hit highest point since October 2014 as part of six-week climb

December 8
Mortgage rates hit highest point since October 2014 as part of six-week climb
The climb continues a six-week trend following the election.
South Metro
49 minutes ago
Amazon is one of several companies, including Shutterfly and Imagine Print Solutions, that recently have created industrial jobs in Shakopee.

Amazon adds jobs in Shakopee, but how will workers get there?

Earlier this week, Amazon announced that it's hiring 1,000 more full-time workers at its Shakopee fulfillment center. But city and county officials are still assessing reliable transportation options for the 1,500 people who already work there.
Business
12:17am

Met Council to distribute grants for affordable apartment developments

Developers are in line for $7.7 million in construction assistance.
Minneapolis
12:12am

Uptown apartment complex to get Aldi

Uptown neighborhood apartment complex to get Aldi, not Trader Joe’s A much-coveted site in south Minneapolis will get 77 apartments atop a 20,000-square-foot Aldi store…
2016 Minnesota Top Workplaces
Special Project 2016 Minnesota Top Workplaces
updated 9 hours 9 mins. ago
Meet the companies that continue to be voted the best places to work in Minnesota.
Minneapolis
December 8
After 42 years, the name of downtown Minneapolis' major hospital, HCMC...

HCMC sees cutting 275 from workforce next year

Despite increasing patient visits, the urban safety net hospital is reporting declining revenue.
Business
December 8

Minnesota AG sues Volkswagen over tampered vehicles

The suit follows a $11.5 million fraud settlement that the state reached with the automaker.
Minneapolis
December 8

Oxman Luggage sold to make way for Holiday

Oxman’s Twin City Luggage in northeast Minneapolis was sold earlier this month for $925,000 to make way for an expanded Holiday gas station and White…
Local
December 8

MnDOT misses federal goals for disadvantaged contractors

Initiative intended to bolster the socially, economically disadvantaged.
ST100: 2016 ranking of Minn. companies
Special feature ST100: 2016 ranking of Minn. companies
updated 17 hours 30 mins. ago
The Star Tribune 100 is a measure of the largest publicly held companies with headquarters in Minnesota ranked by revenue.
Business
December 8

DFL avoids copper-nickel mining fight — for now

Election losses spark a call for unity over contentious copper-nickel mining issue.
Business
December 8

Ameriprise settles discrimination charges by U.S. Department of Labor

But the company denies that it underpaid some black workers.
Business
December 8
Andy Puzder is a successful businessman who is an outspoken critic of worker protections enacted by the Obama administration.

Trump's pick for Labor Dept. is Hardee's chief, wage critic Andrew Puzder

Andrew Puzder has spent his career in the private sector and has opposed efforts to expand eligibility for overtime pay, arguing that the minimum wage hurts small businesses and leads to job loss among low-skilled workers.
Minneapolis
December 8
When Minneapolis' sick-leave ordinance was unanimously approved in May, some City Council members stood to applaud. Now the rules are being challenged in court.

Courtroom battle begins over Mpls. sick leave ordinance

A Hennepin County judge did not rule on the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce's request for an injunction to halt the ordinance but did question the scope of the Minneapolis rules.
Business
December 8

ERP Iron Ore may buy bankrupt Magnetation and reopen its closed Iron Range facilities

Bankruptcy court must approve ERP Iron Ore's offer.
Minneapolis
December 8

U.S. Bank Stadium contractor, roofing company settle OSHA suit in worker death

Safety protocols against falls were inadequate, agency ruled.
Outside Consultant
Weekly feature Outside Consultant
updated 20 hours 42 mins. ago
Answers to your questions about marketing and business in the Twin Cities.
Business
December 8

Bloomington-based Toro reports record annual earnings of $231 million

A strong fourth quarter put the Bloomington company over the top.
Business
December 8

Auto industry braces for makeover under Trump

Any policy changes will influence types of vehicles planned in coming years.
Variety
December 8

Coke targets "foodies" as more people move away from sodas

What beverage goes best with lobster rolls, a bagel sandwich stuffed with whitefish, or a bowl of ramen? Coke wants you to think of soda.
West Metro
December 8

Hot Property: 7700 France Medical Office Building in Edina

Address: 7700 France Av. S., Edina Type: Medical office Size: 68,000 square feet Developer: Frauenshuh Cos. Architect: Sperides Reiners Architects Inc. Details: Twin Cities Orthopedics…
Local
December 8
Mining will be a huge issue in the minds of 8th district voters. This...

Environmental groups drop suit vs. MPCA over Minntac's long-expired water permit

Environmentalists said they are satisfied by new steps to regulate Minnesota plants.
Local
December 8
A cruel blast of winter has put one more strain on oil pipeline protesters in North Dakota. These veterans tried to stay warm and scrambled to cook food in a tent.

One more foe for those who are fighting Dakota Access oil pipeline

As a blizzard pummels the North Dakota prairie, some depart and others dig in.
Minneapolis
December 7
Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges and Chief Janee Harteau in October at a news conference to address downtown crime following shootings that left six injured.

Mpls. business leaders raise safety concerns for downtown

Letter to Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges says the viability of downtown is at stake.