The new home of Thor Cos. is at Plymouth and Penn avenues.

Thor Cos. close to opening new headquarters in north Minneapolis

$36 million center draws investment to neglected site in north Minneapolis.

Tech workers protest some government-contract work on moral grounds

June 22
Shankar Narayan, legislative director of the ACLU of Washington, left, spoke at a news conference outside Amazon headquarters, June 18, 2018, in Seatt
Big tech firm employees oppose some government work on moral grounds.

Diving puppies and ice cream: General Mills welcomes Blue Buffalo and summer

June 22
General Mills employees watched trained dogs jump into a pool at the Third Annual Puppy Fest at the company's Golden Valley headquarters on Friday. To
Despite near-perfect weather, not every dog wanted to go for a swim.
Business
June 22
An ad critical of Regina Bateson, a Democrat running for Congress in California, sneaked through Facebook’s new filters.

A day care and a dog-rescue benefit: On Facebook, they were political ads

New effort to curb foreign intervention isn't perfect.
Business
June 22
A federal judge has rejected claims by a New York-based electricity provider that the state improperly favors home-state transmission operators. File

Federal judge upholds Minn. power-line law

N.Y. utility had claimed Minn. energy companies had an unfair advantage.
Business
June 22

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Lora hotel opens in StillwaterStillwater's newest hotel, Lora, opened Monday.The 40-room boutique hotel is housed within four buildings that were originally carved into the limestone…
Was your company one of the Top Workplaces of 2018?
Top Workplaces Was your company one of the Top Workplaces of 2018?
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Meet the companies that continue to be voted the best places to work in Minnesota. Also, nominate your company as a 2019 Top Workplace.
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June 22

How to navigate confusing government loan forgiveness program

The government's public service-loan forgiveness program was created with a simple premise: Take a job to help the greater good and get some debt relief…
Business
June 22

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Star Tribune Top Workplace survey
Business
June 22

Charlie Pillsbury furthers the employee-ownership cause

George Pillsbury, the late businessman-legislator, believed employees should be also be owners of their companies.
Business
June 22
Bob Worth loaded soybean seeds into his planter on the family farm on May 17 in Lake Benton. In the past when trade wars have been waged too often agr

State's soybean sales could take big hit if China tariffs proceed

Minnesota's farmers exported $2.1 billion worth of soybeans in 2016, according to government statistics. Most of them went to China.
ST50: 2018 ranking of Minnesota companies
Special feature ST50: 2018 ranking of Minnesota 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.
National
June 22
European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, right, and China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi participate in a media conference at EU headquarte

Trump jabbed first, and now world hits back in trade fight

The United States attacked first, imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum from around the globe and threatening to hit tens of billions of dollars in Chinese products.
Business
June 22
Top Workplaces: Cole's Salon and Spa is heading in the right direction

Top Workplaces: Cole's Salon and Spa is heading in the right direction

Cole's believes a company is most successful when the team comes first.
Business
June 22
Top Workplaces: ACR Homes operates by strong values

Top Workplaces: ACR Homes operates by strong values

Management has intentionally shaped the culture of ethics and high performance standards at ACR.
Business
June 22
Top Workplaces: Jacobs Marketing encourages new ideas

Top Workplaces: Jacobs Marketing encourages new ideas

Jacobs Marketing cultivates a culture of creativity and encourages employees to contribute their ideas.
Business
June 21
Patterson headquarter (Provided photo)

Patterson has good stock day after meeting Q4 expectations

New CEO expects to "return to profit growth" in second half of FY 2019.
Business
June 21
President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Neel Kashkari (SHARI L. GROSS/Star Tribune file photo)

Immigration plays a key role in economic growth, Kashkari says

The U.S. economy needs more workers for healthy growth, the Fed chief says.
Richard TsongTaatarii/rtsong-taatarii@startribune.com St. Paul, MN; 05/08/11;left to right ] At University of St. Thomas, the Anderson Athletic and Re
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Answers to your questions about marketing and business in the Twin Cities.
Business
June 21
Brick-and-mortar businesses, including Target Corp. and Best Buy Co. Inc., have long complained that they are disadvantaged by having to charge sales

Target, Best Buy laud decision allowing states to collect taxes from online retailers

Target, Best Buy and others have long criticized the lack of online sales tax.
Business
June 21

Old National Bancorp moves to acquire Twin Cities-based Klein Financial for $434 million

Old National to add 2nd Twin Cities community bank in $434M deal.
Business
June 21
The omnibus tax bill would have brought Minnesota’s income tax structure into conformity with the federal Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017.

Omnibus tax-bill veto played big role for real estate interests

Although the Minnesota Legislature enacted several property-related laws during the recently completed session, the biggest news for the state's real estate industry was a change…
Business
June 21
Hot Property: Senior assisted-living apartments to rise at last on site in Hiawatha corridor

Hot Property: Senior assisted-living apartments to rise at last on site in Hiawatha corridor

Address: 4140 Dight Av. S., MinneapolisType: Senior housingUnits: 28Developer: Life Services GroupArchitect: Lars Architectural ServicesDetails: An unfinished building along the Hiawatha corridor is to be…
East Metro
June 21
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Feds: One-man IRS scam in Twin Cities cheats unwitting out of $224K in Target gift cards

The suspect was arrested outside a Target in Andover with hundreds of gift cards.
Business
June 21

Real estate notebook: What happened to demand for office space?

Commercial real estate experts are perplexed.The office market in the United States averaged just 4.4 million square feet of positive net absorption in the last…
Business
June 21

Is your company a top workplace? Minnesota winners announced for 2018

The Top Workplaces section takes a look at how Minnesota's top companies are finding strength through diversity.