Memorial Day weekend gas prices lowest in at least seven years

Memorial Day weekend gas prices lowest in at least seven years

Prices ahead of the holiday remain a relative bargain despite a recent increases that reflect rising demand.

Changing climate will reduce corn production, University of Minnesota study predicts

May 27
Changing climate will reduce corn production, University of Minnesota study predicts
Yields could fall sharply by 2050 because of climate change, according to U models, but growers trust technology to adapt.

Janet Yellen says Fed could raise rates in coming months

May 27
Janet Yellen says Fed could raise rates in coming months
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that an interest rate hike would be appropriate in the coming months if the economy keeps improving.
Business
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Final rules set for incentives on work wellness programs

EEOC rules that such programs are voluntary and therefore legal.
Local
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Guests at Lakecrest Resort on Long Lake fished off one of the docks. Amy Wolf and her husband, Kregg, bought the Detroit Lakes resort in January and are preparing for their first summer season as resort owners.

Smaller family resorts becoming a threatened species

Loss of summer tradition is lamented, even as one young family bucks trend.
Minneapolis
May 27
Supporters of the citywide sick-leave ordinance reacted after the unan...

Workers, labor groups cheer passage of Mpls. sick-leave ordinance

Starting July 1, 2017, workers at Minneapolis businesses with six or more employees will be able to earn up to 48 hours of paid sick leave per year, at a rate of one hour of leave per 30 hours worked.
ST100: 2016 ranking of Minn. companies
Special feature ST100: 2016 ranking of Minn. companies
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The Star Tribune 100 is a measure of the largest publicly held companies with headquarters in Minnesota ranked by revenue.
Business
May 27

Bright Health, Harken take aim at exchanges in Colorado and Florida

The insurers are targeting Colorado and Florida, where UnitedHealth is pulling out of exchanges.
Business
May 27

New health plans in new places

Bright Health The Minneapolis-based start-up plans to start selling health insurance in portions of Colorado, including the Denver area. Harken Health The Minnetonka-based subsidiary of…
Business
May 27

Bellhops service booming in Minneapolis as company searches for more movers

National Uber-like company says it needs more movers.
Minneapolis
May 27
Dynamic Homes modular construction plant in Detroit Lakes, Mn. Credit...

New company building modular homes on vacant lots in north Mpls.

Twin Cities start-up seeks to fill hundreds of vacant lots in north Minneapolis — remnants of the city's predatory lending and foreclosure crisis — with the factory-built homes.
2015 Minnesota Top Workplaces
Special Project 2015 Minnesota Top Workplaces
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Meet the companies that continue to be voted the best places to work in Minnesota.
Minneapolis
May 26

Minneapolis City Council gives tentative approval to sick-leave mandate

With final approval expected Friday, the ordinance would go into effect July 1, 2017.
West Metro
May 26

Real estate notebook: Busy Mortenson's next project is its own HQ

Builder Mortenson has a new project that is closer to home than ever M.A. Mortenson Co. has been so busy developing other projects that it…
Minneapolis
May 26

Stanton's latest downtown condo project clears hurdle

Coon Rapids developer Jim Stanton received approval this week from the Minneapolis Planning Commission for his biggest downtown condo project yet: the Legacy, a 374-unit…
Business
May 26

3M wins patent infringement lawsuit against German dental firm

A German dental firm faces an injunction in 3M lawsuit.
Business
May 26

Oil prices climb back to $50 per barrel as Memorial Day approaches

Despite the hike back to $50, holiday drivers will pay much less than 2015.
Business
May 26

U.S. attorney asks state court to halt discovery in Starkey lawsuits

He asked a state court to pause pretrial discovery to "preserve the integrity" of separate federal inquiry.
Outside Consultant
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Answers to your questions about marketing and business in the Twin Cities.
Business
May 26
Legislators approved a tax break for smokers, and now it's up to Gov. Mark Dayton to decide whether to veto it.

Legislators gave tax break to smokers; now it's up to Dayton

In its final hours, the Legislature approved a tax bill that repealed an automatic yearly increase in the tobacco tax. The measure is now sitting on the governor's desk.
Local
May 26

Riverfront plans get first look from Rochester's Destination Medical Center board

Project includes a hotel/retail complex, restaurant and fountain on Zumbro.
Business
May 26

Comcast vows better service, more Wi-Fi sites in Twin Cities

Comcast said Thursday that it is trying to improve its customer experience and will add new services, along with 400 workers, this year in the Twin Cities.
Business
May 26

Patterson's animal supply division boosts quarterly sales

An acquisition last year in the animal supply sector was an important factor.
East Metro
May 26

A new medical complex in Maplewood bucks industry trends

At a time when clinics are being built at sites away from hospital campuses, this project will rise right next to one.
Business
May 26

Vitamins among the latest products to join the 'clean label' movement

An $80B business in the U.S., supplement industry is late to the movement.
Business
May 26

Sears considers options for its Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard brands

Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard products could be sold by other retail outlets.