Valspar sees quarterly sales and profit dip

Valspar sees quarterly sales and profit dip

Paint and coatings maker Valspar Corp. saw sales drop 7 percent during the second quarter after an expected decline in North American paint orders and continued pressure from negative currency translations, officials announced Wednesday.

Bridge collapse near I-Falls closes crucial rail corridor

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Bridge collapse near I-Falls closes crucial rail corridor
The fire and subsequent collapse of the timber bridge over the Rat Root River closes a rail artery that connects the Pacific Coast with Chicago.

Graco takes center stage as U.S. labor secretary talks up training effort

May 26
Graco takes center stage as U.S. labor secretary talks up training effort
U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez visits Graco and MCTC to praise collaboration.
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Toro donates $2 million to endow chair at University of Minnesota Carlson School

The donation and a new learning center at Toro’s Bloomington headquarters are named in honor of longtime CEO David Lilly.
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Mortgage delinquencies in the Twin Cities declining rapidly

CoreLogic says that during March, only 1.96 percent of mortgage loans were 90 days or more delinquent compared to 2.49 percent for the same period last year
Business
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Hormel agrees to buy organic and natural meat maker Applegate Farms

Applegate will operate as an autonomous standalone subsidiary of Hormel’s refrigerated foods division.
Local
May 26

Minnesota prison inmates sue to gain access to costly hepatitis C medications

Two prisoners have sued the state, highlighting a national dilemma: tax money going for expensive treatments.
Local
May 26

Airport workers stage spontaneous protest, walkout over firings

They staged a 90-minute walkout after co-workers were fired.
Local
May 26

$200 million federal settlement over bank's mortgage practices includes Twin Cities

HUD said Wisconsin-based bank discriminated in its mortgage lending in Minnesota, other states.
Local
May 26

North Dakota holdout landowner refusing to sell rights for Sandpiper oil pipeline

The company sued, citing its rights to the land under North Dakota’s eminent domain law, giving them power to condemn land for a right of way.
West Metro
May 26

Imris files Chapter 11, seeks sale; city of Minnetonka among creditors

The city of Minnetonka, listed as a creditor, lent the firm $500,000 in 2013.
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May 26

Local company news roundup

PersonnelC.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc., Eden Prairie, named Andrew Clarke as its new chief financial officer. Clarke was most recently president and CEO of Panther Expedited…
North Metro
May 26

Tyrone Herman gets 10 years for operating $20 million Ponzi scheme

Herman was sentenced in US. District Court on wire fraud charges.
Business
May 26

Bird flu hits six more Minnesota farms after a week of no cases

After more than a week of no bird flu incidents, six new outbreaks at Minnesota turkey farms were disclosed Tuesday by animal health regulators.The six…
Local
May 26

Minnesota county hit hard by ripple effects of state's bird flu epidemic

In Kandiyohi County, which is the largest turkey producer in the nation’s biggest turkey-producing state, losses are adding up from the feed mill to the grocery store.
Business
May 26

'Minecraft' players flock to YouTube videos

Last year, the game was the second most searched term after ‘Frozen’
Business
May 26

Read terms of the federal agreement with Associated Bank

Business
May 26

Getting a Wi-Fi signal from the house to the garage

Q: I have a work space in my new garage, but I can’t get access to my house Wi-Fi network from there. This is happening…
Minneapolis
May 26

Proposal for Superior Plating site moves forward

Plans for an 20-story project on Superior Plating site move forward
Blogs
May 26

Mortenson eyes key parcel next to Surdyk's in northeast Minneapolis for mixed-use project

M.A. Mortenson is looking to develop a residential and retail project on a key parcel along East Hennepin Avenue in the heart of northeast Minneapolis' bustling commercial district, the developer confirmed Tuesday.
Business
May 26

Renewable energy is 'charging' forward

Incorporating storage technology into our energy initiatives is a game changer for renewable energy, positioning it as a cost-effective, reliable and sustainable solution to the…
Business
May 26

Lower cost dental care with or without insurance

smart spending john ewoldtThose with good teeth and dental insurance probably think they have excellent coverage, with free exams and cleanings twice a year and…
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May 26

House price gains in the Twin Cities neck-and-neck with national average

The latest Case-Shiller report shows a 3 percent gain during March
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