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Business
August 30
Restoration Hardware moving to Southdale, will open with rooftop restaurant

Restoration Hardware moving to Southdale, will open with rooftop restaurant

The RH Gallery store with a restaurant is one of only a handful in the country.
Business
August 29
Walmart has decided to close its St. Paul store near the intersection of Snelling Avenue and University Avenue.

Walmart to close its St. Paul store on University Avenue

The Walmart Supercenter in St. Paul's Midway will close on Sept. 20, and 333 workers will lose their jobs
Business
August 23
AmazonFresh grocery delivery is now available in Minneapolis.

AmazonFresh grocery delivery service rolls out to Minneapolis

The grocery delivery service is available to Amazon Prime members for an additional monthly fee
Business
August 14
The Hy-Vee supermarket is located at 16150 Pilot Knob Rd. in Lakeville, MN ] Isaac Hale ¥ isaac.hale@startribune.com A new Hy-Vee supermarket is set

Hy-Vee data breach may affect customers using its gas pumps, restaurants

Hy-Vee is still exploring the extent of the breach.
Business
August 9
Rosedale's basement now 'haunted' for Halloween

Rosedale's basement now 'haunted' for Halloween

Haunted Basement 2019 opens Oct. 3 with two preview shows in Sept.
Business
August 5
Amazon remains king of July sales blitz

Amazon remains king of July sales blitz

Amazon continues to flex e-commerce dominance during 'Black Friday in July.'
Business
July 30
Hy-Vee selling clothes again in Twin Cities, dropping one big brand for another

Hy-Vee selling clothes again in Twin Cities, dropping one big brand for another

Seven of 10 Twin Cities' Hy-Vees will stock Joe Fresh.
Business
July 25
Salvation Army adding another store in Twin Cities, its first in 3 years

Salvation Army adding another store in Twin Cities, its first in 3 years

Salvation Army is one the few charities that still offers free home pickup of donations.
Business
July 18
Prime Day buyer's remorse? All Kohl's stores accept Amazon returns now

Prime Day buyer's remorse? All Kohl's stores accept Amazon returns now

Kohl's will accept most Amazon returns with online authorization.
Business
July 16
Target has hired Hari Govind from Facebook to lead IT.

Target hires Facebook exec to lead IT operations

The move comes as technology becomes increasingly vital to retail operations.
Business
July 12
Best Buy's Julie Gilbert, shown in 2007. Gilbert created the Women’s Leadership Forum in 2003 to help women inside the company network with one anot

Best Buy ranked among top workplaces for women by Forbes

The company once described as "by guys, for guys" has a female CEO and is led by women in every business division.
Business
July 12
Pharmacies at Lunds & Byerlys to close next week

Pharmacies at Lunds & Byerlys to close next week

The company said it no longer could absorb "significant losses"; 27 pharmacy managers and staff pharmacists will lose their jobs.
Business
June 27
Famous Dave's new marketing boss brings cred from Dairy Queen, Buffalo Wild Wings

Famous Dave's new marketing boss brings cred from Dairy Queen, Buffalo Wild Wings

He'll focus on delivering a consistent brand message for the chain.
Business
June 26
Amazon announces Prime Day 2019; competitors swarm (even eBay, Target)

Amazon announces Prime Day 2019; competitors swarm (even eBay, Target)

Amazon has expanded the event over two days, July 15-16, this year with a promised 1 million deals.
Business
June 19
Best Buy can now fix your broken Apple products

Best Buy can now fix your broken Apple products

Nearly 7,600 Geek Squad staff have been certified by Apple to make repairs.
Business
June 19
Customers wait on a long check out line at a Target store in San Francisco on Saturday, June 15, 2019.

Target CEO Cornell apologizes to customers for weekend glitches

CEO Brian Cornell called it a "tough weekend" and "really disappointing to our guests" when cash registers went down on Saturday, followed by a credit card glitch Sunday.
Local
June 14
New Prince store at MSP airport reels in fandom

New Prince store at MSP airport reels in fandom

First of its kind store opened quietly on Monday for a two-year run.
Business
June 14
Famous Dave's converting Uptown location to smaller counter-service model

Famous Dave's converting Uptown location to smaller counter-service model

The Uptown Famous Dave's will lose seating in the conversion.
Business
June 11
Sex & the City's Sarah Jessica Parker will be at her MOA store Sunday

Sex & the City's Sarah Jessica Parker will be at her MOA store Sunday

Sarah Jessica Parker's SJP boutique is now open at Mall of America
Business
June 7
On 50th anniversary of riot, Pride has gone mainstream

On 50th anniversary of riot, Pride has gone mainstream

Best Buy, Target curate rainbow-themed products in more stores.
Business
June 7
In summer of wild Minnesota weather, tips for hiring a home contractor

In summer of wild Minnesota weather, tips for hiring a home contractor

Most complaints about contractors at the BBB are storm-related.
Business
June 5
Dehumidifier still working after a year? Consider yourself lucky

Dehumidifier still working after a year? Consider yourself lucky

Dehumidifier blues: Short life span and long list of recalls due to fire
Business
May 24

'Dear Evan Hansen' tour announces $25 digital lottery for each show

"Dear Evan Hansen" tour announces $25 digital lottery for each show
Business
May 23
In his final earnings call, Best Buy CEO Joly bids adieu, praises new leaders

In his final earnings call, Best Buy CEO Joly bids adieu, praises new leaders

In his final conference call with analysts, the Best Buy leader reflects on past and future with incoming chief Corie Barry
Business
May 18
Major U.S. retailers have high hopes for CBD sales in oils, creams and gummies

Major U.S. retailers have high hopes for CBD sales in oils, creams and gummies

The market could double to $2 billion next year, with more mass merchants getting into the act.