Instacart grocery delivery likely coming to Twin Cities in a few weeks

The grocery delivery firm has emailed folks in the Twin Cities saying they will launch here in a couple weeks.

Tech firms drive North Loop rent rates up 20 percent in two years

September 3
Tech firms drive North Loop rent rates up 20 percent in two years
The tech industry has driven rental rates in the North Loop neighborhood of Minneapolis up more than 20 percent in two years, putting it in the top-10 fastest growing tech submarkets in the U.S, a study published Monday found.

Andrew Zimmern to sell new line of meat products through Evine Live

September 2
Andrew Zimmern to sell new line of meat products through Evine Live
Chef and television host Andrew Zimmern is partnering with butcher Pat LaFrieda to sell a new line of meat products on Evine Live.
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September 1

U.S. construction spending hits post-recession high

U.S. construction spending hit a new postrecession high in July, reinforcing the industry's position as a pillar of the economy. Total construction activity rose in July to a seasonally adjusted rate of $1.08 trillion, a 0.7 percent increase from the revised June spending of $1.07 trillion, according to data released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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September 1

Minnesota apples plentiful this season

Fall is prime time for apples, and Minnesota has a bumper crop in 2015 with several varieties ready for picking.
Blogs
August 31

General Mills' greenhouse gas offensive requires cooperation

The big food company's goal to cut emissions by 28 percent will need buy-in up and down its supply chain.
Blogs
August 28

Home builders in the Twin Cities score an August uptick

Despite a recent spike in single-family construction, home building so far this year has been flat compared with last year
Blogs
August 27

Why global volatility has been good news for home buyers

Mortgage rates dipped this week
Blogs
August 21

More Debt, If Not Exactly Good, At Least Has Benefits

The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President went to Korea to talk about the benefits of higher government debt.
Blogs
August 21

Minneapolis city staff recommends selling highly visible Mill District site to Mortenson

City of Minneapolis staff are recommending the City Council award M.A. Mortenson exclusive negotiating rights for a highly visible strip of land on Washington Avenue in the Mill District. Mortenson was up against two other local developers in a competitively bid process for the purchase and development of 800 S. Washington Av. The decision came down to Mortenson versus Minneapolis-based Sherman Associates -- a prolific developer in the neighborhood. Ultimately, tax revenue was the deciding factor. Mortenson's project is expected to produce nearly $825,000 in annual taxes compared to Sherman's $665,000.
Blogs
August 21

New renderings show pavilion, cafe, park next to Vikings stadium

It's been months since the public has seen any new design details for The Commons park in Downtown East Minneapolis, but elements are slowly trickling out through public documents.
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August 21

Hormel to disclose more information on water risks

Institutional investors are prompting public food companies for more disclosure around water risk management based on a report from the nonprofit group Ceres.
Blogs
August 20

Crystal repeals its point-of-sale housing inspection

A dozen cities still have such inspection requirements for home sellers
Blogs
August 19

Industrious, Assemble offer new co-working space for independent workers in Minneapolis

The co-working office competition is accelerating in the Twin Cities with two Chicago-based firms recently announcing expansion in downtown Minneapolis. Industrious has signed a 20,000-square-foot lease on the 28th floor of the RBC Plaza, which sits at the corner of Nicollet Mall and S. 6th St. The news comes two months after Assemble Shared Offices announced a lease at 15 S. 5th St. for 16,000 square feet. Both companies were founded in Chicago and will open their first Minnesota locations less than a block from one another this fall. Co-working offices are places where freelancers, independent contractors and entrepreneurs share the cost burden of an office while gaining WiFi, free coffee and professional-social interactions.
Blogs
August 19

Biggest apartment rent increases are in outstate Minnesota

Nine outstate Minnesota counties have seen rent increases of 30 percent of more since 2000
Blogs
August 19

Fargo's Bell State Bank buys Bloomington office tower for $52.5M

Bell State Bank & Trust and Sterling Real Estate Trust bought Northland Plaza, a prominent 15-story tower at the intersection of Interstate 494 and France Avenue in Bloomington, for $54.5 million.
Blogs
August 18

General Mills unveils new dinner mix brand

"The Good Table" is a sauce and crust mix for chicken and fish.
Blogs
August 17

Latest renderings for 333 Hennepin Avenue East apartment tower

The proposed project would have 260 apartments in a 28-story tower
Blogs
August 14
Target's Facebook post from Friday.

Target's trolls hit Facebook at just the right moment

After a man impersonated Target's social media team on Facebook, a practice known as trolling, the company itself posted word that it is planning to start selling troll toys again. Social media mavens went nuts.
Blogs
August 14

6 office buildings along I-494 in Mendota Heights sold for $40M

A St. Louis Park developer and investor known for apartment and senior living housing has purchased a six-building office portfolio in Mendota Heights for $40 million, according to a certificate of real estate value submitted Friday.
Blogs
August 13

Rising rents pushing more Twin Citians into homeownership

Twin Cities renters spend more of their income on housing than homeowners
Blogs
August 11

Houses near Trader Joe's gain value faster than those near Whole Foods

If you own a house near a Trader Joe’s you'll also pay higher property taxes.
Blogs
August 10

Dave's ex-CEO loses stock options

When Ed Rensi departed two months ago, he forfeited 75,000 options
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