Developer breaks ground on modern all-timber office building in North Loop, Minneapolis

Developer Hines has broken ground on its all-timber office building in Minneapolis' North Loop, the first commercial building in the U.S. to use an engineered wood material for its interior and structure. The Houston-based real estate company announced Monday the start of construction on the 220,000-square-foot, seven-story office building (being called T3 for its emphasis on timber, transit and technology) that has garnered national attention.

Radisson Red coming to downtown St. Paul, its second Twin Cities location

July 27
A Radisson Red hotel, the chain's latest brand, is coming to downtown St. Paul across from the Xcel Energy Center. Minnetonka-based Opus Development Company and Minneapolis-based Greco, the joint partnership proposing a mixed-use development on the highly visible Seven Corners Gateway site, also announced Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group as a partner and owner of the hotel. The news comes about three months after Ryan Cos. announced it was building a Radisson Red in Minneapolis as a part of its Downtown East project near the Vikings stadium.

Minneapolis downtown real estate market: Maybe NOT that cheap.

July 27
A recent report by the national firm CBRE highlighted 11 attractive Midwestern real estate markets, topped by Minneapolis. The thing is, Minneapolis rents are relatively low, which suggests rents could only be going up.
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July 24

For Grads and Everyone Else, Here Are 3 Great Commencement Speeches

Steve Jobs, Michael Lewis and Sheryl Sandberg delivered commencement talks well worth hearing.
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July 24

Breezy Point Resort on the North Shore of Lake Superior is the latest ma and pa resort to change hands

The waterfront cottages were bought by Odyssey Resorts, which now owns seven properties in northern Minnesota
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July 23

Wal-Mart is joining Target in bid to woo millennial parents

Wal-Mart says it has added hundreds of baby products in last 2 years
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July 22

Minnetonka Country Club, at center of family feud, sold for $15.2M

Mattamy Homes is planning to convert one of the oldest golf courses in the state into an upscale housing development.
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July 21

Cargill makes Latin American shrimp play

The agribusiness giant plans to build a $30 million shrimp feed ill in Ecuador.
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July 21

Doran Companies hires two veteran development experts

Tony Kuechle is the company's new vice president of development and Melissa Pahl has been named director of development
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July 20

New downtown health care clinic coming to Nicollet Mall

A small health clinic will soon fill prime retail space recently by Saks Off Fifth in the core of downtown Minneapolis. North Memorial Health Care is opening a primary care facility at 655 Nicollet Mall in November.
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July 16

Fewer home buyers in the Twin Cities are paying cash and why that's a good thing

All-cash deals accounted for one in five home sales in the metro
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July 15

Glitch on Best Buy's website sells $200 gift cards for $15

It was a mistake, not part of the one-day online sale Best Buy had Tuesday in advance of Amazon's much hyped "Prime Day" sale today.
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July 15

Minnesota Made showcases food, farms and families

The inaugural issue is now available online, and at libraries and local government offices
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July 14

U.S. Bank invests $7 million to help transform former U.S. Post Office in downtown St. Paul into a Park Place Hotel

U.S. Bank's investment will help part of the historic building will become a Hyatt Place Hotel
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July 14

General Mills puts Annie's in the soup aisle

Annie's, a brand acquired by Mills last year, will start offering soup.
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July 13

Swervo Development pays $4.1 million for a notable North Loop building

Ned Abdul plans to covert the Manufacturers’ Building into a mixed-use office/retail destination
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July 13

June was a superlative month for the Twin Cities housing market

Pending and closed sales reached 10-year highs during the month.
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July 9

Guess We No Longer Need the NYSE

The outage at the NYSE caused barely a ripple in the capital markets, as electronic trading has mostly taken over the role of traditional exchanges.
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July 8

Alatus plans residential tower after buying site near St. Anthony Main

Alatus is still deciding the size of the tower it plans to build in the prime spot overlooking the Mississippi and downtown.
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July 8

Free farm tours focus on local foods

About 20 farms will open their doors to the general public for free tours on Saturday, July 18.
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July 8

Furniture consignment & resale shops near you

Furniture consignment & resale shops near you
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July 2

Blu Dot will open its first outlet store July 18 in Minneapolis

Blu Dot will open its first outlet store July 18 in Minneapolis
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July 2

UnitedHealth latest to register under Delaware's corporate law

UnitedHealth now 7th of Minnesota's 10 largest public companies to change its state of incorporation to Delaware.
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