The Food Group absorbs Minnesota Food Association

Minnesota's largest food bank wholesaler will assume the administrative tasks as the micro-farm work expands through MFA's Big River Farms near Marine on St. Croix
Accounting firms

BDO will move its office to Minneapolis loop this month

May 23
The fast-growing Chicago-based firm positions itself as an alternative to the huge "Big Four."
Software firms

St. Paul's OppSource software raises $1.22 million

May 18
OppSource has raised its first round of outside capital.
Business
May 16

NRG unveils its first Minnesota community solar projects

The company announces seven sites in the metro area and southern Minnesota that will serve over 1,000 customers.
St. Paul
May 16

Pearson's rolls out new chocolate line named after St. Paul street

Pearson Candy Co. is trying to tap into an emerging consumer market by launching its first new product since the Great Depression. The St. Paul-based candy maker unveiled Tuesday its new line of snacking chocolate, called 7th Street Confections, named after the hometown street where it's located. Fans have anticipated the launch since word of a new product line leaked out last November.
Business
May 15

General Mills to make 10,000 boxes of marshmallow-only Lucky Charms

General Mills announced Monday it is producing 10,000 boxes of Lucky Charms cereal that only contain marshmallow pieces.
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May 15

Black thumb gardeners can get texts on when to water, feed, prune etc.

Black thumb gardeners can get texts on when to water, feed, prune etc.
Business
May 12

Female-headed St. Cloud trucking firm wins Minnesota Business Ethics Award

Joyce Brenny started her own trucking company after hitting the glass ceiling at another outfit.
Blogs
May 12

A.C.E.S. flight simulation flies its last mission at MOA on Saturday

A.C.E.S. flight simulation flies its last mission at MOA on Saturday
Business
May 11

JD Power says U.S. Bank ranks 11th in Midwest for customer experience

Minnesota-based big banks did not fare that well in the Midwest slice of annual survey of retail customers.
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Blogs
May 10

Is Mom a Tim Hortons fan? Maybe a Timbits Bouquet for Mom's Day?

Is Mom a Tim Hortons fan? Maybe a Timbits Bouquet for Mom's Day?
Business
May 9

Scott Burns, GovDelivery founder, finds a new company to run

Structural is a software firm that works to keep employees valued, engaged and invested in their work.
Blogs
May 9

Looking at a Saatva mattress online? Two local showrooms sell e-beds

Looking at a Saatva mattress online? Two local showrooms sell e-beds
Business
May 8

Forum at U will focus on Minnesota-Africa trade

Minnesota looks to expand its small-but-growing trade-and-investment role in Africa.
Blogs
May 8

Gander Mountain says Lakeville, Forest Lake stores will remain open

Gander Mountain announces two MN stores will remain open
Business
May 5

More big companies opting for green energy

Report by green-shaded organizations says more Fortune 500 companies opting for alternative energy, conservation.
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Business
May 2

Stock surges, Graco employees get a vacation day

Good performance in a buoyant market has pushed Graco's stock price from $20 per share in early 2009 to $108 recently.
Blogs
May 2

Pawn America to close St. Paul location and 2 others in Wisconsin

The company is closing three of its 23 stores after filing for bankruptcy last month
Business
May 1

U.S. Bank says small business owners' outlook is upticking

Small business owner optimism hits eight-year high
Business
May 1

Mattracks the movie star? You bettcha!

Mattracks rubber truck tracks gain starring role in Fast & Furious 8 movie
Minneapolis
April 28

Sherman, city officials inaugurate $8 million renovation on North Side

The renovated car dealership was abandoned for nearly a decade.
Business
April 27

TCF Financial elects Dahl chairman and will get new stock symbol

TCF Financial didn't hesitate when NYSE officials told them weeks ago the TCF stock symbol would be available.
Business
April 26

Kit and Ace closes all U.S. stores, including Mall of America location

Kit and Ace had locations in the North Loop and at the Mall of America