Maria Ploessl will lead Minnestar

The 31-year-old nonprofit-and-education veteran has a mandate to grow the 10-year-old, formerly volunteer-led organization.

Faced with big loss, Verna Price practices what she preaches

August 19
"I gained, by refusing to give up and doing something positive," the Twin Cities author, consultant and speaker said.

Executive compensation at UnitedHealth Group changes to reflect new roles.

August 17
David Wichmann will get a bump in his base salary to reflect his new role as CEO of UnitedHealth Group, but biggest contribution of his past compensation has been equity awards.
Business
August 15

Applegate launches first sugar-free bacon

Applegate Farms, owned by Hormel Foods, reveals its first sugar-free bacon. The company prides itself on short ingredient lists and this product removes another item for its label-conscious consumers.
Business
August 15

Target Restock expanded to non-Redcard holders, two more markets

The next-day delivery service is now available in Dallas, Denver markets
Business
August 15

Little designs logo for State Capitol building

Agency creates new brand identity for the grand opening of the Capitol building.
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Business
August 15

Cushman & Wakefield purchases CWN in Twin Cities

The real estate services company purchases Cushman & Wakefield NorthMarq and Cushman & Wakefield Commerce.
Business
August 14

MPMA appoints Amy Walstien as new executive director

Walstien, an attorney and former legislative staffer, will head high tech association.
Business
August 14
This May 3, 2017, photo shows the logo on a Target store in Upper Sain...

Target hires grocery leaders from Walmart, General Mills

Target is boosting its leadership in grocery as it looks to improve that struggling part of its business
Business
August 14

Where to get really cheap or free mulch in the Twin Cities now

Where to get really cheap or free mulch in the Twin Cities
ST50: 2017 ranking of Minn. companies
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Business
August 12

Compatible Technology gets key grant to promote use of automated thresher in West Africa

Two subsistence farmers in Senegal in West Africa, Dibor and Sophie, and dozens of others, are improving their product, their productivity and the economy of…
Blogs
August 10

Aldi expands its organic meat selection, including fresh chicken

Aldi expands its organic meat selection, including fresh chicken
Business
August 9

Tactile Systems stock price surges this week and since 2016 IPO

The Northeast Minneapolis company has seen its stock price rise from $10 to $34 per share over the last year.
Minneapolis
August 9

Aeon envisions affordable apartments near U.S. Bank Stadium

Aeon wants to build an affordable housing development in downtown Minneapolis.
Minneapolis
August 8

Thor Companies growing minority employment at North Side headquarters development

Thor Companies, Minnesota's largest minority-owned company, is building a new headquarters-and-commercial complex that's part of a four-corners development on the near northside.
Business
August 6

Rêve Academy trains next generation of workers in north Minneapolis

The couple behind a consulting firm have bankrolled a north Minneapolis academy to help students gain business, technology and design skills, and it's taken off.
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Business
August 5

Amazon growth is real, but Bezos gets heat while Foxconn plans gets cheers

The Minneapolis-based Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR), which champions independent small businesses, has been bashing Amazon lately — as has President Donald Trump. Very strange…
Business
August 3

Toro hosts international urban park leaders

Toro hosted an additional day of the Greater and Greener conference for international urban parks leaders.
Business
August 3

Living Greens Farms of Faribault is growing indoors

CEO Dave Augustine is expanding to 45,000 square feet and hopes to raise up to $20 million from institutional equity investors.
Business
August 2

Living Greens Farms of Faribault is growing indoors

CEO Dave Augustine is expanding to 45,000 square feet and hopes to raise up to $20 million from institutional equity investors.
Business
August 2

Rand Tower sells

The 26-story building was sold to a company with offices in Chicago and Minneapolis.
Business
August 1

Renville County's Schweiss Doors shelters rockets at Kennedy Space Center

In 1973, farmer Mike Schweiss, who manufactured metal products in an out building, decided to try bifold shed doors. Good move.
Blogs
July 31

Costco throws in freebies to entice new members

Costco throws in freebies to entice new members