Ryan Foudray and Paulita LaPlante, are the co-owners of Prescription Landscape, based in St. Paul.

Female-owned Twin Cities landscaping company has a prescription for growth

Paulita LaPlante said her people, even more than machines, are the high-performance engines of the company.

Plymouth holiday light show shimmers again with good neighbors' help

December 7
Plymouth holiday light show shimmers again with good neighbors' help

HOM Furniture expands into central Wisconsin

December 6
HOM Furniture expands into central Wisconsin
Store in Wausau, Wisc., to open this spring, the 17th location in five Midwestern states.
Business
December 5

State hires IPS Solar for project at Capitol complex

IPS Solar has won a contract from the Minnesota Department of Administration that is supposed to pay back the state's $1.5 million investment within 15 years
South Metro
December 5
Lunds & Byerlys announces new Twin Cities store, its 28th

Lunds & Byerlys announces new Twin Cities store, its 28th

Lunds & Byerlys announces new Twin Cities store, its 28th
Business
December 4
By 2030, the Minneapolis-based utility pledges to reduce carbon emissions by 80 percent from 2005 levels in the eight states it serves.

Xcel goal to provide 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2050

The Minneapolis-based utility says its pledge is the most ambitious among U.S. utilities.
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December 3
Deb Chorzempa, left, received a kidney from her office colleague Jackie Francis in June.

For Twin Cities officemates, the gift of a kidney makes this a special holiday season

"It's crazy that someone would do something like this for me."
Business
December 1

Uponor, Minnesota State Mankato, Carrot Health are Tekne winners

There were 16 winners at the annual November awards competition that stress value-added manufacturing, energy efficiency, workforce-and-community development and STEM education.
Business
December 1

Business community unable to reach housing deal with city council

Minneapolis developers oppose Council President Lisa Bender's ordinance that would require them to provide 10 percent of units in new rental housing for low-income people.
Business
December 1
“North Minneapolis is where I’m invested and where my services are most needed.”
Anissa Keyes, owner of Arubah Emotional Health in north Minneap

Nonprofit Minneapolis lender has a big impact in community-development lending nationally

  Last year, CEO Anissa Keyes moved the headquarters of her Arubah Emotional Health from leased space in Brooklyn Center to north Minneapolis. Keyes grew…
ST50: 2018 ranking of Minnesota companies
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The Star Tribune 50 is a measure of the largest publicly held companies with headquarters in Minnesota ranked by revenue.
Business
November 30

Medicare deadline comes with an asterisk

For more than 300,000 people losing Medicare Cost plans, there are limited ways to re-visit decisions after Dec. 7.
West Metro
November 30
Bay Street Shoes will likely close in January, one of several retailers to exit Edina’s 50th & France hub since construction began on a luxury apart

Edina's 50th & France loses more retailers but gains some too

Edina's 50th & France loses more retailers but gains some too
Business
November 29
Target gives shoppers advance notice of its annual 10% off gift cards

Target gives shoppers advance notice of its annual 10% off gift cards

Target gives shoppers advance notice of its annual 10% off gift cards
Business
November 27
Romaine lettuce still sits on the shelves in the produce area of an Albertsons market Tuesday in Simi Valley, Calif. Health officials told people to s

FDA and industry agree to label romaine lettuce with place of origin

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Monday it is suggesting all romaine lettuce now bear harvest date and location information to help consumers and trace back efforts when food-safety breaches do occur -- and industry agreed.
Business
November 26
General Mills is looking for producers and creators to come up with movies for its monster cereal characters, Frankenberry and Count Chocula, who alre

General Mills to Hollywood: Make a movie about our monster cereals

General Mills thinks its cereal monsters would make a good muse and wants Hollywood to create a film about these sugar-hungry characters.
Business
November 26

Cleveland-Cliffs starts stock repurchase plan

Parent firm that runs three iron mines in Minnesota starts stock repurchase plan
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Business
November 23
Target chief executive Brian Cornell is becoming non-executive chairman of Yum Brands.

Target CEO Brian Cornell is named non-executive chairman of Yum Brands

Brian Cornell has served since 2015 on the board of the restaurant company that runs KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut.
Business
November 21

The stock market has erased a year's worth of gains this fall

The stock market, despite Wednesday's uptick, is down for the year. The Main Street economy looks pretty good.
Business
November 21
Sun Country announces a Black Friday fare sale: Thymes sale next week

Sun Country announces a Black Friday fare sale: Thymes sale next week

Sun Country announces a Black Friday fare sale: Thymes sale next week
Business
November 20
Thanksgiving dinner shopping list: Put these 5 supermarkets in order from lowest to highest price

Thanksgiving dinner shopping list: Put these 5 supermarkets in order from lowest to highest price

Shopping for Thanksgiving dinner: Put these 5 supermarkets in order from lowest to highest prices.
Business
November 20

Twin Cities already has Amazon -- and more

The debate is underway over whether the winners paid too much to lure regional headquarters of go-go Amazon. Organic, retain-and-expand work, including investing in workforce development and infrastructure, works best and most economically.
Business
November 20
There were a lot of numbers to digest from Minnesota companies on Tuesday.

Business Super Tuesday: Four Minnesota giants report results and all can be thankful

For some Minnesota accountants and investors, it was a big morning.
Business
November 19

Northeast Minneapolis losing another key retailer

Northeast Minneapolis losing another key retailer