Under the proposal from Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz and House Democrats, the state gas tax would increase from its current 28.5-cents-per-gallon to 48.5 c

MN Chamber-backed poll finds gas tax opposition

A poll supported by two Minnesota business lobbies finds little support for DFL-proposed gas and foreign-earnings taxes.

With 2 more large Twin Cities thrift stores closing, are resale retailers in danger?

April 19
Savers closed stores on Lake St. in Minneapolis and in St. Paul's Sun Ray Center.

Playground maker pledges to plant another 33,000 trees to offset carbon footprint

April 18
In honor of Monday's Earth Day, Landscape Structures Inc. has pledged to plant 33,800 trees this year.
Business
April 17
Corie Barry will take over as Best Buy's CEO in June.

New Best Buy CEO will make base pay of $1.1M

When Corie Barry moves into the CEO spot in June, her base pay will rise from $764,423 a year to $1.1 million.
Business
April 16

Streamworks buys 121 Marketing Services

The consolidated, Blaine-based Streamworks will expand its fulfillment and customer-loyalty and membership programs.
Business
April 12

MPS "Graduation Coaches" in Minneapolis high schools will switch to Big Big Brothers Big Sisters

The MPS "graduation coaches" program has connected business volunteers and others with 1,500 Minneapolis high school students who will now be mentored through Big Brothers Big Sisters.
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Business
April 12
Canada Goose apparel to open store in MOA, only its fifth in the U.S.

Canada Goose apparel to open store in MOA, only its fifth in the U.S.

The maker of high-end outerwear, priced at near-luxury levels, will open a store that has a special "cold room" where temperatures can be dropped to -13 Fahrenheit.
Business
April 11
Artistry Theater advertised a one-day only snow deal for Thursday's performance, with the coupon code: MAKEITSTOP.

Snowstorm brings bargains, good seats to Guthrie, Children's Theatre, Science Museum, others

Score a good table at a popular restaurant once the snow and ice pile up.
Business
April 11

Great Clips now official hair salon of the NHL.

Great Clips and the NHL are extending their partnership and bringing back fan voting for hockey hair heroes.
Business
April 10
Ridgedale Center is one of 36 Macy's nationwide getting a Story pop-up store, which will change themes every few months.

Macy's unveils new store experience in 36 locations, including Ridgedale

Macy's acquisition of the trendy Story a year ago has resulted in the launch of a new experiential store within a store at 36 of the department store's locations, including Ridgedale.
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April 10
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What city has the most Target stores per capita? Not Mpls., not St. Paul

Only two Minnesota cities made the list of towns with the most Target stores per capita.
Business
April 9

MN clean energy-related jobs up nearly 5 percent in 2018, study says

The study by an industry-led group found that Minnesota added 2,737 jobs last year in energy efficiency and other clean energy jobs.
Business
April 9

Doran to build apartment complex in Minnetonka

Doran Companies will break ground in April on a 175-unit luxury apartment complex, including 35 reserved for lower-income renters.
Business
April 8
Once the city’s biggest energy hog, the St. Cloud Wastewater Treatment Plant runs on solar arrays and gas produced by waste.

Minnesota is proving that an environmental challenge also can be a great economic opportunity

Mayor Dave Kleis of St. Cloud is a renewable-energy ambassador. St. Cloud has gone from virtually no renewable energy, excluding the city’s hydroelectric dam operated…
Business
April 6
Edina's Galleria facing more retail turnover than it's seen in years

Edina's Galleria facing more retail turnover than it's seen in years

Seven of Galleria's tenants have closed or will be closing within the next 15 months.
Business
April 5
Nickelodeon Universe at the Mall of America

Mall of America says its Nickelodeon Universe is first of its kind in Minn. to be declared 'autism-friendly'

More than 80 percent of staff have been trained and the rides now offer sensory guides.
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Business
April 4

Black Women's Wealth Alliance will partner with University of Minnesota on housing stability

The Center for Urban and Regional Affairs will join with the growing Black Women's Wealth Alliance to work in partnership on a pilot program designed increase housing stability among black women who are struggling financially.
Business
April 4
Regis Corp. plans to move into Target Corp.'s former west corporate campus.

Regis isn't moving the home office to save money but reinvigorate its work culture

Regis Corp. isn't moving its headquarters to save money or consolidate, but reinvigorate its work culture
Business
April 2

St. Paul's District Energy marks end of coal

Downtown St. Paul's District Energy plant quits coal entirely after 35 years in favor of wood waste and natural gas for economic and environmental reasons.
Business
April 1

Fund manager shifts at Mairs & Power

Lead manager changes at St. Paul-based Mairs & Power are part of the private company' s long-term succession planning.
Business
April 1
“I almost feel like I’m obligated to pay it forward,” said Tonia Brinston, a financial educator who works with low-income clients.

Minneapolis planner Tonia Brinston found a path out of debt and now aims to lift a community

Last fall, Tonia Brinston was named one of the Twin Cities’ “Top Women in Finance” by Finance & Commerce newspaper. She was a rare woman…
Business
March 29
Target this week announced its biggest set of sustainability goals yet.

Target pushes suppliers to go green, too

The retailer uses its leverage to force supply chain to reduce carbon pollution by 2023.
Business
March 27

Tech Dump expands in St. Paul

Tech Dump, the expanding repair-and-recycle business for businesses and consumers, has doubled its space through its purchase and renovation of a building in St. Paul's Midway.