At long last, CVRx device gets FDA approval

Barostim device gets FDA nod to treat heart failure by stimulating nerve endings in the neck

AmazonFresh grocery delivery service rolls out to Minneapolis

August 23
The grocery delivery service is available to Amazon Prime members for an additional monthly fee
Minority interns

Genesys Works places 300-plus minority interns in Twin Cities

August 21
The Twin Cities chapter of Genesys Works, the national career-training nonprofit that places disadvantaged, mostly minority high school students in paid internships, said 318 Twin Cities students were hired this month for one-year, 20-hour-a-week paid internships at 56 Twin Cities companies.
Business
August 20
Ryan Sargent, Jacob Miller and Sara Sargent are driving a self-driving, or autonomous, vehicle to a California conference.

Minnesota engineers begin 'drive' to California in self-driving car tonight

Someone from VSI Labs always will be in the driver seat, ready to take command at a moment's notice.
Business
August 20

Minnesota hemp industry wants charges dropped against truck driver

The recently formed Minnesota Hemp Association is protesting the July arrest in South Dakota of an unspecified truck driver delivering legally grown hemp from Colorado to a processor in Minnesota.
Business
August 16

Rally Ventures is most active local venture firm

CB Insights says Rally Ventures, which raised $100 million in 2012-13, has been the most active venture firm in Minnesota over the last five years.
The annual Star Tribune 50 looks at the state's largest public companies. Combined, the companies on the list employ more than 1.2 million people.
Star Tribune 50 Our top 50 public companies – with No. 1 at $226B in revenue
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Who took the top spot? See where Target, UnitedHealth, Best Buy and other massive companies landed in our 28th annual report.
Business
August 14
Black Ridge Acquisition's Lyle Berman

Black Ridge moves from energy to gambling business

Lyle Berman's Black Ridge Acquisition has abandoned the energy business to focus on gambling, which has been his calling card for 30-plus years.
Business
August 14
The Hy-Vee supermarket is located at 16150 Pilot Knob Rd. in Lakeville, MN ] Isaac Hale ¥ isaac.hale@startribune.com A new Hy-Vee supermarket is set

Hy-Vee data breach may affect customers using its gas pumps, restaurants

Hy-Vee is still exploring the extent of the breach.
Business
August 12
From the left, Cassidy Burns, Karen Heintz and John Taft at the new Baird offices in downtown St. Paul.

Milwaukee's Baird pulls off quiet expansion in Minneapolis

Baird, with about 1,300 licensed financial advisers, has doubled its ranks in the Twin Cities over the past five years.
Business
August 11
Handmade tile artist Mercedes Austin employs 33 at her Mercury Mosaics in northeast Minneapolis’ Thorp Building.

Handcrafted tile shop Mercury Mosaics anchors bustling former factory in Northeast

Mercedes Austin's entrepreneurial journey has evolved into a 33-employee company that last year topped $2.2 million in revenue.
Minnesota's 4 largest member-owned firms add depth, diversity to state's economy
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Minnesota's 4 largest member-owned firms add depth, diversity to state's economy
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There are more ways for companies to have shareholders other than trading on a major stock exchange. And if you use a broadened definition, as…
Business
August 9

Bremer Financial first-half results slipped

Bremer blamed the first-half decline on accounting issues and said its banking business remains strong.
Business
August 9
Rosedale's basement now 'haunted' for Halloween

Rosedale's basement now 'haunted' for Halloween

Haunted Basement 2019 opens Oct. 3 with two preview shows in Sept.
Business
August 9
General Mills saw its second-quarter profit fall more than 20 percent from a year ago, but it still beat Wall Street expectations.

General Mills appoints former McDonald's exec to top communications job

General Mills has appointed Jano Cabrera, a former McDonald's executive and communications operative for the Democratic Party, as its chief communications officer.
Business
August 8
Tuffy's building $70 million dog-snack plant in Delano

Tuffy's building $70 million dog-snack plant in Delano

Tuffy's of Perham, Mn., is expanding in Delano, an hour from the Twin Cities, with a $70 million plant to make dog treats from wheat, barley, rice, soybeans and other products grown in the Midwest.
Business
August 6

Minneapolis farmers markets are growing green

Advocates say farmers markets build community, healthy foods and leave more cash in the pockets of farmer-producers.
Business
August 5
Amazon remains king of July sales blitz

Amazon remains king of July sales blitz

Amazon continues to flex e-commerce dominance during 'Black Friday in July.'
Business
August 5
Gregg Mast, left, and John Dunlop will have key roles in the American Solar Energy Society’s conference in the Twin Cities.

Out ahead on solar energy, Minnesota engineer is still pushing to speed up change

John Dunlop launched his renewable-energy career amid oil embargos and the fledgling environmental movement of the 1970s. The 45-year renewable-energy pioneer, who’s an engineer and…
Business
August 2

Twin Cities "rare coin" dealer sentenced to prison for fraud

Barry Skog, who had been investigated for years for peddling counterfeit rare coins, was sentenced to 30 months in prison.
Business
July 31

Minnesota Blue Cross gets upgrade to its credit outlook

While its underlying rating remains unchanged, ratings agency revises longer-term outlook on positive financial developments
Business
July 31

It's too easy to say Sezzle is sizzling, so we won't

But new figures showed it is still in the hockey-stick portion of its growth trajectory. And our records say it's been about 20 years since a high-tech startup from the Twin Cities did an IPO.
Business
July 30
Hy-Vee selling clothes again in Twin Cities, dropping one big brand for another

Hy-Vee selling clothes again in Twin Cities, dropping one big brand for another

Seven of 10 Twin Cities' Hy-Vees will stock Joe Fresh.
Business
July 25

JP Morgan Chase invests in Center for Economic Inclusion

The center will use the funds to further collaboration between big companies and minority-owned suppliers.
Business
July 25
Salvation Army adding another store in Twin Cities, its first in 3 years

Salvation Army adding another store in Twin Cities, its first in 3 years

Salvation Army is one the few charities that still offers free home pickup of donations.