Creation agency hires its first global executive creative director

Brad Cohn is moving from Florida to Minneapolis to get the creative juices going at Creation.

Minnesota premiums still below average

May 25
Despite big jumps, premiums on the MNsure exchange for 2016 were lower than averages for the region and nation, according to a new report.

Goldman Sachs downgrades General Mills to "sell"

May 24
Analyst sees more risk at General Mills as its market share falls and the possibility of costly acquisitions rises.
Blogs
May 24

UnitedHealth Group's past and future in PBMs

The sale of a pharmaceutical benefit manager business helped fuel growth 20 years ago. And that old PBM is now owned by a rival.
Blogs
May 23

MNsure system costs loom at Hennepin County

If the state's largest county winds up expanding staff to handle cases within the MNsure system, it won't be the first time.
Business
May 22

Turck growth, Seward Co-op, DeAnna Cummings and employers on Obamacare

Manufacturing Growing Turck honored by German chamber Don Keysser, of Hannover Consulting and president of the German American Chamber of Commerce, reports that the local…
ST100: 2016 ranking of Minn. companies
Special feature ST100: 2016 ranking of Minn. companies
updated 10 hours 48 mins. ago
The Star Tribune 100 is a measure of the largest publicly held companies with headquarters in Minnesota ranked by revenue.
Business
May 21

Sunrise Banks will build new St. Paul headquarters

St. Paul-based Sunrise Banks, one of the state’s largest community financial institutions, will break ground in early June on a 57,000-square-foot headquarters at 2515 Wabash…
Blogs
May 20

Kate Hudson's Fabletics at MOA offers freebies, discounts Saturday

Kate Hudson's Fabletics at MOA offers freebies, discounts Saturday
Blogs
May 19

Franken will appear on TV's "Jeopardy" today

Sen. Al Franken, who got his start in television on Saturday Night Live, returns to the little screen today for an appearance on the game show "Jeopardy." Franken will match his knowledge of minutiae with other contestants to make money for the USO, which helps U.S. military members and their families. If Franken wins, the USO gets $50,000. If he loses, the group still gets $10,000. The show airs at 3:30 Central Time on NBC.
Blogs
May 19

Medica's cautious start on the Iowa, Nebraska exchanges

The success of the health law's exchanges depends on competition among health insurers. Minnetonka-based Medica is getting larger on the exchanges, while neighboring carrier UnitedHealthcare is getting smaller.
2015 Minnesota Top Workplaces
Special Project 2015 Minnesota Top Workplaces
updated 2 hours 27 mins. ago
Meet the companies that continue to be voted the best places to work in Minnesota.
Blogs
May 18

Portrait of Prince on cusp of stardom to be auctioned Friday in Minneapolis

MCAD will auction Robert Whitman Prince photo at Friday's event
Blogs
May 18

More Minnesotans in Medicare health plans

A new report finds the market share of Medicare health plans is higher in Minnesota than any other state -- and growing.
Blogs
May 18

Patio furniture manufacturer cuts out the middleman w/ local sale

Patio furniture manufacturer cuts out the middleman w/ local sale
Blogs
May 17

Andersen Corp. names new lead independent director

Andersen Corp. named Donald Allan Jr. as its new lead independent director.
Blogs
May 17

Seward Co-op in Minneapolis named HIRED's Employer of Year

Seward Co-op named Employer of the Year for working with HIRED to staff its new friendship store with diverse employees.
Blogs
May 17

Are employers dropping health insurance?

A consultant's report is the latest to suggest that employer health plans are hanging in there -- even those sponsored by small firms.
Outside Consultant
Weekly feature Outside Consultant
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Answers to your questions about marketing and business in the Twin Cities.
Blogs
May 17

Crops injured but not killed from weekend frost across Minnesota

The frost slowed growth and injured plants in some areas, but did not kill them for the most part.
Blogs
May 16

Minnesota hospital profits above average

A study on hospital profitability found nonprofit medical centers in the state had a higher margin than the national average.
Business
May 14

Sabes Jewish Community Center exhibit keeps alive the origins of the local Jewish scrap businesses

The life of an impoverished immigrant is tough, whether the person is from modern-day East Africa or Southeast Asia, or came from Europe a century…
Business
May 14

Groundbreaking set for Monday for Hopkins luxury apartment project

Hopkins development Developer Doran bets on Hopkins, LRT Kelly Doran, one busy developer-builder since the Great Recession of 2008-09, breaks ground Monday on “The Moline”…
Blogs
May 13

Health law lovers find a talking point: Kansas!

The withdrawal of UnitedHealthcare for 2017 meant shoppers on the Kansas health exchange might only have one option. Suddenly, two new ones have appeared.
Blogs
May 12

Mortgage rates fall to lowest level in three years

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.57 percent
Blogs
May 12

And now, the latest in health care jargon: "non-embedded deductibles"

A Commerce Department fine of $90,000 against Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota revolves a concept with a baffling name.