Home builders in the Twin Cities score an August uptick

Despite a recent spike in single-family construction, home building so far this year has been flat compared with last year

Why global volatility has been good news for home buyers

August 27
Mortgage rates dipped this week

More Debt, If Not Exactly Good, At Least Has Benefits

August 21
The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President went to Korea to talk about the benefits of higher government debt.
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August 21

Minneapolis city staff recommends selling highly visible Mill District site to Mortenson

City of Minneapolis staff are recommending the City Council award M.A. Mortenson exclusive negotiating rights for a highly visible strip of land on Washington Avenue in the Mill District. Mortenson was up against two other local developers in a competitively bid process for the purchase and development of 800 S. Washington Av. The decision came down to Mortenson versus Minneapolis-based Sherman Associates -- a prolific developer in the neighborhood. Ultimately, tax revenue was the deciding factor. Mortenson's project is expected to produce nearly $825,000 in annual taxes compared to Sherman's $665,000.
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August 21

New renderings show pavilion, cafe, park next to Vikings stadium

It's been months since the public has seen any new design details for The Commons park in Downtown East Minneapolis, but elements are slowly trickling out through public documents.
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August 21

Hormel to disclose more information on water risks

Institutional investors are prompting public food companies for more disclosure around water risk management based on a report from the nonprofit group Ceres.
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August 20

Crystal repeals its point-of-sale housing inspection

A dozen cities still have such inspection requirements for home sellers
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August 19

Industrious, Assemble offer new co-working space for independent workers in Minneapolis

The co-working office competition is accelerating in the Twin Cities with two Chicago-based firms recently announcing expansion in downtown Minneapolis. Industrious has signed a 20,000-square-foot lease on the 28th floor of the RBC Plaza, which sits at the corner of Nicollet Mall and S. 6th St. The news comes two months after Assemble Shared Offices announced a lease at 15 S. 5th St. for 16,000 square feet. Both companies were founded in Chicago and will open their first Minnesota locations less than a block from one another this fall. Co-working offices are places where freelancers, independent contractors and entrepreneurs share the cost burden of an office while gaining WiFi, free coffee and professional-social interactions.
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August 19

Biggest apartment rent increases are in outstate Minnesota

Nine outstate Minnesota counties have seen rent increases of 30 percent of more since 2000
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August 19

Fargo's Bell State Bank buys Bloomington office tower for $52.5M

Bell State Bank & Trust and Sterling Real Estate Trust bought Northland Plaza, a prominent 15-story tower at the intersection of Interstate 494 and France Avenue in Bloomington, for $54.5 million.
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August 18

General Mills unveils new dinner mix brand

"The Good Table" is a sauce and crust mix for chicken and fish.
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August 17

Latest renderings for 333 Hennepin Avenue East apartment tower

The proposed project would have 260 apartments in a 28-story tower
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August 14
Target's Facebook post from Friday.

Target's trolls hit Facebook at just the right moment

After a man impersonated Target's social media team on Facebook, a practice known as trolling, the company itself posted word that it is planning to start selling troll toys again. Social media mavens went nuts.
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August 14

6 office buildings along I-494 in Mendota Heights sold for $40M

A St. Louis Park developer and investor known for apartment and senior living housing has purchased a six-building office portfolio in Mendota Heights for $40 million, according to a certificate of real estate value submitted Friday.
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August 13

Rising rents pushing more Twin Citians into homeownership

Twin Cities renters spend more of their income on housing than homeowners
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August 11

Houses near Trader Joe's gain value faster than those near Whole Foods

If you own a house near a Trader Joe’s you'll also pay higher property taxes.
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August 10

Dave's ex-CEO loses stock options

When Ed Rensi departed two months ago, he forfeited 75,000 options
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August 7

Hotel Ivy completes $8 million renovation, including Monello and Constantine

Hotel Ivy has completed an $8-million renovation on its luxury property in an effort to stay ahead of changing traveler moods
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August 5

Where is Target testing beacons? Here's the list of Twin Cities stores

Here is a list of the 15 stores in the Twin Cities that are among the 50 nationwide where Target is testing beacons
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August 3

Italian fast-casual chain Piada is first announced tenant of MOA expansion

Piada, a growing fast-casual Italian eatery, hopes to open in November in the Mall of America's new expansion
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August 3

Investors await answers from Nortech Systems on their latest acquisition

On June 24th a group of investors in Wayzata-based Nortech Systems sent a letter to management seeking more information on Nortech's most recent acquisition.
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July 30

Pay less than $100 RT from MSP to 13 cities on Spirit Air. Ends 7/30.

Pay less than $100 RT from MSP to 13 cities on Spirit Air. Ends 7/30.
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July 29

"Grocery gap" is barrier to healthy eating in Minnesota, poll says

A new poll about lack of access to healthy food has been released by the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
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