Developer Kelly Doran remembers mentor Robert Muir

Robert Muir, who died this month, was a business mentor and father figure to Doran.
The Economist

The Economist editor will speak in Minneapolis

April 21
Influential global publication's first female editor will address a luncheon group Tuesday at St. Mary's University's Minneapolis campus.

Open Arms, recovered from financial trauma, grows as meal provider

April 15
Open Arms, the Minneapolis nonprofit business that prepares thousands of meals weekly for the elderly and people with chronic diseases, has recovered from a six-figure financial fraud perpetrated by a former kitchen manager five years ago.
Business
April 21

United Properties offers details about venue near Target Field

United Properties is planning an entertainment venue and hotel near Target Field.
Business
April 21

Hormel Foods, eight other Minnesota companies, make 100 Best Corporate Citizens list

Hormel Foods cracked the top 10 on Corporate Responsibility Magazine's annual list of the nation's 100 Best Corporate Citizens released Thursday, with eight other Minnesota companies also earning a spot. The list, in its 18th year, ranks public companies based on 260 measures available in public records.
Business
April 20

General Mills commits millions to soil health initiative

General Mills is committing $2 million over three years to help The Nature Conservancy, the Soil Health Institute and the Soil Health Partnership advance its roadmap.
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Business
April 20

Sentera soaring to next level with farm drones

Richfield-based Sentera, one of several surviving makers of drones and related software for farmers, is gaining altitude.
Business
April 20

Mortgage rates dip below 4% for the first time since November

Just in time for the busiest home shopping season of the year, mortgage rates continue to fall, this week dipping below 4 percent for the first time since November, according to Freddie Mac's Primary Mortgage Market Survey.
Business
April 19

Economist studies the importance of luck in "success"

Robert Frank lectured at the University of St. Thomas on why luck plays a bigger role than believed in economic success.
Business
April 17

Brokers Jim Damiani and John McCarthy open new office for NGKF commercial real estate firm

Newmark Grubb Knight Frank has a new Twin Cities office.
ST100: 2016 ranking of Minn. companies
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Business
April 17

Minnesota Trade Office taps Gerbaud as director

Gerbaud, a former Polaris Industries manager in charge of international trade, takes over the state agency responsible for fostering about $19 billion worth of exports a year.
Business
April 17

Office Depot remodels Edina and Maple Grove stores in national makeover

A story in Edina is the first to get the office chain's "store of the future" layout. One in Maple Grove is close behind.
Business
April 17

Encore for two MNsure board members

Gov. Mark Dayton on Monday announced the re-appointment of Pete Benner and Phil Norrgard to their current seats on the board of directors at the state's MNsure exchange.
Business
April 14

Camp Ripley has largest solar plant of any National Guard base

Minnesota Power built the 10-megawatt solar plant for the base near Little Falls.
Business
April 14

Brant Skogrand joins Rocket55 as public relations director

Rocket55 acquired Skogrand PR Solutions to expand their services.
Business
April 13

Small immigrant contractor gets critical financing

Jane Yuen-Lin Mahowald's painting outfit raises debt from individual financier.
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Business
April 12

City National Bank will open office in partnership with RBC Wealth Management

Minneapolis-based RBC Wealth Management will host a City National Bank office.
Business
April 11

Target's Victoria Beckham line sparks strong online sales

The design collaboration went on sale Sunday and has seen strong sales, but did not sell out. It is still available in stores and online.
Blogs
April 11

ProSource's carpet/ flooring sale offers hard to beat prices April 17-21

ProSource's carpet/ flooring sale offers hard to beat prices April 17-21
Business
April 10

Russell Herder ad agency is a Certified B Corporation

The advertising agency reconfirms its commitment to accountability.
Business
April 6

More Mpls. brewers turn to solar energy for power

A few small Minneapolis brewers have joined the solar-power crowd.
Business
April 6

3M CEO sells 5,800-square-foot Lake Harriet house for $2.4 million

The property has terraces with sunset views overlooking Lake Harriet.
Blogs
April 5

Nordstrom Rack opens in Internet-busting center in Woodbury

Nordstrom Rack opens in Internet-busting center in Woodbury