Business
January 10

Medtronic, Boston Scientific stand by stents despite critical study

The companies say their data don't show safety risks that researchers have cited in a published analysis.
Minneapolis
January 10
Eric Dayton of Askov Finlayson.

North Loop shop Askov Finlayson will close for major redesign

The Dayton brothers plan a major change to their men's store, adding women's and dropping third party brands.
Business
January 10
Code42 CEO Joe Payne

Minneapolis-based Code42 to lay off 55 workers as growth slows

The company said shifting focus to IT security from backup software has been tougher than expected.
Business
January 10
Vicki Hellenbrand, Baker Tilly partner and public-sector practice leader.

Baker Tilly acquiring St. Paul-based Springsted Inc.

The deal aims to build one of the largest municipal finance advisory firms in the United States.
Local
January 9
After the first full business week since the government shutdown began, executives and entrepreneurs are starting to see more effects. The flow of mon

Federal government shutdown means delays for Minnesota house buyers, small-business owners

After the first full business week since the shutdown began, executives and entrepreneurs are starting to see more widespread effects.
Business
January 9
Minnesota farmer Jack Weber harvesting wheat in 2017. More Minnesota farmers are planting wheat as an alternative to corn and soybeans, which have pro

With corn, soybean prices down, Minn. farmers return to planting wheat

Wheat acres rose by 40 percent in 2018, some predict another uptick in 2019.
East Metro
January 9
Rendering of redevelopment project in Forest Lake submitted by Gatehouse Capital.

Possible redevelopment coming for Forest Lake feed mill

Proposal for site includes a conference center, hotel.
Business
January 9

Shoreview-based Ecumen, a national provider of senior services, names new CEO

Current second-in-command Shelly Kendrick will replace Kathryn Roberts, who will stay on in a part-time role.
Business
January 9
Federal Reserve policymakers discussed a leveling off in the pace of rate hikes at least month's meeting. File photo of the seal of the Board of Gover

Fed minutes: Growing risks make rate hike path less clear

Federal Reserve officials expressed increasing worries when they met last month, as they grappled with volatile stock markets, trade tensions and uncertain global growth. The threats, they said, made the future path of interest rate hikes "less clear."
Business
January 9
Esports star Tyler “Ninja” Blevins faced 200 Fortnite players as the game’s explosive growth has given Epic Games the leverage to create its own

Netflix, gamemakers try to break the grip of app stores

Popular content providers seek to reach subscribers directly.
Local
January 9

Shopko supplier says retailer will soon file for bankruptcy

A pharmaceutical drug supplier to Shopko says the Wisconsin-based retail chain is expected to file for bankruptcy next week.
Business
January 9

Sanford Health joins generic drug company

The South Dakota-based health system is one of 12 new health systems backing an effort launched in 2018 to combat medication shortages.
Business
January 9
With investors’ money on the line, Tru Shrimp couldn’t afford to wait for the regulatory issue to be resolved, said CEO Mike Ziebell, above.

Tru Shrimp decision to build 'harbor' in S.D was a 'gut shot' to Luverne

Company cited a Minn. regulation, but S.D. financing may have played role.
South Metro
January 9
A regional system provides enough dependable, clean water to farm shrimp in landlocked Luverne, Minn.

Dec. 27: With spigot open, southwestern Minnesota towns flourish

No longer just a pipe dream, far-sighted water system set up parched towns for growth.
East Metro
January 9
Alula, a security systems technology company, is moving its headquarters and about 120 employees from Hudson, Wis., to the Midway Innovation Center, a

Security tech company Alula moves from Wisconsin to St. Paul

It will bring 120 workers to its new office in St. Paul.
Business
January 8
U.S. Undersecretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney, center arrives as part of a trade delegation at a hotel in Beijing, China

No word on progress after 2nd day of China-US trade talks

Talks between the U.S. and China on ending their tariff war were ending their second day Tuesday without word on whether they've made any progress, as an official newspaper warned not to push Beijing too hard.
East Metro
January 8
Colder Products Co., shown in 2002. The company wants to consolidate nearly 400 employees from three facilities around the St. Anthony Park neighborho

Roseville to offer $3 million in tax breaks to lure St. Paul manufacturer

St. Paul manufacturer wants to consolidate 388 workers at a new HQ.
Business
January 8
Equipment on the Essar Steel site in Nashwauk in 2014 before Essar halted the project and filed for bankruptcy.

Essar back in the picture at $2 billion Nashwauk mining and processing facility project

Troubled company from India said complex debt transactions pave the way; state officials not so sure.
Business
January 8

MNsure defies health plan sign-up decline

Enrollment is down on federal health insurance exchange.
Local
January 8

Minnesota foundation created after tobacco lawsuit settlement announces grant recipients

The Ciresi Walburn Foundation was renamed this year to recognize the lawyers involved in the case.