Business
July 9
YQ by Yoplait is one of the product lines that General Mills has produced that arrested a decline in yogurt sales. The company will relabel the produc

General Mills tries to turn yogurt, once its biggest problem, into a plus again

General Mills said it plans to keep its foot on the accelerator in yogurt, a business where the company has slowed its declines but now…
Business
July 9
CEO Jeff Ross, seen at Miromatrix headquarters in Eden Prairie in 2017, said the goal of the spinoff is to build sales for two products cleared by the

Miromatrix spins out a company, steps up focus on bioengineered organs for humans

Reprise Biomedical will focus on device maker's hernia and wound-repair products.
Business
July 9
Piper Jaffray is buying Sandler O’Neill and Partners. (Provided by Piper Jaffray)

Jaffray will soon disappear from the Piper Jaffray name

The Piper Jaffray name has been a vital part of Minnesota business history for more than 100 years. But before that name emerged as one…
Business
July 9
A SpaceX Falcon heavy rocket lifted off at the Kennedy Space Center. SpaceX has plans to launch satellites that would improve internet connections.

Elon Musk's satellites dot the heavens, leaving stargazers upset

About 13,000 low-orbit satellites have been approved and could impede the view beyond.
Business
July 9

FTC to ask about disabling YouTube ads for kids' privacy

The administration jumps into the privacy debate.
South Metro
July 9

Burnsville coin dealer gets prison time for sale of bogus coins

According to plea documents, Skog stole more than $57,000 from his customers and had planned to sell 275 more counterfeit coins for $235,000.
Business
July 9

Former Starkey hearing aid president starts 7-year prison sentence

Former Starkey President Jerry Ruzicka starts 7-year prison sentence in Duluth, Minnesota.
Business
July 9

Former Starkey hearing aid president starts 7-year prison sentence

Former Starkey President Jerry Ruzicka starts 7-year prison sentence in Duluth, Minnesota.
Outdoors
July 9
Vista Outdoors sold its firearms brands to concentrate on ammunition and accessories, including subsidiary Federal Cartridge.

Anoka-based outdoors company sells its firearms brands for $170M

Vista Outdoor is making the moves in a restructuring plan, including consolidation of its headquarters in the Twin Cities.
Business
July 9
Sanford Health sign near Target Field.

Sanford Health seeks Iowa merger to create $11 billion health system

CEO of the South Dakota-based nonprofit would lead new organization. Sanford Health runs 18 hospitals and 171 clinics in Minnesota.
Business
July 8

Judge blocks Trump rule requiring drug companies to list prices in TV ads

A federal judge ruled Monday that the Trump administration cannot force pharmaceutical companies to disclose the list price of their drugs in television ads, dealing…
Minneapolis
July 8

North Loop parking ramp denied by Minneapolis Planning Commission

The Federal Reserve Bank wanted the 800-spot ramp for its employees.
Business
July 8
Packages passed down a conveyor belt before receiving a shipping label at Amazon in Shakopee.

Amazon workers in Shakopee plan 4-hour strike during Prime Day

Employees at Amazon's center in Shakopee will join a 4-hour strike during peak sales event.
Minneapolis
July 8
Sherman Associates plans to build a two-story fire station on the same block as Fire Station 1 in downtown Minneapolis, which Sherman plans to demolis

Downtown Minneapolis may get a new fire station as developer remakes block with apartments, ramp

Before Sherman Associates can build apartments, it must create new downtown station for city.
Business
July 8
General Mills revealed new details of its Carnivora line of Blue Buffalo pet foods, along with other new products, on Monday.

In General Mills' latest product rollout, new Blue Buffalo line gets a push

Blue Buffalo's Carnivora pet food joins Yoplait smoothie, blueberry Cheerios among new products.
Business
July 8
Boeing is under pressure to prove the Max is safe and get it flying again after two disasters in five months killed 346 people.

Boeing's 737 Max loses first customer as Flyadeal goes to Airbus

The Saudi budget carrier had planned to purchase up to 50 of the jets.
Business
July 8
Foreign banks are still minnows compared with China’s state-owned giants, but their assets in the country have increased.

Foreign financiers look past the trade war and ramp up in China

Nation to open financial system, sparking both skepticism and optimism.
Business
July 8

Abbott Northwestern switching anesthesia service

Abbott Northwestern will start using Minneapolis Anesthesia Partners by mid-2020.
Business
July 8
Project for Pride in Living’s CEO Paul Williams, left, and Vice President May Xiong oversaw the opening of the nonprofit’s new and much-needed car

Project for Pride in Living opens expanded career center in south Minneapolis

The renovated center preserves the best of the Franklin Theater while serving as another marker in the generation-long rebound of East Franklin.
Business
July 7

Mergers and acquisitions involving Minnesota companies

Target AcquirerDate Location Location Description6/24 Expert Insulation Inc. Installed Building Products Installed Building Products has acquired Expert Insulation Inc. and Brainerd, Minn. Columbus, Ohio Expert…