Business
October 8
Jolie Holland, a licensed school nurse in the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winstead School District in central Minnesota, prepares an insulin pen for an inject

Minnesota insurers try to address unhealthy cost of insulin in 2020

In 2019, Caitlin Block has paid as much as $552 a month to buy insulin, a drug she needs to stay alive. The 30-year-old Coon…
Business
October 7
The University of Minnesota has a security technologies degree and recently added a cybersecurity boot camp.

Target donates $250,000 to University of Minnesota to boost cybersecurity program

The retailer's $250K gift to the U will help fund program scholarships and more.
Business
October 7

Health care company shutting down New Hope facility, eliminating over 50 jobs

About 50 at New Hope facility will lose their jobs.
Business
October 7
Ecolab's headquarters in St. Paul.

Ecolab 'strongly disagrees' with U.K. agency's ruling it must divest new acquisition

Competition regulator in U.K. rules purchase of Holchem would have too much control of market.
Outdoors
October 7
Store employees say they have been told the Gander Outdoors in Eden Prairie is closing.

Gander Outdoors closing stores in Eden Prairie, Bemidji

Employees said store would join Bemidji location in shutting down as owners shift toward RVs.
Business
October 7
The union representing workers at Worthington hog producer JBS has sued the USDA.

Union sues to stop new Trump rule it says takes public oversight out of meatpacking

Suit says removal of limit on line speeds could lead to more injuries, unsafe meat.
Business
October 7
The Banque du Liban in Beirut, Lebanon’s central bank, looked well-capitalized, with $37 billion in foreign reserves at the end of July. Yet the ban

In Lebanon, residents line up for U.S. dollars at banks, but find few

Growth and a smaller deficit are needed, but neither are very likely.
Business
October 7
CEO Joe Payne of Code42, a Minneapolis-based data-security firm, commissioned the 2019 Global Data Exposure Report.

Report says workers are biggest data-security threat

In the increasingly digital workplace, people and data are fluid.
Business
October 7
CEO Wendi Breuer has led SeaChange since 2014. The company's annual revenue and employment numbers are rising.

After $10M investment, Plymouth printing company's revenue more than doubles

Last month, CEO Wendi Breuer of SeaChange Print Innovations watched as a crew delivered a $2 million HP inkjet press. It is the latest investment…
West Metro
October 7
Grounds crew prepared Target Field for Game 3 of American League Division Series between the Twins and the Yankees.

At end of first decade, Target Field has what it needs: A winning team

Monday's game against the Yankees is only the third postseason home game ever to be played at Target Field; the first two, in the ballpark's inaugural 2010 season, were consecutive losses to the Yankees.
Business
October 6
Target has told suppliers to pick up the cost of China tariffs.

Major Minnesota firms take separate paths as new round of China tariffs looms

Buyers, such as Target Corp. and Best Buy, scramble to deal with cost increases, while sellers such as Medtronic, Ecolab and Cargill battle to sustain foreign investments.
Business
October 6

Reservation Indians pay more for mortgages

American Indians living on reservations who want to buy homes are significantly more likely to have high-priced mortgages of nearly 2 percentage points more than non-Native Americans off reservations.
Business
October 6
An apple and glass of water are on top of a desk. An office worker is using a tablet computer.

To run a business more responsibly, start with employee health

Sitting around a conference-room table, a group of executives paused during a quarterly-earnings call to review a line chart. They are proud of steady improvement…
Business
October 6

Working with other departments can be tricky if your boss is a problem

Q: My problem is my new boss. He treats me well but is very ineffective within the organization. As a result, I have a hard…
Business
October 6
Healthy white smile close up. Beauty woman with perfect smile, lips and teeth. Beautiful Model Girl with perfect skin. Teeth whitening.

Mackay: Never lose the ability to laugh while at work

A friend passed along a Coca-Cola ad done by a Belgian advertising agency with the tagline “Happiness starts with a smile.” The commercial takes place…
Business
October 6
Company nights out are one form of creative office communication. (Photo by iStock)

A company night out — or office design — all are forms of workplace communication

Q: How does creativity influence and shape communication in a workplace?   A: Creativity, or lack thereof, influences every part of a workplace, including communication.…
Business
October 6

Recent bankruptcy filings in Minneapolis and St. Paul

MINNEAPOLISTodd Denis Gertzen, formerly doing business as and as surety for TDG Ventures Inc. and Patriot Restorations LLC, formerly doing business as New Look Refinishing,…
Business
October 6

Mergers and acquisitions involving Minnesota companies

Target AcquirerDate Location Location Description9/23 Minnesota Spray- Installed Building Products Installed Building Products has acquired Minnesota Spray-Foam Foam Insulation Columbus, Ohio Insulation, a provider of…
Business
October 6

Insider trading

BEST buy co. inc.Hubert joly directorExercised options: 407,880 Price: $29.91–$31.79Shares sold: 407,880 Price: $66.97Date: Sept. 26…
Business
October 6
Andrew Youngquist, left, and Tracy Smith of Eagan-based Horizon Equipment. Smith and a partner bought Horizon in 2001.

Eagan equipment firm pivots business to focus on restaurants

With rebrand, Horizon is now a "kitchen outfitter."