Business
November 7
The Uptown landmark at Lake Street and Hennepin Avenue has struggled with several retailers recently departing the building.

Changes planned at Calhoun Square after sale for half-price

A Chicago investment firm has purchased Calhoun Square and an adjacent vacant lot in Uptown's busy retail district for $34.5 million.
Business
November 7

CPA Bonnie Russ recognized as trailblazing business owner

Bonnie Russ, a University of Minnesota-trained accountant, was a single parent with a young daughter when she borrowed against her house in 1989, to join with the other founders of public-accounting firm Mahoney, Ulbrich, Christiansen.
Variety
November 7
Customers at the Buffalo Wild Wings on 75th Street just east of Route 59 say they were mistreated at the restaurant on Oct. 26, 2019, because of the c

Buffalo Wild Wings CEO meets to discuss racial incident

The president of Buffalo Wild Wings met with officials of a Chicago suburb where customers of a restaurant were asked to move to different tables because a patron didn't want to be seated near black people.
Business
November 7
Duluth Trading Co.’s new store at the Mall of America features images of “Buck,” its potbellied man, in its underwear. The fast-expanding retail

Duluth Trading gets cheeky with its new underwear store at the Mall of America

The store is a prototype that the rapidly expanding apparel maker may take to other malls and locations.
Business
November 6
East Metro
November 6
Water Gremlin employees made their way into the lot as its doors reopened for production after being shut down for more than a week over lead concerns

Minnesota's showdown with Water Gremlin intensifies

As cleanup of lead contamination continues, regulators accuse manufacturer of multiple pollution violations.
Business
November 6
Barbara Rae-Venter is the genetic genealogist who helped crack the Golden State Killer case in April 2018.

'Game-changer' warrant let detective search genetic database

Court ruling a "game-changer" for police.
Business
November 6
Executives and representatives of Minnesota firms hurt by the U.S. trade war with China on Wednesday called for the Trump administration to resolve it

Minnesota farmers, manufacturers say trade war is hurting them, not China

Invoices from Customs and Border Patrol, complicated product exclusion process now part of life for U.S. companies.
Business
November 6
The Minneapolis Planning Commission Committee of the Whole will take up a proposal Thursday to convert a former factory at 1010 S. 7th St. in Minneapo

Apartments key to developer's plan to revive Strutwear Knitting building in Minneapolis

The building across the street from U.S. Bank Stadium struggled to attract office tenants and has been empty for at least a decade.
Business
November 6
"Jay Leno's Garage" features the stories behind classic cars and the people who own them, including one episode that interveiwed Patrick Dempsey.

3-D printer Stratasys strikes deal with 'Jay Leno's Garage'

New 3-D printers to run parts for his rare-car show.
Business
November 6
Shoppers browse the aisles during a Black Friday sale at a Target store, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in Newport, Ky.

With later Thanksgiving, Target will hold Black Friday preview sale this Fri.-Sat.

Target is holding its Black Friday preview sale this Friday and Saturday, a week later than last year with Thanksgiving also falling later on the…
Business
November 6

Alexander: Here's how to upgrade a Mac to Windows 10

Nearly any Mac computer purchased since 2011 and an up-to-date copy of the VMware Fusion software for Mac are musts.
Business
November 6

Vast majority of paper millionaires in Silicon Valley are men

Gender pay gap in tech is apparent in stock payouts, too.
Business
November 6
Fingerprinting happens when sites force your browser to hand over technical data about your computer, and use those details to create a picture of you

What is digital fingerprinting? The online tracking you can't avoid

A third of most popular 500 sites, including Best Buy, use hidden code to collect data on you.
Duluth
November 5
An Edina Realty sign outside of a home in June 2017.

Edina Realty expands in northeast Minnesota by adding office in Virginia

The company said the Virginia office will operate as a satellite of its Duluth hub.
Business
November 5
Several people were laid off from Bite Squad's Minneapolis offices this week.

Waitr cuts jobs at Bite Squad's former Minneapolis HQ, consolidating operations in Louisiana

App-based food-delivery business is also bailing out of some markets.
Business
November 5
Jackie Nierenhausen and Cong Nguyen, with 2-year-old Alaina, on his shoulders, passed Best Buy at the Mall of America on May 2018 before it closed.

Best Buy has closed 18 stores, but physical locations still key to strategy

The moves are part of the Richfield-based electronic chain's annual churn as it re-evaluates its store portfolio as leases come up for renewal.
Business
November 5
Farm income is forecast to rise about 5% this year and the government's portion of overall farm income will reach 34%, the highest in more than a deca

More than a third of U.S. farm income in 2019 will come from the government

Trade bailout, insurance payouts, to account for roughly 34% of U.S. farm income.
Business
November 5
SBA loans are up over 10% this year.

SBA lending in Minnesota up 11% in fiscal 2019

Minnesota small businesses raised $682 million in operating and asset-based loans from SBA-affiliated private lenders in fiscal 2019, up 11 percent from, 2018, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Business
November 5
The Amazon Alexa-controlled Echo Kitchen speaker is shown. A surprising vulnerability in voice-controlled devices allow an attacker to secretly take t

Lasers can be used to hack voice-controlled devices, study finds

Focused light has same effect on voice-command systems as sound.