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A $255.8 million government claim on the estate of the late billionaire banker Carl Pohlad has quietly settled for a fraction of the initial demand of the Internal Revenue Service.
Emphasizing a hands-on approach, Griffin Archer keeps its overhead low
The carrier had been searching for a new top executive for about a year.
Agency says fast food chain a ‘smart, risky client.’
Its stake in PodcastOne, the largest U.S. podcast network, is its latest deal in past two years.
Parent company Carlson said three hotels are planned for the growing market.
The Minnetonka company would become private.
The Haberman ad agency has established a national presence as a pioneer in marketing healthy food.
Executive pay levels reach new peak as average workers' wages stagnate, and the chasm grows.
Two Florida hedge funds initially sued for $24 million.
On a December morning in 1967, Minnesotans woke up to a different, but familiar voice doing advertising voice-overs for Twin Cities Federal Savings and Loan.…
Sean Meadows apologized to a courtroom full of victims. The judge said it didn’t ring true.
Local pizza chain fine-tuning its menu and look to appeal to younger crowd
Direct flights to Honolulu will begin in November instead of October.
Deal was approved Wednesday by a bankruptcy judge.
The distinction between work life and home life is blurred at this northeast Minneapolis company, which believes you can’t excel at one if you don’t excel at the other.
The account of Frank Vennes Jr. held funds from sales of jewelry, rare coins.
Carter replaces Richard “Ben” Hirst, who is retiring.
The Boston-based law firm is consolidating its administrative and technical jobs here.
Gannett is closing its Maple Grove plant.
Christopher “Kip” Hedges’ lawsuit asserts Delta violated provisions of federal law prohibiting company interference in union activities.
Herman was sentenced in US. District Court on wire fraud charges.
A new ad campaign and rebranding aimed at millennials starts next month
Faegre Baker Daniels did not disclose some assets given by co-conspirator Frank Vennes Jr.
Harold “Jerry” Soderberg’s fascination with presidential politics made him an eyewitness to history.From Adlai Stevenson in the 1950s to Paul Simon in the 1980s, with…
One of the founders of Merchant & Gould helped clients such as 3M, Medtronic, Red Wing Shoe and Radisson.
In a statement, the head of Sun Country’s Air Line Pilots Association said airline Chairman Marty Davis is warning of a “downsizing” of the carrier if a labor agreement is not reached.
The former assistant U.S. attorney is joining the law firm of Fredrikson & Byron.
Market potential for Disney-inspired product said to be significant.
The two strong-willed partners run a media-buying company that counts the Minnesota Twins, Summit Brewing and the Minnesota Zoo as clients.
Alltech, a large animal health company, is acquiring Ridley for $428 million in all-cash deal.
But measured by where the business happened, 3M’s sales grew around the world.
After a surge in investment adviser fraud cases, a joint task force has been formed.
The number of advisers in the state who are facing criminal action has tripled from the previous two years, and authorities are taking action.
Pump maker said it’s seeing a “global spending pause.”
The Owatonna operation of Chart Industries will close June 1, affecting 65 workers. The Ohio-based company informed Owatonna city officials and the Minnesota Department of…
He is CEO of Mirum, one of the largest and newest international ad agencies in the digital marketplace.
A battle is brewing between the Minnesota Commerce Department and one of the state’s largest auto-glass repair firms over alleged unfair sales practices.Safelite Group, based…
To say that Don Hanson loved flying would be an understatement. Hanson didn’t just fly the plane, he was part of it. From piloting bombers…
Eden Prairie firm fighting Chinese manufacturer for potentially lucrative market share.
One employee said: “Encouragement is constant, gratitude is shown often.” Said another: “Recognition is given when good work is prevalent, and coaching is given when standards are not met.”
A small Minneapolis ad agency takes brands directly to consumers.
The Plymouth-based ad company was sold to a private equity firm that will help finance its plans for expansion.
Bankruptcy Judge Gregory Kishel denied the claim at hand but told the trustee and attorneys that it was a matter of time before creditors would get antsy.
The Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled that state law doesn’t include a key provision that makes it easier to recover false profits from a Ponzi scheme.
For 34 years, attorney John Drawz has led New Brighton’s battle for clean water
Trudy Rautio has been an executive with the company for 18 years and is only the second nonfamily member to run it. Now, the hotel and travel groups will have separate CEOs.
Firm will spend TGI Friday’s cash to buy 100 percent control of Carlson Wagonlit Travel.
Judge ruled Carlson’s financial picture, not IBM’s performance, led to termination of IT contract.
David Berg’s charge includes freshening some of the company’s hotel concepts while expanding others.
Quarterly earnings beat expectations, but Joly warns that growth will slow
Hotel chain reports 57 openings, higher revenue.
No work action is imminent; talks set to resume in March.
The Minneapolis agency created an ad that will run early in the fourth quarter.
Ad Age named Fallon its “comeback agency of the year” on Monday for its recovery from the near-disastrous loss of two major clients, Cadillac and Purina, in 2013.
Mike Ciresi, one of Minnesota’s best known trial lawyers, is leaving Robins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi after 43 years to form his own boutique law firm with two partners from his old firm.
The name change underlines the importance of branding in the modern marketplace.
Two years after his sentencing, middleman Frank Vennes said he was promised a better deal.
The deal puts the family in control of an iconic brand now focused on electronics.
Logistics firm CEO finds prairie grass and solar panels are not only the right thing to do, they make good business sense.
Ron Rochat was a standout three-sport athlete at Osseo Senior High School in the late 1930s, but it was his ability to coax music from…
From Cambria quartz countertops to Davis Family Dairies to Sun Country Airlines, the Davis family owns and manages some of the state’s landmark homegrown businesses. They employ 2,600 workers and take in about $710 million a year in revenue.
GdB will stay in Minneapolis under new ownership
The state has settled with two more life insurance companies over unpaid policies.
Delta Comfort will offer extra leg room, priority seating and complimentary alcohol.
Its resemblance to 3M’s “Post-it” violates trademark, the Minnesota company says.
Independent ad shop Kruskopf & Co. seeks “one simple truth” about products that range from hearing aids to a line of steaks.
Arby’s was supposed to include Pepsi in a certain number of ads, and a creative solution was found.
Delta dropped nonstop seasonal flights to Honolulu in 2011 but is preparing to resume them.
A little girl named Gracie helps lead marketers down the path of more inclusiveness.
Campbell Mithun, one of the Twin Cities’ oldest ad agencies, is recasting its image
The Johnston Group aims to provide more personalized financial advice than large firms are able to offer clients.
New Orleans-based Spear Point demanded wholesale changes, divestiture in letter to board.
Twin Cities legal publisher was cleared of a rules violation.
Doug Kelley filed a motion for investors’ Ponzi scheme gains: $119 million, including interest.