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Workers in Minnesota and across the country went on strike this weekend.
Minnesota's largest manufacturers battled a lion's den of challenges last year that shrunk revenue but mostly held onto profits with help from cost-cutting campaigns at nearly half the state's 23 prime producers.
Minnesota's aging workforce has tightened the current job market. If trends continue, by mid-2018, there will be more jobs than people looking for them.
The $1.6 million contract will outfit 6,500 U.S. soldiers.
The $75 million investment in Forbes signals another economic bump for the region.
Ecolab experienced sales growth across most of its businesses, but had higher product costs than expected for the first quarter. Results barely missed analysts' expectations,…
April report also shows Minnesota continuing to grow steadily.
No price was disclosed for Hy-Pro deal, which closed Monday.
EFCO Corp. deal expected to add to firm's before-tax earnings this fiscal year.
However, while sales were up, debt restructuring resulted in a loss for the period.
The group pledged to invest more than $550 million into the failed Iron Range taconite project and complete it.
The sports vehicle maker's latest results beat expectations after one-time costs.
Polaris' position as an icon of Midwestern manufacturing know-how has suffered with 12 rounds of recall notices affecting 338,800 vehicles.
Company denies claims that design defects contributed to tip-over crash and fire in Utah.
Former executive forfeits $2.3 million, will testify.
The Chapter 11 filing is to reorganize the firm and is not a liquidation, the company said.
Customers reported 13 heat shields fell off causing five fires.
PAK Properties plans to renovate the downtown St. Paul tower into "modern office space."
The hearing technologies company moves to link criminal defendants' actions to a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by another former employee.
Valspar Corp. will sell the assets of its industrial wood-coatings business to Axalta Coatings System for $420 million, company officials announced Wednesday.
The offers come as a bankruptcy reorganization deadline nears.
From dinosaurs to hearts, Stratasys schools students on latest technology.
Action alleges China-based manufacturer violated patents on paint-spraying products.
Starkey officials say that the new allegations are "scurrilous, unfounded or false" and a distraction from federal embezzlement charges against fired president Jerry Ruzicka.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's visit to 3M's Canadian headquarters comes on the heels of pledging a $600 million "innovation budget," to improve Canada's technology sector.
Pentair joins effort to reduce waterborne illnesses in mountainous western Honduras.
The three allege they were denied payments by the firm's successor, GlassBridge.
Polaris Industries now says it has recalled 145,000 of its RZR all-terrain vehicles in 2016. The number was incorrectly reported as 901,000 in an official…
In all, 172 workers downsized through layoffs and buyouts since about March 1. The Anoka facility cites slow market as the cause.
The parent company of Hill Bros. Coffee and Chock Full O'Nuts has partnered with the tiny, Minnesota-based operation to convert millions of pounds of roasted coffee-bean waste into commercial fertilizer.
Costs piled high for Polaris Industries last year as it tackled recall after recall of its recreational vehicles due to fire hazards.The $4.5 billion Medina-based…
The merger was supposed to close by the end of April.
ATV heat shield woes prompt 47 fires, four minor injuries
The Maplewood-based company's safety-education efforts have caught the eye of regulators as well as customers.
Five VA hospitals will produce prostheses and other customized devices.
Scott Safety will add new breathing protection products and $570 million in sales to 3M's portfolio.
The Ferrara gummy bear factory that shut in Winona a year ago, displacing 125 workers, will soon reopen as a maker of gummy vitamins for cats and dogs.
In its waning days as an independent company, Valspar Corp. reported quarterly earnings reflecting the challenges that partly led to a merger agreement with rival…
The 3-D printing company expects to still lose money in fiscal 2017, but sales are improving.
Company is giving state, Thief River Falls the first chance to make a pitch.
Medical equipment and machinery remained top sellers, with dairy products seeing the biggest uptick in demand.
Downturn in ammunition market spurs the layoffs.
Latest notice covers 13,500 off-road recreational vehicles.
Larry Lukis' vision led to $298M annual revenue, 1,700 workers.
The government's case mentions improper payments and unreported income including more than $100,000 for personal golf membership fees.
Minnesota growth challenged by ongoing ag sector weakness.
Canadian judge rules Arctic Cat did not violate snowmobile patents.
Project won state funding and will result in 100 more workers.
New agreement with SEIU Local 26 covers 500 Twin Cities janitors.
Oil sector is improving while institutional business strong
Janna Marlene Wood was with the Shakopee Police Department just six months when Halloween rolled around in 2013. Shakopee Police Chief Jeff Tate walked into…
State ranks fifth in mining of iron, sand and gravel.
Minnesota is a hotbed for the trend, which comes after years of stagnation.
3-D printing sales up at the Maple Plain-based manufacturer.
Contract adds sick days, modest pay raises, but ends retiree health care.
Accidents on the job are down in Minnesota but are still costly to employers
New entity, Mesabi Metallic, hopes to restart and finish construction in Nashwauk in two years.
Housing rebound trickles down to door and window maker.
Creighton University survey also shows the highest business confidence level in six years.
Filtration company also reported fourth quarter profits that were down but beat expectations.
The national women's leadership program also is BMO Financial and Rockwell Automation.
But overall sales rose 7 percent for the quarter.
Lawsuit claims trucking company, along its sister firms, wrongly withheld workers' wages after pretending to shut down.
The latest allegations involve filing false tax returns.
Valspar acquisition should finalize in 90 days, officials said.
Bringing Arctic Cat under golf cart maker Textron Inc.’s umbrella might be just the deep-pocketed shove needed to push a determined but struggling underdog into…
Textron says company facilities in Minnesota will stay largely intact
Profits fall 43.5 percent in fourth quarter after recall costs and other issues.
Earnings rose 11 percent in Q4, and company executives see better global conditions ahead.
About 1,000 Twin Cities workers could be affected after contract expires Jan. 31.
3M offers phone-compatible products that automatically adjust to background noises
A court in Spain ruled in 3M’s favor this week when it ordered a preliminary injunction against a company 3M accused of violating its patented…
Suit says mismanagement of money caused bankruptcy and $1 billion in unpaid bills
The deal will give the firm $40M in new annual revenue.
Investments in factories, employment will stay the same or rise, survey says.
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