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Deluxe Corp. said its second-quarter profit rose 12 percent, driven chiefly by growth in its financial services business. The Shoreview company said it earned $56.1…
Its insurance business was hit by bigger-than-expected losses.
Matthew Dornquast started the company in 2001, says Payne will lead “next big wave.”
It bought a boutique Chicago firm and has made new hires.
CyberOptics’ latest product ultimately will make digital gadgets better, cheaper
Amadeus, Europe’s largest airline reservation system, is buying local tech specialist.
Review: 'The Girl With Seven Names,' by Hyeonseo Lee, with David John; North Korean defector's life on the run
NONFICTION: A North Korean defector reveals a life of danger even after her escape.
Kathryn A. Tesija, the de facto No. 2 executive at Target Corp. and its chief merchandiser since 2008, is leaving, the company said this morning.
Money will help LeadPages through period of rapid growth.
Through the use of certificates earned by generating wind power, the utility hopes to appeal to drivers of electric cars.
Company gave up on its TV, but Piper analyst says connectivity is next big thing
Move of mutual fund offices affects about 190 employees.
Hack the Gap, a 14-hour contest of ideas and programming, puts the spotlight on women who work in Twin Cities tech firms.
St. Louis-based cereal maker Post, which bought the Minnesota-based maker of Malt-O-Meal earlier this year, says it will consolidate its cereal operations in Lakeville.
Identity theft expert Frank Abagnale says people make it too easy for criminals
The sale to Pantheon marks a change for Gorton Studios.
Most of the City Pages staff will be retained. The Star Tribune will stop publishing Vita.mn.
The barbecue chain’s first-quarter earnings slid 62 percent, missing analysts’ expectations.
The Star Tribune will halt publication of its entertainment weekly, Vita.mn.
It's the latest in service using an app.
The Mosaic Co. said Thursday its first-quarter profit rose 35 percent, helped by tax gains and higher prices for the two major commodities it sells,…
Capella Education Co. said Tuesday its first-quarter net profit rose 14 percent as key enrollment indicators for its online university increased. Capella said it earned…
Crispin Porter + Bogusky will no longer be retailer’s main agency.
The company’s top executive noted it is grappling with inventory and production challenges.
Piper Jaffray Cos. said Thursday its first-quarter net profit fell 4 percent and revenue slipped, shaped by a drop in its advisory services business. The…
Eagles singer, known for protecting his trademarks, accepts a public apology from Duluth Trading.
Third-quarter results were strong compared with last year, with gains in energy trading and protein and animal nutrition.
The reviews are in for Apple's first smartwatch and they're generally good, although reviewers caution that the gadget isn't as intuitive as the company's previous gizmos.
Target Corp. cut 1,700 people at its corporate offices in the Twin Cities on Tuesday, the largest downsizing of its headquarters staff ever and the biggest at any Minnesota company since 2002.
Internet Broadcasting Systems becomes the base operation for the newly formed firm Lakana.
Best Buy will stop using the Future Shop brand in its Canadian operation, closing 66 stores and renaming 65 others, the company said Saturday. The move, part of a $200 million revamping of store and digital operations in Canada, will result in 1,500 job losses.
The layoffs at Target Corp. are the most dramatic and painful part of CEO Brian Cornell’s plan to boost profits in the next five years, but they’re not the most potent financial move the company plans.
The Minneapolis Fed said 2014 turned out better than expected.
By being vague about plan to cut thousands of jobs, the retailer only increases workers’ anxiety, experts say.
National banking giant will open its first three Minnesota branches later this year
NONFICTION: A filmmaker and first-time author pieces together Kim Jong-Il’s abduction of two of the leading lights of 1970s South Korean cinema.
The acquisition of Wausau Financial helped drive revenue.
Fast-growing group has been slow to get out on its own.
A British biotech company on Tuesday finalized the purchase of a central Minnesota ethanol plant that it will modify to produce chemicals, rather than fuel, from corn.
Kocherlakota explained his vote against the central bank’s latest policy stance on interest rates.
Christopher & Banks saw a huge change in September, about the time the new iPhone appeared.
In granting a request by CenturyLink, the state PUC signaled the end of mandatory phone book distribution. The rise of cellphones, the numbers for which aren’t listed in phone books, has rendered the White Pages far less useful.
The foodmaker expects profit to decline in the current quarter as it slashed prices on products.
The Minnesota franchiser expects about 500 new outlets.
The chief of the Minneapolis Fed said too-low inflation poses its own threat.
Shipments for both phosphates and potash grew in the third quarter, the company said.
Operating earnings easily beat analysts’ expectations.
The deal will increase parent UnitedHealth’s business with health insurance exchanges.
TCF Financial Corp. said third-quarter net income grew 22 percent as auto loans and equipment financing rose strongly and borrowing costs fell. The Wayzata bank…
Deluxe Corp. said Thursday it bought a Wisconsin-based maker of accounting software, Wausau Financial Systems, for $90 million in cash, a deal that came on…
The company reported strong third-quarter sales of ATVs and accessories.
Commercial loans grew at more than twice the rate of its overall lending portfolio.
Over six months of teaching in the North Korea, a writer discovers the psychic and physical toll of tyranny.
Billionaire founder of AOL and Sen. Amy Klobuchar met Twin Cities tech entrepreneurs and bankers on business opportunities and the availability of capital.
The Shakopee publisher of Rat Rod magazine will launch a new one for motorcycle customizers.
The new owner of two Rainbow Foods stores -- one in West St. Paul and one in Minneapolis -- has decided to close them, four months after picking them up in a multi-company, 27-store deal that reshaped the Twin Cities grocery scene.
Supercomputing is no longer center stage, but Minnesota's powerful tech firms quietly hum along.
Mayo hopes the product will encourage patients to use smart gadgets to track their health, despite some concerns over data collection and security.
SouthWest Transit has been running two double-decker buses as part of its State Fair shuttle service. One will be used on its regular commuter routes.
Wings Financial Credit Union, Minnesota’s largest credit union, said it will open four new branches over the next few months, bringing its total to 15…
The record-setting TV spot, conceived by Minneapolis ad agency Fallon to promote Arby’s brisket sandwich, will be aired only on a Duluth TV station.
Meetings between corporate execs and investors aren’t all spreadsheets and presentation decks.
The legacy land-line service provider says the 1-gigabit service is available in selected parts of the metro area.
When surveying fields, Minnesota farmers are trading their tractors in for unmanned, aerial crafts that can provide quick images of crops as they grow.
Purchase adds to Medtronic’s offerings for neurosurgeries. The firm also received FDA approval for a spinal product.
The senior-home operator joins a private equity fund focused on the aging population.
The nation's biggest health insurer says medical cost trends “remained moderate.”
MakerBot division will start with printers in a dozen stores.
A 19-year veteran who has trotted the globe takes the reins from Fred Palensky, who ended a 37-year career at 3M with eight years as R&D chief.
Investors went scurrying, leading to a 4.2 percent drop in its stock value.
MSP’s Terminal 2 is near capacity, forcing the airport to shuffle fast-growing Spirit to the bigger Terminal 1.
Nation’s largest co-op saw big jumps in agriculture-related operations.
The government had issued a warning letter in 2013 about a St. Jude plant in California.
Glen Taylor is entering a business that’s in the midst of reinvention.
The electronics retailer’s shares had their best week of the year, though they remain well below their January peak.