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The action was greater at stores and malls that were closed on Thursday, but shopping all around was off to a strong start.
Even if the kickoff for holiday shopping has lost some of its frenzy, shoppers turned out in force. And it's become a bigger time for online sales.
Analysts were upbeat about the company's long-term prospects with greater diversification.
As women tell their #MeToo stories and a growing tally of high-ranking men get fired or lose the support of their backers over boorish behavior, human resources professionals are doing some soul searching.
In one of the world’s most war-torn countries, Gen. Mohamed Abshir Musa was a peacemaker. At 32, he became commander of independent Somalia’s first national…
The Minnesota Historical Society is moving into health and wellness with a history-rich app that will help caregivers, dementia patients.
The City Council will make a final decision on how to proceed with Stephen Frenz.
It's among the most persistent questions to dog workers at or near retirement: What comes next? Phyllis Moen wants to help. The University of Minnesota…
Company veteran Troy Bader to replace retiring chief.
The megaretailer is making another foray into in-person shopping, bringing the truck to 18 cities.
Federal prosecutors allege that Shane Fleming and eight people who were not employees were enriched by nearly $900,000 in illegal profits.
Mpls. retailer facing tight job market, demands for quality customer service.
With turnaround complete, retailer aiming for steady gains in sales and profits in coming years.
Retailer shows off local advances ahead of annual fall employee meeting.
Generations of Minnesotans recall the eye-catching Ewald Bros. Dairy billboard at the State Fair.
The country star and workout devotee will help design "Tru Mav" clubs to mirror his own routines.
The experience solidified Eidson's belief in the power of education.
Target pulls Hampton Creek products off shelves after an internal review.
The service offers an in-home assessment with families to design the right array of monitors and devices, and Geek Squad workers install the custom-built systems.
Half of Minnesota's nursing home residents get help through the program.
However, even top states need to quickening pace in addressing caregiving concerns for the elder boom.
Dr. Robert Kane spent his life studying aging and railing against nursing homes, burdensome regulations and a long-term care system that too often fails to…
More than 120 varieties of hosta provide a backdrop for brightly colored cultivars and creative hardscapes.
Executives at Lifetouch Inc. like to describe their $1.5 billion company as the best-kept secret in the Twin Cities. To millions of parents and students, however, the brand is a household name.
Taxidermist tinkerer builds lifelike robotics used by game wardens across North America.
Programs help meet business goals and keep employees.
Debra Arbit describes herself and her small staff at BridgeWorks as generational junkies. “We eat, sleep, live, breathe the generational topic 24 hours a day,”…
The agreement, which begins on Jan. 1, is an attempt by the Center City-based Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation to get its print and digital books into the hands of more consumers.
Minneapolis sports data start-up has grown quickly in 8 years
Class-action had accused company of misleading shareholders about problems with defibrillator leads.
Growing numbers of Minnesotans are working from home as technology makes telecommuting easier and employers realize that some workers are happier and more productive away…
Blue Cross will take away flexible policies for those not on workplace plans.
Whether it's working through a business setback or a strategy to keep top employees, communication is key for large firms.
The Seattle-based online giant said it will open a new technology development center in downtown Minneapolis and will hire about 100 software engineers and managers to fill it.
Wisconsin firm and OSHA reach broad settlement after reports of serious injuries at several plants.
He will be replaced by Ilan Levin, the former president of Objet, the Rehovot, Israel-based firm that merged with Stratasys.
Surveys showed growth across the Midwest and the nation.
Minnetonka-based ShoreSox says it has an environmentally friendly way to stabilize shorelines of lakes and rivers.
In a new approach, financial firms are digging into genealogy records and pulling out the therapy couch to help families avoid frittering away their fortunes.
With 25 years of gains and losses, Minnesota's economic climate has stayed strong, thanks to the state's unique business culture.
Whitney left investment banking to teach and played a big role in Minnesota pro sports.
You might say that Bob Johnson was a mooover and a shaker. In a career that spanned more than 60 years, Johnson created scores of…
Americans will spend $2.4B, and Edina's Artistic Floral is ready
U nursing school is studying the effectiveness of Healthsense monitors with Alzheimer's and dementia.
The travel management division, now Carlson Cos.' sole corporate business, is moving forward under a new chief executive.
21 former workers file federal EEOC complaint against AmesburyTruth and Doherty staffing, saying they weren't allowed to pray.
Bloomington firm acquired by Regent Holding of California
As Garrison Keillor wraps up his farewell tour over the next 12 weeks, the public radio world is anxiously preparing for "A Prairie Home Companion" without him.
The nation's third-largest bank joins companies like Facebook, Twitter in offering the benefit.
Aaron Gitis spent his entire career as a butcher — cutting up whole sides of a cow, packaging special cuts for customers at his retail…
Company denies claim that layoffs tilted against older workers.
Bright Health received $80 million in venture capital and plans to start selling plans to consumers in 2017.
Insurer will join with PreferredOne to become a subsidiary of Fairview, which will change its name to M Health.
The 35-and-under crowd now makes up the majority of America's labor force. It's just a matter of time before they will be on their way toward financial independence — if they aren't already.
Top economic adviser and Klobuchar will hold forum on millennials' concerns.
Former hospital CEO, public health commissioner was at forefront of AIDS care and more.
WindRider International, a Minneapolis company that builds popular three-hulled sailboats known as trimarans, is moving its manufacturing operation to Flint, Mich.The decision comes on the…
As inventories and delivery times tighten, Eden Prairie-based C.H. Robinson has evolved into one of the top logistics companies in the country
Craig Henderson sat in the bleachers, beaming. A beloved family man in the throes of pancreatic cancer, he cheered as the gymnasium at Park Center…
Online discounters, supermarkets taking bite out of small florists' business.
Bloomington, Woodbury and Roseville outlets will close as the fabric chain reorganizes.
Minneapolis-based global manufacturer of paint sprayers, pumps and lubricants still dogged by exchange rates, but profit far exceeds Wall Street's dismal forecast.
Virtual reality used to be the domain of fantastical video games or frontier-pushing researchers in multimillion dollar labs. But as the technology gets less expensive, VR could transform the architectural world
The 63-year old Klingel, who led business lobbying group for 13 years, will focus on cancer treatment.
A Shoreview couple welcome guests to their whimsical cottage garden, which beckons with waterfalls, a playhouse and flea-market finds.
CEO Brian Cornell is meeting Target shoppers in their homes to get to know its changing customer and adding 1,000 IT jobs to meet growing needs.
Schwan, best known for delivering frozen meals to consumers' doorsteps, has assembled a team it calls the "future stars of the culinary world" to help introduce new products and update existing ones.
Burdened by college loans, millennials are eagerly embracing a growing trend in employer incentives.
Troubled data-storage company Imation has sold its corporate headquarters along with two trademark licenses and is pulling up stakes in Minnesota, two decades after being…
Unwittingly and arbitrarily, a name once associated with an ancient Egyptian goddess now has become synonymous with terror.
After years of belt tightening, consumers spent 7.9 percent more than last year between Black Friday and Christmas Eve, and ponied up for furniture and other high-priced items, according to MasterCard SpendingPulse.
Seeking bargains or to return gifts, many Minnesotans went out on the day after Christmas.
Timetable would have the steel company make payments from February through 2020.
"We think the protests should be done," said the owner of two retail stores and seven kiosks at the Mall of America. "But not here, not to the retailers, not to the shoppers. Because none of us did anything."
The suit claims the former high-ranking employee was fired for raising questions about the organization overstating the number of devices it gives away. The foundation denies the allegations.
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