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Matthew Niksa

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Christopher Anderson -- aka TurnUpDefense -- ponders his next play during a break in a T-Wolves Gaming scrimmage last month. Earlier this month, the e

Pro teams dive into video games, seeking new fans and sponsors

It's a phenomenon that crosses sports boundaries. And the Timberwolves capitalized with a team that won the NBA 2K League Championship in its first season of play this summer.
Ben Cattoor came up with the idea for Foodsby in 2012, when he saw a delivery driver make five trips in 45 minutes to CHS Inc., where he worked.

Foodsby zeros in on office lunch deliveries, carving niche amid a boom

App-based meal delivery services are racing for dominance, but some restaurants avoid them due to cost. Enter Foodsby.
Mary Yang, left and Coreti Soe with Kenneth Curry and Sebastian Landaeta, not pictured, won best pitch of the night at the Silicon North Stars Minneso

In a Twin Cities tech contest, high schoolers think big to get more people hired

Students in a technology summer camp pitch ideas for solving economic problem.
The Rand Tower, shown in a file photo, will be converted into a Tribute by Marriott hotel, the first for that brand in Minnesota. The project is due t

Owner of Rand Tower converting it into boutique Marriott hotel

The 90-year-old building will become the first Tribute by Marriott hotel in Minnesota.
Sherman Associates plans to build a two-story fire station on the same block as Fire Station 1 in downtown Minneapolis, which Sherman plans to demolis

Downtown Minneapolis may get a new fire station as developer remakes block with apartments, ramp

Before Sherman Associates can build apartments, it must create new downtown station for city.
Sherman Associates plans to build an eight-story apartment building in downtown Minneapolis, with the second floor used by Firefighters for Healing as

Apartment building with burn healing center may rise in Minneapolis

Mpls. building designed with free units and care center for burn survivors.
Noel Gordon Jr., co-founder, Reparations Media & Apparel

Minnesota political art and streetwear brand puts race in your face

When Noel Gordon Jr., 28, a graduate student at the University of Minnesota, learned that the state has some of the worst racial disparities in…
Sezzle CEO Charlie Youakim says the company believes Canadian shopping habits will help the company rapidly expand. Behind him are co-founders Killian

Twin Cities financial startup Sezzle expands into Canada

CEO says similar consumer patterns made Canada a good bet.
Pohlad Companies will move the head offices of most of its businesses to the RBC Gateway tower, which had a groundbreaking ceremony earlier this week.

Pohlad Cos. will move most of its businesses to RBC Gateway

Construction on the RBC Gateway project began last week, and it is expected to be completed in late 2021.
Rob Weber, co-founder and managing partner of Great North Labs.

Tech entrepreneur brothers in St. Cloud raise $23.7M to invest in other startups

Great North Labs will use the funds to help seed other startup firms in the Upper Midwest.