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She transformed Maud Borup from a small retailer to a wholesale business that employs 120.
Jim Steele, 78, the 50-year founder of Vadnais Heights-based Dynamic Air, a small industrial manufacturer, has just survived a six-year, international legal brawl with the…
The renovated center preserves the best of the Franklin Theater while serving as another marker in the generation-long rebound of East Franklin.
Jeff Appelquist, business lawyer turned consultant and Midwest Book Award-winning author, has traveled the globe since he graduated from Carleton College in 1980. Uncle Sam…
At midyear, the resilient market is continuing to push all-time highs.
The Cookie Cart on the North Side’s W. Broadway Avenue has been more than a bakery since it was launched 30-plus years ago by the…
Deal would push Minn. bank over $2B in assets.
You would not mistake Caitlin Rogers, a former nonprofit employee and union organizer, as a gung-ho entrepreneur. That said, her Next Day Animations employs 15…
Sally Mainquist, a veteran financial professional-placement executive and co-founder of Veritae Group, has hired, placed and mentored many over the last 30 years. Ruth Faalele,…
A former addict and dealer works up to three jobs weekly, cooking, cleaning and building maintenance, and considers himself fortunate.
The Walz administration's long-term strategy is to reduce incarceration for low-level, nonviolent offenders and curtail technical parole violations that can send former inmates back to prison
The split Legislature increased K-12 education funding, lowered slightly the 2% tax on medical providers, failed to compromise on Gov. Tim Walz’s 20-cent-a-gallon gas…
Midsize companies: Doran Cos.' new CEO emphasizes benefits such as parental leave, profit-sharing.
Takia Thomas and the rest of her Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest “company” at Minneapolis Edison High School prove you can take second…
Century-old American Rug Laundry on East Lake Street is having a sale this week. That's not big news from Sam and Farzan Navab, immigrant entrepreneurs…
SeaChange Print Innovations chief executive brought in new technology and energy.
Shena Idoko is about to trade rent of $1,110 per month for a new house being built in St. Paul’s North End that will cost…
Dennis Frandsen, 85, has worked for only himself. And it's worked out better than he dreamed.
Digi International, poised for a conference this week that will include 400 stakeholders and fresh off record first-half results in fiscal 2019, may have achieved…
Cunningham and wife Betsy Hodges will move from Twin Cities.
Junita Flowers’ entrepreneurial passion for “cookies and conversation’’ events grew out of her yearslong struggle to escape an abusive marriage and establish an enterprise focused…
It has built a list of clients that strive for a different kind of brand awareness.
The spinout from Cargill's former financial-investment arm of what is now Garda Capital Partners in early 2016 has worked for the fixed-income specialty investor that…
As the Minnesota Legislature enters its final week of high-stakes budget talks, a much lower-profile negotiation is underway affecting 40,000 low-income elderly and disabled people…
COO Anne Behrendt has acquired a 51% stake and has succeeded Kelly Dornan as CEO. CFO Ryan Johnson has acquired a 24.5% stake.
C4Life co-founders decided that the fragmented industry was ripe for a farm-to-retailer distribution model.
Black residents have seen an almost 10% rise in employment since 2013. However, wages for black and Latino workers trail white workers.
Navigate has grown to 15 people, including independent consultants, and has helped 1,700-plus people seek new jobs or careers with a high-touch approach, working with 300 companies.
Founder said that other arms of parent company Thor Cos., which provided consulting, design, and development services, will continue in some capacity, though he didn't specify which ones.
Closing of Youngblood Lumber is another sign of the transformation of Central Avenue.
The Prodigal Pub has quietly opened a few doors east of Nicollet Avenue, known as Whittier's "Eat Street."
Millions is being invested in the budding Minnesota hemp industry, released to grow after several years of testing by the 2018 federal farm bill.
The Horn's founders say it's most useful to members who join with other people, such as an organization or affinity group.
Methodist has spent less than $2 million on what has become an $8.4 million project among public-and-private partners.
Former NBA players David Robinson and Christian Laettner were anything but robotic, mixing with competitors and the admission-free crowd during and after the two-hour event.
His name had faded in prominence in recent years, but for much of his career Jacobs was a feared and flamboyant investor.
Mayor Dave Kleis of St. Cloud is a renewable-energy ambassador. St. Cloud has gone from virtually no renewable energy, excluding the city’s hydroelectric dam operated…
Minnesota couple developed the XTorch to bring light and power to impoverished communities.
NimbeLink's products are part of the building blocks in fast-growing cellular networks that enable companies to remotely track anything and everything.
Last fall, Tonia Brinston was named one of the Twin Cities’ “Top Women in Finance” by Finance & Commerce newspaper. She was a rare woman…
The bill has been a long-sought goal of a consortium of independent repair shops, environmentalists, the Minnesota Farmers Union and others.
The discussions began two years ago, said Kevin Ishaug, who also expressed confidence that the consolidation would work.
Local couple turn roof-rake line into big business with international reach.
Employment lawyers are buzzing about a recent ruling.
An impressive collaboration is at work on a 110-unit affordable-housing complex on S. Cedar Avenue near Franklin.
Todd Obernolte, a one-man band who owns and orchestrates a St. Paul digital-media production company, has proved a couple things in the last several years…
If Minnesota doesn't make progress adding trained workers in near term, the state risks losing out on billions of dollars in future economic growth.
The new CEO at Recombinetics has a plan for commercialization of what largely has been a genetics-health research firm. Mark Platt, 53, an electrical engineer…
On the morning of a winter storm warning last week, you would expect Dan Nelson — the owner Olio Outdoors, a company that does snow…
The company plans to double revenue within 24 months through organic growth and acquisitions.
High-profile deals slumped in 2018, but overall volume held firm.
Minnesota Diversified Industries has a mission to hire and develop employees with disabilities through an integrated-workforce approach.
REM5 VR Lab in St. Louis Park is a long way from that View-Master from the 1960s.
Germany's privately held Pepperl+Fuchs, a diversified producer of industrial sensors and other automation technology, plans to invest in and grow Comtrol.
St. Louis Park's HabitAware makes a bracelet that monitors repetitive behaviors like hair pulling or nail biting.
TCF, Chemical officials have been keeping an eye on each other since 2015
The merger of equals transaction will create a financial services company with $34 billion in total and 500 branches across nine states, primarily in the Midwest. The HQ will be in Detroit.
Businessman Howard Root's latest venture is a sleek pontoon that looks "more like an Italian cruising boat."
He has spent nearly 40 years counseling family-owned businesses, including in a 2018 book, "The Soul of Family Business."
For 30 years, the Neighborhood Development Center has been lifting up small businesses in the Twin Cities.
Lessons learned operating in the inner-city Phillips neighborhood of south Minneapolis guide Welna Hardware's suburban expansion.
Tactile Medical Systems went public in 2016, and it's been the best-performing stock in Minnesota every year since.
Thor Cos., the state's largest minority-owned company, is on the verge of financial collapse, according to the lawsuit filed in Hennepin County District Court.
It comes months after the state's largest minority-owned company moved into a new North Side headquarters partially funded by Hennepin County.
Thanks to the growth of Uber and other clients, Imprint Engine was recognized recently as one of the fastest-growing privately owned Twin Cities companies, as ranked by the Business Journal.
If the strategy of Code42's leadership works, the now 550-employee company could become a much larger outfit.
The company said shifting focus to IT security from backup software has been tougher than expected.
After the first full business week since the shutdown began, executives and entrepreneurs are starting to see more widespread effects.
One of the best-performing Minnesota stocks of 2017 and into the summer of last year has gone from hot to cold.
Among 72 major public firms, only 32 saw positive returns last year.
The owner of a giant cookie bakery must makeover her Twin Cities business to survive.
Alyza Bohbot’s Minneapolis-based coffee business is steaming. Five years after she acquired her parents’ business, Alakef Coffee Roasters of Duluth, and inaugurated an additional brand,…
A few observations about a good year in Minnesota business, as the national economy slows in this 10th year of recovery. • The Minnesota economy…
The roots of Dan Witkowski’s MagiCom business are in magic shows he performed in high school and elsewhere 45 years ago. And there’s still plenty…
Steve Rothschild, a top executive at General Mills in 1991, retired at 45, and walked away from millions in compensation to take on a huge…