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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…
Renovations nearly done at former Ecolab HQ and the building is about two-thirds leased.
Caroline Karanja and Bill Emory lead different outfits in a born-again skyscraper in downtown St. Paul.Karanja, 29, an e-commerce veteran, is the co-founder of two-year-old…
Banyan Community, started in a south Minneapolis kitchen of a teacher turned volunteer tutor in 1990, has gotten pretty good at helping low-income minority kids…
They are pitching high school kids on jobs that involve advanced training, including paid college courses, as an alternative to launching into college.
Paulita LaPlante said her people, even more than machines, are the high-performance engines of the company.
One new touch is a living room-style space in the Linden Hills neighborhood, where Bremer bankers may be chatting with prospective clients.
"It's crazy that someone would do something like this for me."
Last year, CEO Anissa Keyes moved the headquarters of her Arubah Emotional Health from leased space in Brooklyn Center to north Minneapolis. Keyes grew…
This fall, McMullen began selling the first product of his "startup company," 35 years after he started tinkering at the kitchen table.
Arlan Hamilton spoke at a forum this month sponsored by the Center for Economic Inclusion.
HabitAware is a health-and-business venture that has blossomed into a technology that's received kudos for its health benefits that already is benefiting thousands and shows promise as a commercial enterprise.
Moreau, the first Downtown Improvement District ambassador who operates from a wheelchair, had to work hard to land his job.
Company also plans to add 300 jobs at its Mendota Heights facility.
Mansco Perry, by all accounts, is a good steward of funds.
CEO Margaret Anderson Kelliher of the Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) has a busy month ahead for her organization. Last week, MHTA hosted the Minnesota…
Michael Cole, the former president of U.S. Bancorp’s Ascent Private Capital Management, its lucrative business that serves clients worth at least $75 million, spent several…
MEDA is growing, and CEO Gary Cunningham says there is much more to come.
About 500 building owners, contractors, lighting designers and architects from several states gathered in Minneapolis to listen to a scientist who has illuminated the world.
MicroGrants celebrated its 2018 recipients at a fundraiser at the University of St. Thomas Law School’s atrium in downtown Minneapolis. Keynote speaker Adrian Coulter, once…
Resistance is building to a proposed Minneapolis requirement that developers reserve 10% to 20% of new rental units for affordable housing.
Teaching inspired Rod Greder's entrepreneurial foray into educational technology, started nearly a decade ago.
Brown & Brown will buy the Mpls. firm, which will operate as a regional unit.
Nearly a decade into the longest post-WWII economic recovery, there are some concerns about staying power.
Jamie Page was reviewing a cache of birthday cards one day last year. They were nice. But they cost up to $5 a piece and…
Women and minorities, historically underrepresented, are now a growing part of small businesses startups.
Planners expect 12,000 attendees at the Society of Women Engineers national gathering.
Fast-growing financial software firm previously raised $14 million.
The "awareness tracker" helps people overcome tics like pulling hair.
Several signature events, a couple of big ones driven by minority initiatives, are prominent on this week's agenda.
Living Greens said that its Faribault farm will be the second-largest aeroponics operation behind that of industry leader AeroFarms.
CEO says the larger space in Midway will allow the electronics refurbisher to double revenue and staff.
The long-term prognosis of this once-seedy stretch of Minneapolis is good, but it's been a slow, sometimes-halting redevelopment.
Its strategy has ranged from selling itself to reinventing itself in what has proved a painful corporate drama for many stakeholders.
The agreement ends a yearslong legal dispute over a parcel of land.
Chris Quinn needed to expand or he knew he would see his business wilt.
The trends in corporate America, and the environmental movement, are too strong to bend to current anti-environment rhetoric.
Green Garden grows vegetables in its community garden, bakes them into healthy vegetable-based desserts for every diet, and markets them using sustainable practices.
Melissa Kjolsing Lynch, 33, who earned a University of Minnesota MBA while she worked for the affiliated MN Cup, is confident enough in the future of her four-person company to quit a couple part-time gigs to go all in on Recovree.
Former Sun Country Chairman Marty Davis was humbled and enriched over seven years of ownership that ended earlier this year. Brothers Marty and Mitch Davis,…
With 1,350 U.S. employees, including 750 in Merrill and a growing contingent in Minnesota, Church Mutual has proved adaptable to changing times.
Sentera, the agricultural drone and data-analysis software company, said Wednesday that it raised $14 million in institutional funding, following $8.5 million raised in 2016, mostly…
In a tight labor market, employers are willing to expand talent pool.
Employers, who long shunned hiring former inmates, are reconsidering in a worker-hungry economy.
At least 40 percent of Minnesota kids still are not ready for kindergarten.
They were confronted by a knife-wielding man while selling frozen treats from their city-permitted van during soccer games at Northeast Park.
The price has run from about $6 per share in 2016 to a high of $69.50 per share earlier this month.
Gundersen Health makes big bet on Recombinetics.
Tom and Jenni Smude, who live on a 160-acre farm, are working with lenders to expand their manufacturing facility to 75,000 square feet.
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