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Strangis helped drive the merger of Northwest and Republic airlines, got Target Field and Allianz Field off the ground.
On the surface, things looked pretty rosy for the first six months. But economic uncertainty and rising interest rates could halt the run of records.
Greener, more-powerful co-generation energy plant at U is proxy for a more-efficient, job-producing economy
"Old Main," a dirty, once-shuttered, coal-fired plant, was relaunched last December as a natural gas-fired combined heat and power producer.
The private-equity firm owner was accused of fraud, breach of contract.
Katie Steller, owner of Steller Hair Co. at Central and Broadway Avenues NE., started inauspiciously in the styling business six years ago. In her parents' kitchen.
That Junior Achievement experience imbued him with a sense of confidence and entrepreneurship that transcended his career, Hemak says.
Sale continues PR industry consolidation trend.
It was expected but not good news for St. Paul when Rihm Kenworth, one of America’s larger truck sales and service operations, moved out of…
As female owners and farsighted entrepreneurs, two sisters have hit the sweet spot with the fastest-growing component of the tech world.
Roseville-based Pace is the largest American-owned lab company for environmental testing and sampling as well as testing for pharmaceutical, medical and drug devices.
Facing tough odds as his health challenges increase, St. Dennis relies on family and faith.
CoCo was the local spark in a national movement that has grown from fewer than 500 spaces nationally to something approaching 20,000.
Upgrading to cleaner-burning, energy-saving equipment pays myriad dividends in the long run.
Neil Lapidus lost the benefit when a Hennepin County district judge determined in 2017 he violated a restated partnership agreement with his former firm.
It almost failed five years ago because the solo entrepreneur couldn't manage its growth.
The robust hikes of a year ago are fading in the rearview mirror, but market watchers remain measured about the volatility of the next few months
Sourcewell this month changed its name after 40 years from the more-cumbersome National Joint Powers Alliance.
The boat firm will be merged with BRP's Evinrude motors.
After being delayed an hour by an anti-police demonstration, thousands celebrated all things LGBTQ.
Anne Gearity, a veteran child-development expert, dropped by a Minneapolis grade-school class recently, startling a daydreaming student. The boy then cursed at her. Gearity, an…
Nearly three years ago, Kelly Doran, arguably the busiest apartment-complex developer in the downtown Minneapolis-to-University of Minnesota corridor since the Great Recession of 2008-2009, started…
Uponor opens Hutchinson plant early Uponor North America beat its construction deadline and has begun making plastic piping at a born-again plant in Hutchinson, Minn.,…
The sales and marketing veteran also is making way for a longtime lieutenant to take over the growth company.
Nonprofit, Sunrise Banks team in order to provide an alternative to payday lenders.
CEO Mynul Khan of Minneapolis-based Field Nation has a problem common among growth companies in the region's booming software and IT services industry. There's a shortage of experienced talent in the Twin Cities.
Today, he is building a small business as a training-and-assessment consultants that leverages his experience. But it's a slow build.
Meda, the growing counselor and lender to small minority-owned businesses, is launching a $1 million Shark Tank-style competition. Meda (Metropolitan Economic Development Association) will host…
The Navabs are trying to adapt again, just another stich in their entrepreneurial story.
At 34, she's also the youngest president the group has had.
Structural's co-founder, CEO envisions building business into a $1 billion enterprise.
It has been quite a dazzling run, particularly the past five years, for a low-profile firm that has emerged from the shadows.
The Twin Cities metro is the No. 1 city in America for the IT-Ready program, which places nearly 90 percent of graduates in good jobs that average $39,000 a year after graduation.
The partnership is good for the U.S., too.
The late Randy Kissoondath, a dirt-poor immigrant from Trinidad and Tobago, began his entrepreneurial journey in the 1970s as a dishwasher at Nye's restaurant on the edge of Northeast.
Small, fast-growing companies have driven record employment and a strong Twin Cities economy.
Tower Solutions, one of two Norris-owned firms, recently landed a $14.75 million contract with General Dynamics for 50 of its 80-foot "roll-up" towers.
Catherine Gulsvig Wood's career has included work with Cray Research and Accenture since 2014.
Center will work with employers to link candidates, openings.
In and out of Wall Street's good graces for a decade, TCF has regained widespread investor favor lately.
Business and nonprofit leaders, impressed with some recent results in north Minneapolis, are aligning efforts to ramp up training and employment for people of color in hopes of igniting economic growth and spreading wealth throughout the Twin Cities.
Yearly survey finds rising optimism; taxes a bigger concern in Minnesota.
Thanks to deep-pocketed partners, the brand is positioned for significant growth.
The number of angry taxpayers and tax preparers waiting longer to communicate with the agency is up.
The 35,000-square-foot facility will be about three-times larger than its current quarters, located less than a half-mile away.
The mergers-and-acquisitions investment banking team at Craig-Hallum has left to join with the partners at investment banking boutique Quetico Partners to form a new firm,…
Workers have a piece of the action at fast-growing audiovisual firm
Amanda LaGrange, chief executive of Tech Dump, was recently named one of 24 Bush Foundation fellows who receive up to $100,000 over 12 to 24 months to help them develop as leaders advancing their plans.
Dunwoody's growth has been constrained by its century-old building, just west of downtown. The school is underway on the first phase of a remodel approaching $40 million over several years.
The Phillips neighborhood fixture offered a hand and expertise to all.
Vibes founder Jackson Mann is glad he didn't take the bait from a shark last year. A nervous, then-28-year-old Mann, made a January 2017 appearance on "Shark Tank." He declined millionaire Kevin O'Leary's offer of $100,000 for 35 percent, plus $2 for every pair of the high-end Vibes earplugs sold. Mann walked away empty-handed … bettered if not enriched by the experience.
The Duluth team team will compete with several other finalists on April 27 at the CFA Research Institute global competition in Malaysia.
A former portfolio manager thinks his Ahrvo investment app will do just that.
Sarah and Megan Bignell and partner Kyle Baker already are planning to double the space with a bakery cafe next door.
Market's fundamentals undercut by trade-war discussions, tech cool-off.
Peace Coffee, a "fair-trade" coffee company established by a nonprofit in its basement, has been purchased by its longtime CEO and a business partner.
Region added 3,300 tech jobs last year and salaries are well above average.
Company's Dayforce HR software is used by more than 3,000 customers.
Houston White runs a North Side barbershop, a noted clothing design and retail shop, and a coffee bar and community space.
Nick Karos showed up at 6:30 every morning for 30 years at the stock-trading desk at Piper Jaffray and his own firm after he left…
Donald “Don” McCarthy will be memorialized as a combat-decorated naval officer in World War II, and a driven but humble CEO of what is now…
Owner Kurt Scepaniak in 2017 launched an in-house training program that he believes will help meet customer orders and boost growth.
Sally Mainquist is a successful capitalist who gives money and mentoring a good name.
TCF, which underperformed the banking industry over the last decade, has been buoyed recently.
Anne Patterson, a former California technology executive, is doubling down on her Twin Cities solar-oven business with the introduction of a new, smaller model. She…
It's a sign of how times have changed in the rising Minnesota solar trade.
As his homebuilding business faltered, Greg Amundson developed what he says is a better alternative to caulking.
The stock of Bridgewater Bancshares traded up 7.4 percent to $12.62 per share Wednesday, its first day in public trading on the Nasdaq market. Bloomington-based…
Little-used investment option will help to boost social-impact causes.
A D.C.-area firm will acquire the company in a $1.2B deal; effect on 550 local employees unclear.
CEO Bill Emory is slowly adding people to a headquarters complement that should reach about 100 employees downtown.
It was designed to recruit and train nontraditional tech workers from the ranks of the underemployed, veterans and stay-at-home moms.
The first community solar garden on the Near North Side of Minneapolis will rise this spring on a flat-roofed church along W. Broadway Avenue, thanks to an emerging coalition of faith partners, clean-energy advocates, industry experts, job trainers and community members.
The $73 million Hagfors Center for Science, Business and Religion opened in January after more than a decade of planning and fundraising.
The Minnesota firms already queued up for IPOs in 2018 are part of a rising stock-offering market.
USB long has been known as one of America's most cost-conscious, leanest-run banks. Now it looks penny-wise and pound-foolish.
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