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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.
Securian Financial Group said 2017 earnings increased 28 percent to $259 million thanks to "business growth, operating efficiencies, improved mortality rates and strong equity markets…
Choice operates in 17 North Dakota and rural Minnesota communities.
They plan to break ground in 2020 on a $10 million-plus event center and banquet hall.
TCF, which underperformed the banking industry over the last decade, has been buoyed recently.
Money is rushing into fledgling health technology and other promising firms in Minnesota and around the country at rates not seen since the dot-com boom…
It claims to be the first delivery service devoted to connecting a growing list of 20 microbrewers with customers who don't want to drive across town.
The Brooklyn Park firm has grown to 80 employees. It became a profitable company with revenue that should top $15 million this year.
Accenture employs 1,600 workers at its downtown headquarters and serves dozens of local clients, including Cargill and Xcel Energy.
The school photography company had put itself up for sale because it wasn't growing fast enough.
Dozens of Minnesota public firms outperformed major indexes over past decade.
It has been 41 years since the Vikings have played in a Super Bowl. Wayne Kostroski has a better record. Veteran marketer-restaurateur Kostroski, quarterback of…
Both the number and value declined nationally and in Minnesota.
Over more than a half century, Dayton donated or raised around $60 million for YMCA buildings and programs.
Increase comes after 2016 audit highlighted gaps.
Tim Marx believes the two-stage Dorothy Day Place development project will deliver for at least some homeless folks.
A broader discussion, as well as a lot of lobbying, is just getting underway.
In April 2015, Dominic Butcher needed a career change. The high school graduate from the White Earth Ojibwe reservation was making $9 an hour, working…
Organization raising $9 million to expand Minneapolis training center.
Abdirahman Kahin, the founder of Afro Deli and one of most successful East African restaurateurs in the Twin Cities, is back in business on the West Bank.
Tech shares made much of the difference in big year.
Adrian Coulter, owner of XL Feet of St. Paul, has trod fresh ground to provide shoes for men with big feet. Coulter, 34, has survived…
Owner Alyza Bohbot of Alakef Coffee Roasters has topped the cup with her 2015-launched City Girl Coffee of Minneapolis. “City Girl accounts for most of…
And there's another $250 million in Twin Cities projects in the pipeline.
The colorful work should get a "thank you" from the Minnesota Business Partnership and economic developers.
Former corporate warriors want "to get kids excited about reading" with stories about a group of multiethnic pals known as the Little Wanderers.
Minneapolis couple, in an opinion that polls suggest is shared by a majority of Americans, believe the benefits are tilted toward big corporations and the richest Americans.
Inflation, geopolitics could alter that calculation.
CEO Joy McBrien was a finalist in the social enterprise category of the Minnesota Cup entrepreneurial sweepstakes in 2014.
Minneapolis-based Meda (Metropolitan Economic Development Association), the expanding nonprofit adviser and financier to minority entrepreneurs, was named the top-performing such agency among the nation’s 44…
The launch did not take off like a rocket, but something's working now.
The several-year comeback is getting traction as frayed-edge buildings get painted and empty storefronts continue to fill.
The money will help to fund marketing efforts and technology.
Opponents of payday lending can take heart in the story of one woman who has retired her debt and sworn off Payday America with the help of a nonprofit financier.
The last several years have been boom times in the hotel trade.
North Minneapolis event is a sign of area's resurgence.
Recycle Across America CEO Michelle "Mitch" Hedlund is getting traction in her quest to lift recycling results.
More than 20 years ago, Bob Hartzell, who grew up in a family manufacturing business, received the cash "offer I couldn't refuse" for the division of the former Hartzell Corp. that he came to own through his late father.
Roberta Walburn was a University of Minnesota law school student in 1982 when she became a law clerk for the late U.S. District Judge Miles…
Tim Stoddart, a financial adviser known for his adventurous spirit and big heart, died Nov. 6 at his home in Mahtomedi at age 68.He had…
Intricon is the best performing publicly traded company in Minnesota this year.
The executive team already is planning for a big capital investment.
But for Jashan "Jason" Eison, the route to becoming CEO and owner wasn't conventional.
Allstate sued Ameriprise after the company lured an unspecified number of Allstate employees in several states.
PaR, based in Shoreview, has built systems to help with Chernobyl decommissioning and in Japan nuclear plant after the earthquake.
The demand for IT professionals is as hot as it was in the late 1990s.
A number of Twin Cities tech companies are growing in a good economy, they said, but not all is perfect.
Reducing the risk posed by climate change is economically and technically achievable, according to the Risky Business Project. The project is led by American business…
In 2008, Cindy Siewert started Wood From the Hood, which uses diseased and downed city trees. Logs that otherwise would be landfilled or chipped become tables, flooring, benches, customized cutting boards and other wood products.
Hundreds of the nearly 8,000 Minnesota manufacturers opened their doors this month to high school students thinking about careers making things.
Linda McMahon noted that in recent years women have started most new businesses.
Woodchuck, which expects to double sales to $10 million next year, was conceived in 2012 by a University of Minnesota architecture graduate.
Ward Brehm has a plan to beat estate taxes at death. No elaborate trusts or legal diversions. Brehm, 66, former owner of an insurance business,…
The Maple Grove company earns the top prize in this year's Minnesota Cup competition.
Angie's Artisan Treats, maker of Minnesota-bred Boomchickapop popcorn, is proof of the popping-hot deal market.
Neel Kashkari, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, and others at the Federal Reserve increasingly are looking at the effect of racial and economic disparities on individuals and the economy.
Between fostering better peer relationships to stocking local food shelves, Blue Cross and Blue Shield is one of about 20 Twin Cities businesses reaping benefits of a corporate garden.
His 35-year career included finding office space for the area's top companies.
Harold Brown credits his success partly to his parents, who told their two sons that they would study hard and finish high school and college.
Minnesota's fast-growing clean-energy economy, rooted in wind, solar, conservation, technology and even software, is a change for a state that historically imported its energy.
A related corporation would have 21 months to hunt for an energy-related acquisition.
Steve Kuhn and founder Brian Taylor's relationship had soured by 2015 over performance, compensation and ownership issues, according to a federal court fight that has played out over the past two years. Now, lawyers in the case have informed the presiding judge that a settlement could be in the works.
The plan is to renovate Best Steak & Gyros at Chicago and Franklin avenues into an East African eatery.
Thief River Falls company says the massive project will add "at least" 1,000 new jobs in a decade.
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