Tile Shop CEO Cabell Lolmaugh, above, spent most  of his career as a store manager.

How Tile Shop survived a delisting, shareholder lawsuits and a pandemic

The Plymouth-based chain wiped out debt to end the year with cash on hand.

A pandemic problem no one has solved: Marine workers stuck at sea

April 10
At the peak of the crisis, about 400,000 maritime workers were unable to get off ships and get home, said the International Chamber of Shipping.
Travel restrictions have seafarers stuck aboard ships or unable to leave countries.

Schafer: A Dayton brother tackles a new horizon, efficiency in philanthropy

April 10
Andrew Dayton wants  to fight poverty in the Twin Cities.
Constellation Fund is built on the notion that relying on objective evidence is the way to direct money into the most promising programs.
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April 10
The Interchange Wine & Coffee Bistro is in downtown Albert Lea. A warrant has been issued for the arrest of owner Lisa Hanson, who failed to turn up f

Albert Lea wine bar owner who resisted COVID restrictions goes on the lam

Albert Lea woman misses bail hearing on violations.
Business
April 10
Executive Director Ed Koerner, left, and Associate Executive Director Wayne Bugg, a 25-year-veteran, at the remodeled St. Vincent de Paul thrift store

St. Anthony: St. Vincent de Paul met surging demand from thousands in 2020

St. Vincent's, rooted in a number of Twin Cities Catholic parishes, proves that discarded merchandise and dated food can still fill a need.
Business
April 10
Previously successful executives who have damaged their resumes by job-hopping can get their careers back on track.

Executives who made poor career decisions can get back on track

Try these four "resume repair" strategies.
Business
April 10
Preparing your taxes is a paradigm of the household budget at work.

Tax time can be a great time to assess state of your household finances

Tax policy has moved toward the top of the political agenda in Washington, D.C. To help pay for its ambitious domestic agenda, the Biden administration…
Business
April 10

How to budget for a new home so you don't end up house poor

While buying a home can be a sound investment, it can also become a financial burden. Here's how to think about your housing budget so…
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April 10
The state of Michigan unemployment site.

Answers to some key questions about the new unemployment tax break

Here is the easy part: If your modified adjusted gross income is less than $150,000, you don't have to pay federal income tax on the…
April 9

Amazon appears to have votes to block union effort

The company crossed the threshold to secure a majority of votes, with 1,798 Alabama warehouse workers rejecting the union and 738 voting in favor.
Business
April 9
Mike Mikan is president and CEO of Bright Health.

Bright Health snaps up local telehealth company Zipnosis

Health insurer Bright Health acquires local telehealth business Zipnosis
Business
April 9
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota in Eagan. (Star Tribune file photo)

Blue Cross of Minnesota affiliate sold for $500 million

Eagan-based Further administers health savings accounts paired with high-deductible health plans.
Business
April 8
Diane Belz, 68, of Delray Beach, Fla., was victimized by scammers impersonating technical support programs. She lost $1,800 on the scheme. Another Flo

Geek Squad co-opted in online scam

Best Buy battles the schemes as business impostor fraud rises.
Business
April 8
Landline will change its St. Cloud service from cars to buses this June. The service conveys travelers to Sun Country Airlines at Minneapolis-St. Paul

St. Cloud car service to Sun Country flights will add buses this summer

Landline expands airport shuttles as travel returns.
The annual Star Tribune 50 looks at the state's largest public companies. Combined, the companies on the list employ more than 1.2 million people.
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April 8
Nigel Melvin, right, a bar manager at O’Donovan’s Irish Pub, and Eddie Hoaglund, a beer rep with J.J. Taylor, hung a “Now Open” sign outside O

With Twins game, downtown businesses are ready for the most action in a year

Restaurants and bars are happy to see sports fans again.
Business
April 8
Angie Freeman, chief sustainability officer for C.H. Robinson (Provided photo)

New C.H. Robinson tool will help companies measure their carbon footprints

C.H. Robinson's Emissions IQ tool will measure carbon footprint of shipments including hard to measure less-than-truckload loads.
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April 7
The proposed Lexington Station apartments in St. Paul

Divided St. Paul City Council rejects development on vacant lot

Developer says vote will dampen development efforts.
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April 7
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., speaks with reporters on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, in St. Cloud. Joining her are, from left, Jules’ Bistro owner Donell

COVID-19 relief programs 'vital' for St. Cloud restaurants, bars, owners and officials say

Sen. Amy Klobuchar visited St. Cloud to tout relief package
Business
April 7
CHS Inc. tumbled into the red after expenses in its energy business outweighed growth on its agricultural side. File photo of its office in Inver Grov

CHS posts a loss after costs rise for fuel credits

The farmers co-op saw growth on its ag side, but its energy business was hurt by sagging demand and higher costs.
Business
April 7
Prices at the pump will average $2.78 a gallon from April to September, more than 30% higher than last summer, a government forecast shows.

Gas prices will rise to three-year high to average $2.78 a gallon

Stimulus, vaccinations will drive demand, analysts say.
The Louriston Dairy near Murdock, built and operated by Riverview LLP, is home to 9,500 cows, 40 times more than the average American dairy. The compa
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April 7
Brian Thompson is now chief executive at UnitedHealthcare. For several years, he ran the Medicare business for the division.

UnitedHealth CEO makes first changes to leadership team

Brian Thompson was named chief executive of the UnitedHealth Group subsidiary.
Business
April 7
Target store on Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis.

Target pledges to spend $2B on products, services from Black-owned businesses

The retailer's commitment includes carrying 500 Black-owned brands by 2025.
Business
April 7
Target's corporate headquarters in downtown Minneapolis.  (David Joles/Star Tribune)

Target partners with group founded by Van Jones to diversify tech job candidates

The Target Cohort Partnership is a nontraditional way for people to get a foot in the door at the retailer.