Minnesota Power wants to add fast-charge power stations for electric vehicles in its service area. (Ford Motor Co./TNS)

Minnesota Power planning fast-charge EV stations — for residents and tourists

Customers, for a cost, could recharge across the service area.

Blue Cross of Minnesota affiliate sold for $500 million

April 9
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota in Eagan.
Eagan-based Further administers health savings accounts paired with high-deductible health plans.

Bright Health snaps up local telehealth company Zipnosis

April 9
Mike Mikan is president and CEO of Bright Health.
Health insurer Bright Health acquires local telehealth business Zipnosis
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 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.
Business
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.
Business
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.
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 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.
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April 7
The Grand Portage Point of Entry on the U.S. border with Canada closed to nonessential travel in March of 2020 to slow the spread of COVID-19. ALEX KO

Minnesota, Canadian lawmakers search for border solutions

No "vaccine passport" for travelers to or from Canada yet.
Business
April 6
The Arbor Lakes Business Park has now leased 100% of its first two buildings. Construction is expected to begin on the remaining two buildings planned

Arbor Lakes Business Park in Maple Grove fully leased first two buildings

Maple Grove site ready to begin construction on more space.
Business
April 6
Shelly Ibach, Sleep Number president and CEO. (DAVID JOLES • david.joles@startribune.com)

CEO Pay Watch: Sleep Number CEO's pay rose 65% in 2020

Business conditions rebounded for the Minneapolis-based company after COVID-19 downturns.
Business
April 6
Medtronic operational headquarters in Fridley.

Federal appeals court rules Medtronic whistleblower suit should proceed

A former company sales rep alleges the company misled regulators during review of a spine product.
Business
April 5
Sen. Ron Wyden, .D-Ore.. speaks to reporters during a stall in votes on amendments to President Joe Biden’s coronavirus relief bill, at the Capitol

Democrats Prepare Plan to Raise Taxes on Multinational Corporations

The Biden administration and top Democrats in Congress began detailing plans for significant changes to how the United States and other countries tax multinational corporations…
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April 5
ALEX KORMANN • alex.kormann@startribune.com FILE-Castle Danger Brewery dumps excess beer that had gone bad down the drain in January. A new report s

Minnesota breweries drained by pandemic as on-site sales dried up

600 jobs lost, contribution to state economy slips.
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April 5
Ryan Cos. plans to build a grocery store and Associated Bank branch in Eagan. The identity of the grocery store is not yet public, sparking speculatio

Ryan plans revamped bank branch, grocery for Eagan site

Associated Bank sold Yankee Doodle Road building for $4.3 million
Business
April 5
Joe Ennen, chief executive of Sun Opta

SunOpta to open new Eden Prairie headquarters as it eyes growth

The plant-based food ingredients maker will move headquarters from Edina to make room for an anticipated grander future.