Aaron Shilts, chief executive of NetSPI

NetSPI, a Minneapolis cybersecurity firm, raises $90 million from new investors

It's the second large round of outside investment raised by NetSPI, a provider of cybersecurity services and tests for businesses and institutions.

Schafer: Commerce at home is the newest 'New Era in Retailing'

Enjoy Technology sends knowledgeable sales representatives, depicted in this company-provided image by the woman on the left, to meet with consumers i
Loup Ventures of Minneapolis thinks one of its portfolio companies called Enjoy, about to go public, represents the next thing in retail.

Jamf, Minneapolis-based provider of Apple systems, makes a $400 million deal

Dean Hager, chief executive of Jamf
Its purchase of San Francisco-based Wandera, a provider of zero-trust data security technology, is the biggest ever for Jamf.
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Rammy Mohamed, a fashion designer from St. Paul, said she came up with the idea of a prayer room for Muslims at Rosedale.

Rosedale debuts prayer room for Muslim shoppers

Eid al-Fitr ranks second for shopping sales behind Black Friday, official says.
Warren Beck

Warren Beck, Galleria developer who helped shape the west metro, dies at 75

Warren Beck could have easily been an attorney with the hours he spent poring over documents and leasing contracts. Or he could have been a…
3M Cottage Grove manufacturing facility (Provided by 3M)

3M pays $80,000 over handling of hazardous waste in Cottage Grove

Leaking of 'extremely toxic' hydrofluoric acid cited among problems.
In this file photo, David Oliver, manager of special projects, held a sample that had metal speckles from the boxes of core samples at Twin Metals in

Minnesota DNR must revisit hard rock mining rules, judge says

Copper mine opponents win first-ever lawsuit under Section 10 of the Minnesota Environmental Rights Act.
Christian Guallpa, a dish washer at Broders’ Pasta Bar in Minneapolis, got a second dose of COVID-19 vaccine from Dr. Abby Houts at a clinic set up

Minnesota companies weigh vaccine mandates for workers

Mandates are too sensitive for governments, but businesses have latitude to impose them.
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May 11
Charles Youakim, co-founder and chief executive of Sezzle Inc.

Sezzle, after success in Australian stock market, will offer shares to U.S. investors

The move would raise more capital and give the Minneapolis financial technology firm a higher profile with retailers and consumers.
May 11
Kente Shivers served more than 30 months in prison for a cannabis posession charge. He wants the legal marijuana bill to pass so he can be eligible fo

Minnesota legal marijuana advocates focus on racial equity

Bill getting a House vote Thursday aims to address the toll marijuana policing has taken on communities of color.
May 11
CEO Aaron Kardell of Minneapolis-based HomeSpotter.

Minneapolis app maker HomeSpotter acquired by Ontario tech firm

Lone Wolf Technologies can provide data to bring new services to market.
May 11
A quad test used by the Sanford Health System in South Dakota. The test looks for multiple pathogens with a single sample.

Is it COVID or the flu? New combo tests can find out.

Quad test is available at thousands of hospitals and clinics around the country.
May 10

Minnesota companies acquired by NAMSA

NAMSA has acquired four companies in the Twin Cities since 2009 to expand its offerings in medical-device testing and consulting. Deal prices were not disclosed.…
May 10
Christophe Berthoux became chief executive of NAMSA in March.

NAMSA in growth mode under new leadership

Recent changes in ownership, executive leadership signal moves for near-term expansion.
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.
State's top 50 public companies – with No. 1 at $242B in revenue
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May 10
U.S. Bank is adding a new travel rewards card, called Connect, to its Altitude series of cards that started last year with Go. The cards are verticall

With travel poised for rebound, U.S. Bank launches new rewards card

U.S. Bank originally planned to offer the travel perks card last year, but the pandemic kept people home.
May 10
Travelers board a Jet Blue flight from Orlando to Washington. The Federal Aviation Administration said it had fielded 1,300 complaints of unruly passe

Cases of unruly airline fliers are soaring, and so are fines

The FAA has received more than 1,300 unruly-passenger reports from airlines since February. In the previous decade, the agency said, it took enforcement actions against 1,300 passengers total.
May 10

Shipping container as backyard office? Meet TikiTainer

Andy Berg had a great job as a civil engineer, working with architects and designers on projects. When the pandemic hit, he began working first from his garage, then from a camper trailer parked in his back yard. With two kids home schooling, he needed his own space and began noodling on an idea to use discarded shipping containers for backyard offices. He and his wife launched Latitude Studios and now are marketing "TikiTainers" (tiki bars) and offices.
May 9
Melinda Gates, seen in 2018, had begun meeting with divorce lawyers by at least 2019, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Melinda Gates reportedly met with divorce lawyers in 2019

Melinda Gates had begun meeting with divorce lawyers by at least 2019, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday, citing sources and documents.The couple announced their…
May 9
The Omni Viking Lakes Hotel is a cornerstone of the Vikings Lake development. An updated plan for the land vetoes a second hotel.

New plan for Viking Lakes: No second hotel, city of Eagan gets use of plaza

The new plan also reconfigures housing on the site, eliminating medium-density housing in favor of all high-density rental housing — mostly four-story apartments with garages below. The first 261 apartments will open in September.
May 9

Viewing photos that are stored in outdated digital formats

Q: I found an old floppy disk with pictures of my grandfather. But the picture files have the suffix ".max" and I don't have the…
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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May 9

Business people

Moving upFullerton Building Systems, Minneapolis, named Cathy Schmidt as chief executive. She has an extensive background in leadership positions including president of Surfacequest Solutions, president…
May 9

Minnesota mergers and acquisitions

Target AcquirerDate Location Location Description4/29 Ideal Ceridian HCM Holdings Inc. Ceridian HCM Holdings, a human capital management (HCM) company, hasToronto Bloomington acquired Ideal, a provider…
May 9

Incompetence can become your Titanic

The Titanic was state of the art. No expense had been spared to make sure that it would be unsinkable. The officers were unconcerned by…