HalloweenCostumes.com in North Mankato can't find enough workers for Halloween rush.

Minnesota retailers adjust as pandemic brings Halloween tricks and treats

Some stores are making accommodations for social distancing, while others can't find enough workers to fill orders.

Justice Dept. files landmark antitrust case against Google

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The Justice Department's suit against Google marks the government’s most significant act to protect competition since its groundbreaking case agains
The Justice Department on Tuesday sued Google for abusing its dominance in online search and advertising — the government's most significant attempt to protect competition since its groundbreaking case against Microsoft more than 20 years ago.

Pentair had good quarter thanks to people investing in their pools

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Pentair's executive offices in Golden Valley. (GLEN STUBBE/glen.stubbe@startribune.com)
Home improvements attributed to the pandemic helped overall performance, analysts say.
South Metro
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Amazon's Shakopee fulfillment center.

Lakeville approves plans for new Amazon fulfillment center

Amazon expects to open a 750,000-square-foot fulfillment center in Lakeville next summer, following a unanimous City Council vote Monday to approve the tech giant's plans.The…
Minneapolis
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A rendering shows the familiar building in Uptown, which is being renamed Seven Points. New construction may include apartments.

Calhoun Square gets new name, with remake to follow

Redevelopment to reopen Lake and Hennepin entrance, add mix of office and retail.
Business
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Kohl's betting on new focus on leisure apparel

Retailer to put more focus on leisure apparel.
Business
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Jamie Davila of Ultranauts, where 75% of employees are on the autism scale, says the goal is to create a safe space for everyone to be heard.

Company's remote workspace values employees' differences

Ultranauts has made a priority of diversity and inclusion.
National
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Tribes make new move to shut down Dakota Access Pipeline

Native American tribes opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline once again have asked a federal judge to stop the flow of oil while the legal battle over the line's future plays out.
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Business
October 20
Famous Dave's made a deal with another restaurant chain to increase takeout/delivery options.

Famous Dave's creating 'ghost kitchens,' dual concept through Johnny Carino's deal

Agreement allows chain to open kitchens or sites with Johnny Carino's.
West Metro
October 19
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced a Minnetonka company is recalling about 11 tons of frozen meat pro

Minnetonka company recalls frozen meat products

More than 20,000 pounds of frozen hot dish and sloppy joe products recalled because of lack of inspections.
Business
October 19
Low interest rates are helping Twin Cities housing market.

Low interest rates keep Twin Cities home sales rolling along

Low interest rates fuel surge in demand in September, when sales usually slow down.
Coronavirus
October 19
Target is going to give 350,000 of its hourly employees another $200 bonus because of the pandemic. Shown is a Target store in Westwood, Mass.

Target offers another $200 bonus to front-line employees because of pandemic

Retailer will spend more than $70 million on this round of bonuses.
St. Paul
October 19
An office in the former Ecolab headquarters is shown in August 2017 before it was redeveloped into Osborn370, a tech center in Downtown St. Paul. (Sta

St. Paul office market holding up in pandemic as vacancy rates decline

Downtown St. Paul office vacancies fell this year, despite the pandemic
Business
October 18

How digital transformation enhances businesses

It breaks down to two main groups, the enablers and the touch points.
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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State's top 50 public companies – with No. 1 at $242B in revenue
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2019 will likely be remembered as the last full year of an economic expansion that lasted more than a decade. Next year's Star Tribune 50 is likely to look very different because of the coronavirus disruption.
Business
October 18

Recent bankruptcy filings in Minneapolis and St. Paul

St. Paul Shaky Town Express LLC, Emmons, Minn.; filed Oct. 14, 20-32409; Chap. 11; assets, $937,875; liabilities, $1,128,953. Steve Petersen, president.   Michael William Carlson,…
Business
October 18
Julia Dapkus and her 8-year-old daughter Isabelle, who has developmental disabilities, distance learn on her laptop with her fidget mouse in Plymouth,

This company reinvented the computer mouse, with good reason

The multisensory device is covered in silicon nubs, wireless and minimizes noises to avoid distraction
Business
October 18

Insider trading

Best Buy Co. Inc. Richard M. Schulze,  beneficial owner Shares sold: 750,000 Price: Date: Oct. 6-7 $115.08-$118.16 Indirectly holds:…
Business
October 18

Mackay: The ABCs of good management

Advice that fits the bill from A to Z.
Business
October 18
A pulse survey can reveal unexpected problems employees currently face in their home work situations.

Forum: COVID upended the workplace. Here's the key to determining what's next

Firms must constantly and sometimes very quickly adapt to the changing fundamental human needs of employees.
Business
October 18

Minnesota mergers and acquisitions

10/6, Key Surgical LLC-Steris PLC Steris PLC will acquire Key Surgical, maker of sterile processing, operating room and endoscopy products, as well as personal protective…
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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Business
October 18

Business people

Moving up Merchant & Gould, Minneapolis, promoted attorneys Alpaslan Sapmaz, Julie Skoge and Paige Stradley to partners. All three have extensive experience in intellectual-property law.…
Business
October 18
Tech Q&A: Assessing the risks of upgrading to Windows 10

Alexander: What to do if your copy of Windows 10 is obsolete

Microsoft introduces a new version of Windows 10 for consumers every six months, so there are always several flavors.
Business
October 18
Rise Modular founder and CEO Christian Lawrence said factory-built apartment construction can save costs and speed construction time.

Rise Modular CEO aims to 'industrialize construction' with factory-built modular apartments

The factory assembly-line approach offers potential savings of 10% to 20% on construction costs and speeds up the work, generating revenue sooner.