Kate Shahan, founder of Yarlow

These four Minnesota-made apps make it easier to make home repairs, maintenance

Minnesota startups are leveraging software to also generate instant quotes on repairs, remodeling, and schedule snow removal and lawn services.

Projects blossom in Twin Cities from aid pledged after George Floyd's death

February 4
Uganda native Ian Oundo works behind the counter of his newly opened coffee shop, Rafiki Coffee & Cafe, in St. Paul. The African Development Center an
More than $100 million in projects will emerge this year in the Twin Cities from diversity funds pledged after George Floyd's death.

Harvey Mackay: Time is more precious than a million dollars — use it wisely

February 5
Time is precious. Use it wisely.
February is Time Management Month. Start organizing time by setting priorities, not making a list of tasks.
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February 5
A couple waited for a short film showing at the Zephyr Theatre in Stillwater in August 2018.

Former Zephyr Theatre employee files fraud lawsuit against director, board

Leaders and former employees of the Stillwater theater that collapsed last fall are now embroiled in legal fallout.
Business
February 5

There are no miracles, quick fixes for retirement saving

Mark Miller brings savvy insights and experience to offer practical advice on how to boost financial security in retirement for the financially unprepared.
Business
February 4
“We didn’t want cookie-cutter suburbia — we wanted a property that felt unique,” said Jessica Brockshus, who recently moved to Lake Elmo with

Hottest housing market: Buyers find suburban bliss in Lake Elmo

Buyers were obsessed with big houses and big yards, making far-flung suburbs the most popular places in the metro area last year, according to the Star Tribune's seventh annual Hot Housing Index.
Business
February 4
F. Scott Fitzgerald, who was born in St. Paul, in the late 1920s.

From F. Scott Fitzgerald to Virginia Woolf, some lines to inspire

Readers focused on passages about grief and hope in their favorite phrases.
Business
February 4
A 68-foot module, containing portions of two apartments, is lifted off a flatbed at Pentagon Village in Edina. The module arrived from the Rise Modula

Ramstad: Building apartments in a factory saves time, attracts more people to construction

Rise Modular is building apartments in stackable modules at a factory in Owatonna, Minn.
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Worker expectations change at Minnesota firms as pandemic retreats.
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February 4
Ways you can try to lower your mortgage rate

Ways you can try to lower your mortgage rate

Thirty-year-fixed mortgage rates in the United States reached 6.48% on Jan. 5, almost 50% higher than during the same month four years ago. Meanwhile,…
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February 4
For many customers, price is just part of the deal: They also want good advice, help finding what they need, and customer service.

Finding the best local hardware store for your needs

Hardware stores are enormously important to devoted DIYers, the spots to both stock up on tools, supplies, and—at the best ones—get better advice than you…
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February 3
Vice President Kamala Harris, photographed in 2019, is scheduled to visit St. Cloud on Thursday.

Vice President Kamala Harris to visit Minnesota next week

Harris' visit is meant to highlight the connection between investments in electric vehicles and good jobs, according to the White House.
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February 3
Mason Nadolney got his second COVID-19 vaccine shot during a mobile vaccine event at Chanhassen High School in July.

What to know about COVID omicron variant, Minnesota testing, vaccines

Expert advice on masking, testing, vaccines and boosters is evolving along with coronavirus variants. Here's the latest from Minnesota and the CDC.
Business
February 3
Gary Maharaj, CEO of Surmodics, which is laying off staff after a delay in approval of one of its devices.

Eden Prairie med-tech firm to lay off 13% of employees after FDA approval delay

Surmodics made the move after a letter from the Food and Drug Administration requesting more information and data about the company's new drug-coated balloon device.
Business
February 3
Sun Country jets on the tarmac at Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport at the airline’s maintenance facility.

Sun Country reports industry-high completion factor during busy holiday season

The carrier, which reported fourth-quarter earnings Thursday, said 2022 was a record year.
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The top five companies on the Star Tribune 50 each had double-digit revenue gains in 2021. The group as a whole has grown as well. The addition of new companies over the past few years have helped raised the floor from $88.3 million in 2018 to $233.4 million this year.
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February 3

Korn Ferry completes acquisition of Minneapolis-based staffing firm Salo

Salo becomes part of a multinational staffing agency
Business
February 3
The new Dream branding and formula is meant to mimic the taste and feel of dairy milk, while West Life (formerly WestSoy) taps into the high-protein c

Old-school plant-based milks get a makeover at Eden Prairie-based SunOpta

Revamped Dream, West Life brands look to stand out in the crowded category they pioneered.
Business
February 3
Packing line operator Christopher Coughlin works quality control as Clr!ty THC infused seltzers were canned last February at the Fulton production bre

Minnesota's unique THC beverage industry threatened by marijuana legalization bill

Without a hemp-specific carve-out and other fixes, this uniquely Minnesota beverage market could be extinguished.
Housing
February 3
The home of the Brockshus family Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023, in Lake Elmo, Minn.   ] CARLOS GONZALEZ • carlos.gonzalez@startribune.com.

See where your city ranks in the Twin Cities area's hottest housing markets

Home buyers seeking more space made several outer-ring suburbs the hottest markets in 2022.
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February 3
Jeremiah Ellis says the history of “Black Rosies” who worked at the Twin Cities Ordnance Plant during World War II is a story that’s under-told.

Yuen: Historians search for Minnesota's Black 'Rosie the Riveters'

These women helped with the war against fascism while fighting racism at home. They're finally getting their due credit.
Business
February 2
Shoppers walked outside of stores at the Woodbury Lakes shopping center in Woodbury.

Twin Cities suburban outdoor shopping centers are hot, even in the cold

The national vacancy rate for shopping centers was a little less than 6% at the end of 2022.
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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February 2
Chris Metz, who has been fired as CEO of Vista Outdoors.

Vista Outdoor fires CEO before company spinoff of businesses, including Federal Ammunition

Chris Metz has been CEO of Vista Outdoor since 2017 has agreed to resign.
Business
February 2
Christopher McNaughton sits on the campus of Penn State University. He has been battling United Healthcare for coverage of his treatment for ulcerativ

Inside UnitedHealthcare's effort to deny coverage to chronically ill patient

After a college student finally found a treatment that worked, the insurance giant decided it wouldn't pay for the costly drugs. His fight to get coverage exposed the insurer's hidden procedures for rejecting claims.
Business
February 1
Best Buy is closing its Shakopee store.

Best Buy closing Shakopee store

The electronic retailer also will convert Blaine store into an outlet.

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