Dr. Joseph Lee, currently medical director of Hazelden Betty Ford, will become its CEO in June.

Hazelden Betty Ford promoting its medical director to chief executive

Dr. Joseph Lee — who will be the first physician and person of color to lead the addiction treatment organization — specializes in child and adolescent addiction.

Allina, Optum plan to build surgery center in Brooklyn Park

February 25
A joint venture between Allina Health System and Optum, a division of UnitedHealth Group, plans to build a surgery center in Brooklyn Park.
Joint venture that was formed in 2019 plans to open or acquire about a dozen surgery centers in five years.

Best Buy making changes to shift retailer further toward 'digital-first'

February 25
Shoppers leave a Best Buy store on Black Friday, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Friday, Nov. 27, 2020.
The Richfield-based retailer reckons with online shopping but it expects sales to slow.
Business
February 25
Zillow is now so confident in its ability to estimate the value of a home without ever setting foot inside, it will make a cash offer on select houses

Zillow to make cash offers for houses in Twin Cities based on its estimates

Zillow, other iBuyers say their approach makes selling a house easier; others are not so sure.
Business
February 25
Scott Koecheler, co-owner Bogart’s Entertainment Center, spoke about the lawsuit and how state restrictions are affecting his business, at a press c

Amusement operators sue Walz over curfew, other restrictions on bars

The lawsuit notes that other establishments, such as retail stores, aren't subject to the same constraints.
Business
February 25
Tennant's thrid autonomous mobile robot, the T16AMR, is made for logistics centers and industrial facilities. (Provided by Tennant)

Tennant still being hit by COVID-19 effects

Revenue and earnings fell in 2020, but the company is off to a busy 2021 highlighted by a CEO change, new product introductions and the sale of one of its units.
Business
February 25
Rendering of an in-Target Apple center. Target plans to open these over the next few years. (Provided by Target)

Specialized mini Apple stores to open in Target locations, online

The deal also means more Apple products will be available
Business
February 25
FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2016, file photo, the closed LTV Steel taconite plant is abandoned near Hoyt Lakes, Minn. The Army Corps of Engineers has awar

Minn. Supreme Court sends PolyMet air permit for copper mine back to the Court of Appeals

High court tells Appeals Court to address whether PolyMet was deceptive.
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February 25
People Using Laptop and Credit Score Concept on Table

More consumers complain about errors on their credit reports

Add this to the financial fallout from the pandemic: More consumers are complaining about errors on their credit reports, and many are frustrated when trying…
Business
February 24
A 15-story, 200-unit apartment complex planned on East Superior Street and Fourth Avenue East in downtown Duluth is moving forward again, with plans t

Oft-delayed residential high-rise in downtown Duluth is back on again

The 200-unit complex will be among the city's tallest buildings.
Duluth
February 24
Duluth residents should not expect the increase in their natural gas bills that other Minnesota utilities are anticipating.

Duluth residents should be spared natural gas bill spike

The city-owned utility was shielded from recent high market prices, officials said.
Duluth
February 24
Sections of pipe await placement near Grand Rapids, Minn., for the Enbridge Line 3 project on Feb. 8.

Pipeline workers among those arrested in sex trafficking sting

The two were fired, and Enbridge said it has "zero tolerance for illegal and exploitive behavior."
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February 24
A building boom and global pandemic made for a challenging 2020 for Twin Cities landlords. Vacancies rose most sharply in Minneapolis, St. Paul and a

Good news for renters? Twin Cities apartment vacancies are rising

The market appears to be giving renters more clout, aligning supply, demand.
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February 24
Rep. Dean Phillips speaks during a House Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing last September. (Kevin Dietsch/Pool via AP)

Rep. Phillips' subcommittee debates minimum wage hike

Panel seeking input from small businesses on what effects a wage hike would have.
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February 24
In contrast to the 2008 recession, retirement savings weren't hurt in the 2020 downturn. But many people who were put out of work last year were i

Schafer: Sure, retirement savings for many held up in 2020. We should still do better.

Sometimes even the good news stories in this era of COVID-19 don't turn out to be all that good, and so it is with the…
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February 24
Land O’Lakes saw a 29% jump in 2020 profit, as gains in its dairy and animal nutrition businesses offset a squeeze in its crop inputs and services u

Bakers, pet lovers lifted profits for Land O'Lakes in 2020

As farmers cut back in some areas, the giant cooperative relied more heavily on butter, pet food sales for growth.
Business
February 24
The Best Buy store in Arlington Heights, Ill. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Best Buy will give employees time off for COVID-19 vaccine, announces bonuses

Full-time workers will receive $500, plus eight hours PTO if they get the vaccine.
Business
February 24
A commuter waits for a bus by Target's corporate headquarters along South 11th Street. (DAVID JOLES/Star Tribune)

Target postpones return to downtown Mpls. HQ until fall

The retailer had told employees they would return in June. Target still lists 8,500 employees as based at its headquarters.
Business
February 24
A Wells Fargo bank in downtown Los Angeles.

Wells Fargo sells asset management business to private equity for $2.1 billion

Wells Fargo will sell its asset management business to two private equity firms for $2.1 billion, the bank announced Tuesday, the first major sale of…
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February 24
Madalyn Holm stocked and organized clothing Tuesday at the Edina Evereve store. (ELIZABETH FLORES/Star Tribune)

Edina-based Evereve is opening shops, even as other retailers close stores

Evereve is expanding its Edina flagship store and will open at least six new locations this year.
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February 24
These are power lines in Texas, where a historic storm caused reverberations in electricity bills in Minnesota. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Minnesotans' heating bills could be $400 higher due to Southern storm

The amount will spread over months by the state's utilities.
Duluth
February 23
Maurices in Maple Grove. (KYNDELL HARKNESS/Star Tribune)

Duluth-based Maurices' CEO retiring; former Express chief executive his successor

George Goldfarb has been CEO for a decade; he will be chairman emeritus of the company when he steps down.
Business
February 23
Wells Fargo will sell its asset management business to two private equity firms for $2.1 billion.

Wells Fargo sells asset management business for $2.1 billion

Wells Fargo will sell its asset management business to two private equity firms for $2.1 billion. The deal announced Tuesday is the first major sale…