The CDC has made Sun Country and the other airlines the nation’s checkpoint requiring negative COVID-19 test results to get back in the United State

How Sun Country, other airlines, will handle the new negative-COVID rule on international flights

If you go out of the country and hope to come back after Jan. 26, you'll need to show a negative COVID test result.

Cargill in talks to exit sugar trading business

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Cargill is in talks to sell its 50% stake in the world’s largest sugar trader.
The move is part of the company's efforts to focus on food processing and meat.

Minnesota's solar trade tested, but not bowed, by 2020

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“More companies are looking for ways to mitigate operating expenses. Solar is a safe way to do that,” says Michael Allen, co-founder of All Energy
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An oil well near Williston, N.D.

North Dakota oil production falls slightly in November

The month's oil and gas output was in line with expectations.
Local
January 14
This is one of many counterfeit designer items intercepted by federal authorities in a shipment that arrived at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International

More than 170 knockoff designer handbags, wallets intercepted at MSP

"If they were authentic, the retail value would have been $405,975," read a statement from federal authorities.
Business
January 14
CenterPoint Energy customers will see an increase in rates. (Provided photo)

CenterPoint Energy residential customers in Minnesota will see 5% rate hike

State utility regulators on Thursday approved the increase, less than what the company asked for.
Business
January 14
General Mills suspended political donations to federal lawmakers who voted last week to override the results of the U.S. presidential election.

General Mills withdraws support from those who voted against certifying election

The Minnesota-based food company suspends politician donations to any member of Congress who voted to undermine the Electoral College results.
Business
January 14
Shoppers in the Christopher & Banks store on Black Friday 2019 at the Mall of America in Bloomington. (SHARI L. GROSS/shari.gross@startribune.com)

Plymouth-based Christopher & Banks files for bankruptcy protection

The women's apparel chain said its sales plummeted during the pandemic.
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January 14
Duluth gears up for Viking cruises in 2022

Duluth gears up for Viking cruises in 2022

Officials hope the pandemic-stricken industry will come roaring back.
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January 13
Decided when to sell is a huge moment for any business owner, and not even the pandemic stands in the way for some.

Schafer: It may not look like the right time, but plenty of business owners head for the exits

It made sense when consultant Julie Keyes said last week that the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the plans of baby boomers who had hoped to…
Business
January 13
The Daymark Apartments in Uptown is shown shortly after it opened in October 2020. (Staff photo: Brian Peterson) ORG XMIT: MIN2010161132220062

Twin Cities residents in lowest price apartments struggling most with rent, survey shows

Monthly trade group survey shows rent payments overall remain relatively stable despite economic strain.
Business
January 13
Core samples show the rich deposits found in the rock in northern Minnesota.

Minnesota lawmakers propose ban and moratorium on copper mining

Mining opponents say Minnesota shouldn't be a guinea pig for risky copper mines.
Business
January 13
The University of Minnesota will be home to the new Bioindustrial Manufacturing and Design Ecosystem (BioMADE).

New partnership could put University of Minnesota at center of biomanufacturing industry

The BioMADE institute will be housed on the U's St. Paul campus.
Business
January 13
A Target employee places a curbside pickup purchase into the trunk of a customer in Jackson, Miss., in November. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Target has blockbuster holiday season as sales surged 17%

Comparable sales — including a 4% increase in same-store sales and a doubling of online sales— jumped during the busy November and December months.
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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January 13
FILE - The DoorDash app is shown on a smartphone on Feb. 27, 2020, in New York. Delivery company DoorDash is looking for a valuation of nearly $30 bil

St. Paul caps delivery app fees

Minneapolis and Edina have already acted.
Business
January 13
Minneapolis Federal Reserve President Neel Kashkari, shown in a 2020 file photo.  ] GLEN STUBBE • glen.stubbe@startribune.com

Kashkari on track for another five years as leader of Minneapolis Fed

Kashkari's reappointment is expected to be formalized soon, and North Dakota's governor congratulated him at an event Wednesday.
Business
January 13
Bed Bath & Beyond is closing over 40 stores, including one in Coon Rapids. (Zvi Lowenthal/The New York Times)

Bed Bath & Beyond closing Coon Rapids store

More than 40 of its stores will close their doors by mid to late February.
Duluth
January 13

Duluth Chamber CEO David Ross retiring later this year

Ross has held the job for nearly 24 years.
Business
January 13
In-home child provider Kim Mueller, right, participated in a music session in which she hired Cindi Gervais, cq, left, of “Growing with Music,” as

Minnesota's child care providers await federal COVID relief funds as they fight to stay open

The state expects to receive $137 million in aid from the latest federal pandemic relief package.
Business
January 12
Pilgrim's Pride plant in Cold Spring. Minn. (Dave Schwarz/St. Cloud Times via AP)

Pilgrim's Pride agrees to $75M settlement with some customers

The settlement applies to direct buyers, not to companies like Target and Chick-fil-A, which also are suing the company.
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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January 12
Last fall's corn harvest in the U.S. was smaller than previously estimated, the USDA said Tuesday. File photo of a Nebraska field ready for harves

USDA cuts estimate of 2020 crop harvest, prices spike for corn and soybeans

The revision intensified fears of shortages in global supplies this year.
Business
January 12
Frank Dogbe, owner of Minneapolis-based SOS Building Services, got an SBA PPP loan in the second round last year after an outcry that minority-owned a

Third round of PPP has begun, with a headstart for minority-owned businesses

Community Development Financial Institutions started processing PPP applications yesterday.
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January 12
Attorney General Keith Ellison

Minnesota settles lawsuit against Monticello cafe that violated COVID-19 restrictions

The Cornerstone Cafe remained open to indoor dining despite a state order prohibiting it.