Patients have been placed in new COVID-19 units throughout Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. Ecolab helped with the sanitization efforts there.

St. Paul-based Ecolab plays key behind-the-scenes role in fight against COVID-19

Company has been working tirelessly over the past three months to produce enough disinfectants, and help customers use them.

Few takers expected for the Fed's new $600 billion business loan program

Unlike the popular Payroll Protection Program, there is little interest being shown in a new round of federal short-term loans.
Main Street program has risks for small businesses.

Schafer: More savings looks like a good thing, but it's not

Phexxi, a contraceptive made by San Diego-based Evofem Biosciences, was approved by the FDA.

Market review: Evofem Biosciences gets boost from product approval

FDA bounceEvofem Biosciences rose 19.8% to $5.99 Tuesday after its birth control gel Phexxi received regulatory approval to access a market estimated to be worth…
Elizabeth Flannery of Community Housing Development Corp., Rheasa Otto and the Rev. Dan Collison, outside East Town Apartments in downtown Minneapolis

New apartments near U.S. Bank Stadium offer affordable housing amid luxury

The 169-unit complex has risen from a former church parking lot east of 6th St. and Chicago Avenue.
Chuck Runyon, CEO of Anytime Fitness.

Minnesota fitness centers add marketing muscle in effort to reopen

Industry contends it can work within health guidelines to contain spread of coronavirus.
How can you make telecommuting a success?

Telecommuting could upend how we manage work projects

There certainly are minor irritants with Zoom and other work-from-home technologies. In the long term, though, these bugs will be repaired and the trend of…

We don't know when this will end, so we must deal with the now normal

Let’s say there is a 90% chance that social distancing has smoothed things over until we find a cure for COVID-19. There is a 90%…
Canning jars are an outmoded way to save money. A better move would be finding a trusted and experienced financial adviser, especially in these volati

Amid a pandemic, how to find the right financial advice

Even in boom times, managing your affairs can be a demanding juggling act. Add in the personal and financial upheaval of a global pandemic, and…
May 30

Why good credit matters — even if you don't plan to borrow

Even if you don’t plan to borrow a dime, a good credit record is valuable. And your credit can influence your life in ways beyond…
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 30

Interest rate on federal college loans is about to hit a record low

The coronavirus may be upending the way colleges operate, but at least students and their families will get a break if they borrow money from…
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File photo of patrons enjoying Surly Brewing's patio.

Twin Cities restaurants put off plans to reopen amid unrest over George Floyd's death

The violence over the past few nights has some in the hospitality business hesitant about opening next week.
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Finding a job in the 2020s requires some technology know-how – and also face-to-face communications skills.
May 30
Looters entered the Target store on Lake Street and made out with merchandise on the second day of protest in the death of George Floyd.

Target hopes to rebuild Lake Street store by end of year

The Minneapolis-based retailer also will rebuild other stores that have been damaged in this week's riots.
May 30
Hundreds of volunteers showed up to clean up along University Avenue, organized by Hamline Midway Coalition.

Twin Cities businesses reel from nights of violence while on guard for more

Hundreds of buildings have been damaged by rioters, looters.
May 29
Target loses another appeal to obtain liquor license from city of Minnetonka

Target loses another appeal to obtain liquor license from city of Minnetonka

Target's claim was denied that it deserved equal protection to Total Wine.
May 29
Xcel's Sherco power plant in Becker. (GLEN STUBBE/Star Tribune)

Xcel dinged in study for using higher-cost coal power

The study released this week looks at the issue of "must-run" status for coal-fired power plants.
May 29
SkyWater Technology in Bloomington will make the chip used in a bandage-sized, wearable temperature sensor designed by Linear ASICs and backed by the

SkyWater to make chips used in wearable temperature sensors

The sensors were developed quickly by partners of the Bloomington firm that were working on related products.
May 29
Mall of America in Bloomington.

MOA postpones Monday reopening, suspends curbside pickup

The Bloomington megamall also has suspended curbside pickup. Rosedale Center also closed.
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The list has long been dominated by the state's large nonprofit health care sector. Forty-six of the 100 organizations on the list are in health care, and they account for 90% of the overall revenue on the list.
May 29

Home-pricing hacks — how homebuyers can pay less and sellers can get more

If you are selling a home this spring, knocking $1,000 off your list price might net you thousands of dollars more at the closing table.…
May 29
One of the problems affecting schools such as Carleton College in Northfield, above, is a slipping fertility rate.

Pandemic, downturn could force hundreds of colleges to close

Martyna Malecka, a criminology student at Stonehill College, can't wait for classes to restart in August. Her campus in Easton, Mass., "feels like a village."…
May 29
Police secured the St. Paul Midway Target after people began looting late Thursday morning.

More than two dozen Twin Cities Targets closed again because of unrest

Initially, the retailer closed 14 in Minneapolis, St. Paul and inner ring suburbs.
May 29
ARC Value Village donation center support employees Andrew Harmer, left, and Erik Westenfield unloaded items to be donated from a vehicle Thursday mor

More donors, consignors than customers as thrift, resale stores reopen

And wait times for drive-up drop-offs are declining, while shops expect pent-up demand.
May 28
Long Prairie Packing, which is in Long Prairie, is the latest meatpacking plant in Minnesota with a COVID-19 outbreak.

Long Prairie Packing latest Minnesota meatpacking plant to have COVID-19 outbreak

It has sparked a more than sixfold increase in COVID-19 cases in Todd County over the past two weeks.