Shown is Amazon’s fulfillment center in Shakopee.

Report: Amazon facilities in Minn. have high rate of injuries, pay inequities

A new report by the National Employment Law Project and Awood is urging for investigations by state authorities and more involvement by lawmakers in protecting warehouse workers.

Report: February 2022 might be turning point for back to office in Minnesota

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The office vacancy rate in St. Paul is improving, according to a national report.
Cushman & Wakefield finds a gradual decrease in office vacancy rates, uptick in leasing.

Farrell: Would it help the economy to not buy holiday gifts?

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What if reindeer could sleep through Christmas Eve?
In the 1990s, a U economist analyzed the "deadweight loss" of holiday gift-giving.
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Mason Nadolney got his second COVID-19 vaccine shot during a mobile vaccine event at Chanhassen High School in July.

What you need to know about COVID variants, Minnesota mask requirements and more

Advice is evolving along with the coronavirus. Here's the latest from staff and news service reports.
Business
December 7
FILE - An Amazon logo appears on an Amazon delivery van.

Amazon's cloud-computing unit problems take down websites, services

Problems at Amazon Web Services' East Coast data centers impacted companies, including the Star Tribune.
St. Paul
December 7
The Hmong Village Shopping Center in St. Paul.

Three St. Paul cultural malls get state COVID relief

Three St. Paul cultural malls have been awarded $300,000 each through a state grant program for businesses struggling as a result of the ongoing COVID-19…
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December 7
Loaves & Fishes Executive Director Cathy Maes, seen in 2017, said instead of the 20 or 30 applicants per job that she used to get pre-pandemic, now sh

Staff shortages hit nonprofits in the 'Great Resignation'

Local nonprofits are struggling to draw job applicants, looking for new ways to offer incentives to attract and retain employees.
Business
December 7
Associated Wholesale Grocers is building a $75 million warehouse in St. Cloud to supply independent grocery stores, such as Coborn’s, in the Upper M

Grocery wholesaler to build $75 million warehouse in St. Cloud, serving Coborn's and others

AWG will supply St. Cloud-based Coborn's stores and employ more than 100 people.
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Worker expectations change at Minnesota firms as pandemic retreats.
Business
December 7
Navegate CEO Nathan Dey is leaving the company after it is sold to Radiant Logistics.

Minnesota's Navegate, with roots in serving Control Data, Honeywell, sold for $35M

The Mendota Heights-based company will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Radiant Logistics, based in Washington state.
Business
December 7
Bright Health has its headquarters in Bloomington. The management team includes UnitedHealth Group veterans.

Bright Health raising $750 million, including Cigna investment

Shares in the Bloomington-based health insurer jumped Tuesday on news that the venture capital unit of health insurance giant Cigna is a new investor.
St. Paul
December 6
An artist’s rendering of the proposed Lexington Station apartments in St. Paul.

Alatus' Lexington Station project in St. Paul loses equity partner

Developer of the project on Lexington Parkway said the investment partner cited the new rent control statute passed in November.
Business
December 6
Andrew McCaughan, Shake Shack’s chief development officer, drives through the restaurant’s chain first drive-through to officially open it.

Nation's first Shake Shack drive-through restaurant finds success on opening day in Maple Grove

The chain is running two kitchens in the new location to serve customers.
Business
December 6
Kristine Glancy, CEO of Insignia Systems

Minneapolis-based company's shares soar 200% after announcing it is seeking strategic alternatives

Insignia Systems has hired New York-based investment bank Chardan to conduct a strategic review of their operations.
Business
December 6
Sun Country jets on the tarmac at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in June 2021.

Sun Country Airlines, pilots agree on contract terms to boost pay

If approved, airline will have some of the highest-paid Boeing 737 pilots in the country.
Companies managed their costs and liquidity through the pandemic, but collectively, the 50 companies saw net income decline more than 12% as the broad
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Minnesota's top 50 public companies ranked by revenue – with No. 1 hitting $257 billion
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Revenue for the companies on the Star Tribune 50 list as a whole increased 5.5% to a cumulative $621.8 billion.
Business
December 6
Cargill Inc., with headquarters in Minnetonka, l plans to eliminate trans fats from its edible oils over the next two years.

Cargill eliminating trans fats from global edible oil supply

Minnesota agribusiness company says it's first global supplier of edible oil to sign onto World Health Organization goal
Business
December 5
Web browsers run at different levels because of tasks that aren’t always clear to users.

Alexander: Why a game freezes on Chrome and Edge, but not Firefox

Browsers can be slowed down by all the tasks they're running in the background.
Business
December 5

Do research so you don't violate patents

It's up to a newcomer to check the appropriate databases and make sure company names and marketing slogans are not trademarked.
Business
December 5
Darryl Weivoda, right, who has owned North End Hardware for more than 40 years, is selling it to long-time employee John Guion.

North End Hardware owner calls it a career

Darryl Weivoda, 65, neighborhood business leader is giving up the long hours and selling to a long-time employee.
Business
December 5
The Enbridge Energy terminal in Superior, Wis.

Enbridge says aggressive climate policies shortening life of its pipelines

Questions, including in recent regulatory filings, have been raised over how long the newly built Line 3 will be economically viable.
Business
December 4
Deirdre Mulvey took a test drive in a used Honda Pilot at Walser Toyota last week. Used car prices are up more than 25% over the last year and dealers

Twin Cities car market battles empty lots, high prices, waits

New-car shortages are pushing prices higher for all vehicles, and dealers are turning to used cars to keep the wheels turning.
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
December 4

Corporate jargon clouds your message

Writing conversationally will help get your message across.
Business
December 4
Just as it makes sense to hold a broadly diversified group of stocks for the long run, preferably through low-cost index funds, there is value in bond

Buy stocks to prosper and bonds to rest easy

Stock valuations are stretched and the Fed may need to raise rates to cope with inflation. That adds up to a moment for bonds.
Business
December 4
Life insurance options are broad in scope and price.

In Twin Cities area, options for life insurance are dizzying in scale and price

A survey found numerous policy options, but the old maxim remains true: buying at young age is cheapest.