Medtronic's operational headquarters are in Fridley.

Medtronic layoffs continue as it realigns workforce to 'strategic priorities'

The medical device company run from Fridley confirmed cuts but offered few specifics.

The new answer for empty Twin Cities stores? Asian grocers and market destinations

June 13
From left, Charlene and Vince Vang and Charlene’s mother, See Chang, shop for coconut milk for an upcoming party on June 8 at Empire Foods in Brookl
As ethnic supermarkets continue to grow in the United States, local Asian stores enhance their offerings.

Corn-sugar chemical plant in Minnesota lands $213 million federal loan

June 13
A rendering of the Solugen "Bioforge" slated to open in Marshall, Minn., in 2025.
Texas-based Solugen aims to build a large manufacturing plant in Marshall, Minn., for turning corn sugar into chemicals usually made from petroleum.
Business
June 13
University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis in 2020.

Clock is ticking on deal for U to buy teaching hospital from Fairview

Official says the university and Fairview Health Services are still working to finalize a sale agreement by the end of September.
Local
June 13
Spectrum to close Rochester call center; 300 employees affected

Spectrum to close Rochester call center; 300 employees affected

The company has offered to relocate staff affected by the August closing.
Business
June 13
This is an example of the type of immersive exhibits planned for Royalston Square, a new events center planned for the North Loop.

Can Royalston Square bring a touch of Vegas to the North Loop?

Entourage plans to remake vacant building into an events center, complete with immersive exhibits.
West Metro
June 13
Plymouth's "Business Passport" program aims to help local businesses that have seen a downturn in traffic because of road construction.

Plymouth launches 'passport' program to boost businesses during major road construction

People who collect stamps at participating Plymouth businesses are eligible for cash prizes, and some businesses are offering special deals.
Business
June 13
Yanet Santos Gómez juega con su hija menor, Yareli Rocío, de casi dos años de edad, en su departamento en Ridgeway, Iowa, donde trabaja en una lech

Trabajadores temporales en un dilema: mantener a su familia junta o trabajar para vivir

Algunos trabajadores legales terminaron en los campos petroleros de Texas, otros en instalaciones alimentarias en Michigan. Una persona con visa H-2B llegó a una granja lechera y mantienen a tres hijos en México y a un recién nacido en Estados Unidos. "Es una pena".
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Worker expectations change at Minnesota firms as pandemic retreats.
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June 13
Los sueños de Adrián Luna de construir su casa fueron truncados cuando su visa H-2B terminó debido al cierre de la planta de HyLife hace un año; l

Promesas rotas que destrozan el sueño americano de los trabajadores

Los trabajadores con visas H-2B se sintieron estafados por los sueldos prometidos y sufrieron impotencia ya que los forzaron a mudarse de un momento a otro.
Business
June 13
Liliana Ramos Vásquez y su esposo, Luis David Martínez García, añoran la oportunidad de regresar a trabajar en Minnesota para poder terminar de co

Mantuvieron en operación este matadero en Minnesota; después quebró y los trabajadores terminaron abandonados

Cientos de trabajadores legales de HyLife en Windom fueron despedidos; provenían de Salvatierra, una ciudad Mexicana plagada de crimen y pobreza. El cierre de la planta reveló una laguna en el sistema de visas estadounidense y sumió varias vidas en un torbellino.
Business
June 13
Yanet Santos Gómez plays with her youngest daughter, Yareli Rocio, nearly 2, at her apartment in Ridgeway, Iowa, where she works at a dairy.

Guest workers torn between holding family together and making a living

Some legal workers ended up in Texas oilfields, others at a Michigan food plant. One H-2B visa holder landed at an Iowa dairy, providing for three kids in Mexico and her American-born baby. "It's sadness."
Business
June 13
Adrian Luna's dreams of building a house were cut short when his H-2B visa was terminated because the HyLife plant shut down a year ago, leaving worke

Broken promises shatter workers' American dreams

The bankruptcy of a southwestern Minnesota pork plant left many people holding debts. The workers on H-2B visas felt stiffed on the pledged income and powerless as they were forced to move suddenly.
Business
June 13
Liliana Ramos Vasquez and her husband, Luis David Martinez García, long for a chance to return to work in Minnesota so they can finish building their

They kept this Minnesota slaughterhouse running. Then it went bust, abandoning workers.

HyLife in Windom laid off hundreds of legal workers from Salvatierra, a Mexican city plagued by crime and poverty. The plant's failure revealed a gap in the U.S. visa system, throwing lives into turmoil.
Business
June 12
FILE -- A Wells Fargo bank branch in Manhattan, March 7, 2019.

Wells Fargo racial disparity case heads to class-action decision

Wells Fargo and Co. faces a decision as soon as this month on whether a lawsuit over its pandemic-era mortgage denials to non-white applicants gets class-action status.
With $371.6B in revenue, this giant again tops list of Minnesota public companies
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This year, 38 of the top 50 Minnesota-run companies had $1 billion or more in revenue.
Business
June 12
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota headquarters in Eagan.

Sold: Blue Cross and Blue Shield headquarters in Eagan

The insurer will continue leasing the pair of office buildings.
Business
June 12
Johnson & Johnson's Baby Powder, a brand of talcum power, in New York, May 20, 2016. Numerous studies have linked genital talc use to ovarian cancer,

Minnesota receiving $10.5 million in talc powder settlement with Johnson & Johnson

Attorneys general in 42 states alleged the New Jersey-based company deceptively promoted and misled consumers about talc powder products.
Business
June 12
A major new food production facility in South Dakota will make Bibigo dumplings and other frozen and shelf-stable foods for Minnesota-based Schwan's.

Schwan's planning massive Asian food plant and corporate office in Sioux Falls

The Minnesota company recently bought land for a $500 million plant first floated in 2021; it will hire up to 700 people.
Business
June 11
Saint Therese Senior Services in New Hope, Minn., on Thursday, April 30, 2020. A suburban Minneapolis nursing home said 47 residents have died from co

After surprise sale, New Hope's St. Therese nursing home facing another strike

About 200 workers initially went on strike for one day in March alongside about 800 other nursing home workers from a dozen Twin Cities facilities. St. Therese was the only one to not agree to a new contract, and Compass Healthcare announced its intent to purchase the home last week.
Business
June 11
Ned Litin, the owner of Litin's Party Value, is closing the family business that started more than 75 years ago.

After 77 years, Litin's Party Value in Minneapolis closing this summer

Starting this week, party items will be significantly marked down as part of a total sell-off of the company's inventory.
Business
June 11
FILE-Attorney General Keith Ellison speaks during a press conference at the Attorney General’s Office inside the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul

Minnesota AG pushing for U.S. Supreme Court review on pharmacy benefit manager rules

He's leading a group of attorneys general in defense of state regulations against "blatant abuses" by the industry.
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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June 11
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June 11
FERC Commissioner Allison Clements and Allete CEO Bethany Owen take part in a panel at the Mid-America Regulatory Conference in Minneapolis on Monday.

With 'outdated' electric grid, major new rule with Midwest ties could boost renewables

In Minneapolis, FERC Commissioner Allison Clements promoted a significant new federal rule that could be a part of a needed grid overhaul.
Business
June 10
The 689-foot bulk carrier Michipicoten, seen here listing as it takes on water, safely anchored in Thunder Bay, Ontario, after encountering trouble in

Coast Guard: Lake Superior freighter has 13-foot crack, but likely not from collision

Ship carrying taconite was originally thought to have hit something underwater. Now, the Coast Guard suspects a stress fracture.

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