An office in the former Ecolab headquarters is shown in August 2017 before it was redeveloped into Osborn370, a tech center in Downtown St. Paul. (Sta

St. Paul office market holding up in pandemic as vacancy rates decline

Downtown St. Paul office vacancies fell this year, despite the pandemic

Famous Dave's creating 'ghost kitchens,' dual concept through Johnny Carino's deal

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Famous Dave's made a deal with another restaurant chain to increase takeout/delivery options.
Agreement allows chain to open kitchens or sites with Johnny Carino's.

Low interest rates keep Twin Cities home sales rolling along

October 19
Low interest rates are helping Twin Cities housing market.
Low interest rates fuel surge in demand in September, when sales usually slow down.
West Metro
October 19
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced a Minnetonka company is recalling about 11 tons of frozen meat pro

Minnetonka company recalls frozen meat products

More than 20,000 pounds of frozen hot dish and sloppy joe products recalled because of lack of inspections.
Coronavirus
October 19
Target is going to give 350,000 of its hourly employees another $200 bonus because of the pandemic. Shown is a Target store in Westwood, Mass.

Target offers another $200 bonus to front-line employees because of pandemic

Retailer will spend more than $70 million on this round of bonuses.
Business
October 18

How digital transformation enhances businesses

It breaks down to two main groups, the enablers and the touch points.
Business
October 18

Recent bankruptcy filings in Minneapolis and St. Paul

St. Paul Shaky Town Express LLC, Emmons, Minn.; filed Oct. 14, 20-32409; Chap. 11; assets, $937,875; liabilities, $1,128,953. Steve Petersen, president.   Michael William Carlson,…
Business
October 18
Julia Dapkus and her 8-year-old daughter Isabelle, who has developmental disabilities, distance learn on her laptop with her fidget mouse in Plymouth,

This company reinvented the computer mouse, with good reason

The multisensory device is covered in silicon nubs, wireless and minimizes noises to avoid distraction
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October 18

Insider trading

Best Buy Co. Inc. Richard M. Schulze,  beneficial owner Shares sold: 750,000 Price: Date: Oct. 6-7 $115.08-$118.16 Indirectly holds:…
Business
October 18

Mackay: The ABCs of good management

Advice that fits the bill from A to Z.
Business
October 18
A pulse survey can reveal unexpected problems employees currently face in their home work situations.

Forum: COVID upended the workplace. Here's the key to determining what's next

Firms must constantly and sometimes very quickly adapt to the changing fundamental human needs of employees.
Business
October 18

Minnesota mergers and acquisitions

10/6, Key Surgical LLC-Steris PLC Steris PLC will acquire Key Surgical, maker of sterile processing, operating room and endoscopy products, as well as personal protective…
Business
October 18

Business people

Moving up Merchant & Gould, Minneapolis, promoted attorneys Alpaslan Sapmaz, Julie Skoge and Paige Stradley to partners. All three have extensive experience in intellectual-property law.…
Business
October 18
Tech Q&A: Assessing the risks of upgrading to Windows 10

Alexander: What to do if your copy of Windows 10 is obsolete

Microsoft introduces a new version of Windows 10 for consumers every six months, so there are always several flavors.
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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Business
October 18
Rise Modular founder and CEO Christian Lawrence said factory-built apartment construction can save costs and speed construction time.

Rise Modular CEO aims to 'industrialize construction' with factory-built modular apartments

The factory assembly-line approach offers potential savings of 10% to 20% on construction costs and speeds up the work, generating revenue sooner.
Business
October 18
Griffin Dooling of Blue Horizon Group, left, and founder Christopher Wyffels of Superior Third Party Logistics stood on the solar roof of Superior, a

Solar industry-Xcel flap won't dim long-term growth of Minnesota industry

Minnesota solar-energy developers have filed 120 complaints with state utility regulators.
Business
October 18
After years of planning and negotiations with neighbors, the largest apartment building in more than a decade in the Uptown neighborhood is open. Daym

Sons of Norway anchors biggest mixed-use addition in Uptown in decade

Daymark Uptown and a familiar tenant have settled in on West Lake Street.
Business
October 18
Sustainable Safari guide Taylor Swanson held Fat Albert, an American alligator, as Lindsey Peterson looked on at Maplewood Mall

Minnesota malls get creative to lure shoppers as holidays approach

As the holiday shopping season approaches, new stores have begun to open and Twin Cities malls and their tenants have gotten creative on everything from product pickups to photos with Santa Claus as they work to stir up sales and regain the business they lost.
Business
October 18
Kira Young, a veteran Metro Transit driver, followed her college-educated daughter, Kadejah Young, into training and a better-paying job as a bus mech

Metro Transit training helps to fuel a Twin Cities family's drive to achieve

The three Young women all graduated within the last year from two-year state university programs.
Business
October 17
A Zara store posted a large "Now Hiring," sign in its window in Miami Beach, Fla.

Schafer: People giving up on work is another sign that this recession is worse

And it's a message that employers and policymakers ought to be thinking more about.
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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October 17
At Caydence Records & Coffee on the corner of Payne and York avenues in St. Paul, the coffee shop and retail staff are back, but business has been “

As winter approaches, Payne Avenue business owners are determined to hold on

The St. Paul neighborhood's renaissance is threatened, but owners are determined to hang in there.
Business
October 17
Trump: Democrats' win would put U.S. economy in peril

Trump: Democrats' win would put U.S. economy in peril

Trump was making a late reelection pitch to voters Saturday in Michigan and Wisconsin.
Local
October 17

Construction accident kills one person, injures another near Litchfield

A concrete boom truck tipped over on two people.