Even as the pandemic’s effects on the economy subside, many child care businesses have been pushed to the brink, a survey by the Federal Reserve Ban

Minn. child-care providers face uncertainty despite strong state support, survey finds

A decline in child care options may slow the recovery of jobs and growth in Minnesota's economy.

To bolster affordable housing, Met Council turns to the sun

May 7
Cameran Bailey photographed at the Minnetonka Heights apartments. Bailey is one of two Met Council employees who created and launched the organization
Apartment building owners can get solar installation discounts in exchange for accepting more Section 8 vouchers.

Minnesota companies increasingly seeing positive outlook for remainder of the year

May 7
Vista Outdoor CEO Chris Metz has lead a strategic turnaround for the outdoor brands company.
The latest companies to report strong quarterly results were Tennant and Vista Outdoor.
Business
May 7
Best Buy CEO Corie Barry

Best Buy CEO Corie Barry earns $8.4 million

Best Buy's board of directors limited Barry's annual bonus despite achieving above-target results.
Business
May 7
Cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin, should not be relied upon for retirement savings. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images/TNS)

Why red hot cryptocurrencies remain a bad bet for retirement savers

Although bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are edging closer to the mainstream financial markets, they remain a bad bet for retirement savers.The public shares offered by…
Business
May 7
Former Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly. (Hortense Le Gentil/Provided photo)

Former Best Buy CEO says elevating 'human magic' key to good business

Hubert Joly has a new book out, as he forges his next chapter after leading companies.
Eat & Drink
May 7
The restaurant Noa is going into the former Mission American Kitchen space in the IDS Center in downtown Minneapolis.

IDS Center in downtown Minneapolis lands a new restaurant

Noa will open in the space vacated by Mission American Kitchen.
Business
May 6
Essentia Health is Duluth’s largest employer and has more than $2 billion in annual revenue.

Nurses 'anxious' over planned Essentia Health acquisition of CHI hospitals

The Duluth-based health system's merger leaves some staff skeptical.
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Coronavirus
May 6
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz spoke to the media after announcing a timetable for ending COVID restrictions including the statewide mask mandate and operati

State COVID restrictions to end May 28, mask mandate July 1

Mask-wearing mandate to end sooner than planned if Minnesota reaches a 70% vaccination target.
Business
May 6
WPT Industrial REIT plans to construct a 500,000 square foot distribution center in Shakopee. (Rendering provided by city of Shakopee)

Developer plans massive Shakopee distribution center to built on spec

Toronto REIT has told the city it hopes to complete project by year's end.
Business
May 6
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HealthPartners saw income grow amid COVID-19 in 2020

The pandemic trimmed clinic revenue, but boosted health insurance earnings.
Business
May 6
Cara Dalton prepared early Mother’s Day orders at Flowers by Miss Bertha, which her parents have owned since 1990.

Mother's Day bouquet prices rise as demand outstrips supply at Minnesota florists

Disruptions in supply and transport have led to scarcity and soaring prices.
Business
May 6
Sun Country Airlines, reporting quarterly results for the first time, gave an upbeat outlook for summer. File photo of CEO Jude Bricker with one of it

Summer bookings take off for Sun Country

In its first-ever quarterly report, Sun Country signals air travel is rebounding.
Business
May 6
Valleyfair raised its starting wage to $15 an hour for most workers in its park this summer. The amusement park still has 300 vacancies it needs to fi

Valleyfair, struggling to fill jobs, raises pay for food workers to $15 an hour

Punch Pizza also recently raised its minimum wage to $15 an hour
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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2019 will likely be remembered as the last full year of an economic expansion that lasted more than a decade. Next year's Star Tribune 50 is likely to look very different because of the coronavirus disruption.
Business
May 5
Mary Daly, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

San Francisco Fed chief Mary Daly sees a 'long way' to go before Fed raises rates

In virtual speech to Minneapolis group, she calls inflation a temporary pressure.
Business
May 4
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Businesses face new obligations under web of privacy laws

Privacy has become an increasingly central issue for individuals and businesses. For individuals, a confluence of events has focused attention on how businesses use their…
Business
May 4
A-Rod's partner in buying Wolves, Lynx, Marc Lore knows a thing or two about deals

A-Rod's partner in buying Wolves, Lynx, Marc Lore knows a thing or two about deals

Marc Lore's next target: the Lynx and Wolves.
Business
May 4
Mike Speetzen, CEO of Polaris. (Provided photo)

Polaris makes posts permanent for interim CEO, CFO

Mike Speetzen has been serving as interim CEO of Polaris since January. Now his post is permanent.
Business
May 4

St. Paul Realtor group withdraws as a partner in project to expose racist covenants

Objections to the effort to expose racial covenants remain unclear.
Business
May 3
Enbridge utility contractors worked to identify and mark an older Enbridge pipeline, Line 16, at one of the Line 3 work sites in Carlton. (Alex Korman

Landowners file complaint against Enbridge over pipeline pledge

Enbridge denies the accusation that it hasn't been forthright with landowners over remediation of the old Line 3.
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
May 3
The Best Buy in Apple Valley is one of 12 Twin Cities stores that are partipating in the retailer's pilot membership program. (GLEN STUBBE/Star Tr

$200 to be a member at Best Buy? Retailer launches pilot program in Twin Cities

In return for fee, customers get more services, discounts, warranties.
Coronavirus
May 2
Nurse manager Nkeiru Adoga adjusted her N95 mask while putting on PPE to visit a COVID-19 patient in a stepdown unit at Regions Hospital in St. Paul o

Minnesota hospitals offering more N95 masks to workers

Minnesota hospitals collectively now have about 2.8 million N95 respirators on hand, a supply that would last five months. A year ago, they had only enough to last two months, state data show.
Business
May 2

Alexander: How to cope if fake Google search results hurt you

Q: Google has begun showing search results for a misspelling of my business name, and some of these listings include my current phone number and…