Tommy Kramer tested a driver during a private fitting at 2nd Swing golf store in Minnetonka. Sales companywide jumped 15% in 2020 and are on pace to i

Minnesota's golf businesses are on the upswing during tough times

Golf courses, retailers and tech companies are continuing to see significant growth after a record-breaking 2020.

Five mistakes that can lead to a bad car loan

November 27
Many consumers are overpaying for their car loans, and the pandemic cannot be blamed.
Seek out a preapproved vehicle loan to arm yourself with options before you head into the showroom.

Long-term investing works, but it's time for buy-and-hold investors to rebalance

November 27
Specialist Patrick King worked at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange earlier this month.
Stocks have gained so much this year that the portfolio mix is out of whack for many individual investors.
Coronavirus
November 27
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.
Local
November 27
Business
November 27
Michael Jackson is the founder of Black Tech Talent, a job search and online community for Black professionals. It was a finalist for the 2021 Minneso

Black Tech Talent provides space for Minnesota technologists to connect

As Minnesota's population becomes more diverse, people are making sure the tech workforce reflects it.
Business
November 27
General Electric headquarters in Boston.

GE spinoff move logical after company had lost luster

General Electric's heyday was during the last two decades of the 20th century under Jack Welch.
Business
November 27
How long can a retirement account last when the interest rate environment is persistently low?

Farrell: Is 4% too much for your annual retirement withdrawal?

Assumptions are changing as a low interest rate environment becomes the norm.
Is your company on the list of Minnesota's 2021 Top Workplaces?
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Is your company on the list of Minnesota's 2021 Top Workplaces?
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Worker expectations change at Minnesota firms as pandemic retreats.
Business
November 27
Brian Goldner, Talon Metals’ vice president of exploration, examined nickel-rich “drill core” in Tamarack, Minn.

Planned Minnesota high-grade nickel mine would be U.S. rarity

The Tamarack mine in Aitkin County, which would primarily produce nickel, will soon begin Minnesota's permitting process. It's likely to face a fight over environmental concerns.
Business
November 27
Maple syrup producers in Quebec, the largest production region in the world, are releasing reserve supplies after a poor harvest this year.

The OPEC of maple syrup taps its stockpile to make sure your pancakes are covered

Quebec's maple syrup producers are dipping into a reserve to meet demand after production fell sharply this year due to weather.
Business
November 27
Sleights of hand can make us question our own reality even when we know we are being tricked.

Levin: Watch out for the tricks of wealth

Investment advisers and clients sometimes engage in financial sleights of hand.
Business
November 27
A survey by AARP found that veterans are victimized by financial scammers more than other retirees.

Veterans are targeted by financial scammers far more than civilians

Con artists use fake charities and other schemes to prey on the kinship veterans feel to each other.
Local
November 26
Latora Thompson, who previously rented from landlord Steven Meldahl, poses for a photo outside her new home in Minneapolis on Friday.

Rent escrow requirement prevents tenants from challenging poor living conditions, lawyers say

Landlords benefit from a court directive that is a violation of due process, housing litigators say.
Business
November 26
A Frattallone’s Ace Hardware in Burnsville. There are 22 Frattallone’s stores in the Twin Cities.

Frattallone's Ace Hardware stores sells its 22 locations

The family-owned hardware store has sold all of its Twin Cities stores to a Tennessee company.
Companies managed their costs and liquidity through the pandemic, but collectively, the 50 companies saw net income decline more than 12% as the broad
Business
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
November 26
The line outside Kitchen Window, a fixture of the retail scene in Minneapolis’ Uptown neighborhood for 35 years that will soon close, was long all d

The steadiest long line on Black Friday in Minneapolis was at a store that's about to close

Hundreds lined up all day at Kitchen Window, a fixture on the Uptown retail scene for 35 years.
Business
November 26
Santa and his elves greet Black Friday shoppers at the Mall of America’s North entrance Friday, Nov. 26, 2021 in Bloomington.

Black Friday brings out deal-seeking Minnesotans

Shoppers found deals, and even crowds in some places, as they tackled their holiday lists. The action yielded insights on how Minnesotans feel about the economy and the pandemic.
Business
November 26
Cardiovascular Systems’ headquarters in New Brighton.

Cardiovascular Systems recalls Wirion medical device

Company expects to take $2.5 million charge
Politics
November 26
The White House announced that President Joe Biden will appear in Rosemount on Tuesday.

Biden will visit Minnesota to tout new infrastructure law

State will receive billions for roads, transportation, airports, high-speed internet and other projects.
Photography
November 26

Black Friday shopping less frenzied

Though there were definitely shoppers Black Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, the crowds were smaller than before the pandemic.
Business
November 26
Famous Dave’s founder Dave Anderson has been inducted into the National Native American Hall of Fame.

Famous Dave's BBQ founder inducted into National Native American Hall of Fame

Dave Anderson launched Jimmie's Old Southern BBQ Smokehouse in recent years.
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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We've created a new destination for everything agriculture in Minnesota and around the country.
Minneapolis
November 25
Tequila Laramee is an associate educator at Bethune Community School in north Minneapolis.

Minneapolis educator honored as support professional of the year

A Minneapolis Public Schools kindergarten educator has been named the 2021-22 Education Support Professional of the Year by Education Minnesota. Tequila Laramee, an associate educator…
St. Cloud
November 25
Gov. Tim Walz and St. Cloud State President Robbyn Wacker chat with SCSU students studying in Alnwick, England, during a November 2021 trade trip to t

SCSU leaders, Waite Park business owner promote central MN in European trade trip

A trio from the St. Cloud area joined Gov. Tim Walz on his seven-day trade mission.
Business
November 25
After Hormel Foods bought Columbus Craft Meats for $850 million in 2017, the charcuterie trend exploded. A quarter of consumers say they make a board

The charcuterie craze is big business and Minnesota's Hormel is onboard

The company's well-timed acquisition of Columbus Craft Meats is paying off as charcuterie explodes in popularity, thanks to social media and at-home living.