Jay Miller, MentorMate’s vice president of sales and marketing, outside the company’s Uptown Minneapolis new headquarters in the MoZaic West build

Minneapolis' MentorMate shifts to helping larger clients leverage data

The company now has more than 700 employees and expects to top 1,000 in the next two years and has continued 20% revenue growth despite the pandemic.

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MGC Diagnostics headquarters in Vadnais Heights.
Lemon Medical in Hammelburg, Germany, is the third acquisition in three years for MGC Diagnostics.
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UConn guard Paige Bueckers, the former Hopkins High School standout, is the first college athlete to sign an endorsement deal with Gatorade.

Paige Bueckers signed by Gatorade as first college athlete endorser

As part of the arrangement, the former Hopkins High star who plays for UConn will promote the brand in commercials, social posts, product collaborations and events.
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Union unhappy that Twin Cities light-rail cars may go to Louisiana for maintenance

Work on LRT cars may be outsourced to Louisiana
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Gathered at Peris Hill, a 45-unit affordable housing complex that opened in November for low-income adults: President Bill Graves of the Graves Founda

Twin Cities couple plan to give away around $100M, concentrating on disadvantaged youth

The money seeding the Graves Foundation is from John and Denise Graves selling their tax-compliance software business a few years ago.
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Kelly Caruso, chief executive of Shipt

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Target's grocery-delivery business quadrupled its volume at the height of the pandemic. Its growth is still solid, but competition is fierce.
Business
November 28
Junk e-mail, or spam, continues to fill in-boxes and the tactics to reduce it are constantly changing.

Alexander: Spam still plagues us, but here are some precautions to take

Changing your main e-mail address to avoid junk mail is probably fruitless.
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Worker expectations change at Minnesota firms as pandemic retreats.
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November 28
Compass Ironworks’ George Settle with the test panel that stopped 12-gauge shotgun slugs and buckshot, at Compass Ironworks in western Chester Count

Amish company finds niche in making security fences

The company has figured out how to retrofit tools to fit with Amish customs.
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November 28

It's important to unpack what went right in a failed project

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Mason Nadolney got his second COVID-19 vaccine shot during a mobile vaccine event at Chanhassen High School in July.

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Advice is evolving along with the coronavirus. Here's the latest from staff and news service reports.
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November 27
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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.
Business
November 27
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Black Tech Talent provides space for Minnesota technologists to connect

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

Assumptions are changing as a low interest rate environment becomes the norm.
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
Many consumers are overpaying for their car loans, and the pandemic cannot be blamed.

Five mistakes that can lead to a bad car loan

Seek out a preapproved vehicle loan to arm yourself with options before you head into the showroom.
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
Specialist Patrick King worked at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange earlier this month.

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

Stocks have gained so much this year that the portfolio mix is out of whack for many individual investors.
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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.