Business
August 9, 2019

Pace Industries will shut its Arden Hills die-casting plant by October

It's unclear why the company is closing the die-casting facility.
Business
August 9, 2019
Medica headquarters in Minnetonka.

Medica in running for state public health insurance contract

The HMO dropped out of the largest chunk of Minnesota public health programs in 2017.
Business
August 9, 2019
FILE -- A Lyft user requests a ride from the phone app, in New York, June 4, 2018. With its number of passengers and trip fees growing, the ride-haili

Market recap: Lyft shares get a lift from better-than-expected earnings

The parents of Tinder and "Grand Theft Auto" also had strong weeks on the market.
Business
August 9, 2019

Business people

Moving up Core Living, Minnetonka, named Todd Eatmon president. He was vice president and director for CommonBond Communities and has been president at Dominion Management.…
Business
August 9, 2019

Bremer Financial first-half results slipped

Bremer blamed the first-half decline on accounting issues and said its banking business remains strong.
Business
August 9, 2019
Rosedale's basement now 'haunted' for Halloween

Rosedale's basement now 'haunted' for Halloween

Haunted Basement 2019 opens Oct. 3 with two preview shows in Sept.
Business
August 9, 2019
General Mills saw its second-quarter profit fall more than 20 percent from a year ago, but it still beat Wall Street expectations.

General Mills appoints former McDonald's exec to top communications job

General Mills has appointed Jano Cabrera, a former McDonald's executive and communications operative for the Democratic Party, as its chief communications officer.
Duluth
August 9, 2019
The PolyMet mine near Hoyt Lakes, Minn., shown in 2018.

Broad group of Minnesota lawmakers voices support for PolyMet

In a letter to Gov. Tim Walz, the bipartisan group says opponents are making a last-ditch effort to block the copper-nickel mine.
Business
August 8, 2019

H-1B visa policies favor large companies, study says

American visa policies are discouraging foreign tech workers from working in startups, according to a study from Cornell University and UC San Diego researchers.The study…
Business
August 8, 2019
Sweden takes paid vacation time seriously, mandating five weeks yearly for full-time employees.

Extreme work cults, 15-hour weeks and Nordic CEO vacation habits

STOCKHOLM, Sweden – By about 2030, people will probably only work 15 hours a week.It seems clear now that the famous prediction, made by…
Minneapolis
August 8, 2019
Humberto Miceli, left, and his friend and translator, Israel Aranda, testified in July before the Minneapolis City Council about Miceli's experiences

Mpls. Council unanimously OKs ordinance to curb wage theft

The city's new ordinance complements a state law considered one of the strictest in nation.
Business
August 8, 2019
Coborns will stop grocery deliveries in the Twin Cities.

Coborn's will stop deliveries in metro area, redirect customers to Cub

Grocery chain will close its New Hope warehouse, direct metro customers to Cub service.
Business
August 8, 2019
A view of the U.S. Capitol Building on July 25, 2017, in Washington.

Retired Teamsters wait for Congress to act on wobbly pension fund

The U.S. House passed a bill to prop up the failing fund. Now it's in the Senate's hands.
Business
August 8, 2019

Dorsey & Whitney expands immigration services by acquiring Webber Law Firm

The deal brings a boutique specializing in hiring matters to a large firm with a policy focus.
Business
August 8, 2019

Warren turns up heat on Capital One after massive breach

WASHINGTON – Sen. Elizabeth Warren is putting pressure on Capital One to answer questions about the recent data breach that affected more than 100…
Business
August 8, 2019
Jake Counne, 31, is founder of Backyard Fresh Farms, an indoor vertical farming startup in Chicago. Bathed in LED lights, healthy greens are nurtured

Urban farmer thinks he's found ways to cut costs, labor, space

Hydroponics and vertical production pack a lot of food into a little space.
Business
August 8, 2019

Traders baffled by sudden spike in nickel prices

The industrial metal saw a 13% surge, adding $2K a ton, over past month.
Business
August 8, 2019
The Boeing 777X has the biggest jet engines ever made. A GE9X is seen here inside the Everett assembly plant. A problem with the engine will delay the

Boeing CEO: Lingering engine fix will push back first flight and delivery of 777X

New widebody jet won't meet Emirates timeline.
Business
August 8, 2019
FILE- This Feb. 9, 2018 photo shows Levi’s jeans hanging on a wall at Levi’s innovation lab in San Francisco. Well-known jeans company Levi Straus

Target to sell Levi's as jeans maker looks to replace sagging sales at Sears

The 'Red Tab' label will appear in 50 stores later this month.
Business
August 8, 2019
Tuffy's building $70 million dog-snack plant in Delano

Tuffy's building $70 million dog-snack plant in Delano

Tuffy's of Perham, Mn., is expanding in Delano, an hour from the Twin Cities, with a $70 million plant to make dog treats from wheat, barley, rice, soybeans and other products grown in the Midwest.