January 11

U.S. shoppers finding more empty grocery shelves

The shortages are widespread, impacting produce and meat as well as packaged goods like cereal. And they're being reported nationwide.
Business
January 11
State of Minnesota and the Otto Bremer Trust summed up their legal case in final documents for St. Paul judge.

State of Minnesota, Bremer Trust file final arguments for control of bank-owning charity

Attorney General's Office and Bremer Trust sum up a month's worth of court testimony in a pair of documents.
January 11
Patrons lined up at an AMC theater in New York. The company over the weekend shuttered its theater in Maple Grove.

Last movie theater in Maple Grove shuts its doors

But the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes has big plans for the former AMC cineplex.
Business
January 11
Edina Realty is entering the South Dakota market with the purchase of Hegg Realtors in Sioux Falls.

Edina Realty enters South Dakota market with purchase of Hegg Realtors

Its parent company, HomeServices of America, also announced three other deals across the country.
Business
January 11
Early in the pandemic, the general public was discouraged from buying N95 masks over fear there wouldn’t be enough for health care workers. That’s

Cloth masks are out, N95s are in. Here's what you need to know.

Many experts now encourage the general public to use N95 and KN95 masks. Supplies, from 3M and others, aren't scarce any longer.
Local
January 11
Sahan Journal employees at their co-working space in downtown St. Paul. From left to right: Jaida Grey Eagle, Ben Hovland, Andrew Hazzard, Mukhtar Ibr

St. Paul nonprofit Sahan Journal awarded $1.2 million grant from American Journalism Project

Sahan Journal is the first nonprofit news organization in Minnesota that the American Journalism Project has funded.
Business
January 10
The planned Tamarack mine in Aitkin County would produce nickel as its primary metal, making it a rarity in the U.S. The project is a joint venture of

Proposed northern Minnesota nickel mine signs deal with Tesla

Under the deal, Tesla would buy about half of Tamarack Mine's projected production.
Business
January 10
Bright Health has its headquarters in Bloomington. It expects to have 1 million members by the end of this year.

Bright Health now expects to exceed 1 million members in 2022

Bright Health Group expects to exceed the 1 million membership milestone this year.
Business
January 10
Medtronic’s headquarters in Fridley in 2011.

Medtronic to acquire Affera, a cardiac arrhythmia technology firm, for $925 million

Affera makes cardiac mapping and navigation systems and catheter-based cardiac ablation technologies.
Business
January 10
US Bank workers will not head back to work Monday as had been planned.

Omicron causes more downtown companies to rethink return to office plans

Downtown boosters are worried that an upswing of workers who were coming into work before Christmas will dissipate because of omicron.
January 9
A wheelbarrow filled with pennies, March 20, 2021 in Fayetteville, Ga. Andreas Flaten said his former employer owed him $915 after leaving his job in

U.S. sues shop owner who dumped 91,500 pennies on ex-worker's driveway

The owner of a Georgia auto repair shop who dumped 91,500 oil-covered pennies in a former employee's driveway was not just creating a sticky mess…
Duluth
January 9
Sellers Auction held an event in Superior, Wis., on Saturday night to clean out a storage unit that contained unsold merchandise from Last Place on Ea

Auction for Duluth headshop brings out nostalgia hunters

More than 300 people turned out to sift through Last Place on Earth merchandise.
Business
January 9
A wheelbarrow filled with some of the 91,500 pennies dumped in the driveway of a former worker at a Georgia auto repair shop.

U.S. sues over 91,500 pennies dumped in Georgia driveway

Shop owner is accused of retaliation in a U.S. Labor Department complaint.
Business
January 9

Customer loyalty programs need to be tailored to your business

Just because peer companies have found success with one formula does not mean it's right for your customers.
Business
January 9
Target CEO Brian Cornell, photographed at Target’s Minneapolis headquarters, will receive the visionary award from the National Retail Federation.

Target CEO Brian Cornell says there's no off season in retail

Cornell sat down with the Star Tribune as he gears up for a keynote speech in receiving the visionary award from the National Retail Federation.
Business
January 9
The concept of stretching to help with productivity and strength goes back to ancient Greece.

Harvey Mackay: Get fit, have fun and you'll be more productive

The key is finding a routine that works for you and sticking to it, changing the idiom a bit to "Perfect practice makes perfect."
Business
January 9
The disappearing cursor is a common problem on Macs and usually isn’t serious.

Alexander: Why a Mac cursor may disappear and how to fix it

There are many reasons a cursor blips out on a Mac, and the remedies are usually simple.
Business
January 9
Sun Country CEO Jude Bricker

St. Anthony: Holiday shutdown, insider sales could damage Sun Country

The Twin Cities-based airline hits some turbulence.
Local
January 8
Tony Moline, general manager of Bulldog Lowertown in St. Paul. placed a sign about the mask mandate on Thursday, when it was due to return.

Fear, frustration, resolve resurface in Minneapolis, St. Paul as COVID again disrupts city life

Mask mandates are back. Businesses are shutting, and people are hunkering down.
Local
January 8
Vanessa Drews made cheesecakes for her business Cheesecake Funk from kitchen space she rents from the Minneapolis Marriott Southwest in Minnetonka.

Hennepin County reaches out to help small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic

More than 700 businesses have taken advantage of free consulting services.