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Rise Modular is building apartments in stackable modules at a factory in Owatonna, Minn.
Reinvention enrages people but is useful for driving the U.S. economy forward, says geopolitical forecaster and author George Friedman.
Readers pointed out some gaps in data and thinking this month.
EV adoption, as Tesla's sales show, is actually getting slower. That's not what happened in the early years of smartphones.
At the state's premier institution of business education, a troubling trend is clear: Americans are shying away from Ph.D. studies.
This is a fight that shouldn't be happening, but it reveals a broken relationship.
Sezzle has lost 96% of its market value since peaking in February 2021. But now, it makes money.
From vastly different starts, UnitedHealth and CVS see the same future.
Though popular, there's little data on the effects of such pervasive availability to gamble, and no rush for the Legislature to act.
The decline of the workforce is historic and will impose changes that Minnesotans are just starting to understand.
In texts and a White House meeting, Cambria owner urged Trump to fight outcome, vowed 2024 support, a political news site reported.
In a test program, the city will use federal funds to equip businesses with software and professional advice.
The federal financial aid application is at the center of one of the most important money decisions in a person's life.
Control Data, Univac and Cray Research designed some of the world's fastest computers. But their success didn't last.
The store opened in fall 2017, a time when downtown Minneapolis was undergoing a surge of growth.
The award represents the largest single amount recovered for people who were hurt in Minnesota's worst business fraud.
Adams Publishing picked up 13 newspapers in small communities across Montana in the deal for Yellowstone Newspapers, boosting its print holdings by 10%.
The Star Tribune's leader built a partnership with one of the state's wealthiest people to preserve a large news operation.
The senior Minnesota senator is trying to stop major tech platforms from giving priority to their own products — and they are fighting back hard.
Firms will seek federal grants made possible by federal law that Congress negotiated for two years.
CyberOptics is being purchased Nordson at a peak valuation.
Make an emergency plan and keep your insurance updated, because Minnesota is seeing natural disasters more often since the turn of the century.
Homebuilding projects are starting to slow, the latest permit date in the metro area shows.
SkyWater Technology has several projects on the drawing board that will accelerate, its top executive said.
Tactics had included opening credit cards and other accounts in customers' names without their permission.
The store near Charlotte embraces smartphone checkout procedures seen at stores by Apple, Amazon and others.
Just days after reporting disappointing quarterly results, Target executives began thinking they'd have to upset investors again.
The store on Nicollet Mall has been boarded up several times in recent years amid civic unrest.
The $675M deal involving nearly 700 hotels cements a split sought by the Trump administration over fears about China.
The federal aid application, and Minnesota Dream Act one that matches it, represent the front door to paying for college.
Attorneys for a divided Evenstad family presented final arguments in a dispute with tens of millions of dollars at stake.
Piper Sandler analyst Alexander Potter lowered his near-term outlook and price target on Tesla shares.
Laura Dunham helped build the entrepreneurship school at St. Thomas into a nationally ranked program.
The No. 3 mobile carrier will now use GPS signals to spot callers to 911 systems.
The judge overseeing the Bremer Bank dispute opened the door for a new attempt to put the bank up for sale.
Minnesota's highest-rated Airbnb hosts offer their top tips for running a short-term rental.
This spring, speculation abounds that another recession is around the corner, maybe late this year or next year.
With interest rates rising, the Minneapolis bank expects the biggest boost to a key revenue component in more than a decade.
The state's GDP rose 5.7% last year, in line with the nation's recovery pace, and beat 2019's level in absolute terms.
Paul Koch, a Wayzata-based financial adviser, agreed to a permanent bar from the financial services industry in a deal with FINRA.
The personal products maker is the third office tenant in the remodeled department store building.
Spirit and Frontier accounted for less than 3% of business at Minneapolis-St. Paul International last year.
Attorney General's Office and Bremer Trust sum up a month's worth of court testimony in a pair of documents.
The system that kept track of Sun Country's crews and planes went down at the end of the busiest day of the holiday season. Over the next two days, several thousand of the airline's passengers paid a price.
The Minneapolis-based airline faced a deluge of passenger complaints as the fix to technical glitch produced a second day of flight disruptions.
All of its flights taking off before 8 a.m. were canceled, producing delays throughout the day Monday.
New well completions are on the rise in the state in another sign of U.S. output catching up to the market.
The leaders of WomenVenture reflect on what the financial crisis of the pandemic has meant for women entrepreneurs.
Tesla will keep grabbing car market share and disrupt other industries, says Alexander Potter, the Minnesota analyst who predicted it would join the $1 trillion valuation club.
The Litchfield, Minn., egg producer said it has never engaged in price gouging and offered the donation to resolve the state's lawsuit quickly.
Money is at the center of many disputes and the Bremer clash quickly put the spotlight on the pay of the main combatants.
Nowhere else in America does a charity like Bremer Trust own a bank like Bremer Financial.
The biggest gain happened in the hard-hit leisure and hospitality sector.
Bremer's CEO testified she wanted to preserve founder's vision for a "community" bank.
But for months in 2019, bank executives and leaders of the trust that owns the bank appeared to be on the same page.
The October 2019 announcement that thrust the Bremer dispute into the public eye likely "destroyed value," CEO Jeanne Crain said.
Jeanne Crain, who has led Minnesota's No. 4 bank since 2016, rejected allegations that the company's conflict with trustees shaped by her job and finances.
But its revenue fell as big businesses scaled back loans and consumer borrowing remained light.
In early 2019, Bremer Bank leaders held talks with South Dakota-based Great Western Bank and planned for the combined firm to take the Bremer name.
Through summer 2019, Otto Bremer Trust trustee Brian Lipschultz tried to attract buyers for Bremer Financial and do it in a way a skeptical trustee could accept.
The Roseville company until now has focused on using gene-editing technology to develop its own products, including a soybean that had a trans fat gene taken out.
The agribusiness is spending about $40 million to buy the epoxides business of Arkema, the Dutch chemical conglomerate.
The Minneapolis banking giant waited years to join the industry's latest dealmaking wave as CEO Andrew Cecere applied a tough standard for making a big move.
The deal gives a strong lift to U.S. Bank's presence in California, where it will rise to fifth in market share from 10th.
Inflation is causing disruptions to workflow, threats to profits and tough decisions about passing rising costs on to customers.
The plant will become a central cog in the rapidly expanding pet-food businesses of entrepreneur Stephen Trachtenberg.
Soaring Kite Books, a startup publishing house in Washington focused on minority authors and diverse audiences, will have its books distributed by Lerner Publishing Group,…
Bento, since 2014, has built a platform that simplifies the way employees keep track of business expenses.
She has chaired the Star Tribune's board for the last three years.
The maker of products for chronic respiratory conditions said the breach occurred in June.
The company's capital spending plan will erode short-term profit margins but set it up for sustained revenue growth, executives told investors Wednesday.
Demand for butter and milk surged in spring 2020, giving a boost to the farmers' co-op when the broader economy was contracting.
The Twin Cities-based airline's third-quarter revenue could exceed 2019 levels, executives said.
As the pandemic started to come under control, more restaurants and offices reopened. And they bought Ecolab's cleaning products again.
Executives at the fiber-equipment maker cite a "once a generation" moment to grow in key rural markets as pandemic makes customers realize necessity of broadband and government investment pours in.