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Businesses in the state's three largest counties had just a few hours to close up before a 7 p.m. curfew.
Kim has held a wide variety of roles from copy editor to section editor in two decades at the newspaper.
The year away from the office highlighted the need to put someone in charge of supporting remote workers and coordinating a long-term strategy.
As the central Minnesota city comes back to life as pandemic restrictions ease and the rollout of vaccines continues, there's optimism for the year ahead amid the wariness.
The grand work-from-home experiment of the past year is giving way to a massive reconfiguration of real estate.Cube farms are being denuded to make way…
While the Hudson name will stay for now, the location of the Minneapolis mainstay will be reviewed after an expected March 31 deal closing, said Gunderson's CEO.
Eagan company will pay $90,000, agrees to change hiring, training practices.
As more companies consider having remote and office-based employees, leaders are wondering how to play fair.
Dr. Joseph Lee — who will be the first physician and person of color to lead the addiction treatment organization — specializes in child and adolescent addiction.
Sibling owners of the Minneapolis shop are glad the battle is over and all vegan butchers can now use the term.
Response to Floyd's death moved execs of health plan to take steps to combat disparities with St. Paul call center
New model has upsides when location's irrelevant.
Before the pandemic, MSP had 10 consecutive years of passenger growth, and was on pace to hit a new record in 2020.
The coronavirus has wreaked havoc for the nonprofit world, from large health systems to small arts and social service agencies and colleges. These organizations must now figure out how to rebuild after vaccines allow public spaces to open and people form new habits.
An interior designer and workplace strategist says the work-from-home experiment has focused attention on what people appreciate about this option, what they miss about the office and the importance of social connectivity to both.
Anytrea Baker served up heaping portions of smiles and encouragement along with her school cafeteria meals.In a decade with the Minneapolis Public Schools as an…
The state expects to receive $137 million in aid from the latest federal pandemic relief package.
With Minnesota's 800 gyms closed at least through next week — and Gov. Tim Walz expected on Monday to say whether they will stay closed into January — many other fitness club owners and operators fear long-term damage.
A group started by Somali managers at Amazon has helped more East Africans land top jobs and bridge cultural misunderstandings.
At businesses around the Twin Cities and Minnesota, the adjustments are ongoing.
With a rise in COVID-19 cases across the country, numerous big box stores like Twin Cities-based Target and Best Buy decided to close this Thanksgiving and offer their sales early online and in stores to discourage large crowds visiting stores on Black Friday.
Bari Gordon believed there was nothing quite so special as a one-of-a-kind cake. With an artist's eye and a bottomless urge to experiment in the…
Companies allow time off, provide information.
Target is downtown Minneapolis' largest employer, with more than 8,500 corporate employees. The company is working on a long-term model that will combine telecommuting with remote work, executives said.
The combined company will work with some of the largest health insurance firms.
A vast ecosystem of businesses and people who support office workers remains disrupted. For the people who come into their offices, the experience is strange on many levels.
Businesses and employees alike support the program, and it's one of the few economic stimulus tools about which Republicans and Democrats can agree. But so far, this deal-sweetener hasn't drawn more takers in Minnesota or elsewhere. The take-up rate nationally now hovers around 1%.
Raised in Fridley after his parents moved from their native Philippines, Castillejos had a winning smile that could disarm anyone.
UpWorks minister works with people fresh out of addiction treatment, prison or other residential care programs.
More than 924 COVID-19 cases this summer have been tied to two dozen bars and restaurants. The median age in those cases is between 23 and 24.
About one-sixth of the state's workforce are among the Americans whose immediate future is tied up in the battle about how to rescue the U.S. economy.
Requests for training from Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute have skyrocketed since the death of George Floyd.
Lawyers don't advise relying on waiver forms, but they're popping up amid the pandemic, asking customers not to sue if they get sick.
Otis Zanders’ work wasn’t easy to begin with. As chief executive of Ujamaa Place, he oversees a sweeping social-service program in St. Paul…
George Floyd's death and its aftermath has become a moment of workplace reckoning.
Residents must enroll by Sept. 30 for online classes paid for by the state.
But job protections do exist for those with health conditions or who report workplace hazards.
Industry contends it can work within health guidelines to contain spread of coronavirus.
Hundreds of buildings have been damaged by rioters, looters.
"They didn't have any great reasoning for their decisions," said the chief executive of Anytime Fitness.
But Parasole plans to open its other restaurants for takeout and curbside pickup next week.
The shutdown order still hangs over hair stylists, fitness centers and others whose work is still deemed too risky.
Congress in late March earmarked $300 billion in direct payouts to Americans hit by the coronavirus pandemic, providing tax-free rebates to help buy groceries and pay rent. But millions are still waiting.
As Gov. Tim Walz begins to relax restrictions on some businesses and return as many as 100,000 Minnesotans to work in the week ahead, the calculus of gently reopening the state's economy has begun.
The Star Tribune last week interviewed decisionmakers in businesses around the state about when and how to start the next chapter of the crisis.
New workplace protections abound at Indigo Signworks, which brought workers back on Monday.
The announcement came amid deepening financial strains and uncertainty from the coronavirus
The past four weeks have been busy for Minnesota families, and many now realize it's a long way from ending.
Host Laura Duffek is among those let go at Eden Prairie-based TV shopping network.
Minnesota has no law against price gouging, but the widening coronavirus pandemic has led to an unprecedented number of complaints and actions by state officials against businesses seeking "unconscionably excessive" profit.
Workers, businesses adapt to landscape of technology overload, isolation, child care demands and anxiety of the unknown.
As some companies retool, that definition could change; others may challenge status.
Final paychecks will come March 23. Future uncertain.
Designate someone to think ahead and develop a cohesive, consistent communication plan.
Minnesota employers need to think past hand sanitizer to protect workplaces from coronavirus' effects
Companies are drawing up contingency plans. But the nitty-gritty can get complicated quickly.
Surveys show virus has caused supply slowdown
Preliminary results indicate a 4.5% increase from last year.
Marjory Holly, who fought off crack dealers and prostitutes to save historic homes along I-35W in Minneapolis, dies at 80
"At a time when her friends were fleeing to the suburbs and giving up on the city, we were there to stick it out," daughter Mercedes Austin said.
Policy experts agree that child care is expensive here. But averages can be misleading, they say, and Minnesota may not be the outlier so often portrayed.
Paul Mooty owes it all to a former worker at the shuttered Faribault Woolen Mill, who in 2011 convinced him that the historic plant with…
Passport program gives members access to office space in Mankato, Austin, Rochester, Red Wing, Winona and Pine Island.
Minnesota companies are scrambling to shift as suppliers struggle to ramp up production because of the epidemic.
A senior executive at Eden Prairie-based ShopHQ has been let go, and the cable-shopping channel has undergone a broader organizational restructuring, a move leaders said…
The locals in Minnesota have also held several unionization votes and continue to be vocal.
Historic Faribault company regained its footing. New leadership hopes to give it staying power.
State sees growth in temporary contract jobs that coincides with shift in mind-set.
"I always keep coming back to startups and entrepreneurs," Casey Shultz says.
Workplace-behavior policies haven't caught up with social expectations.
Retailers are adjusting to a new rule in the city, and have a few months before penalties kick in.
The review was sparked by an anonymous letter signed "We are Best Buy" that purported to represent "a group of employees."
Welcome to the start of a new year at work, where unemployment remains low and employees — in theory — have leverage to call the…
Research from the U posits that many businesses intentionally make it hard for consumers to complain — and it works.
While Minnesota raked in about $10.9 million a month, other states didn't see big gains.
The petition, delivered to Target's headquarters, is Change.org's largest environmental petition in 2019, an official for the site said.
Retailers battle to raise the ante in the exchange, return game