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Main Street program has risks for small businesses.
The agency's stealthy moves even upset the region's top SBA administrator, who said he was unaware of any rule changes and frustrated by the lack of communication.
After snapping up more than $500 billion in emergency loans in just three weeks, small-business owners have lost interest in the federal Paycheck Protection Program. Minnesota business owners are among those who may give back a chunk of their forgivable loans.
Lawsuit says big companies are given unfair advantage under stay-at-home orders in Minnesota.
Banks had trouble getting loans through the SBA system as scramble begins for additional $310 billion.
Minnesota House Republicans urge quick action, but business owners say concerns may be overstated.
Minority- and women-owned businesses shut out in first round hope key changes will give them a better shot.
With just a fraction of businesses able to get into the program, officials renewed calls Thursday for Congress to approve more money.
Senators question delay; 'We are doing everything we can,' SBA official advises.
Many small-business owners complain of challenges in finding a bank willing to handle their application for the Paycheck Protection Program.
The Federal Reserve Board temporarily eased restrictions on the bank's lending limit.
Owners say they are being turned away as federal-bailout funds are depleted.
There is skepticism about the feds' ability to manage a huge flow of money, as well as the lending capacity of its approved borrowers.
Battle for Washburn-McReavy could force the 160-year-old family business to sell.
Pending legislation in Minn. would allow victims to recover some of their losses.
Seven months after buying a home on the shore of Lake Minnetonka for the bargain price of $142,000, Cristian Fisk flipped the property to someone…
Minneapolis and St. Paul have made it easy for people with criminal records or bad driving histories to work for ride-sharing companies.
Lyndale Av. practitioner says he'll prevail in court.
Welcov Healthcare fell into bankruptcy early this year, and a court-appointed receiver is unwinding the company.
He could fly a helicopter one day and perform open-heart surgery the next.
In this high-stakes gamble, failures destroy careers and hurt clients in process.
When his first child was born with a learning disability in 1951, a doctor told Robert Klas and his wife that they should put the…
A little known Minnesota company is attracting the attention of investigators looking into the October crash of Lion Air Flight 610, the first of two fatal accidents that led to last week's grounding of Boeing's 737 Max jet.
Edina-based company on verge of expansion in 2015 has faced state scrutiny for care violations and now operates only 22 facilities instead of 60.
Getting kicked out of class may have been the best thing that ever happened to Harold "Hal" Theiste.It was the first day of school at…
President Trump cited his athletic accomplishments, his long judicial career and his charitable work. Page is one of a handful of well-known Minnesotans to receive the honor. The ceremony will take place Friday.
His job was procuring radio airplay for musicians ranging from Christopher Cross to Van Halen, and he delivered for 22 years.
Able Energy must repay $1.5 million to defrauded clients, a judge has ruled.
Costs adding pressure to industry, coalition says.
His legacy includes four engineering patents, a Purple Heart earned during World War II and a 500-word love letter to his wife.
Able Energy faces license revocation hearing.
After deputies confiscate camera at drowning scene, each side claims the other acted unreasonably.
State officials are seeking restitution for customers who are still waiting for solar installations after making big down payments.
Doi was a veteran of the Twin Cities advertising scene and a leader in the local Japanese-American community.
Investor Michael L. Stern says he did nothing wrong by asking for up to $100 million.
KleinBank will open a Hennepin County branch.
Fraud claims follow company's bankruptcy.
State says Able Energy engaged in fraud for taking down payments and not doing the work. Scope of problems is unprecedented in Minnesota.
The criticism comes in the wake of a rocky year for Air T, which lost $3.2 million on revenue of $148 million in 2017.
Brad Anderson says he didn't know Secure America Now was involved in the ads. His $25,000 donation was meant as support for Israel, he says.
Regulators working to pull Able Energy's license.
Able Energy, which faces fraud complaints, has 120 unfinished projects in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Whether he was working for Hubert Humphrey’s presidential campaign or advising a first-time politician, Minneapolis attorney Bill Mullin could be counted on to deliver for…
Sexual banter between workers and supervisors is a minefield, lawyers say.
The former MPR radio host said he was not trying to seduce the woman, and backed off when she complained about his conduct in 2015.
Host Chris Thile talks about bringing the radio show back to the Fitzgerald Theater, saying "the show must go on."
Longtime "Prairie Home" employee Dan Rowles alerted MPR after being dismissed from the show, seven show staffers say.
The running back borrowed $2.4 million from Crown Bank in 2016 to refinance other debts, according to court records.
Federal agents who usually fight terrorists are stalking our skyways and scrutinizing shopping tags.
Stalled talks with MPR over exit focus on archives, but he wants cash and more.
Minnesota Public Radio said the woman who worked for the host of "A Prairie Home Companion" alleged "dozens of sexually inappropriate incidents ... over a period of years."
It's unclear how the deal would affect the 280 workers employed by the maker of products to treat sinus problems.
Harold “Hal” Fabriz, a veteran FBI agent who worked the front lines of the civil rights movement in the 1960s, helped prevent violence in Mississippi…
Green & White denies that it shut them out of high-paying work for corporate accounts.
Focus is how millions in company assets vanished before bankruptcy filing.
The lawsuit, filed this month in Ramsey County, is involving one of the nation's worst outbreaks of listeriosis in recent years.
A tiny Bloomington company called QFO Labs last week asked a federal judge to block a large French company from selling its popular drones at Best Buy, Target and Amazon, arguing the foreign manufacturer ripped off its design.
Charles Barry will sell his share to end legal dispute.
Ameriprise denied the allegations, claiming that many of the confidential documents identified by Allstate are readily available to "anyone with a computer, car or phone or access to the court."
Probe would seek to uncover how millions in Aspirity Energy assets disappeared.
Thrivent denies allegation, saying he violated their leadership standards.
So far, the most valuable incentives package comes from Newark, New Jersey, where state and local officials have teamed up to offer $7 billion in tax breaks. Dayton said the pitch outlines the state's existing incentive programs, which have a $3 million spending cap.
Minnesota spends much less than its neighbors to attract big employers.
Tim Krieger won national championships in wrestling and made millions in commodities trading. Then his once-flourishing business collapsed.
When the phone rang at 2 a.m. at the Mahon house in east Bloomington, the four boys always knew it was a call for Dad,…
Among them: Can the metro can provide enough workers? And would public officials ante up the kind of incentives necessary?
Anchor's chief executive said partnering with a larger bank was its best option for growth.
New players could bring big changes to the Twin Cities convenience store business
Family fight for control over funds has attracted the attention of the IRS.
Canadian firm's purchase also is a major shake-up of the local convenience store business.
The five members of the Barry family are fighting over who should be in charge of the family business, a manufacturing company that employs 1,500 people in five states, including 300 at the firm's Plymouth headquarters.
Paul Skarstad was a pioneering scientist at Medtronic who helped shrink the size of pacemakers and other medical devices by designing smaller, more powerful batteries…
Mound man used investor money to buy vehicles, trips and pay off personal debts, court records say.
A fierce debate is underway in Washington over whether to restructure the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau or perhaps eliminate it.
Dallas Cowboys running back claims firm suspended broker, had suspicions about trades.