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The ranks have declined, both because of COVID-19 and because a training program was suspended.
The company, having raised $30 million in capital, is building a Minneapolis pilot plant to make sustainable magnets that will replace use of imported rare-earth materials.
Chris Carlson's 2005 gamble starting FourCubed paid off, as he becomes part of the newly public SharpLink organization.
The Twin Cities-based airline hits some turbulence.
The north-suburban cooperative credits renewable energy investments, and also seeks independence from Great River Energy.
Three out of four of Minnesota's publicly listed companies saw their share values rise in a year when the overall market surged nearly 30%.
Digi, approaching $1 billion in value, has made operational and financial progress under CEO Ron Konezny since 2015.
Louis King will retain his post as CEO of Summit as well.
Amber Naqvi is building a solar-software company in Eagan and funding solar projects in overlooked parts of the Twin Cities.
Joy McBrien's business hit $1 million in sales this year and returned more money to artisans in Central and South America.
The developer-owners, delayed by COVID-19 and victorious in a recent court fight, now focus on leasing.
Pikup received $1.8 million in venture capital funds to help fuel its growth.
The Regional Acceleration Center is acquired in a transaction that preserves local ownership.
Sammy's Avenue Eatery is approaching $1 million in annual sales.
The Mendota Heights-based company will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Radiant Logistics, based in Washington state.
Darryl Weivoda, 65, neighborhood business leader is giving up the long hours and selling to a long-time employee.
The money seeding the Graves Foundation is from John and Denise Graves selling their tax-compliance software business a few years ago.
Seward Redesign plans 2800 E. Lake St. redevelopment that will include affordable housing, commercial spaces and a home for nonprofits.
Scandinavian food-and-gift shop helps Minneapolis neighborhood businesses recover.
Bell Bank expands downtown
Saul Hernandez, manager of the BMO Bank branch, believes in community outreach and helping to rebuild the Lake Street corridor in Minneapolis.
The American Indian OIC is one of the groups that are ready to build new facilities to improve their programs.
She was an attorney and longtime elected officer for the Newspaper Guild.
Spectro Alloys of Rosemount is investing $10 million to make its Rosemount recycling plant, the Upper Midwest's largest processor of industrial aluminum, safer and more…
Dick Youngblood was known for his folksy writing style, fascination with entrepreneurs and for treating new colleagues to a "Jucy Lucy" cheeseburger.Youngblood, a longtime business…
Gov. Tim Walz will lead a delegation visiting Finland in November.
October has been marked by high-profile strikes and new organizing, including mental health coordinators at Allina.
The $1.1 million expansion of Elite Cleaners also will end an industrial tenant and create room for housing
The big private foundation joins a growing chorus of big companies and investors looking closely at companies' environmental stewardship.
An apprentice program splits training at employers and Summit Academy to expand the pool of prospective tech workers.
Job training institutions saw more mid-career people seeking help as the pandemic unfolded.
Tim Brandon, a veteran sailor, also has started driving school bus to buy another boat and supplement his retirement income.
Park Supply, a Minneapolis wholesaler of plumbing parts, is in a bind with its longtime lender, Sunrise Bank, after the collapse of a customer left it with $1 million in unsold goods.
The company built a third processing line to remove metals from the ash of incinerated trash.
The Perham couple is trying to collect $500,000-plus from a former financial adviser and shuttered brokerage.
Heliene has broken ground on a $21 million expansion, including government loans and grants, of its two-year-old Mountain Iron plant that will increase employment by 60.
The top prize of $350,000 went to a Virginia-based maker of desserts and sweets.
The company, a maker of industrial molds from 3-D printers, is a supplier to makers of medical devices and other industrial components.
The project at Norway House will include a 270-seat event center and business accelerator for Nordic companies seeking to expand.
Donzel Leggett is chairman of Twin Cities Rise.
Nearly 300, disproportionately low-income people of color achieved internships and jobs annually that often triple pre-training wages.
The 40-member unit of SEIU Local 26 reached a favorable settlement after a 10-day strike.
The maker of truck parts in Anoka County has quadrupled revenue since 2013, when it last expanded.
Juxtaposition breaks ground in September, joining the recently expanded Capri Theater on W. Broadway Avenue.
LeJeune Steel fabricated steel for the Minneapolis Convention Center, downtown skyways and other buildings.
Some of the hard work small banks did to help businesses get government aid last year is paying of in new business this year.
Employment in the state's renewable energy and conservation industry fell 5% last year, but executives see a fast rebound.
As the core federal economic rescue winds down, it helped more than 125,000 Minnesota businesses get through the downturn caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
Employee-owned Long Haul trucking outperforms with good payouts, a say and equity payout at retirement
A delay in city permits and constraints on construction created unexpected headaches for owner Josh Klauck.
The deal provides millions of dollars for the boat rental firm to expand beyond the Midwest.
St. Paul-based Claros Technologies should produce meaningful revenue by early 2022, ahead of the planned rollout, CEO says
The Good Clinic, a subsidiary of Mitesco in Minnetonka, plans to open 50 primary-care clinics nationally over three years.
Gary Kirt, son of the working class, bought his first house for $6,500 when he was in high school.
A North Dakota farm boy traded commodities and oil pipes before jumping into the organic foods movement.
But it will be tough to beat the 2020 total because Minnesota companies raised so much capital in the second half of last year.
The century-old warehouse was first restored in 1974, beginning the overhaul of the city's old factories and warehouses into offices.
Presa quit a $120,000 corporate chef job to launch a pizzeria that now has a growing frozen line.
Solar is still a small part of the state's renewable energy mix, but it is growing quickly.
Siemens is the first strategic investor in the Bloomington-based maker of software for controlling building temperatures.
The funding is part of an initial payout of $420 million in grants to community finance providers by the nation's third-largest bank.
Like many bike retailers, 2020 was a spectacular year for Erik's Bikes, which has grown to 32 stores in seven states.
Nancy Nelson spent her life devoted to social service, and her husband says he still follows her lead.
The Minnesota Legislature watered down a $150 million aid package that was initially designed to help businesses in the riot-damaged sections of Minneapolis and St. Paul.
But it did right for the providers of home health services, along with workers and the families who count on them.
It's the second infusion of capital for the firm, which created an app that encourages users to build healthy habits.
The focus of Grid Catalyst will be on cold-climate technologies.
The 50-year-old agency will quadruple its loan portfolio as it backs projects such as the Resolute on W. Broadway.
Michael Porter earns respect and national recognition from the hotel industry.
Two-thirds of the apprentices will be people of color who will complete at least a two-year degree while building a career.
Nick Alm, founder of the Twin Cities consulting firm, said they were inspired by another visionary Minnesota entrepreneur.
The government distributed more than $1 billion in recent days to community development organizations that provide capital to ventures that can't get financing in other channels.
The shortage of school bus drivers began before the pandemic, but it got worse.
Some believe the fast-rising prices are temporary. Others worry the situation could spiral into something longer lasting.
Goodness Growth Holdings, known as Vireo Health until last week, got started when a doctor observed that marijuana was better for treating pain than opioids.