Caribou Coffee Founder John Puckett Gifts 580-Acre Wildlife Area to South Dakota
Caribou Coffee Founder John Puckett Gifts 580-Acre Wildlife Area to South Dakota
December 19, 2018

The habitat is now open to the public for hunting, fishing, and other outdoor recreation.


Dairy Farmers of America Acquiring Maplewood Manufacturing Facility from Agropur
Dairy Farmers of America Acquiring Maplewood Manufacturing Facility from Agropur
December 18, 2018

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the facility’s roughly 200 employees will maintain their positions.


Best Buy Introduces Child Care Employee Benefit to Help Parents in a Pinch
Best Buy Introduces Child Care Employee Benefit to Help Parents in a Pinch
December 18, 2018

In response to staff feedback, Best Buy teamed up with Care.com to offer 10 days of child care to all employees for only a $10 daily co-pay. Other new employee benefits include paid caregiver leave, mental health resources and paid leave for part-time staff.


Pay-to-Reserve Parking Spot App MyPark Thriving at Mall of America One Year Later
Pay-to-Reserve Parking Spot App MyPark Thriving at Mall of America One Year Later
December 18, 2018

Thousands of Mall of America shoppers are paying to park close to an entrance and in some cases booking their spot six months in advance.


Cryptocurrency Data Bank Nomics Raises $3M in Series A Funding Round
Cryptocurrency Data Bank Nomics Raises $3M in Series A Funding Round
December 18, 2018

Local tech entrepreneur and company CEO Clay Collins plans to use the new capital to expand the field of data from cryptocurrency exchanges that Nomics collects, as well as hire up to three new employees in the next year.


Minnesota’s First Indoor Skydiving Venue Opening This Week at Ridgedale Mall
Minnesota’s First Indoor Skydiving Venue Opening This Week at Ridgedale Mall
December 14, 2018

For visitors of almost all ages, the Texas-based company iFly offers a realistic skydiving experience with 150 mile-per-hour wind tunnels, plus skydiving instruction, flight-themed STEM education programs, and more.


Minneapolis Meal Kit Co. Local Crate Launches Partnerships with Kowalski’s, Food52
Minneapolis Meal Kit Co. Local Crate Launches Partnerships with Kowalski’s, Food52
December 14, 2018

Kowalski’s added Local Crate to its Dinner Pre-Paired meal kit lineup in 11 stores, and California-based chef and home enthusiast community Food52 will see Food52-inspired Local Crate dishes hit stores in the Midwest and California.


Mall of America’s Sea Life Aquarium Introducing “Brave the Rainforest” Adventure in 2019
Mall of America’s Sea Life Aquarium Introducing “Brave the Rainforest” Adventure in 2019
December 13, 2018

The $1 million project, set to be completed by next spring, is transforming an existing exhibit space into a section that will feature close encounters with crocodiles, piranhas, cockroaches, snakes, and more.


Renovation Woes Force Sale of The Soap Factory
Renovation Woes Force Sale of The Soap Factory
December 13, 2018

RJM Construction is forcing a sheriff’s sale on the arts center’s Minneapolis headquarters after incurring extraneous expenses from a top-to-bottom renovation it was hired to complete.


What’s on My Desk: Nate Garvis, Co-Founder of Studio/E
What’s on My Desk: Nate Garvis, Co-Founder of Studio/E
December 13, 2018

Toys on the desk of this leadership expert say as much about you as they do about him, but the Grateful Dead souvenirs are all Garvis.