Articles by Don Jacobson

Mayo Clinic's Venture Into Entrepreneurship

Why technology previously transferred outside Minnesota is now more likely to remain in Rochester.

August 26, 2015

Advocates Say Getting Rid Of Food-To-Alcohol Ratios Could Cause A Mpls. Restaurant Boom

Town Hall Tap owners chose to build the restaurant at 48th and Chicago rather than in Northeast Minneapolis partly because of the looser 60/40 food-alcohol-sales ratio.

June 04, 2014

Trail Blazing With Corn Starch and Water

Trail Blazing With Corn Starch And Water

EarthClean is attracting investors with a product that can extinguish a fire in seconds. Now, to generate revenue.

February 01, 2011

The Woman Behind Ecumen

The Woman Behind Ecumen

Having shepherded the Minnesota Zoo and helped to save the Twins, Kathryn Roberts now leads the former Lutheran Board of Social Ministry into a new age of senior-living management.

January 01, 2010

Minnesota Credit Unions Want To Lend More To Business

Minnesota credit unions claim that they're withstanding the recession and the real estate bust nicely, thank you. Now they want to lend to capital-hungry small businesses. Banks beg to differ.

November 01, 2009

High Speed Rail: On the Fast Track?

High Speed Rail: On The Fast Track?

A distant dream just a handful of years ago, high-speed passenger rail lines appear much closer to being built, thanks to the Obama administration's financial support. But will enough travelers use a Twin Cities–Chicago route to make it feasible? Is 110 miles per hour really all that fast?

July 01, 2009

Positively Fourth Street

Though some of the bohemian vibe from Bob Dylan's day remains, Minneapolis's Dinkytown district by the University of Minnesota has been redeveloped and reinvented.

February 01, 2009

A New Lease On Life

Thanks to the new home and condo busts, rental projects are—once again—hot property, and developers are taking notice. Can they build enough to meet the demand? And what will happen when the seesaw shifts back to home ownership?

October 01, 2008

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