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Carlson Sells $2.7B TGI Fridays Chain

The global hospitality company sold the iconic restaurant brand in order to focus more energy and resources on its hotel and travel businesses.

May 20, 2014

Judge blocks Minnesota limits on campaign donations

A judge’s ruling will prevent Minnesota from enforcing certain limits on campaign contributions while a legal challenge makes its way through court. U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank wrote...

May 19, 2014

Jason Bristow

Code42 Hires Amazon’s No. 2 Finance Exec As Its New CFO

Jason Bristow, a 10-year vice president and treasurer at Amazon, returned to his native Minnesota Monday to serve as chief financial officer for a growing software firm.

May 19, 2014

Tax cuts, kill switches, e cig regulations move ahead at the Capitol

With the legislative session heading into the home stretch, state lawmakers are nearing final decisions on some of their unfinished business. Here’s a look at how a few issues moved forward...

May 08, 2014

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MN Mobile Banking Co. Aims To Raise $20M

Founded by local businessman Jeff Mack, Cachet Financial Solutions significantly narrowed its net loss in its most recent quarter and increased revenue, and is now planning a stock offering.

May 08, 2014

More state refunds are on the way to Minnesota taxpayers

The good news is that some Minnesotans became eligible for additional tax relief this year, thanks to a tax relief measure passed in the middle of filing season by the state legislature. The bad...

May 07, 2014

Alice Hausman

Cash, Not Credit: DFLers Consider End Run Around GOP

House Capital Investment Chairwoman Alice Hausman has introduced a $125 million proposal that pays cash for a handful of construction projects out of the state’s $1.2 billion surplus.

April 23, 2014

Why Thrivent Decided To Filter Its Philanthropy

Thrivent wanted to give its customers a greater voice, which brought it noisy dissent.

April 22, 2014

Shaun McCutcheon

Campaign Finance Lawsuits In Minnesota And Other States Take Aim At Contribution Limits

The Supreme Court's ruling in favor of Republican donor Shaun McCutcheon was another signal to advocates that the Roberts court will be receptive to challenges to campaign finance laws.

April 21, 2014

Xcel Energy headquarters

4 MN Cos. Among “Best Employers In America”

Xcel Energy, St. Jude Medical, Mosaic, and Medtronic were among 50 of the largest companies in the country that offer the best combination of a high median salary, high job satisfaction, and a flexible work schedule.

April 15, 2014

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