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Dodging Taxes or Smart Business?

I think one phrase sums up the Medtronic situation best: bad tax, good acquisition, great company.

July 24, 2014

Polaris headquarters in Medina

Polaris Reports Record Profits And Sales, Again

The motorcycle and off-road vehicle maker increased its earnings forecast for 2014; it now expects its full-year profits to jump 20 percent over 2013.

July 22, 2014

3M HQ

3M Buys Out Investor In Japanese Subsidiary For $885M

3M said it expects the deal to increase its earnings by $0.08 per share during the year following September 1.

July 16, 2014

Fast-Growing Digi-Key Adds Jobs In Fargo

While Digi-Key's primary operations remain in Thief River Ralls, Fargo is playing an increasingly important role in the company's growth.

July 15, 2014

Clean Energy Construction Firm Expands In Puerto Rico

Blattner Energy, which already has some solar projects in Puerto Rico, is establishing an official presence on the island and hopes to capitalize as Puerto Ricans adopt more renewable energy options.

July 08, 2014

St. Jude headquarters

St. Jude Addresses Regulators' Concerns At Mftg. Plant

St. Jude Medical, which had received a warning letter about operations at a California facility, said that it has now addressed regulators' concerns.

July 02, 2014

Manufacturing & Distribution Monitor

More MN Manufacturers Say They're "Thriving"

A new report from McGladrey reflects increasing confidence among Minnesota manufacturers, although it identified challenges as well.

June 26, 2014

Capital Safety products in use on a construction project

Manufacturing Plant Plans 100 New Jobs In Red Wing

Capital Safety, which makes body harnesses, hoists, and other equipment to protect workers from falls, said it will add 100 new jobs after receiving some government support.

June 24, 2014

The HANDy Paint Pail

How HANDy Paint Pail Found A Fortune In A Can Of Folgers

Mark Bergman duct-taped a handle on a makeshift can of paint and turned it into a multimillion-dollar business.

June 20, 2014

After A Slow Start To 2014, MN’s Job Market Rebounds In May

Minnesota’s labor force rebounded in May, driven in part by the construction and manufacturing sectors, although the state’s annual job-growth rate continues to lag the national average.

June 19, 2014

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