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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

M&A

MTS Systems Buys North Carolina Co. For $15M

Eden Prairie-based MTS Systems said its purchase of Roehrig Engineering is expected to close this summer.

June 19, 2014

Printing Firm Will Shutter 280-Worker Plant In St. Cloud

Quad/Graphics’ plant closure comes after other firms, including Creative Memories and Verso Paper, laid off area employees in recent years.

June 18, 2014

Medtronic's Fridley headquarters

Amid Medtronic’s Move, MN Remains A Med-Tech Leader

Despite a legal headquarters relocation, Medtronic is retaining its workforce in Minnesota, which remains a national leader based on med-tech jobs and concentration of medical device manufacturers.

June 17, 2014

Medtronic's headquarters

Medtronic Plans $43B Acquisition, Will Relocate HQ

The company said that, while it plans to relocate its headquarters from Fridley to Ireland, it will retain its “operational headquarters” in the Twin Cities.

June 16, 2014

Minnesota exports top $5B, up 2 percent in Q1

Minnesota exports were up 2 percent in the first quarter of 2014 compared to the same quarter a year ago, according to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.That’s...

June 13, 2014

Medtronic Seeks Dismissal Of Shareholder Lawsuits

A two-person committee appointed by the med-tech giant concluded that allegations against Medtronic’s leaders are “without merit”; it’s now seeking dismissal of shareholder lawsuits.

June 10, 2014

Nicholas Gangestad

3M Promotes Executive As CFO Leaves For Another Co.

Longtime 3M employee Nicholas Gangestad is replacing David Meline, who had served as the company’s chief financial officer since 2011.

June 09, 2014

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