Manufacturing

Aetrium Safeguards Tax Benefits Of Carrying Over Losses

The semiconductor equipment manufacturer recently adopted a shareholder rights plan in an attempt to pay lower income taxes by “carrying over” its $76 million in losses.

February 18, 2014

Standing room only for PolyMet hearing at capitol

The controversial $650 million proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine in Hoyt Lakes faced its first major hearing at the State Capitol on Tuesday. The capitol hearing before the House Environment...

February 11, 2014

Two MN Stocks Tumble On Earnings Announcements

While Buffalo Wild Wings saw a 25 percent increase in profit and C.H. Robinson saw a 65 percent decrease, the price of both companies’ stocks dropped Wednesday.

February 05, 2014

Courtroom

Local Co. Settles Suit For $520K; Criminal Investigation Ongoing

Vascular Solutions reached a settlement agreement, resolving a whistleblower lawsuit that drew the attention of Texas’ U.S. Attorney’s Office.

February 05, 2014

Long-awaited farm bill clears the Senate; heads to president

The U.S. Senate passed the long-awaited farm bill on Tuesday, ending two years of gridlock on the bill in Washington. Senate passage was expected to be the final hurdle for the nearly $1 trillion...

February 04, 2014

Final public hearing Tuesday night over PolyMet copper mine proposal

The last of three public meetings to discuss the environmental review of the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mining project in northern Minnesota is set for Tuesday night at the RiverCentre in St...

January 28, 2014

Precision Associates

Manufacturer Plans Expansion, Job Growth After Acquisition

Precision Associates recently bought a majority stake in MMI Precision to help broaden its capabilities for medical device customers—and it’s already eyeing growth for MMI.

January 21, 2014

Proposed $800M Project May Bring 100 Jobs To Twin Ports

A proposed manufacturing plant in Superior, Wisconsin, which would reportedly tap iron ore from Minnesota’s Iron Range, could eventually employ about 100 people.

January 21, 2014

Hundreds expected at Duluth hearing on controversial copper mine proposal

Hundreds of people, perhaps as many as 1,000, are expected in Duluth Thursday night for a Department of Natural Resources public hearing on a controversial copper-nickel mine proposal in northern...

January 16, 2014

A training program with 100 percent job placement? Minnesota has one

Promoters of job training programs may sometimes drone on about the wonderful opportunities their classes provide. But what field can use the magical phrase “100 percent job placement”?...

January 15, 2014

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