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Twin Cities crude oil refinery plans $750 million in tech projects

A refinery in the Twin Cities that turns crude oil into fuels is planning $750 million in projects that the company says will reduce emissions. Proposed work at the Pine Bend Refinery, located in...

February 05, 2016


3M Sued By Man Claiming Post-it Notes Were His Idea

The inventor previously sued 3M making a similar claim in 1997.

January 28, 2016


Local Business Listed As One Of Forbes’ Best Small Companies In America

Quality Bicycle Parts has experienced considerable growth from sales of $100,000 in 1981 to $200 million in revenue most recently.

January 27, 2016

Polaris cuts jobs after warm winter hits off-roader, snowmobile sales

Off-road vehicle maker Polaris is cutting jobs after its latest results announcement revealed falling sales and profits, partly down to the warm winter. The Medina-based manufacturer saw its 2015...

January 26, 2016


Strong Dollar, Restructuring Charges Weigh Down 3M In Fourth Quarter

But the company still managed to beat analysts’ expectations for its profit and sales results.

January 26, 2016

Cirus Controls Acquired By Illinois Manufacturer

Both companies make equipment and parts for clearing snow.

January 19, 2016


Former Duluth Mayor Joins Communications Agency Tunheim

Don Ness will continue his work as a productive figure in Duluth’s Twin Ports area.

January 14, 2016

DEED Survey: Manufacturing Conditions Look Positive For 2016

Employers in the industry are upbeat about the coming year.

January 12, 2016


Is Steel Dumping The Real Culprit For What Ails The Iron Range?

And if foreign governments are cheating on steel prices, should the U.S. government step in to help support domestic steel producers?

January 12, 2016

Essar Steel announces layoffs of some Minnesota workers

Troubles continue for Essar Steel’s plant in northern Minnesota. In recent weeks, construction on the mining facility in Nashwauk has slowed, WDIO reports, and now Essar Steel has confirmed...

January 09, 2016

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