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Thumbs down from many for new Minneapolis Holiday Market

The new Holiday Market in downtown Minneapolis is not getting a lot of holiday cheer from folks who’ve checked it out the past couple of weeks. The market is a new feature this year, a...

December 08, 2014

One of the nations' 'best new burgers' can be found in Minneapolis, one list says

We love our lists of top hamburgers. Now the Thrillist website is offering a variation on that theme: not simply the list of the best meat-and-bun-with-ketchup-and-pickles burgers, but rather the...

December 08, 2014

More potica! Old world holiday treat sees expanded production capacity

What started as a home baking business has expanded with a statewide reach as demand for the holiday delicacy known as potica continues to grow. The Duluth News Tribune reports that Czecholovakian...

December 08, 2014

Historic preservation could thwart plan to replace Nye's bar with apartments

A plan to replace the iconic Nye’s Polonaise Room in Minneapolis with an apartment building has barely started, but could already face an uphill challenge to get approved. The owners of the...

December 06, 2014

Jobs, gifts, products: Shakopee's Shutterfly is Santa's newest helper

When Shutterfly broke ground in a Shakopee business park earlier this year, the California-based business promised there would be lots of new Minnesota  jobs, especially of a seasonal sort, in its...

December 05, 2014

Best Buy

Best Buy To Exit China With Five Star Sale

Company’s CEO again says such a deal doesn’t signal similar action in Canada or Mexico.

December 04, 2014

Who pays for data breaches? Banks' lawsuit against Target may clear murky waters

When stores are hit by cyberthieves who is victimized? Customers, retailers, and banks might all raise their hands to that. Which leads to another question: who should pay the cost of issuing new...

December 03, 2014

So-so Black Friday sales: Why didn't people shop as much as expected?

The first big weekend of the holiday shopping season could be characterized more as “ho-hum” than a jolly “ho, ho, ho” by the nation’s retail trade. Forbes magazine...

December 01, 2014

Christmas tree prices up nationally, local options remain steady

Holiday shoppers might want to put some of their Black Friday savings toward their Christmas tree. The Associated Press reports some Christmas tree varieties will have a higher price tag this...

November 29, 2014

Shopping small: Minnesotans support local retailers on Small Business Saturday

It’s become a nice contrast to the frenzied atmosphere of Black Friday holiday shopping – Small Business Saturday, which encourages shoppers to patronize the stores that are owned by local...

November 29, 2014

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