Kowalski’s leaders, from left: Mike Oase, vice president of operations; Deb Kowalski, administrative director; Mary Anne Kowalski, co-founder; Kris Kowalski Christiansen, COO; Boyd Oase, director of meat and seafood; Terri Bennis, vice president of perishables.

Why The Grocery Business Is Now Retail's Hottest Niche

Why does everyone want a seat at the low-margin grocery table?

by Burl Gilyard

Solid Outlook: Banking

Bankers see uptick in small business lending, economy shows encouraging signals for 2015.

January 22, 2015


MN Dec. Jobs Numbers Disappoint, Unemployment Still Falls

Noting the discrepancy, an official said December’s job declines may get revised away.

January 22, 2015

Minnesota is too cool for the Midwest as more embrace 'North' movement

The movement to re-classify Minnesota as being in the “North” is gathering pace, not least because the state is standing out from the Midwest because it’s, well, chic. The Wall...

January 22, 2015


Dayton Doubles Down On Light Rail With Choice For Met Council Chair

By selecting Adam Duininck to lead the Met Council, Dayton has signaled that he not only supports light rail — he's willing to fight for it.

January 22, 2015

The original Famous Dave's won't open a temporary location after all

The original Famous Dave’s location – which burned down in November – will not be moving into a temporary location as it had planned. An assistant to the Hayward, Wisconsin, restaurant’...

January 22, 2015

With so little snow, that feared salt shortage isn't here – yet

Even as recently as September, officials were worried about road salt. Last winter, with the frigid cold and mountains of snow, the state used up a huge chunk of its road salt stockpiles. Fearing a...

January 22, 2015

Disruptor, Disrupted

How Uber went from a buzzy global darling to the disruptor everyone loves to hate.

January 21, 2015

Add ACOs As An Option On Employer Benefits Surveys

If health care costs jump, accountable care organizations may become the go-to plans.

January 21, 2015

Capitol Agenda

What are nonprofit leaders lobbying for?

January 21, 2015

At the Eagan outlet mall, shoplifting and alarms are keeping police busy

The Eagan police department has been stretched thin since the Twin Cities Premium Outlets opened over the summer. They’ve responded to a total of 630 calls there in the past five months – 103...

January 21, 2015

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