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

Target debuts its first plus-size fashion line – with help from a vocal critic

Target has revealed its first fashion line for plus-size customers – and has enlisted some of the company’s fiercest critics to launch it. The Minneapolis-based retail giant announced the...

January 21, 2015

Strike up the band: The historic Band Box Diner gets enough money to stay open

It looks like a historic Minneapolis diner will continue to flip burgers after a last-ditch attempt to stay open. The Band Box Diner raised over $5,000 on the crowdfunding website GoFundMe in just...

January 21, 2015

We're (tied for) No. 1! Politico ranks Minnesota as America's best state

Minnesota is the best state, Politico says — FOX 9 News (@MyFOX9) January 20, 2015 Go ahead and brag, even if it’s not in your nature...

January 20, 2015

Officials launch medical cannabis survey to see who has need for weed

Legalized medical marijuana is on its way to Minnesota, but now health officials are trying to find out how many people will actually use it. The Minnesota Department of Health has issued a...

January 20, 2015

MN Economic Outlook Survey: Optimism Abounds

Minnesota’s business leaders plan to hire and spend more this quarter than they have in years, but more plan to expand elsewhere as talent runs short and taxes remain a concern.

January 20, 2015

A New Kind Of For-Profit Comes To MN

A new Minnesota law allows companies to incorporate with a mission to help society.

January 20, 2015


Has bolder branding delivered for Angie’s?

January 20, 2015

The Name Game: For Local Cos., Less Means More

Mithun, Spong, Maslon simplify monikers.

January 20, 2015

How Faribault Woolen Mill Revived A 150-Year-Old Brand

The once struggling manufacturer has re-emerged as a high-end lifestyle choice.

January 20, 2015

Missing Anchor A Drag For Mall Of America

Substantially empty for almost three years, the old Bloomingdale’s space shows the challenges malls face as department stores founder.

January 20, 2015

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