It might have been a great Minnesota success story. It might have made its founders rich. But Excelsior-Henderson crashed and burned, taking more than $100 million in investors’ money down with it. Ten years later, Dan Hanlon wants the story—and the brand—to endure.
Former Navy SEAL Al Horner is on a mission to train people how to avoid or escape dangerous assaults. He takes a distinctive approach to self-defense—one that numerous Minnesota companies, including General Mills, have taken to heart.
When is a house not just a house? Get Sarah Kinney started on homes in St. Paul’s historic Ramsey Hill district, and pretty soon you’re dealing in poetry.
In a soft market for independent films, fledgling indie producer Werc Werk Works is releasing three new movies and getting leverage with distributors.
Two technology leaders offer a snapshot view of their unique IT organizations.
IT leaders are trying to keep software maintenance costs from swallowing their budgets.
Are employee-owned laptops and mobile devices a boon to productivity and recruiting, or an IT manager’s nightmare?
Minnesota needs to restore the integrity of its own brand.
A final word before moving along.
The high costs of organizational downsizing.
They're not those for governor and state legislators.
At Meritage and elsewhere, they're the street food of the day.
New firm FriedemannFoarde develops new strategies to keep its fees low.
How can Surly Brewing keep up with demand for its beers?
Woody’s Pet Food Deli is on top of the “biologically appropriate raw foods” trend.
The owner of Bleach salon weighs in on style.
Nibi Software gathers the most useful stuff on the Web in one place. Now it’s developing a new approach to online mobile video.
Alvenda turns online ads and Facebook pages into digital retail “stores.”
By using purple corn, the company is developing an alternative to red dye number 40.
Safco Products’ Alphabetter desk gets some attention at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.
A new service called Good Donor is making things easier for charities and donors.
Two start-ups and a new incentive program mark the dawn of a new industry in the state.