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Bill Cooper, chairman and CEO, TCF Financial Corporation

Bill Cooper’s Way

The story of a pugnacious, working-class kid from Detroit who long ago made TCF a household name, but is reinventing it again today.

March

Bill Cooper Vs. Anything that Gets in His Way + How Making Posters Became a Business in the Twin Cities

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Unplug & Get Your Hands Dirty

Unplug & Get Your Hands Dirty

It may not have the status of “industry,” but it’s more than a scene. How making posters became a business in the Twin Cities.

Jeno’s Finale

Jeno’s Finale

Jeno Paulucci passed away one day after he sold Bellisio Foods, but the company—and the values he instilled in it—will continue to grow.

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Plugged In

Plugged In

The best opportunities for networking this month.

The Charitable Beer

The Charitable Beer

Martin Williams’ work for Finnegans embodies its “no compromises” pro bono philosophy.

It’s Not A Job, It’s An Urban Adventure

It’s Not A Job, It’s An Urban Adventure

How about a modern Boy Scout camp for your next effort at team building?

Incredible Eggs

Incredible Eggs

They’re not just for breakfast anymore. Or so you’ve heard.

SPCO: Haydn and Bach

SPCO: Haydn And Bach

Videotect 2:  Here to There

Videotect 2: Here To There

Minneapolis Jewish Film Festival

Minneapolis Jewish Film Festival

19 Years of Schtick

Vijay Iyer

Vijay Iyer

Grammy-caliber Jazz at WAC

Will the Brick Break Glass?

Will The Brick Break Glass?

AEG’s new Minneapolis venue aims to fill a gap in the market—competitor First Avenue says no gap exists.

Anytime, Everywhere

Anytime, Everywhere

The Twin Cities is seeding the globe with strip-mall gyms.

Horst’s Record Setting Residence

Does the mega-purchase mean the condo market is back?

You’ve Got (No) Mail

You’ve Got (No) Mail

Local marketing agency GdB bans e-mails one day each week.

KQ Chart

KQ’s Slide: Recall Versus Reality?

Is the KQRS era ending or is a new ratings technology blind to its hard-working, middle-class audience?

Few Regrets Over Lost Bloomies

Few Regrets Over Lost Bloomies

Was it frugality or a retailer that never delivered on its vaunted rep?

Dale Kurschner

Truth In Budgeting

The legislature may require standardized reporting by counties and most cities beginning this fall.

Where and How Much?

Where And How Much?

A solution to the Vikings stadium question.

Mark Sheffert

Under Attack: Honesty

Prison time is a real consequence of dishonesty.

Lee Schafer

Label It “Opportunity”

3M’s purchase of Avery Dennison’s office products business makes more sense than it might seem at first.

Finding a Fit

Finding A Fit

Evaluating merger and acquisition targets.

QR Confusion

QR Confusion

A trendy mobile marketing tool is driving consumers to deals, details, and some disappointment, too.

Living the Adventure

Living The Adventure

Start-up Knowmad creates customized, off-the-beaten-path journeys through South America.

Serving America

Serving America

Upstart Founding Fathers positions itself as an "All-American" beer.

Robots That Serve and Protect

Robots That Serve And Protect

Don’t think sci-fi: ReconRobotics creates guidable, pocket-size robots for the military and law enforcement.

Inside Information

Inside Information

Local businesspeople share their favorite places for entertaining out-of-town guests.

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