Photography by Travis Anderson

2015 Outstanding Directors

Honoring five of Minnesota’s most valued board members.

by Fran Howard, Gene Rebeck, and Suzy Frisch

2015 Person Of The Year: Omar Ishrak

Chairman and CEO, Medtronic plc

November 25, 2015

Shop Your Values

Business Group Pushes Paid Sick Leave In Minneapolis With "Shop Your Values" Campaign

Small business owners affiliated with the group Main Street Alliance are asking the public to patronize places run by those who support the proposed policy.

November 25, 2015

Rochester community college head under fire for spending, hiring decisions

Barely 18 months after taking over as president of Rochester Community and Technical College, Leslie McClellon is under fire from faculty, staff and students for the way she’s managing the...

November 24, 2015


St. Paul Poised To Change Booze Rules For Restaurants

Among other things, the new laws would allow for an increase in the number of restaurants that could offer hard liquor.

November 24, 2015

Klobuchar To Host Millennial Summit

The event will highlight issues facing one of the nation’s largest generations that is currently entering the workforce.

November 23, 2015

Dayton calls for summit to address challenges facing MN's waterways

Many challenges face Minnesota’s water supply, and Gov. Mark Dayton is hoping a water quality summit will help address them. Dayton announced plans to hold a summit in February, where water...

November 22, 2015

Minnesota's unemployment rate drops slightly to 3.7 percent

Minnesota lost 1,700 jobs in the month of October, but the unemployment rate still dropped by 0.1 percent, figures released by the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Thursday...

November 19, 2015

3 finalists chosen for Minneapolis schools superintendent

After two days of interviews, the Minneapolis School Board has narrowed its list of candidates for its next school superintendent from six down to three. Among the finalists is Michael Goar, who...

November 18, 2015

Bloomington's last farm, in the shadow of MOA, is up for sale

The booming Twin Cities suburb of Bloomington doesn’t usually conjure up images of peaceful pastures where sheep graze and wildflowers bloom. But the city – which is Minnesota’s fourth...

November 17, 2015

German ship investigated in Duluth for environmental law violations

German ship anchored in Twin Ports under investigation for alleged environmental violations: https://t.co/5hv2CwYVGe pic.twitter.com/pv7F2RTJJK — Jennifer Austin (@jenniferfaustin) November...

November 17, 2015

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