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Ameriprise headquarters

Two MN Fortune 500s Add Female Board Directors

Dianne Neal Blixt and Amy DiGeso were appointed to Ameriprise Financial’s board; Suzanne Vautrinot, meanwhile, has become an Ecolab director.

February 27, 2014

3M HQ

2 MN Cos. Make Fortune’s List Of “World’s Most Admired”

3M ranked 23rd and Target 29th, although both fell several spots from last year’s list.

February 27, 2014

Target store

Canada Woes Hurt Target’s Profits More Than Data Breach

Target’s profits fell 46 percent in the fourth quarter, dropping from $1.47 per share to $0.81 per share; Target attributed $0.40 of the loss to its Canadian segment and $0.02 per share to the data breach.

February 26, 2014

Backers of a $9.50 minimum wage press their case at Capitol

Minnesota lawmakers weren’t the only ones who returned to the state Capitol Tuesday. Hundreds of supporters of a minimum wage increase rallied in the rotunda, urging the Legislature to raise...

February 25, 2014

Gavel on 100s

Whistleblower Lawsuit Costs Globe University Nearly $1M

After Heidi Weber, one of the for-profit school’s former deans, was awarded almost $395,000 in a whistleblower lawsuit, a judge has now ruled that the school must pay an additional $570,000.

February 20, 2014

Minnesota not ready for train fires as more oil tankers travel state rails

Public safety authorities in Minnesota worry that emergency responders lack the training and equipment if a massive fire would be sparked by the growing number of oil trains traveling the state...

February 12, 2014

State sues BP over cleanup costs of leaky storage tanks

The state of Minnesota filed a $25 million suit against oil giant British Petroleum in Ramsey County District Court on Monday. The Associated Press reports the suit accuses BP of double dipping...

February 11, 2014

Cargill plant dispels 'pink goop' myth behind McDonald's McNuggets

That – above, the silly-putty-looking pink goop – is what has been rumored to be the main ingredient in McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets. Now National Public Radio reports McDonald’s Canada...

February 06, 2014

Activist Investor Calls Foul, Won’t Attend ShopHQ Meeting

The Clinton Group claimed in a recent letter that ValueVision broke state law by not holding a special shareholders meeting 90 days after it was requested—but the Minnesota company argues that Clinton’s original request was invalid.

February 04, 2014

MNsure paid executives bonuses as the website floundered

Fourteen managers at MNsure collectively received more than $26,000 in bonuses in November after the launch of the health exchange website, according to a report in the Pioneer Press State...

January 29, 2014

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