Corporate Responsibility

Culture Matters When Attracting Female Executives

At Securian and Donaldson, supportive and flexible environments increase the ranks of women executives.

March 21, 2014

6 Of Forbes' "Most Trustworthy Companies" Are From MN

Hawkins, Tennant Company, Patterson Companies, Capella Education, Apogee Enterprises, and Buffalo Wild Wings were recognized for their corporate credibility.

March 20, 2014

Chris Jeffrey

Companies Brace For New Rules Over "Conflict Minerals"

A new rule requires publicly traded manufacturers to disclose whether their products include minerals whose sale funded armed conflict in the Congo—and the rule will have a ripple effect on smaller companies as well.

March 18, 2014

Weights

Jury Finds Former Bixby Energy CEO Guilty On All Counts

Bixby Energy Systems founder Robert Walker was convicted on 17 counts of criminal conduct, including witness tampering and defrauding investors, after just a day and a half of jury deliberation.

March 05, 2014

Top officer out as Target restructures security oversight team

In the wake of the massive data breach that has put Target on the hot seat with customers, banks and lawmakers, the company’s chief information officer has announced she is leaving the...

March 05, 2014

M&A

Report: 3M Mulling Sale Of $1B Electronics Units

Bloomberg News reported that the Minnesota company is working with Goldman Sachs to sell some of its business units piecemeal.

February 27, 2014

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

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