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2014 Minnesota Business Hall Of Fame

June 20, 2014

MnSCU chancellor gets new contract; critics raise questions

Steven Rosenstone, chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, has a new three-year contract.  MnSCU officials issued a news release Monday to announce the new deal, even...

June 16, 2014

ValueVision, Investor Trade Barbs Before Shareholder Vote

Ahead of an annual shareholder meeting at which it hopes to win board seats, activist investor Clinton Group has made public three emails that decry management practices at ValueVision; meanwhile, ValueVision’s CEO called the allegations “simply not true and completely unfair.”

June 16, 2014

Robert Senkler

Securian Financial CEO Retires After 20-Year Tenure

Robert Senkler was appointed CEO in July 1994 and has worked for the company since he was just 21 years old.

June 12, 2014

Target shareholders re-elect entire board at annual meeting

All 10 members of Target’s board of directors were re-elected at the company’s annual shareholders meeting Wednesday, the Associated Press reports. The directors were retained despite...

June 11, 2014

Brad Maiorino

Target Taps GM Leader As Chief Information Security Officer

Brad Maiorino, who has overseen information security at General Motors and General Electric, will join Target in the newly formed chief information security officer role.

June 10, 2014

Medtronic Seeks Dismissal Of Shareholder Lawsuits

A two-person committee appointed by the med-tech giant concluded that allegations against Medtronic’s leaders are “without merit”; it’s now seeking dismissal of shareholder lawsuits.

June 10, 2014

Famous Dave’s Chairman Abruptly Resigns Amid Turnover

Dean Riesen left the company on Friday after serving as a board director since 2003 and chairman since 2011.

June 09, 2014

Nicholas Gangestad

3M Promotes Executive As CFO Leaves For Another Co.

Longtime 3M employee Nicholas Gangestad is replacing David Meline, who had served as the company’s chief financial officer since 2011.

June 09, 2014

Arctic Cat Confirms It Fired Its CEO; Longtime Leader Steps In

An Arctic Cat spokesperson said Claude Jordan’s departure was involuntary; longtime leader Chris Twomey has been named interim leader.

June 03, 2014

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