Leadership

2014 Minnesota Business Hall Of Fame

Honoring five lifetimes of achievement: Lynn Casey, Pat Fallon, Mark Larson, Mark Sheffert, and Bill Sweasy.

UnitedHealth Group goes after state health insurance exchanges

The nation’s largest health insurer waited before getting involved in reform-driven state-based health insurance exchanges, but the wait is over and UnitedHealth Group is indicating that it...

July 18, 2014

Silicon North Stars

Twin Cities Teens Take Weeklong Trek To Silicon Valley

Through an initiative called “Silicon North Stars,” 16 local ninth-graders are learning first-hand about technology from leading-edge companies and burgeoning startups.

July 17, 2014

Roadblock: DC standoff over road funding worries local leaders

If Congress doesn’t agree soon on new funding for transportation construction, federal dollars that help pay for expensive road projects in Minnesota and other states could run dry in a...

July 16, 2014

Congressional Fundraising: Franken Raises And Spends A Lot, Mills Self-Funds

Here are some key numbers from the campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission on Tuesday.

July 16, 2014

3M HQ

3M Buys Out Investor In Japanese Subsidiary For $885M

3M said it expects the deal to increase its earnings by $0.08 per share during the year following September 1.

July 16, 2014

Minnesota spent a record $130M on snow removal, $50M above average

We hate to throw a snowball at you on such beautiful summer day, but MnDOT officials are reporting this icy news nugget: Minnesota spent a record $130 million on snow and ice removal during the...

July 15, 2014

Sizing Up Two Key St. Paul Redevelopment Sites

A new report outlines a framework for an "urban village" at Snelling and University Avenues; meanwhile, the city of St. Paul is seeking proposals for the “Seven Corners Gateway.”

July 15, 2014

Debt dip: Minnesota college students carry slightly less debt

The debt hole that Minnesota college students have been digging themselves into has stopped getting deeper. The Minnesota Office of Higher Education reported that ­Minnesota college graduates...

July 15, 2014

General Mills leaders and Chinese officials

General Mills Adds $15M “Innovation Center” In China

The food giant recently opened a new research and development center in Shanghai and aims to grow its presence in the ice cream and yogurt markets throughout China.

July 15, 2014

St. Jude Medical headquarters

St. Jude Medical Buys Med-Tech Firm NeuroTherm For $200M

The acquisition of NeuroTherm will expand the Minnesota company’s chronic pain relief business.

July 14, 2014

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