Leadership

2014 Minnesota Business Hall Of Fame

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

Pohlads Drop “Twin Cities” From Name Of Auto Co.

Twin Cities Automotive has been rebranded as Carousel Motor Group, as it looks to expand into new areas.

July 01, 2014

John Castro

Merrill CEO Retires After 30 Years; IBM Exec Takes Over

James “Rusty” Wiley has been named CEO of St. Paul-based Merrill Corporation, replacing John Castro, who spent three decades at the helm.

July 01, 2014

New laws : E-cigarette restrictions, bee studies, part-time police phased out

A number of new Minnesota laws take effect July 1, including new restrictions on where smokers can puff away on e-cigarettes. Under the new law, e-cigarette use will be banned in day care centers...

June 30, 2014

Mankato Telecom Firm Enventis Sold For $350M

Enventis was bought by a fellow telecommunications firm, based in Illinois, and the deal’s direct effect on Minnesota employees hasn’t been disclosed.

June 30, 2014

Mark McEachen

After Exiting Bankruptcy, Dolan Co. Names New CEO

Mark McEachen, who most recently served as chief operating officer of California-based Freedom Communications, will lead the Dolan Company, which is now a privately held company.

June 30, 2014

M&A

Wireless Ronin To Merge With New York Firm

Minnetonka-based Wireless Ronin Technologies, Inc., said it would merge with Creative Realities and sell about 59 percent of its shares to the owner of the fellow marketing technology firm.

June 26, 2014

Egan Company Buys Assets Of Maple Grove-Based Firm

The Brooklyn Park-based contractor said the deal will boost its presence in the electrical control systems market.

June 26, 2014

Preschool Franchise Seeks Twin Cities Expansion

The Goddard School franchise has a goal of opening 30 new schools every year for the next five years, and it hopes the Twin Cities will be one of its main growth regions.

June 25, 2014

Rochester Picks Ambitious Design Firm For DMC Plan

One goal is attracting people to Rochester who don’t have a reason to be at Mayo Clinic.

June 24, 2014

Capital Safety products in use on a construction project

Manufacturing Plant Plans 100 New Jobs In Red Wing

Capital Safety, which makes body harnesses, hoists, and other equipment to protect workers from falls, said it will add 100 new jobs after receiving some government support.

June 24, 2014

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