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2015 Outstanding Directors

Honoring five of Minnesota’s most valued board members.

by Fran Howard, Gene Rebeck, and Suzy Frisch

With pilot shortage on radar, more aviation students landing in Mankato

The demand for pilots is growing  – and so is the number of aviation students heading to MSU Mankato. The Minnesota State University program is the state’s only four-year bachelor’s...

October 27, 2015

Minnesota 5th highest for graduate debt: Which colleges cost students the most?

Chances are, college students in Minnesota are going to be more debt-laden than those in other states when they come to graduate. The latest survey by the Institute for College Access and Success...

October 27, 2015


Should Local Beer Cos. Worry About The Macro-Brew Merger?

Even if you never drink beers produced by SABMiller, Anheuser-Busch InBev or their biggest competitors, the merger’s effects may trickle into the smallest corners of the $100-billion-per-year beer industry.

October 27, 2015

Big Know

New Startup Wants Brands To Educate Public

The Big Know brings knowledge-hungry consumers together with smart brands in the online classroom.

October 26, 2015


The Marvin Companies Transitioning To Fourth Gen, Names New President

Paul Marvin will assume the role of president of the family-owned business with the hopes that he will become CEO once Jake Marvin chooses to retire.

October 26, 2015


UPDATE: Grand Ave Parking Meter Opponents Feel Powerless

Community leaders along St. Paul’s Grand Avenue argue the installation of paid parking meters would lose the city money and push away residents.

October 26, 2015

You can now pay-by-smartphone at all Minneapolis parking meters

Motorists looking to park at any on-street meter in Minneapolis can now pay with a smartphone app from anywhere, instead of going to a pay station. The program has been run on a limited basis since...

October 26, 2015

Invaders: Emerald ash borer now in Duluth, zebra mussels still in Christmas Lake

Minnesota’s fight to keep invasive species at bay saw a couple of setbacks Friday – one in the trees of Duluth, the other in the waters of a Twin Cities-area lake. Different state agencies...

October 23, 2015

City-owned liquor stores can help keep taxes down – but what if sales fall off?

Municipal liquor stores in Minnesota had another record year in 2014. But some cities aren’t cheering. There were 200 Minnesota cities operating 233 municipal liquor stores last year, and...

October 22, 2015


Hormel Foods Board Votes In New President, COO

James Snee will be only the tenth president of Hormel Foods since it began in 1891.

October 21, 2015

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