Leadership

2014 Minnesota Business Hall Of Fame

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

Research

How Do Mpls. Business Taxes Compare On An Int’l Stage?

While the Twin Cities’ corporate tax structure is lower than those in many major cities throughout the world, it’s higher than those in major metros in places like Canada, Mexico, and the Netherlands.

June 24, 2014

Seniors, state agencies say Xcel Energy rate hike request too high

Minnesota’s largest utility Xcel Energy has told the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission that it needs a rate hike of hike of $291 million — or 10.4 percent — over two years. KARE reports that...

June 24, 2014

Local Minnesota governments spent $8M on lobbying in 2013

Local governments in Minnesota spent more than $8 million in 2013 lobbying the Legislature and other units of government, a 3.3 percent increase over the amount spent the year before, according to...

June 24, 2014

ValueVision Replaces CEO In Wake Of Proxy Battle

After shareholders elected several board members nominated by activist investor the Clinton Group, ValueVision said it has also appointed Mark Bozek as its new chief executive.

June 23, 2014

Obama to highlight minimum wage increase in Minnesota visit

President Barack Obama is planning to visit Minnesota Thursday in part to show support for the state’s action to increase the minimum wage, the Associated Press reports. Minnesota’s...

June 21, 2014

Two Restaurant Titans Wage A Battle For Wayzata

As local restaurateurs Dean Vlahos and Randy Stanley prepare to do battle in downtown Wayzata, the lakeside city looks to grab a much larger share of regional discretionary spending.

June 20, 2014

Digging Into The Claims About Green Line LRT Development

It's true the light-rail line is attracting green, but Metropolitan Council numbers are off-track.

June 20, 2014

Has MN's Job Market Really "Recovered"?

Despite recent rosy proclamations, the state’s employment picture remains murky.

June 20, 2014

$9M Expansion Adds 40 Jobs In Owatonna

Daikin Applied Americas, Inc., is expanding its Owatonna manufacturing facility and may receive $800,000 from the state government as incentive.

June 19, 2014

After A Slow Start To 2014, MN’s Job Market Rebounds In May

Minnesota’s labor force rebounded in May, driven in part by the construction and manufacturing sectors, although the state’s annual job-growth rate continues to lag the national average.

June 19, 2014

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