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2015 Outstanding Directors

Honoring five of Minnesota’s most valued board members.

by Fran Howard, Gene Rebeck, and Suzy Frisch


Fast-Growing Code School The Iron Yard To Open Twin Cities Location

Tuition will be $12,000 for a 12-week boot camp course to ready people for entry-level programming positions.

January 13, 2016


Local Businesses Contribute $7.5M To Downtown East Park

After the latest round of fundraising, the park project nears the halfway mark to its $22 million goal.

January 13, 2016

Minneapolis school board ends talks with superintendent pick

Barely a month after selecting Sergio Paez to lead their district, the Minneapolis School Board unanimously voted to end contract talks with him. In backing away from Paez, board members cited...

January 12, 2016


Deluxe, Shark Tank Judge Look To Revitalize One American Small Town

The Shoreview-based company and the celebrity entrepreneur will provide one-on-one assistance and a $500,000 investment to the winning town.

January 12, 2016


Is Steel Dumping The Real Culprit For What Ails The Iron Range?

And if foreign governments are cheating on steel prices, should the U.S. government step in to help support domestic steel producers?

January 12, 2016

Drinking water is less toxic than it used to be for some Twin Cities residents

Good news for those living in the eastern Twin Cities: Your drinking water is less toxic than it used to be. It’s been almost 12 years since it was discovered that drinking water sources in...

January 12, 2016

Beer garden, soccer park projects among finalists for slice of $5M cash pot

A pop-up beer garden tour and a new park for soccer are among the ideas in the running for a slice of a $5 million cash pot for projects designed to make cities “more successful.” The...

January 12, 2016

Walleye comeback on Leech Lake complete; killing of predatory birds credited

“Welcome back, walleye” might be an appropriate banner for resort owners on northwestern Minnesota’s Leech Lake. After a big drop in walleye numbers a decade ago, the population...

January 11, 2016

MN brought in $43M more than expected the past 2 months

Minnesota got $43 million more in taxes than officials thought it would get over the past two months. The Management and Budget office said Monday total general fund receipts (basically, how much...

January 11, 2016

The Big Know

The Big Know Raises $3M In Funding Round

The money will be used to beef up the education startup’s roster of talent and technological upgrades.

January 11, 2016

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