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2015 Outstanding Directors

Honoring five of Minnesota’s most valued board members.

by Fran Howard, Gene Rebeck, and Suzy Frisch

Working Families Agenda

The Rise And Fall Of Minneapolis' Working Families Agenda

Six months after Mayor Betsy Hodges made the agenda the focus of her state of the city address, the once-ambitious plan is now a lot less ambitious.

October 20, 2015

4 MN companies pledge to fight climate change with White House initiative

Four major Minnesota companies have pledged to join a White House initiative to combat climate change. Best Buy, General Mills and Target are some of the 81 businesses that signed the pledge Monday...

October 20, 2015

Dayton among the governors calling for end to Cuban trade embargo

Mark Dayton is one of nine governors who have written to Congress leaders asking for U.S. sanctions against Cuba to be lifted. Although the once-frosty relations between the U.S. and the Communist...

October 17, 2015

Xcel Energy wants to make the switch to LED streetlights

If switching to LED light bulbs saves homeowners money on their utility bills, why not try it with streetlights, too? Xcel Energy is making that suggestion. The utility company is asking the...

October 15, 2015


Jostens Bought By Jarden For $1.5B

The go-to manufacturer of class rings, varsity jackets and yearbooks will soon join Jarden, the parent company for Yankee Candle, Crock-Pot and Mr. Coffee.

October 15, 2015


Imation Names Interim CEO

The company also said it was buying cloud storage and sharing service Connected Data as it focuses on enterprise.

October 15, 2015

Betsy Hodges

Hodges Backs Off On Calls For A Fair-Scheduling Ordinance

In a statement released today, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges said concerns raised by businesses will take longer to resolve than the current timetable for passage of an ordinance allows.

October 15, 2015

Minnesota unemployment rate drops to 3.8 despite state losing 5,700 jobs

Minnesota lost 5,700 jobs in the month of September, but the unemployment rate still dropped by 0.2 percent, figures released by the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED...

October 15, 2015

Welcome package

Can A Regional Initiative Make Minnesota More Welcoming To Outsiders?

A partnership of more than 50 regional organizations, “Make It. MSP” is aimed at retaining and recruiting workers. Among its initiatives: an effort to make natives more open to those who weren't born here.

October 14, 2015

As worker shortage looms, Twin Cities businesses launch recruitment campaign

“We like it here. Come join us.” That might paraphrase in a nutshell a new business campaign that aims to stave off a shortage of workers by attracting new talent to the Twin Cities...

October 13, 2015

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