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Female execs from Securian (from left): Jean Delaney Nelson, Nancy Swanson, Kathy Pinkett, and Leslie Chapman

Culture Matters When Attracting Female Executives

At Securian and Donaldson, supportive and flexible environments increase the ranks of women executives.

by Liz Fedor

MNsure chooses new contractor for website in advance of audit

The state health insurance exchange, MNsure, has contracted with a company that will take over the agency’s website and technical operations. The Star Tribune reports MNsure Interim CEO Scott Leitz...

April 09, 2014

Nelson's Ice Cream in Stillwater

Historic Stillwater Ice Cream Shop Expands To St. Paul

After more than 90 years in business, Nelson’s Ice Cream is opening up a second location in St. Paul.

April 09, 2014

Tax time list shows Minnesotans taxed at 6th-highest rate

As the deadline to Tax Day approaches, so does the focus on the amount of taxes we pay. WCCO reports that when all the taxes are added up and factored in, Minnesota has the sixth-highest tax rate...

April 09, 2014

3M HQ

3M Bills New Cooling Tech As “Revolutionary”

A 3M official said the technology may have the potential to have as broad of an impact as 3M’s Post-its.

April 08, 2014

Minnesota Lottery's Online Push Hits Bipartisan Legislative Wall

This February, the Lottery's online presence advanced to the point that players could purchase instant scratch-off tickets online.

April 08, 2014

Brooklyn Park seeks to rebrand; says perception as crime-ridden is unfair

Add Brooklyn Park to the list of Minnesota communities unhappy with its public perception. In November, FOX 9 reported city leaders were unhappy with being labeled as a hub of crime, poverty and...

April 08, 2014

Scaled-down Senate office building gets final OK

A Minnesota Senate committee has given final legislative approval to construction of a new $77 million office building which will house the state’s senators.  The Senate Rules committee voted...

April 07, 2014

Software Firm 8thBridge Sold But Plans Expansion

8thBridge’s CEO said he plans to bring on more employees now that the company is part of San Francisco-based e-commerce firm Fluid.

April 07, 2014

St Paul Capitol

Planned $9.50 Min. Wage May Rise With Inflation

Lawmakers in Minnesota, currently home to one of the country’s lowest minimum wages, have reached a deal to hike the minimum hourly pay to $9.50 over the next few years.

April 07, 2014

Commission to decide if MNsure needs in-depth audit

A legislative commission will decide this week if MNsure should undergo an in-depth audit, according to media reports. Minnesota’s new online health insurance marketplace was plagued with...

April 06, 2014

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