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Economic Spring

Survey Finds MN Businesses Are Ramping Up Production

They're also briskly investing in their infrastructure and talent.

April 17, 2014

St. Paul, Mpls. Are Now Both Seeking Development Directors

Cecile Bedor is leaving her longtime role with the city of St. Paul for a position at Greater MSP.

April 17, 2014

Delivery

Target Significantly Expands Online Subscription Service

Target now offers roughly 1,500 items through its subscription service, which ships products to customers at routine intervals.

April 17, 2014

Michael Foods

Post Buys Minnetonka’s Michael Foods For $2.45B

In the largest transaction in either company’s histories, Post, known for its huge cereal business, is acquiring Michael Foods, a large Minnesota-based maker of packaged food products.

April 17, 2014

Court Lifts MN Firm’s Injunction Against Boston Sci

The U.S. Court of Appeals removed a preliminary injunction that Vascular Solutions previously won against Boston Scientific.

April 17, 2014

Jobs

MN Adds 2,600 Jobs; Unemployment Rate Unchanged

Professional and business services, as well as the construction industry, contributed largely to March’s gains; the leisure and hospitality sector, along with retail, struggled during the month.

April 17, 2014

Rita's

Rita’s Italian Ice Franchise Is Coming To MN

In May, Minnesota will become the 24th state to house a Rita’s Italian Ice when two local franchisees open a new store.

April 17, 2014

Minneapolis council member wants foam containers banned at restaurants

Foam containers are used to carry lots of food and drink out of restaurants. But a proposal in Minneapolis would clamp a lid on their use. City council member Andrew Johnson tells the Star Tribune...

April 16, 2014

New company to take over MNsure website, systems

Minnesota’s online health insurance marketplace, MNsure, has named a new vendor to overhaul overhaul its troubled website and computer systems. Deloitte Consulting LLP’s contract is worth $4...

April 16, 2014

St. Jude Medical headquarters

St. Jude Medical’s Profits Up 12 Percent

The increase in sales for the medical device manufacturer’s implanted defibrillators and pacemakers contributed to its strong first quarter.

April 16, 2014

Under pressure to act, cell phone makers to add 'kill switch' to new devices

Apple, AT&T and 11 other smartphone makers and wireless companies have agreed to add “kill switch” technology to their devices starting next year in an effort to deter cell phone...

April 15, 2014

Congressional report pushes for e-cigarette rules

Federal officials are calling for new regulations for electronic cigarettes. A new report released Monday cited concerns that e-cigarettes aggressively target youth, and should be strictly...

April 15, 2014

Xcel Energy headquarters

4 MN Cos. Among “Best Employers In America”

Xcel Energy, St. Jude Medical, Mosaic, and Medtronic were among 50 of the largest companies in the country that offer the best combination of a high median salary, high job satisfaction, and a flexible work schedule.

April 15, 2014

MN Biotech Firm Continues Buying Spree

Minneapolis-based Bio-Techne to buy Chinese firm PrimeGene.

April 15, 2014

Mpls skyline

Twin Cities Among Top 10 Cities For Millennials

The Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area placed 9th on a ranking of the best neighborhoods for millennials by Niche.com, due largely to its low rent and unemployment rates.

April 15, 2014

Carmichael Lynch Spong's new logo

Carmichael Lynch Spong Rebrands, Changes Its Name

Carmichael Lynch Spong is rebranding itself after 23 years by taking on just the name of its founder, Doug Spong, and offering a new logo and visual identity.

April 15, 2014

Best Buy store

One Of Best Buy’s Top Execs Leaves The Company

After less than a year as president of the company’s U.S. retail stores, Shawn Score retired effective immediately.

April 15, 2014

Minnesota breweries take home medals at World Beer Cup

Cheers! Five Minnesota breweries won awards at the World Beer Cup last weekend. The World Beer Cup is held every two years by the Brewers Association, which is the largest organization of brewers...

April 15, 2014

An aerial map

HCMC Announces $191M Clinic Expansion Downtown

The Hennepin County Medical Center plans to build a 322,000-square-foot medical center across the street from its current emergency department in downtown Minneapolis.

April 14, 2014

Gov. Dayton signs $9.50 minimum wage into law

Gov. Mark Dayton signed the minimum wage bill into law Monday afternoon, which will give more than 325,000 workers in Minnesota a pay raise beginning Aug. 1. The measure, which cleared the House...

April 14, 2014

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