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Thrivent's Minneapolis headquarters

Thrivent, Others Urge Congress To Retain Tax Exemption

Thrivent Financial and other “fraternal benefit societies” are making a push to ensure they remain tax-exempt when the writers of the nation’s tax code start with a “blank slate.”

July 18, 2013

Sovereign Estate

A Serious Local Wine Industry Is Taking Root

Is the region content to be a niche player, or is it gearing up to be Napa Lite?

June 24, 2013

Port of Excelsior

Will A Hotel Boost Excelsior's Tourism?

Some say a planned hotel could plug the city’s revenue shortfalls; others say it could destroy the face of a city that prides itself on its historic character.

June 21, 2013

Business Optimism Increasing In Minnesota

But corporate growth may be limited by a growing talent shortage.

April 18, 2013

Food truck

Is There Proof Food Trucks Are Hurting Skyway Restaurants?

We asked to see the numbers.

March 27, 2013

Angela Busch

MN's Women Executives Are In Good Company

At a time when talented women executives can choose where they want to work, sisterhood is powerful.

March 22, 2013

Ronald Kaufman

MN's Independent Doctors Are In Critical Condition

Why are the practices that offer the most personal care finding it so hard to compete?

March 22, 2013

Private Equity Firms Get Back In The Game

Private equity firms in the middle market had a generally busy 2012. And they have the money for more deals.

February 27, 2013

Innovation

Twin Cities, Rochester Rank High For Patent Generation

The Twin Cities ranks ninth among 358 major metros in terms of patents produced annually—and Rochester ranks third for patents issued per capita.

February 26, 2013

Hoyt Hsiao

Tracking The Pulse Of Minority-Owned Businesses

MEDA has surveyed clients representative of hundreds of minority-owned companies it works with each year, for a report on how this part of our economy is doing.

February 25, 2013

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