Kickstarting Innovation: St. Thomas Startup Reshapes STEM Education

Squishy Circuits is taking a whimsical twist in teaching today’s youth about electrical circuits.

May 23, 2016

What passed – and what didn't – as the legislative session ends

It was another chaotic end to the legislative session Sunday night as lawmakers scrambled to pass bills before the midnight deadline. There were four major bills at the center of Sunday’s...

May 22, 2016

This Minneapolis startup is now a big player in the virtual reality scene

Visual – a startup company that specializes in filming virtual reality 360 degree videos – recently partnered with the music streaming company Rhapsody to produce the first virtual reality app...

May 22, 2016

Wheelock Whitney

Wheelock Whitney Dies

The businessman shaped Minnesota through his corporate and civic work.

May 20, 2016


Kraft Heinz Reinvests In New Ulm Facility With $100M Expansion

The food company’s New Ulm plant is currently the third-largest employer in the city.

May 20, 2016

The Galaxy Drive In won't open this season ... but you can buy it

Nostalgia can be yours for just $900,000. The Galaxy Drive In in St. Louis Park is for sale, according to this real estate ad. Owner Steve Schussler confirmed to the Star Tribune that the 1,100...

May 19, 2016

MPCA Wants Northern Metals To Cease Shredding Immediately

The agency says the company is putting significant levels of heavy metals in the air.

May 19, 2016

Former General Mills Executive Named CEO Of Recombinetics

The bioengineering company also added six new board members, some of whom worked at Medtronic and St. Jude Medical.

May 19, 2016

Minnesota businesses added more than 15,000 jobs last month

Minnesota added 15,600 jobs in April – the highest figure in a single month since September of 2013, according to the Department of Employment and Economic Development. The seasonally adjusted...

May 19, 2016

The U of M's plan to make human research safer is pretty good, review finds

After some scathing reviews that found serious issues with the way the University of Minnesota’s Department of Psychiatry handled human research trials, the U completely rewrote its standards...

May 19, 2016

Lawsuit: Light Rail line that doesn't exist yet will be too loud

Is the Green Line light rail extension too loud? One lawsuit is arguing yes – even though it doesn’t exist yet, and still doesn’t have funding. The federal suit over the Southwest Light...

May 19, 2016

Supporters, critics of mandatory paid sick leave make cases to Mpls. council

Who are we? Powerful people! Who will fight to make #Minneapolis better? We will! Time for #PaidSick4All! — SEIU Minnesota (@seiumn) May 18, 2016 The Minneapolis...

May 18, 2016


Litman, Mallin’s Latest Startup Features Supercomputer Named ‘Lucy’

Equals 3 said Lucy grows with its user, creating a “man-machine symbiosis” that can help marketers solve complex problems.

May 18, 2016


Former Melting Pot Owner Pleads Guilty To Stealing $585K

The money was used to open a pub near the Twins stadium, among other things.

May 18, 2016

The people who make Spam are buying Justin's organic nut butter

The makers of Spam are buying another peanut butter company. Austin-based Hormel Foods, which already owns Skippy, announced Wednesday it’s agreed to acquire Justin’s, LLC – an organic...

May 18, 2016


Minnesota Part Of "Multistate Inquiry" Into Zenefits

It's not clear if the HR firm was licensed to sell health insurance in state.

May 18, 2016

Mayo's Relationship With Anti-Cancer Biotech Firm Revealed

The health care provider has a joint venture with Cancer Genetics Inc. that will roll out a genetic sequencing test to better personalize cancer treatment.

May 18, 2016


Medtronic Buys Smith & Nephew’s Gynecology Business For $350M

The Dublin-based med-tech company will also retain most employees.

May 18, 2016


Medtronic Expands Spinal Surgery Portfolio With Mazor Robotics Deal

The Dublin-based med-tech company is currently the largest player in the equipment market for spinal conditions.

May 18, 2016

Here are the projects House Republicans want to spend $800M on

House Republicans have put out what they call a compromise bill that spends $200 million more than their initial bonding proposal, and invests in three areas Democrats have said need help. The GOP...

May 18, 2016

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