Target Canada: A Post Mortem

A new article in Canadian Business examines the short life and many failures of the retailer's adventures in the north.

February 01, 2016


Twin Cities Tech Salaries Rise Sharply In 2015

The average worker now takes home a six-figure salary.

February 01, 2016

#UnMinnesotan ad speaks out against prejudice toward Muslims

Some of Minnesota’s political, educational and business leaders took a public stance against prejudice toward Muslims in a Star Tribune ad published Monday. “Though we may be a soft...

February 01, 2016


Medtronic Buys Dialysis Treatment Pioneer Bellco

The purchase will expand Medtronic’s portfolio in the global dialysis market, which is said to be worth more than $75 billion.

February 01, 2016

The MNsure sign-up period is over: Here's how many people enrolled

The three-month period where Minnesotans could buy health insurance coverage through MNsure is now over – and nearly half of those who signed up for private plans were new to the program. Monday...

February 01, 2016

Done deal: Historic Grain Belt sign may be re-lit by next year

August Schell Brewing Company is celebrating its purchase of the iconic Grain Belt beer sign on Nicollet Island with the release of a new beer. The New Ulm-based brewery, which owns and brews Grain...

February 01, 2016

Rival ad claiming General Mills' yogurt has 'bug spray' ingredient is banned

Adverts that likened yogurts from General Mills’ Yoplait brand to bug spray have been banned following a lawsuit. Golden Valley-based General Mills sued after competitor Chobani ran ads for...

January 29, 2016


General Mills Rebrands Trix To Promote Artificial Ingredients Removal

The company hopes to remove artificial flavors and colors from all of its cereals by 2017.

January 29, 2016

Watch for card skimmers at gas pumps, MN Commerce Department warns

The Minnesota Commerce Department is warning people to be careful paying at the pump. The department put out a news release saying criminals may be using credit card skimmers – small electronic...

January 28, 2016

Minneapolis has 2 of the 'hottest neighborhoods' in the US for 2016

Two of the hottest neighborhoods this year are in Minneapolis, according to one website. Redfin – a real estate company – put out its annual list of the 10 neighborhoods it predicts will be highly...

January 28, 2016

6 MN community colleges make top 150 list – and could get $1M

Six community colleges from Minnesota have been named in the Top 150 in the country by The Aspen Institute, putting them in the running for a $1 million prize. The international education nonprofit...

January 28, 2016

Teaching union restarts the battle for universal pre-K access

A teaching union is once again taking up the fight to make tuition-free, pre-kindergarten education available to all Minnesota families. Funding universal pre-K was Gov. Mark Dayton’s main...

January 28, 2016

Charges: Deputy stole prescription drugs, toys, wooden chair

A Minnesota sheriff’s deputy has been charged after police say he stole from a law enforcement prescription drug drop-off box and took toys from a toy drive. Travis Sebring, 33, of Grove City...

January 28, 2016


3M Sued By Man Claiming Post-it Notes Were His Idea

The inventor previously sued 3M making a similar claim in 1997.

January 28, 2016


Gallup Names Minnesota Best State For Job Creation

This is the first time that the state has topped the ranking.

January 28, 2016


Mithun Restructured, Renamed As McCann Minneapolis

The ad agency is being consolidated with its media-planning subsidiary and McCann’s General Mills account team.

January 28, 2016

Report: MN paid up to $271M in health costs for ineligible patients

Minnesota’s health department once again paid benefits to people enrolled in public health care programs even though they were ineligible – potentially costing the state up to $271 million...

January 28, 2016

General Mills Foundation gives $3M to Mpls. riverfront revamp

A huge overhaul for downtown Minneapolis’ Mill Ruins Park riverfront area got a financial boost from one of the state’s iconic companies. The General Mills Foundation said Wednesday it&...

January 27, 2016


Local Business Listed As One Of Forbes’ Best Small Companies In America

Quality Bicycle Parts has experienced considerable growth from sales of $100,000 in 1981 to $200 million in revenue most recently.

January 27, 2016


Minneapolis Chamber Appoints John Stanoch As Interim President

The former Hennepin County judge is also interim president of the Science Museum of Minnesota, but he is expected to leave that position in the spring.

January 27, 2016

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