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Metro Transit starts testing free Wi-Fi on Twin Cities buses

Metro Transit hopes to help bus passengers stay connected by testing free Wi-Fi on several of its routes. The Twin Cities’ biggest transit company announced it is testing the service on...

August 20, 2015

Ability Network Taps New CEO

Mark Pulido takes over for retiring Mark Briggs.

August 20, 2015

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Toro Posts Record Third Quarter Results, Announces New COO

Sales shot up more than 7 percent for the Bloomington lawn maintenance company. Toro has refined its full-year earnings outlook, increasing it to $3.50.

August 20, 2015

Unemployment hits 4 percent in Minnesota, as state loses net of 3,900 jobs

Unemployment in Minnesota rose to 4 percent in July, a month in which employers eliminated a net of 3,900 jobs. Figures from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED...

August 20, 2015

Laid off workers return to Jennie-O as company looks to rebound from bird flu

Jennie-O Turkey had a rough quarter, which the company is attributing to the devastating bird flu – but some workers that were laid off earlier this year have gotten their jobs back. In its latest...

August 20, 2015

Target CEO says too many empty shelves in stores is hurting performance

Target CEO Brian Cornell said its stores too often have items out of stock, as he revealed a more downbeat financial outlook for the retailer despite positive 2nd Quarter results. According to...

August 19, 2015

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Target Profits Grow In Q2, So Do Future Aspirations

The Minneapolis retailer made $400 million more than it did a year ago. Meanwhile, Target executives voice hopes to rebrand its grocery and retail experience.

August 19, 2015

More affordable housing needed across MN as rents continue to rise, report finds

The rising cost of rent isn’t just a problem in the Twin Cities, it’s affecting people all around the state, especially as the average renters’ income falls. Twenty-seven percent...

August 19, 2015

Tribes in MN, WI voting on sale of booze, pot in hopes of boosting revenue

American Indian tribes in Minnesota and Wisconsin are asking members to vote on whether alcohol and marijuana should be sold – a move tribal officials say will help the reservations’...

August 19, 2015

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2015 MN Cup Finalists Announced

Twenty-one companies are competing for $327,000 in prizes.

August 18, 2015

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Target Reaches $67M Settlement With Visa Over Data Breach

Target plans to cover the expenses incurred by Visa card issuers after millions of customer’s personal data was stolen in 2013.

August 18, 2015

Craft beer, local favorites among MSP Airport's new arrivals

Local businesses won out over national chains as the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport selected roughly 50 new restaurant and retail stores to set up shop inside Terminal 1. At a five-hour...

August 18, 2015

'Grocery Express' will connect Duluth food deserts to supermarket

If your neighborhood doesn’t have a grocery store and you don’t have a car, how do you get healthy food at a reasonable price? For residents of two Duluth neighborhoods considered food...

August 17, 2015

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Pentair Picks Up Fasteners And Electrical Equipment Maker Erico For $1.8B

In tune with Pentair’s history, the global company will invest into a field largely outside its water equipment product line.

August 17, 2015

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Target Promotes Mulligan, Hires Outside Talent

John Mulligan, Target’s CFO who also filled in as interim CEO last year, is taking up a newly created position within the company.

August 17, 2015

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Cargill Nets A Norwegian Salmon Feed Producer For $1.5 Billion

The Minnetonka industrial and agriculture giant continues investment in the aquaculture industry, which is now larger than beef production.

August 17, 2015

Sun Country hires new CEO, president from Hallmark

The Mendota-based Sun Country Airlines has hired a new CEO and president who will move over from Hallmark Business Connections, the company announced Friday. Zarir Erani starts on Sept. 8 and takes...

August 15, 2015

ND oil production rate nears record levels, but concern over prices remains

Despite seeing the second highest level of production on record in June, North Dakota officials have warned the state’s oil industry will contract if prices don’t recover. The ND...

August 15, 2015

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Christopher & Banks Continues Its Sales Slump

Second quarter results revealed a nearly 12 percent dip in net sales for the women’s retailer as its 532 stores battle poor mall traffic and other challenges.

August 14, 2015

Best in the Midwest: MN on target to meet federal clean energy goal, group says

Minnesota is already well on its way to meeting power plant carbon emission targets set out in the federal Clean Power Plan, according to one research group. The final version of the plan was...

August 14, 2015

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