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Software Firm 8thBridge Sold But Plans Expansion

8thBridge’s CEO said he plans to bring on more employees now that the company is part of San Francisco-based e-commerce firm Fluid.

April 07, 2014

St Paul Capitol

Planned $9.50 Min. Wage May Rise With Inflation

Lawmakers in Minnesota, currently home to one of the country’s lowest minimum wages, have reached a deal to hike the minimum hourly pay to $9.50 over the next few years.

April 07, 2014

World Series Rings

Jostens Delivers World Series Rings To Boston Red Sox

Minneapolis-based Jostens created the 14-karat white gold championship rings for Major League Baseball’s 2013 World Series champions.

April 07, 2014

Techne Invests $10M In Startup And Eyes Acquisition

After making a $10 million equity investment in CyVek, Inc., Techne Corporation said it plans to acquire the entire company if it meets certain performance benchmarks.

April 07, 2014

Commission to decide if MNsure needs in-depth audit

A legislative commission will decide this week if MNsure should undergo an in-depth audit, according to media reports. Minnesota’s new online health insurance marketplace was plagued with...

April 06, 2014

Refurbished Northrop Auditorium reopens, wows audiences

Northrop Auditorium on the University of Minnesota campus reopened in dazzling fashion Friday night after a three-year, $88 million renovation.  The theater celebrated its grand reopening with a...

April 05, 2014

Senate building plan loses reflecting pool, gym; passes key House committee

After a two-month hold-up, a key House committee approved a plan for a new Senate office building – although without some of the gaudier features of the original blueprints. The House Rules and...

April 05, 2014

Tax cuts, the sequel: House OKs another $103 million

Let there be no mistake: tax cuts are popular. Just look at the Minnesota House of Representatives. A couple of weeks after approving a tax cut package of more than $400 million, House members went...

April 04, 2014

Stefanie Lenway

St. Thomas Names Stefanie Lenway Dean Of Its Biz School

Currently the dean of Michigan State’s business school, Stefanie Lenway will become the dean of the Opus College of Business in Minneapolis this summer.

April 04, 2014

Star Tribune Moving To Capella Tower In 2015

The newspaper publisher will move more than 600 employees into a shorter tower that is part of the Capella Tower complex; that portion will be renamed the “Star Tribune Building.”

April 03, 2014

MnDOT announces $1.1B in construction projects for 2014

The Minnesota Department of Transportation unveiled its 2014 construction program Thursday, detailing the 308 projects across the state expected to cost $1.1 billion. Seventy-four of those projects...

April 03, 2014

Construction jobs aplenty in southeast Minnesota

There are new signs of growth in Rochester this spring, partly spurred by the Mayo Clinic’s plans for a new $5 billion flagship campus makeover. The Mayo project calls for doubling the size...

April 03, 2014

State Grants $740K To Startup That's Adding Jobs In Hastings

HexFuel plans to have 150 employees at a new Hastings plant and might double that headcount within several years.

April 03, 2014

Med-Tech Firm Holaira Raises $42M, Plans Clinical Trial

Founded in 2008, Holaira is working to treat the debilitating symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

April 03, 2014

Minneapolis Skyline

Minneapolis Among “Most Innovative Cities In America”

A total of 28,088 utility patents were issued to Minneapolis inventors and organizations between 2000 and 2011, and the city was recognized as a leader in the medical industry.

April 03, 2014

Entrepreneurs Day

2 Mpls. Startups Surprised By $200K Offer At Google Event

Minneapolis continues to benefit as one of Google’s seven “Tech Hubs,” as local startups Docalytics and Kidizen were offered funding from AOL founder Steve Case.

April 03, 2014

Trustee Seeks To Expand The Scope Of Petters Clawbacks

The bankruptcy trustee attempting to round up “false profits” tied to the Tom Petters Ponzi scheme wants permission to pursue “clawback” claims in 26 countries around the world.

April 03, 2014

Details Emerge About Parasole's Planned Uptown Restaurant

James Beard Award-winning chef Tim McKee will lead Parasole’s new Uptown Minneapolis restaurant, which may end up in the space currently occupied by Uptown Cafeteria.

April 03, 2014

Construction firm fined for worker's death at Saints ballpark site

A construction firm working at the site of the new St. Paul Saints ballpark has been fined more than $50,000 as a result of an accident last year that killed one of its workers, the St. Paul...

April 02, 2014

Gluten-free Burning Brothers Brewing opening St. Paul taproom

The Midwest is getting what may be its first-ever gluten-free brewery – and it’ll call St. Paul home. The team behind Burning Brothers Brewing announced that, after a few months of brewing...

April 02, 2014

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