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MnDOT to push new Larpenteur Avenue bridge in with 'slide-in' technique

The Minnesota Department of Transportation will try for the first time overnight Wednesday a new technique that will effectively “push” the new Larpenteur Avenue bridge into place, the...

July 09, 2014

Minnesota home health care workers move ahead with union vote

In spite of last week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that was widely viewed as a setback to their cause, a union is moving ahead with its effort to organize Minnesota’s home health care...

July 08, 2014

Transforming Target Field: Everything you need to know for the All-Star Game

It’s days before MLB All-Star Game events kick off, and Target Field and the city of Minneapolis are making their final preparations. “This is a multimillion dollar puzzle that a lot of...

July 08, 2014

Two Former Colleagues Reunite To Launch Exec Search Firm

Marcia Ballinger and Lars Leafblad have formed Ballinger | Leafblad, Inc., and their initial clients include the Bush Foundation, CaringBridge, the University of Minnesota, and more.

July 08, 2014

Ginny Morris

Hubbard Radio Replaces Its CEO

Ginny Morris, a third-generation broadcaster and chair of Hubbard Radio, will take on the role of chief executive from Bruce Reese.

July 08, 2014

Twin Cities-Based HighJump Software Bought By Rival

HighJump Software, a former 3M subsidiary, announced that it is merging with a rival warehouse management software firm.

July 08, 2014

Clean Energy Construction Firm Expands In Puerto Rico

Blattner Energy, which already has some solar projects in Puerto Rico, is establishing an official presence on the island and hopes to capitalize as Puerto Ricans adopt more renewable energy options.

July 08, 2014

Mpls Strikes Deal With Transit Planners For SW Light-Rail

A Met Council leader touted the proposed deal as a “win-win,” while Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges characterized it more as a sacrifice that the city would make for the greater good of improving Twin Cities transit.

July 08, 2014

5 MN Cos. Make Fortune's Global 500; 2 Move Up

UnitedHealth Group and CHS moved up on this year’s list; Target, Best Buy, and 3M slid to lower positions but still made the cut.

July 08, 2014

Berry, berry good: Minnesota crop 'best in years'

In shortcakes, cobblers, jams, or plucked and eaten straight from the carton, it’s turning into a very good year for Mother Nature’s candy. The Associated Press reports that Minnesota...

July 08, 2014

Self-serve beer machines now available at Target Field

Sick of waiting in line to buy a beer at a busy concession stand at Target Field? Never fear, beer is here… and it’s being delivered to fans in a brand new way. Self-serve beer stations...

July 07, 2014

Loews Minneapolis Hotel

New Owner Renames Graves 601, Replaces Bradstreet

The Graves 601 is now called Loews Minneapolis Hotel and is planning a $7 million renovation; it also filled the former Bradstreet Craftshouse space with a new concept called Cask Cookhouse.

July 07, 2014

Gluten Free Chex Oatmeal

General Mills To Add 150 New Products (See Photos)

They include protein-rich cereal and yogurt; boldly flavored snacks such as habanero lime Chex Mix; gluten-free foods, including granola, oatmeal, and pizza crusts; indulgent desserts such as “stuffed cookies”; and more.

July 07, 2014

Get your tickets: Prices dip for All-Star Game events

Good news for those looking to attend events around next Tuesday’s MLB All-Star Game – they’re slightly cheaper than they were a few weeks ago. Tickets to this year’s All-Star...

July 07, 2014

5 Minnesotans are interns at the White House

Five Minnesotans are among the White House’s 140 summer interns. The Star Tribune says the following college students were selected from across the country to participate in the program...

July 06, 2014

First tiny TargetExpress prepares to open

Target is preparing to open its smallest store ever later this month. MPR News reports the 20,000 square foot prototype will open on July 27 in Dinkytown, near the University of Minnesota. Called &...

July 05, 2014

Fulton taproom

Eight Mpls Restaurants, Breweries Plan Bigger Patios

Smack Shack, World Street Kitchen, Fulton Beer, Day Block Brewing Company, Louie’s Wine Dive, Lake & Irving, Yogurt Lab, and Agra Culture hope to add outdoor space.

July 03, 2014

Star Tribune, Washington Post Team Up For Digital Deal

The Minneapolis newspaper is one of the largest city dailies to offer free digital access to the Washington Post.

July 03, 2014

M&A

Bio-Techne Acquires Yet Another Bio-Tech Firm

The Minneapolis-based biotechnology company bought Novus Biologicals for $60 million, less than a month after spending $300 million on a protein analysis company based in California.

July 03, 2014

Lawson Commons in St. Paul, where Flagstone Foods is headquartered.

Flagstone Foods’ MN Presence Intact After $860M Sale

Although the St. Paul-based snack food company was bought by an out-of-state competitor, the buyer is keeping the Minnesota employees where they are.

July 03, 2014

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