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Best Buy

Best Buy Reports Holiday Sales Bump, But Stock Still Slides

The company said strong mobile phone and home theatre sales won’t likely continue at holiday levels the rest of the quarter.

January 15, 2015

Target

Target Leaving Canada: What It Means, What It Will Cost

The decision to cut ties followed billions of dollars in losses with no profitability in sight.

January 15, 2015

Proposal to offer free tuition at some Minnesota colleges under scrutiny

Plans to offer free two-year courses to recent high school graduates at Minnesota’s predominantly rural state colleges face opposition in the State Capitol. The plan has been identified as...

January 15, 2015

Report: Signs point to a healthy – and growing – Twin Cities housing market

The Twin Cities housing market continued to recover in 2014, and improvements in the local economy will help boost the metro real estate market in 2015, the Minneapolis and St. Paul Associations of...

January 15, 2015

Minnesota company's 'pacemaker for the stomach' gets FDA approval for weight loss

The first weight-loss device to gain U.S. regulatory approval in eight years is made by a Roseville company. The Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday it has approved the Maestro...

January 14, 2015

No carnitas for diners at some Minnesota Chipotles as chain pulls pork from menu

If you’re heading to Chipotle tonight and have a hankering for carnitas, you might be out of luck. The wildly popular Mexican grill chain has pulled pork (sorry) from the menu at hundreds of...

January 14, 2015

Tony Abena

Insite Software Raises $15M In Capital, Appoints New CEO

A Boston-based equity firm wants to tap into an industry that is expected to reach $6.7 trillion by 2020.

January 14, 2015

10 charged over Black Lives Matter Mall of America protest, 25 more could follow

What looks like a police officer stands by the railing as crows chants #BlackLivesMatter at @mallofamerica protest. pic.twitter.com/rLIGi5ZkAG — Jared Goyette (@JaredGoyette) December 20, 2014...

January 14, 2015

New stadium could be home to future college football title game

AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, was the venue for the first College Football Playoff National Championship game on Monday night. Local officials from the new Vikings stadium committee...

January 14, 2015

Salvation Army falls short of its fundraising goal in Twin Cities

For just the second time in 15 years, the Salvation Army in the Twin Cities came up short on its fundraising goal for the holiday season. The charitable organization said Tuesday it raised $11.2...

January 13, 2015

MNsure website flaw prevents 7,500 from enrolling in health plans

Around 7,500 people have been prevented from enrolling in health plans because of a flaw in Minnesota’s public insurance exchange MNsure. The Star Tribune reports that people who tried to...

January 13, 2015

Bad year for MN farmers as corn harvest value plummets, weather blamed

It’s been a bad year for farmers as the value of Minnesota’s biggest cash crop plummeted by one-third in 2014, with the weather one of the main causes. MPR reports the value of...

January 13, 2015

Solar

Ecolab, Mortenson Announce Separate Solar Energy Deals

A 2013 state law helped pave way for community solar gardens, which will expand options for both residents and businesses seeking to get energy from the sun.

January 13, 2015

Pracna on Main to re-open in spring with possible movie theater drinks link

The historic Minneapolis bar which closed abruptly earlier this month will return bigger and better in the spring. Fans of Pracna on Main – considered the oldest bar on the oldest street in...

January 13, 2015

Minnesota GOP: No money for Southwest LRT

The project has been planned for nearly a decade, has been the subject of legal action, escalating costs and delayed timelines. But the most serious threat to the future of the proposed Southwest...

January 12, 2015

Minnesota collected $212M more in taxes than it expected

The amount of money in Minnesota’s general fund is $212 million more than expected, the state’s Management and Budget Office said Monday. The fund – which is the main pool of tax money...

January 12, 2015

Bill battles: Where will the money to fix roads and bridges come from?

The debate isn’t about whether Minnesota’s roads and bridges need work. The Democrats and Republicans in the state both agree the potholes and cracks need a lot of fixing. Like hundreds...

January 12, 2015

Manufacturing

Survey: Manufacturers Optimistic About 2015

Production is looking better, but questions linger about wages.

January 12, 2015

Polaris

Report: $80M In Incentives Promised To Polaris For AL Plant

Perks range from cash to offset construction costs to the City of Huntsville buying the parcel itself.

January 12, 2015

An antiques store is taking over a former Minneapolis mayor's 'gingerbread' home

A Northeast Minneapolis antiques store will celebrate its grand opening at its new location, the Hofstede House. Antiquified – a shop that specializes in antique small furnishings, framed art, hand...

January 12, 2015

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