Inside The Making Of Tiny Toast, General Mills’ First New Cereal In 15 Years

Feedback from some of its testers ultimately steered the company away from using a cartoon mascot for the brand.

June 06, 2016


Minnesota Company Cracks Fortune 500 Top Ten For First Time In History

UnitedHealth was named one of the largest corporations in the U.S., as were 16 other Minnesota companies.

June 06, 2016

What's going on with the tax bill people are arguing about, and why it matters

Gov. Mark Dayton has refused to sign the $259 million tax bill passed by lawmakers last month. It passed the Senate 55-12, and the House 123-10. On Monday, Republican lawmakers held a news...

June 06, 2016

5,000 Minnesota nurses could strike over health care benefits

Thousands of nurses from four Twin Cities hospitals could strike if they don’t reach an agreement on a new contract with Allina Health. The Minnesota Nurses Association, which represents 5...

June 06, 2016

General Mills issues recall of 4 flavors of Nature Valley bars

General Mills announced a voluntary national recall of four specific flavors of its Nature Valley Protein Chewy Bars and Nature Valley Simple Nut Bars due to the potential presence of Listeria. The...

June 02, 2016

It's alive! The Cat Video Festival is back – and taking submissions

Do not worry, you thousands of cat-loving, video-watching Minnesotans. The Cat Video Festival is still alive, batting balls of yarn and knocking things off shelves. The 2016 version of the hugely...

June 02, 2016


Will A $2,000 Tuition Hike Hurt The U’s Ability To Recruit Out-Of-State Students?

Because they generally pay higher tuition, out-of-state students are a key part of the University of Minnesota’s annual budget—especially in the face of decreasing support of the school from legislators in St. Paul.

June 02, 2016

Sally Hed

Woman-Owned Biomed Company Poised For Growth

The organization, composed entirely of women, creates products that help advance the research of complex and deadly diseases.

June 02, 2016

Cargill Expands Its Beef, Pork Operations With Latest Acquisition

The company’s purchase of Five Star Custom Foods will see it re-entering a segment of the protein industry that it has largely shifted out of.

June 02, 2016


Medtronic Expands Presence In Asia Pacific Region With New Singapore HQ

The company has already begun to make strategic partnerships in the area, specifically to help combat Singapore’s “war on diabetes.”

June 02, 2016


Stratasys CEO To Retire

The transition comes at a crossroads for the 3D printing industry.

June 02, 2016

Here we go again: The haggling over a special session begins

Once again, everybody is haggling over a possible special session. The regular 2016 legislative session ended in rushed chaos (again) and without some critical bills passed (again). Which means we...

June 01, 2016

PadillaCRT Beefs Up Its Food Credentials

The acquisition of FoodMinds now makes the marketing agency the third-largest among independents in the food and beverage industry.

June 01, 2016


Feds Say Nearly All Hospitals Now Have EHR Systems

But far fewer can use their EHR systems to share patient information with other hospitals.

June 01, 2016

Study: Drug Companies Addicted To Steep Drug Price Increases

U of M doctors see “new business model” for niche market medications.

June 01, 2016


Mayo Patent Watch: Aneurysm Detection And Tissue Wall Ultrasound

The latest and most innovative patents coming out of the Rochester medical powerhouse.

June 01, 2016


Medtronic To Reorganize Its Restorative Therapies Group

Following some underwhelming fourth quarter performances by its spine and neuromodulation businesses, the group will take on a “speed to scale initiative.”

June 01, 2016

Bright Health

Bright Health Partners With Colorado Health System

The exclusive partnership is the first for the well-funded startup.

June 01, 2016

Here's the plan to get the grounded freighter off the bottom of Lake Superior

A freighter from Duluth ran aground in Lake Superior on Friday, and now there’s a plan in place to get the ship off of the bottom of the lake. The U.S. Coast Guard confirmed to BringMeTheNews...

June 01, 2016

New deal with steelmaker means Iron Range taconite plant will reopen in October

Cliffs Natural Resources says a new 10-year contract to supply custom-made taconite pellets to a major steelmaker means it’s calling workers back to its United Taconite mine and plant on the...

May 31, 2016

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