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New Biz Filings Up Slightly In MN This Year

New business filings for the first half of the year totaled 31,502, about 500 more than during the same period last year.

July 09, 2014

Law Firm Strikes Partnership To Boost Mexico Presence

The Minneapolis-based law firm expects its new informal alignment will make it more attractive to clients doing business in Mexico.

July 09, 2014

Dayton formally requests federal flood aid, cites $55M in damage

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton sent a letter to President Barack Obama Wednesday requesting federal disaster aid to help pay for damages caused by June’s heavy rains, widespread flooding and...

July 09, 2014

Xcel Energy cost overruns: Could customers end up paying for it?

The significant cost overruns of an upgrade to Xcel Energy’s Monticello nuclear power plant were the fault of mismanagement, investigators say – but the company wants consumers to pay for it,...

July 09, 2014

James Dolan

Jim Dolan Resurfaces At Cherry Tree, A Longtime Investor

James Dolan has joined Cherry Tree Companies, the Minnetonka-based investment firm that helped him launch the Dolan Company more than two decades ago.

July 09, 2014

Maple Grove City Councilwoman faces pressure to resign after serving jail time

The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office has filed an appeal in the state Court of Appeals in an effort to oust a member of Maple Grove City Council. The Star Tribune reports that Maple Grove...

July 09, 2014

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

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