The first wave of Paycheck Protection Program funding ran out in a few days, but there’s still money left in the second round. Many companies have lingering questions about loan forgiveness.
Many gym owners in Minnesota were expecting to reopen on June 1. Now, it’s not clear when they’ll be permitted to resume operations.
As people look toward summer, outdoor enhancements are hot sellers.
Twin Cities Business wants to know your plans and how you’re feeling about your options as we all try to make sense of best practices for the workplace in the near future.
More than $175 billion has been approved nationally in the second round of the Paycheck Protection Program.
The labor shortage is history, but not all industries are shedding jobs due to coronavirus.
The state’s health care systems are preparing to meet the governor’s “moonshot” number of 20,000 Covid-19 tests per day.
The Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild asks for permission to sell beer in 12- to 64-ounce containers. The group is also calling for suspension of regulatory fees.
Executives take a pay cut while frontline workers get a 10 percent wage increase for May and more protective gear in stores.
Community banks advise on best approaches to the application process, and how to get in the queue for the next bout of federal funding.
The Minnesota Retailers Association issues a step-by-step plan to reopen retail businesses. The owner of Patina explains the urgency.
A union rep says the plants are “not designed for social distancing.”
Punch Pizza co-owner John Puckett shares his pandemic learnings about banks, safety, and resiliency.
With a green light from the governor, boat dealers prepare for an influx of summer customers.
The team is partnering with Faribault Woolen Mill Co. and Love Your Melon to convert hankies leftover from the 2019 “Bomba SZN.”
Health officials have reported more than 350 cases in households connected to the Canadian meat-packing plant.
With funding secured from philanthropic organizations and Kickstarter, the company looks toward FDA authorization.
Entrepreneurial culture adapts to virtual communities as founders brace for a future slowing of venture capital funds.
As the economic impact of the pandemic deepens, the state’s breweries are scrambling to find new sources of revenue.
Nonprofit MN Mental Health Advocates has rolled out a free mental health program for the state’s health care workers.
A new type of powered air purifying respirator design developed by Ford and 3M will begin to be manufactured Tuesday.
The Minnesota manufacturer has filed a lawsuit against Performance Supply LLC for allegedly inflating the price of N95 respirators.
Health care, child care, and first responders are all included, but grocery store workers and others in high-risk jobs are not.
While the coronavirus is formidable, a former congressman offers lessons on how businesses and community members overcame a past disaster of major proportion.
The governor has asked Minnesotans to stay home as much as possible through May 4, but he’s also expanded the list of “essential” businesses.
The Pikup app was originally geared toward college students. Now, it’s being used to help cut down on grocery store trips.
To mitigate the risk of in-person therapy sessions, clinics are using teletherapy to offer services to clients. But increased financial concerns act as barriers to the increased need for help.
The 135-year-old retailer and grower obtained an exemption from the state to open its nurseries on April 6. Some other independent garden stores have not.
As the Covid-19 pandemic deepens, companies in other industries are starting to lay off workers.
Economic fallout of COVID-19 continues to spread.
While coronavirus continues to take its toll on Minnesota, the medical technology sector makes strides to providing more testing and protection equipment.
The Minneapolis beanie brand will donate 50,000 masks to children’s hospitals and clinics over the next two weeks.
The iconic woolen mill has supplied the military with blankets since World War I, and during the pandemic, it’s being called upon again.
Tips and tricks for making the best of video conferencing.
The automaker is lending 3M fans to use in a next-generation face mask that filters air for wearers.
While many co-working spaces close their doors and seek ways to support members remotely, some still remain open.
Rosedale and Burnsville centers are still maintaining abbreviated hours.
The Science Museum of Minnesota and the Children’s Museum forced to lay off or furlough the majority of employees amid covid-19 outbreak. Other museums follow.
Unsurprisingly, most applications came from workers in the food industry.
Stratasys, Dunwoody College of Technology, and Woodchuck USA are working on medical face shields needed in the fight against COVID-19.
New products and services from local brands that are quickly improvising to keep employees working during the coronavirus shut down.
The nonprofit makes it easier to direct donations at the pandemic and beefs up its helpline.
As of Friday, Gov. Tim Walz has signed a dozen executive orders to address the pandemic, while Minnesota’s Fortune 500 companies ramp up production of much-needed medical supplies.
The organization says it can now process as many as 4,000 tests a day.
The state’s biggest food celebrity on the struggle facing shuttered independent restaurants and what the future might hold.
The impact of COVID-19 deepens as the number of closures and confirmed cases continues to rise.
While hourly workers file for unemployment during the COVID-19 outbreak, freelancers aren’t sure when they’ll be getting their next paycheck.
From virtual meet-ups to webinars, event planners and startup incubators are two groups fighting to stay ahead of the planning curve amid the push to #flattenthecurve.
Force majeure clauses and common law remedies could help businesses that can’t meet contract obligations. But no agreement is the same.
Gaps in broadband coverage may pose a problem for rural schools.
It's getting more and more difficult to operate stores during the pandemic. Both hometown retailers are stepping up employee benefits.
Despite temporary closures of most public gathering places from churches to casinos, Twin Cities regional shopping centers remain open.
The state’s largest companies roll out initiatives to continue meeting consumer demands.
Studio closures pile up and companies in the businesses of healthy living try to offer clients at-home alternatives.
Despite a shortage of 2-ounce spray bottles, the Minneapolis-based company is working to fill orders by March 25.
Minnesota leaders recommend postponing or canceling events with more than 250 people. Long-term economic impacts remain unclear.
Minnesota sees the effects of coronavirus as St. Thomas ends in-person classes and sporting events are canceled.
The number of cases in Minnesota, meanwhile, grows to five.