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The "War on Coal" is Over

Utilities say market forces and new technology, not politics, have dethroned “King Coal.”

How St. Paul’s Ecolab Got Started from a Stain on the Carpet
How St. Paul’s Ecolab Got Started from a Stain on the Carpet

Founded in 1923 as Economics Laboratory, by 2017 Ecolab employed 38,000 workers in over 170 countries.

Ecolab CEO Doug Baker Jr. Named TCB’s 2017 Person of the Year
Ecolab CEO Doug Baker Jr. Named TCB’s 2017 Person of the Year

Baker earned the recognition for his work growing Ecolab and the state’s economy.

Cargill Expanding Biodiesel Operations, Plans to Build $90M Plant in Kansas
Cargill Expanding Biodiesel Operations, Plans to Build $90M Plant in Kansas

The Wayzata-based company already operates biodiesel plants in the nearby states of Iowa and Missouri.

CHS Promotes Jay Debertin to President and CEO
CHS Promotes Jay Debertin to President and CEO

He succeeds Carl Casale, who led the company through record sales and earnings growth.

Ten K Solar ‘Discontinuing’ Its Operations
Ten K Solar ‘Discontinuing’ Its Operations

Less than a year and a half ago, the company raised $25 million from investors.

Ecolab Expands Operations In Auto Industry With Abednego Buy

Abednego ran a $40-million-a-year business within the auto industry serving companies like Kia, Hyundai, Volkswagen, Chrysler and more. 

Rochester Startup Envirolastech To Open First Production Facility
Rochester Startup Envirolastech To Open First Production Facility

The company uses a unique thermoplastic (made from recycled garbage) to manufacture building materials.

SoCore Scoops Up $80M In MN Solar Garden Projects From Bankrupt Co.
SoCore Scoops Up $80M In MN Solar Garden Projects From Bankrupt Co.

The 22 solar garden installations, once completed next year, will bring an additional 140 megawatts of power to the state.