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We Get What We Pay For
Minnesota needs to restore the integrity of its own brand.
Corner Office-Breaching Psychological Contracts
The high costs of organizational downsizing.
A final word before moving along.
The Most Important Elections
They're not those for governor and state legislators.
The CIO View
Two technology leaders offer a snapshot view of their unique IT organizations.
The Best Of The Recession
Former Navy SEAL Al Horner is on a mission to train people how to avoid or escape dangerous assaults. He takes a distinctive approach to self-defense—one that numerous Minnesota companies, including General Mills, have taken to heart.
How to Werc the System
In a soft market for independent films, fledgling indie producer Werc Werk Works is releasing three new movies and getting leverage with distributors.
Sarah Kinney Sells History
When is a house not just a house? Get Sarah Kinney started on homes in St. Paul’s historic Ramsey Hill district, and pretty soon you’re dealing in poetry.
It might have been a great Minnesota success story. It might have made its founders rich. But Excelsior-Henderson crashed and burned, taking more than $100 million in investors’ money down with it. Ten years later, Dan Hanlon wants the story—and the brand—to endure.
The CIO View
“Micro-Law” for Health Care Providers
New firm FriedemannFoarde develops new strategies to keep its fees low.
A Drinking Problem
How can Surly Brewing keep up with demand for its beers?
Bring Your Own PC-September 2010
Are employee-owned laptops and mobile devices a boon to productivity and recruiting, or an IT manager’s nightmare?
Crêpes du Jour
At Meritage and elsewhere, they're the street food of the day.
Dogs Say Aarf, Their Owners Say BARF
Woody’s Pet Food Deli is on top of the “biologically appropriate raw foods” trend.
Doing Battle: Stylists Enter the Fray
The owner of Bleach salon weighs in on style.
Every House Tells a Story
Negotiating Software Costs-September 2010
IT leaders are trying to keep software maintenance costs from swallowing their budgets.
Putting It Together
Nibi Software gathers the most useful stuff on the Web in one place. Now it’s developing a new approach to online mobile video.
Alvenda turns online ads and Facebook pages into digital retail “stores.”
Solar PV Manufacturing Comes to Minnesota
Two start-ups and a new incentive program mark the dawn of a new industry in the state.
Suntava Takes on Red Dye No. 40
By using purple corn, the company is developing an alternative to red dye number 40.
The Alphabetter Desk in “Why Design Now”
Safco Products’ Alphabetter desk gets some attention at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.
The Travelocity of Donating
A new service called Good Donor is making things easier for charities and donors.
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