Minnesota AG Sees More than 700 Price Gouging Complaints

Though the state doesn’t yet have a law on the books forbidding the practice, a recent executive order from Gov. Walz gives the attorney general the authority to investigate.

HOM Furniture’s CEO On How Mid-Sized Retailers Survive Covid-19

Rod Johansen talks store opening delays, supply chain challenges, and why local companies with more than 500 employees get stuck in the middle.

Covid-19 Update: Minnesota Companies Jump into the Race for Face Masks

President Trump orders 3M to ramp up production of face masks. Target promises to pitch in.

Why Are Companies Selling Bonds Right Now?

For some companies, it’s a logical response to an uncertain financial future caused by Covid-19.

General Mills Sends Office Workers to Factories

To maintain production levels, the food maker says it’s allowing healthy office employees to work in its manufacturing facilities.

Bankers Urge Small Businesses to Apply for Government-backed Emergency Loans

Applications open tomorrow for the federal government’s new $349 billion loan program for small businesses.

Medical Alley Connecting Companies for Covid-19 Response

A new online tool helps groups find organizations that can provide high-need products or services.

Norseman Distillery Production Manager Swaps Cocktails for Hand Sanitizer

With a team of just five, the Minneapolis-based spirits distillery and cocktail room is churning out cocktail kits and hand sanitizer.

Polaris CEO Forgoes Salary through 2020’s End

Other employees will see a 20 percent pay cut; some will be furloughed.

TCB Q&A: Steve Grove, Minnesota's Economic Development Czar

As head of the state’s economic and employment department, Grove is now fielding a historic number of requests for unemployment insurance benefits. In a conversation earlier this year, he shared some thoughts on the state’s startup and innovation economy.

Event Planner Amy Zaroff Finds New Ways to Connect

Her entire calendar of corporate and social events has been wiped out through May, but the owner of Amy Zaroff Events + Design believes we’ll gather again, and offers advice on what to do now.

Bachman’s to Reopen Amid Industry Confusion About Plant Sellers

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.

Land O’Lakes CEO Beth Ford Adapts to Volatility

As consumer product demands shift, cooperative raises front-line workers pay during the crisis.

Layoffs Reach Beyond Bars, Restaurants

As the Covid-19 pandemic deepens, companies in other industries are starting to lay off workers.

Mischief Toy Store Halts ‘Quarantine Care Packages’

After offering curbside pickup and quarantine care packages, Mischief’s co-owner Dan Marshall closes shop following the governor’s stay-at-home order.

Mall of America to Reopen for Blood Drives

Starting April 7, the Mall of America will open up its North Atrium for Red Cross blood drives. The rest of the shopping center remains closed.

Essentia Health Puts 500 Staffers on Unpaid Leave

The health care provider is forecasting a 20 to 40 percent drop in revenue.

Target Issues Bonds to Raise $2.5B

The retailer looks to bolster its balance sheet amid a “fluid outlook” for the economy.

In Troubling Times, Candyland Offers Something Sweet

Candyland president Brenda Lamb uses delivery and curbside pickup to continue selling sweets.

Great Clips Lays Off 63 Headquarters Staffers

Economic fallout of COVID-19 continues to spread.

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