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TCB's 19 Most-Read Stories in '19

A look back at some of our most popular stories from the year.

TCB's 19 Most-Read Stories in '19

News of Minnesota business icon Irwin Jacobs’ murder-suicide sent shockwaves through the local business community this spring. So, it’s not surprising that TCB’s coverage of the incident figured prominently into our list of most-read stories in 2019.

Of course, stories on closings and openings ranked highly on the list, too. The closures of longtime toy retailer Creative Kidstuff and Mall of America’s go-karting attraction Smaaash both cracked the top 10.

Below, we round up TCB’s 19 most clicked-on stories in 2019.

  1. Minnesota Business Icon Irwin Jacobs, Wife Alexandra Found Dead in Orono Home
  2. Toy Retailer Creative Kidstuff Is Closing
  3. Owner of Cheers Minneapolis Accused of Antisemitic Comments
  4. Chase Bank Will Open First Twin Cities’ Retail Branches
  5. Smaaash Go-Kart Arcade Closes at Mall of America
  6. Askov Finlayson to Close Temporarily; Stop Selling Third-Party Brands
  7. Irwin Jacobs and Wife Alexandra’s Cause of Death Confirmed by Medical Examiner as Murder-Suicide
  8. Life Time CEO Bahram Akradi Capitalizes on How We Work, Live and Play
  9. There May Be More to Irwin Jacobs Than You Know
  10. Uptown: Closed Temporarily
  11. Jason Matheson's Disney Obsession Sparks New Media Project
  12. Life Time Takes Club Experience to New Level in Edina
  13. Blue Plate Restaurant Group Sued Over ‘Employee Wellness Surcharge’
  14. Minnesota's Path to Recreational Marijuana Sales Will Take Longer Than Other States
  15. Hy-Vee Opens ‘Fast & Fresh’ Store in Lakeville
  16. Hubbard Broadcasting's Skor North Aims to Innovate AM Radio
  17. Cheers Minneapolis Sets Late June Opening Date
  18. Evine Live is Out; ShopHQ Returns
  19. A Hit of Privilege: How Maharaja's Has Lasted Nearly 50 Years in St. Paul
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