Q&A: Radisson CEO John Kidd

Under his second owner post-Carlson, Radisson's CEO explains the game plan to return to "player" status in the global hotel biz.

A Breath of Fresh Air

Breathe99 is developing a high-tech breathing mask that offers protection—and looks cool.

Plastic Pushback: Three New Products Designed to Reduce Waste

The future of the planet may be uncertain, but these new Twin Cities–based brands are doing their part to reduce plastic waste.

With a $1.6 Million Investment, DHL Relocates Airport Service Center to New Facility

The facility will be operated by 100 employees and utilize 70 vehicles. The move was driven by e-commerce, and a strong Twin Cities economy.

Minnesota Adds 1,300 Jobs in March, Yet Unemployment Ticks Up to 3.2 Percent

Construction led all industries, adding 2,800 positions, while manufacturing shed 1,100, the most job losses of any sector.

Defense Tech Co. Northrop Grumman Pursuing $1.5 Million-Plus Expansion in Plymouth

The expansion of the company’s Armament Systems unit headquarters is expected to generate 60 new jobs, and will receive $1.3 million in financial support from DEED.

How Different Groups are Faring in Minnesota’s Economy

A look at different statistics for 17 cultural groups in Minnesota helps illustrate how different residents are doing economically.

Best Buy to Serve as Exclusive Retailer of Remote Medical Exam Device TytoHome

The handheld device from Tyto Care makes it possible to get a medical exam from home, which fits Best Buy’s growing focus on health tech.

Irwin Jacobs and Wife Alexandra’s Cause of Death Confirmed by Medical Examiner as Murder-Suicide

Two days after the bodies of the couple were found in their home, the Medical Examiner determined both died from multiple gunshot wounds—Irwin by suicide, Alexandra by homicide.

Hormel Completes $465 Million Sale of CytoSport Protein Business to PepsiCo

The sale comes just five years after the Austin-based branded food company purchased CytoSport, known for its Muscle Milk protein powder products, for $450 million.

Plastics Manufacturer MDI Completes Expansion at Minneapolis HQ

The build-out and recent addition of 40 workers will allow the company to continue growing, said MDI president Peter McDermott.

Death of Minnesotan is Urging Lawmakers to Address Insulin Price Gouging

Alec Smith’s parents were on hand at the Minnesota Capitol earlier this week to tell his story one more time, part of an effort to pass a package of bills to stop price gouging and bring some transparency to the insulin market.

The University of Minnesota is Losing More Than $500K Every Day During Government Shutdown

The shutdown has cost University researchers $10 million in unreimbursed expenses, caused facilities to be shuttered, and is getting in the way of some students’ financial aid.

Polaris Dives Deeper into Boating Market with Purchase of Marquis-Larson Boat Group

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but production will shift, in part to a Polaris facility in Indiana, among other resulting shakeups. The move follows Polaris’ acquisition of Boat Holdings LLC.

Salons by JC to Fill Columbia Sportswear Space in Uptown

JC's lease marks its third metro location for local franchisees.

Caribou Coffee Promotes John Butcher to President, CEO

Butcher replaces Sarah Spiegel, who stepped down from the Brooklyn Center-based coffee chain after less than a year and a half on the job.

UnitedHealthcare Teams with Techstars for Business Accelerator

Startups with a digital health and wellness solutions focus are encouraged to apply.

Will Minnesota Legalize Sports Betting This Session? It Doesn’t Seem to Be in the Cards

The chair of the Minnesota Indian Gaming Association has made it clear to legislative leaders that the state’s casino-owning tribes aren’t interested in adding sports betting to their offerings.

Minnesota Adds 500 Jobs in December, Unemployment Rate Steady at 2.8 Percent

The state's unemployment rate remained as is for the fourth straight month.

Medtronic Launches Mobile App Linking Pacemaker to Your Smartphone

In addition to debuting the MyCareLink Heart app this week, Medtronic also enrolled its first patient for a new study examining an alternative, safer solution to oral opioids for back pain treatment.

A Look at The Super Bowl’s Super Effect on Google Search Habits

Among other findings, a study by New York-based digital research firm Yext revealed that search views for certain hospitality and related businesses increased when Minneapolis hosted the Super Bowl last year.

Speedy Internet for All Minnesotans? Not Even the Most Ambitious Bill Will Make It Happen

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is pushing to allocate $70 million for internet projects. But even that funding would only go so far toward the state’s ultimate goal — to bring much faster universal internet to everyone in Minnesota by 2016.

Owners of Burnsville Sushi Restaurant Charged with Using Zappers to Hide Sales

Two Eagan men who own and operate Shogun Burnsville allegedly used sales suppression software to cheat the State of Minnesota out of sales tax revenue over a three-year period.

Ex-Medtech Entrepreneur Howard Root to Unveil World’s First Electric Luxury Fiberglass Pontoon

“This is really tailored for Minnesota lakes,” says Root of the Elux Marine pontoon. “It’s designed for a three-hour sun cruise, not to be a boat you take down a river or across the ocean.”

Government Shutdown Costing $25M in Revenue This Month, Says Delta CEO

Delta CEO Ed Bastian discussed the impacts of the shutdown on Delta, citing long lines in airports due to dwindled staff, and a delay in launching its new plane.

Pioneer Press Owner Makes Bid for Media Mega-Deal

Digital First Media has floated an offer for Gannett, owner of USA Today and St. Cloud Times.

The Kinkos of Same-Day Videos? It's Coming...Soona

The founder of Minneapolis-based Mighteor is launching same-day professional video and photo content studios in Minneapolis and Denver.

Resetting for the Year Ahead: ILEA Quick Tips for Event Planners

Make time for yourself and industry friends with that winter downtime. Otherwise, before you know it, finding time for yourself and others will be scarce.

Bibelot Shops Acquired By Another Longtime Local Retailer, GoodThings

White Bear Lake-based GoodThings will keep two top performing Bibelot stores open and rebrand them.

Target Boasts Holiday Sales Growth of 5.7 Percent, Outpacing Rivals

The retailer’s November and December sales grew as the average shopper spent more than a year ago during each trip. Target’s digital sales also saw a 29 percent boost.

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