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.

Target Raises Minimum Wage to $13 an Hour, on Way to Goal of $15

The increase to $13 an hour will happen in June, with the goal of reaching $15 an hour by the end of 2020.

RxFunction Seeking $12 Million in New Financing

Company won 2018 Tekne Award in medical device category.

How Big Pharma Became the Biggest Villain of the 2019 Minnesota Legislature

Pharma has become such an inviting target that in a Legislature that can't agree on anything, multiple bills taking on the industry are still alive in both the DFL-controlled House and a GOP-controlled Senate.

Toy Retailer Creative Kidstuff Is Closing

After 37 years, the homegrown company is closing all six remaining Twin Cities stores.

Eden Prairie Software Co. Ascentis Makes Third Acquisition in Seven Months

Ascentis, which specializes in cloud-based human capital management solutions, has acquired Wisconsin time and attendance solutions company Integrated Time Systems. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Nice Ride Minnesota Returns Next Week with Expanded Bikeshare Offerings—but only in Minneapolis

Upgrades include 575 new parking hubs, 50 new stations, a fleet of 500 pedal-assist e-bikes, and a reduced-fare membership program. The upgrades hit Minneapolis in a season where the bikes won’t return at all to St. Paul.

Five Ways to Welcome Spring to the Twin Cities

Even if last year's thunder blizzards return to the Twin Cities, here are five fabulous ways to welcome—or pretend—it's spring.

Hubbard Broadcasting's Skor North Aims to Innovate AM Radio

Hubbard Broadcasting's Skor North is an ambitious gambit to break the free fall of AM radio.

Customers Petition Target to Completely Eliminate Plastic Bag Use

Less than a week after Target rolled out new goals for tackling climate change, the organization Customers Who Care has amassed more than 100,000 signatures on its petition urging the retailer to address its plastic waste output.

Final Four Tickets in Minneapolis: “More Affordable than the Super Bowl”

Plenty of seating options are available on resale markets for last-minute buyers.

Networked: April 2019

Your top networking options this month.

Risky Business: How Technology Can Save Your Company's Reputation

The digital world offers no safe zones for companies facing a crisis. But technology does provide tools for building and maintaining business reputations.

30 Watt Makes Pranks their Business

Minneapolis novelty goods maker 30 Watt is putting the "fun" back into funny.

Beth Ford, Fortune 500 CEO, Approaches Leadership as a Team Sport

For the first time since being promoted to Land O'Lakes CEO, Ford talks in depth about her journey to the top and how she's steering Minnesota's $15 billion ag cooperative into the future.

Using Technology to Create a Work/Life Balance: Tips and Tricks for Event Planners

With a couple apps and phone tricks, a lot of that daily anxiety can fall back under your control.

HVAC Manufacturer Daikin Announces Second Expansion in Six Months

The company, a subsidiary of Japanese company Daikin Industries, will lease new office space in Plymouth, adding to the 132 new jobs expected to be generated by a planned $40.3 million Faribault facility project.

Great Lakes Northern Outfitters’ New Swimsuit Line is Made of One Ingredient: Recycled Water Bottles

The Minneapolis-based apparel company has launched a new line of swimsuits made 100 percent from post-consumer recycled water bottles.

Minnesota's Path to Recreational Marijuana Sales Will Take Longer Than Other States

Breaking down Minnesota's path(s) toward legal recreational use of pot.

Book Review: “Retail Therapy: Why the Retail Industry is Broken – And What Can Be Done to Fix It”

Toys R Us, Sears, Macy’s, wow. What’s going on? Better question, as author Mark Pilkington asks in “Retail Therapy,” how can we stop it?

Why I Bought a Building

Bucking the co-working trend, wealth advisor Nicole Mittendorf invests in her business by laying down roots in Minnetonka.

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