Serial Entrepreneurs Reveal Their Formula for Startup Success

Scott Litman and Dan Mallin are the sages of the local tech startup world.

Minnesota Bankers Define Terms for Growth in 2019

Despite concerns over trade and weakness in the agriculture sector, Minnesota bankers expect to see the state’s economy continue to grow this year.

Toro Acquires Charles Machine Works, Maker of Ditch Witch, in $700M Cash Deal

The deal, ranking among Toro’s largest, adds new brands to its portfolio and deepens its stake in the underground construction market.

Former Ashby Farmers Grain Elevator Manager Pleads Guilty to 15-Year, $5.3M Scheme

The charges were brought against Jerome Robert Hennessey after an investigation found he’d committed mail fraud and tax evasion while working at the Ashby Farmers Co-Operative Elevator Company.

AT&T’s Industry-First 5G Network Coming to Twin Cities This Year

The phone company’s new 5G network and hot spot offering features data speeds of 200-300 megabits per second. Tech companies are especially expected to benefit, as 5G rolls out in Minneapolis, Chicago, and other select cities in 2019.

Office Envy: Lola Red PR

The public relations agency's new HQ is a shining star in the Warehouse District—literally.

How Popular is Amy Klobuchar in Minnesota’s Trump Country?

Part of Klobuchar’s case to win the Democratic nomination for president is her ability to appeal to Trump voters. How strong is that ability?

Target Retains Crown as Top Employer in Minneapolis

An annual report by the Minneapolis Downtown Council revealed that amid a population hike, top employers in the city relatively consistent, though some glaring changes from 2017 did occur.

McGough Underway on 402-Unit Apartment Project Near Mall of America

The Fenley is the latest project at the Bloomington Central Station site.

Minnesota’s Solar Workforce Has More Than Doubled Since 2015

A survey conducted by nonprofit organization The Solar Foundation found Minnesota’s solar job total has increased from 1,995 in 2015 to 4,602 in 2018, making it 15th in the nation for solar workforce size.

SBA Loan Approvals Back in Business After Shutdown’s End

Millions of dollars in loans to Minnesota small businesses were on hold.

Free Spirit Publishing’s New Leader Bets on Books

New Publisher Kyra Ostendorf explains why she’s optimistic about the future of children’s print books.

Target Attracts 10 Beauty Startups for Third-Annual Target Takeoff Accelerator Program

Participating brands set to receive assistance with pitch and product through the annual program include skincare companies from Australia, a New York-based haircare company, and more.

Even Hell’s (Kitchen) Is Freezing Over

Grocery stores, restaurants, and other businesses are closing their doors to the record-setting cold this week.

TCF Merging with Detroit-Based Chemical Financial Corp.

Deal means another notable headquarters loss for Twin Cities.

5 Tough Questions to Answer Before You Strike Out on Your Own

Make sure you can answer these five questions confidently before starting a business of your own.

Great Northern Festival, Beta.MN Team Up for Tech Event During Winter Celebration

The event, “Minnesota Tech – State of the State,” will feature a discussion on Minnesota’s tech achievements, highlighting another Minnesota strength beyond the state’s winter culture recreational offerings.

'Tidying Up' Frenzy Sparks Business (and Joy) for Local Decluttering Service

Edina-based Neat Little Nest enjoys an uptick in interest, thanks to Marie Kondo’s new Netflix show.

Pawn America Offering ‘Free Loans’ to Federal Employees Impacted by Shutdown

After dealing with his own financial difficulties, the company is trying to help out those who haven’t received paychecks.

Downtown Council Launches Effort to Boost Minneapolis Retail

The plan focuses on drawing retailers to a five-block stretch of Nicollet Mall.

Throwing Old Homes in the Garbage is Becoming More Problematic (and Political) in Minnesota

Groundwater pollution from old construction materials has prompted the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to look at revamping landfill rules.

Richard Ostlund Selected as New Board Chair of Fairview Health Services

The attorney and Walker native was originally elected to the board of Fairview, the largest health system in Minnesota, back in 2013.

Hormel, Jennie-O to Donate $25,000 Reward Money to Jayme Closs

The deceased parents of Jayme Closs were both longtime employees of Jennie-O Turkey Store, a subsidiary of Hormel Foods.

Target to Begin Accepting Apple Pay, Google Pay and Other Contactless Cards

Stores across the country will be able to use the service at Target in the next several weeks.

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.

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