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.

Some of MN’s Lowest-Paid Workers, the St. Paul Saints Players, May Become Exempt from Minimum Wage Laws

The St. Paul Saints, the minor league baseball team that plays home games at the heavily public subsidized CHS Field in Lowertown, is 1.2 miles away from the state Capitol.

Walz, Senate Republicans at Odds Over Solution to Affordable Housing Crisis

One proposal, which has bipartisan support, would allow those who donate to affordable housing projects to take a dollar-for-dollar credit off of their state income tax bill.

Khloé Kardashian and Emma Grede’s Inclusive Fashion Line Good American Coming to Mall of America

The brand, which sells clothing for a wide range of body types, will hit the mall as an 1,800-square-foot pop-up shop later this spring.

Final Four Pop-Ups and Partnerships: How Local Businesses are Seizing a Slam Dunk Opportunity

General Mills and Mall of America are among the local businesses getting in on the action of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championships that’s expected to bring 94,000 visitors to Minnesota.

Target Ups its Climate Change Goals with Solar Rooftop Panels, New LED Lights in Stores

Improving on greenhouse gas emission reduction goals established in 2017, Target plans to change store lightbulbs to LED and add rooftop solar panels to 500 stores by 2020, among other efforts.

Brand Madness, March and Beyond

Examining the spirit of March Madness, and how to capture that enthusiasm and loyalty for your own brand.

Duluth-Based Women’s Clothier Maurices Sold to London Equity Firm

The price for Maurices was not revealed, but buyer OpCapita cited the brand’s enterprise value to be $300 million.

Dayton’s Project Developers Push Opening Back to 2020

No announced leases have been made beyond the food hall.

Target Field's Gate 34 Experience is a Major League First

The makeover of the Twins' main entryway will entice fans with pop-up shops, lawn games, live music and activities.

This UMN Student’s Robot Hates Geese As Much As You Do

How The Wild Goose Chaser, a robot originally built to solve a millionaire's yard woes, could advance the poultry industry.

Twin Cities Film Fest Debuts Initiative to Connect Businesses with Local Filmmakers

The St. Louis Park-based nonprofit has launched a Production Services initiative to connect members in its artist network to businesses in need of low-cost, high-quality video productions.

‘We’ll Fight for This One’: Gazelka Says Bill Creating Tax Credits for Private School Scholarships is a GOP Priority

The Equity and Opportunity Scholarship Act would allow donations to scholarship foundations to be credited against state income taxes. The foundations would use the money to give private school scholarships to low- and middle-income students.

Minneapolis-Based Medical Cannabis Provider Vireo Launches on Canadian Stock Exchange

Following a reverse takeover transaction that generated $50 million, Vireo Health has become a publicly traded company, with the ticker symbol VREO.

The Legislature Really Wants to Help and/or Hurt Minnesota Cities Setting Municipal ID Programs

Municipal IDs are aimed at providing identification to people who are unwilling or unable to get state driver’s licenses or IDs, often because they are undocumented immigrants.

Minnesota Loses 8,800 Jobs in February, Unemployment Rate Jumps to 3.1 Percent

The month’s job losses mark the first over-the-year total employment decline since 2010.

What’s On My Desk: SIVO Insights Managing Partner Cindy Blackstock

It takes two desks and a lot of video conferencing to manage a virtual team with clients around the country.

Three Assumptions Entrepreneurs Need to Question

Don't limit your potential and avoid putting all of your eggs into marketing, suggests model-turned-entrepreneur Ashley Hawks.

Meet the 20 Minnesotans Selected as 2019 Bush Fellowship Recipients

The Bush Fellows will receive up to $100,000 over the next year or two to improve their business acumen, professional leadership skills, or tackle opportunities to rejuvenate their community.

Red Bull’s High-Flying Flugtag Event Returns to St. Paul This September

The last time St. Paul hosted the human-powered aircrafts competition was in 2010, when a team set the world record for furthest distance traveled.

Christophe Beck Replaces Thomas Handley as Ecolab President, COO

The St. Paul-based water, hygiene and energy technologies provider is having Thomas Handley lead its upstream energy spinoff until his retirement later in 2019.

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