Why Losing the Amazon Bid May Not be Bad for the Twin Cities
Why Losing the Amazon Bid May Not be Bad for the Twin Cities

Art Rolnick, a senior fellow at the University of Minnesota and former VP at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, explains why getting into subsidy bidding wars would ultimately be bad for the region and the state.

US Bancorp’s Richard Davis Retiring as Chairman of the Board
US Bancorp’s Richard Davis Retiring as Chairman of the Board

The bank’s CEO Andy Cecere is set to replace him.

Easily Affordable Whole-genome Sequencing is Goal of Latest Mayo Collaboration
Easily Affordable Whole-genome Sequencing is Goal of Latest Mayo Collaboration

The Rochester-based health care provider and Veritas Genetics are launching an effort aimed at greatly extending WGS availability.

Commercially Promising Stem Cell Research Projects Land State Funding
Commercially Promising Stem Cell Research Projects Land State Funding

Neurodegenerative and liver disease are among the targets of Regenerative Medicine Minnesota.

Despite Potential Job Shifts, Medtronic Says It’s on Track for MN Employment Pledge
Despite Potential Job Shifts, Medtronic Says It’s on Track for MN Employment Pledge

A spokesperson said that Medtronic didn’t yet know the total number of employees that would be impacted by their new restructuring plan, but that the company is still on track to make good on their pledge to create 1,000 jobs in the state since moving their HQ to Ireland in 2015.

Minnesota State Fair’s $7.2M Upgrade Looks to Preserve Nostalgia While Preparing for the Future
Minnesota State Fair’s $7.2M Upgrade Looks to Preserve Nostalgia While Preparing for the Future

The improvements include updates to existing attractions, as well as investments in infrastructure that will help the “The Great Minnesota Get-together” bring in state-of-the-art traveling exhibits.

These Unique Strengths, Challenges Define the Six Regions of Greater MN
These Unique Strengths, Challenges Define the Six Regions of Greater MN

Considering Minnesota’s regions separately reveals different challenges — and suggests different solutions.

UnitedHealth Group Revenue Topped $200B in 2017, Net Earnings Grew 50 Percent
UnitedHealth Group Revenue Topped $200B in 2017, Net Earnings Grew 50 Percent

The insurer expects its earnings and cash flow will jump by $1.7 billion in 2018 as a result of the recently-passed federal tax reform.

Only Two-Thirds of Health Care Workers are Vaccinated Against the Flu
Only Two-Thirds of Health Care Workers are Vaccinated Against the Flu

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said health care employers need to do more to protect employees, patients and visitors.