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.

Gov. Tim Walz to Move Quickly on Health Care, Workforce Shortage and Gas Tax Priorities

The DFLer lays out political strategy to win support for his agenda in a divided Legislature.

Is the Legalization of Recreational Marijuana in Minnesota Inevitable?

Recreational marijuana probably isn’t coming to Minnesota this year. But the debate at Legislature has already become largely about when, not if, it will happen.

Minnesota Lawmakers are Crafting a Plan to Help Federal Workers if Another Shutdown Occurs

Rep. Zack Stephenson’s bill would appropriate $2.5 million to the Department of Employment and Economic Development to oversee the program and guarantee any defaults by workers. No interest could be charged during a shutdown or for 90 days after the end of a shutdown.

Nine Minority Entrepreneurs Win Financing from Meda’s Million Dollar Challenge

Last year’s MN Cup winner HabitAware emerged as the overall winner of the competition, taking home $400,000 in financing.

The Riveter, Co-Working Aimed at Women, Set to Open in Twin Cities

Shared workspace options are growing at a rapid clip, although The Riveter focuses on women workers and entrepreneurs.

United Natural Foods Sues Goldman Sachs, Advisors Over Alleged Scheme in $2.9B Supervalu Deal

Rhode Island-based UNFI alleges that during the transaction process, the advisors on its $2.9 billion deal for Eden Prairie-based Supervalu last July schemed UNFI out of more than $140 million.

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.

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