A Minnesota State Fair Staple Slides into a New Era

A look at the business of the Giant Slide, a State Fair icon celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

Vikings Tap Canadian Baseball Exec as COO

Andrew Miller joins the team after managing business operations for the Toronto Blue Jays.

Fillmore Minneapolis to Open in Mid-February

Forthcoming concert venue would have roughly the same capacity as First Avenue.

Feet First

Football academies are commonplace, but this local one is just about getting kicks.

Sever’s Fall Festival Finds Permanent Home

The family operating the fest announced that it's purchased new land in Shakopee.

Does No Study Mean No Impact?

Despite the lack of a report, the X Games still pack a punch.

Twins’ TV Ratings Skyrocket

Amid a record-breaking year, the team’s TV ratings in the first half of the 2019 season grew 41 percent year over year, according to Fox Sports North.

Twin Cities Bars Scored Big During Women’s World Cup

Brit’s Pub, the Black Hart of Saint Paul, and La Doña Cervecería, were among local bars that drew massive crowds for the FIFA U.S. World Cup games.

Vikings-backed Investment Fund to Launch Esports Team

Based in Eagan, the franchise will compete in the Call of Duty league.

On Target

The New Gun Club That's On Target

Allianz Field Construction Complete

Minnesota United stadium is ready for its inaugural home game in April.

Minneapolis Sports Data Firm Sportradar Strikes Multi-Year Partnership with MLB

The collaboration takes baseball gambling to the next level starting this season by providing real-time statistics and audio-visual feeds to global media markets and betting organizations.

Local Movie Theaters Feel the Impact of Working in Netflix's Shadow

Multiplexes and standalone movie theaters in Minnesota find the streaming era has been largely positive for business.

Art Lab Rx Takes Therapy on the Road

The new art studio bus delivers art therapy straight to clients.

Sportradar Partnership Will Bring Interactive Data Visuals to Sports Publications Worldwide

New York-based Arkadium’s InHabit technology will use data collected by Sportradar, which runs its U.S. operational HQ out of Minneapolis, to spice up online sports articles.

Jason Matheson's Disney Obsession Sparks New Media Project

TV/radio personality Jason Matheson’s Goofy fixation is the subject of his latest media project.

Will Minnesota Legalize Sports Betting This Session? It Doesn’t Seem to Be in the Cards

The chair of the Minnesota Indian Gaming Association has made it clear to legislative leaders that the state’s casino-owning tribes aren’t interested in adding sports betting to their offerings.

Ex-Medtech Entrepreneur Howard Root to Unveil World’s First Electric Luxury Fiberglass Pontoon

“This is really tailored for Minnesota lakes,” says Root of the Elux Marine pontoon. “It’s designed for a three-hour sun cruise, not to be a boat you take down a river or across the ocean.”

The Real Winners of the Jared Allen Curling Hype: The Hosting Club, Restaurant in Blaine

Hype over the former Minnesota Vikings player’s return to the state, this time in slick curling shoes and with a broom, pushed fans of both sports to pour into the Four Seasons Curling Club and connected restaurant, Sticks and Stones.

Minnesota’s First Indoor Skydiving Venue Opening This Week at Ridgedale Mall

For visitors of almost all ages, the Texas-based company iFly offers a realistic skydiving experience with 150 mile-per-hour wind tunnels, plus skydiving instruction, flight-themed STEM education programs, and more.

Twin Cities to Receive Estimated $11M Windfall from NCAA Women’s Volleyball Championships Next Week

Tickets to the volleyball tournament are nearly sold out. A nearby volleyball coaches convention is also expected to draw more than 2,800 people into Minneapolis.

Life Time’s First Built Facility in Eagan Gets $7M Renovation

The project, involving a new basketball court, new studios and an enhanced LifeCafe, is the largest portion of $30 million total spent in 2018 on improvements to several different company facilities.

Inside a St. Paul Company's Quest to Crowdfund a Board Game

How a game about 19th-century Afghanistan raised nearly a quarter million dollars.

Breaking Down the Business Deal Behind the Timberwolves’ Prince Jerseys

Nike gave special preference to the royal purple kit it designed through a partnership with the Prince estate. More Prince-themed Nike gear could become available, and new Prince music may even make its way to Target Center.

Prince Documentary Coming to Netflix from Oscar-Nominated Director Ava DuVernay

The renowned filmmaker has reportedly been working on the multiple-part Prince documentary for several months. The project is being supported by the Prince estate.

Mega-Waterpark for MOA? New Plan Could Cost $250M

Mall of America owner Triple Five and the city of Bloomington are weighing a deal for the massive complex.

First Avenue Inks Deal with MPR to Acquire St. Paul's Fitzgerald Theatre

MPR will continue to hold events at the 1,000-seat Fitzgerald Theatre despite the sale.

Head Impact-Monitoring Mouthguard Maker Prevent Biometrics Buys X2 Biosystems Technology

Both companies monitor head impacts using a similar approach: by having athletes outfitted with a device capable of sharing the data from every hit or tackle.

Twins Aim to Use Off-Season to Rework Right Field Entrance, Incorporate Pop-Up Marketplace

The proposed improvements are expected to wrap up before the start of the 2019 season.

Minnesota United FC Expected to Break Decades-Old State Soccer Attendance Record

The 50,000-plus ticket holders expected to attend the team’s last home game of the season, and last ever at TCF Bank Stadium ahead of the move to Allianz Field, will topple a record set by the Minnesota Kicks in 1976.

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