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

Virtual Wellness: Coming to an Office Near You

Wellbeats expands its on-demand fitness classes to employers.

Minneapolis to Host Cross Country Skiing World Cup in 2020

Minnesota native and Olympic champion Jessie Diggins played a pivotal role in securing the hosting rights. She spoke with TCB about bringing the skiing event home for the first time.

Mayo Clinic Documentary from Renowned Filmmaker Ken Burns Airs Tuesday Night on PBS

The two-hour documentary looks at the history of Mayo Clinic, how it handles the challenges of healthcare today, and what the industry as a whole can learn from Mayo Clinic’s operations.

Minneapolis Scores Hosting Duties for NCAA Women’s Basketball Final Four in 2022

With a pitch theme of “Your Home Court Awaits,” the Minneapolis Bid Committee beat out seven other cities to host the tournament – which will return to Minneapolis for the first time in more than two decades.

Target Center Renovations Continue with $2.5M Project

The investment from the Timberwolves and Lynx organization will allow for a total makeover of its premium Club TI area, as well as concession upgrades for fans in the upper ring of the sports complex.

First Look: Inside Topgolf’s Brooklyn Center Site

The golf-centric facility will open this September, but an official open date won’t be revealed until next week.

From Football to Fútbol: Life Time Launching Youth Sports Initiative at Viking’s Winter Park

As it continues to expand business beyond gyms, the Chanhassen-based fitness company is debuting a flexible, no-pressure soccer program for kids at the Viking’s former practice facility in Eden Prairie.

Minnesota State Fair Breaks Overall Attendance Record (And More Fun Facts from the 2018 Great Minnesota Get-Together)

Including how many animals were born at the CHS Miracle at Birth Center and total attendance from this year’s Grandstand performances.

Can the Minnesota State Fair Set a New Attendance Record?

Here’s how it plans on breaking past 2 million visitors.

Ye Old Mill Ride at MN State Fair Launches for 102nd Year With New Owners, Extensive Renovations

This year, the third generation of Old Millers — John and Marna Keenan, who are in their 70s — enjoyed their first truly relaxing summer ever, after the family sold the historic ride in January to the State Fair.

Spark DJ Refocuses Its Music Tech to Appeal to Businesses

The Rochester startup is developing an interactive curation system for businesses.

Will Singer Sam Smith Embrace the Style of the North?

Xcel Energy Center gifts the king of love ballads a Duluth Pack bag.

Football Tech Startup GoRout Lands $1M in Seed Financing, New City Loan

Proceeds from the Rochester loan will be used to expand operations, create jobs and develop a new product, identified as “on field-mixed reality training.”

Meet Hodder, the Production Co. Making Hollywood Magic in Minnesota

A look at a Minneapolis-based production company that’s flown under the radar while creating TV specials for high-profile clients such as UnitedHealth Group, ABC, the CW, and Amazon.

Minneapolis Startup NoSweat Inks Deal to Be Official Licensed Partner of PGA Tour

The agreement boosts the “validity” of the company’s product, which eliminates sweat from headwear, and marks big growth as NoSweat anticipates dipping into new market ventures.

Is Minnesota Experiencing Festival Fatigue?

Despite a glut, local organizers say the more the merrier.

Minneapolis Tries to Woo the NCAA Women’s Basketball Final Four

The voting committee’s visit was timed to coincide with the WNBA All-Star Game.

Cambria Introduces “Cambria Kitchen” for Live Culinary Demos at State Fair

Built as an update to Le Sueur-based Cambria’s fair space, the kitchen will feature appearances from renowned chef Andrew Zimmern and HGTV host Scott McGillivray.

At New Alamo Drafthouse in Woodbury: Don’t Be Tardy or You’ll Miss the Party

The Austin-based Cinema opens its first Midwest location.

Latino-Influenced Brewery with Attached Soccer Field Opening in Minneapolis

La Doña Cerveceria, located in the Harrison neighborhood of Minneapolis, will include a taproom, art gallery and patio soccer field for a 3 vs. 3 league.

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