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

Topgolf Using Intel Gathering, Games to Hire 500 Staffers for New Brooklyn Center Venue

The golf-themed activity venue is now hiring for all positions. Front-of-house candidates are invited to participate in unique task and game-based “auditions,” starting early August.

Cirque du Soleil Swings Into Children, Family Market by Acquiring MN-Based VStar Entertainment

VStar’s operations will remain here as an “autonomous division” of the circus arts giant.

Music Tech Innovator Zivix’s Latest Crowdfunding Campaign Generates Over $500K

The Minnesota company raked in more than 6 times its intended goal on an Indiegogo campaign for its two latest products. This is the third consecutive fundraising campaign from the company that far surpassed its target.

The Ultimate Buzz: Inside Surly's Infatuation With Ultimate Frisbee

It's not business or pleasure...it's both.

Sony, Prince Estate Establish Re-release Distribution Deal for 35 Albums

The agreement involves 19 album titles from Prince’s work between 1995 and 2010, other material released after ‘95, and a 2021 rights extension for works from 1978-96; but no new material.

Minnesota Lands 7-Year Deal for Annual 3M-Sponsored PGA Tour Event

The event, set to be held at TPC Twin Cities golf club in Blaine, will elevate the state’s golf tournament bonafides and benefit charities through the 3M Open Fund sponsorship

Rush Creek Golf Club General Manager Heading to PGA Professional Championship

At 47, Derek Stendahl will compete on the national stage for the first time.

Actor Owen Wilson Visits Minneapolis, Becomes Enamored By City’s Sauna Hot Spots

The movie star frequented sauna events held by local sauna business founders John Pederson and Rod Buhrsmith.

Richfield Rocks Curling Club Gets Rolling with Help from U.S. Curling Association, Former Olympian

On the heels of a U.S. Olympic curling victory, Richfield resident Lisa DeMore Rudolph has launched the Twin Cities’ newest club.

This E-Retailer's Strategic Decision Led to a Hole-In-One

Three years after transitioning to e-commerce, Jeremy Segal's business is bigger than ever.

A League of His Own: Inside the Northwoods League's Rise to Prominence

The Northwoods League has quietly become the dominant baseball league in the Upper Midwest. Has Rochester’s Dick Radatz, Jr. built a better business model?

Swim Cap Startup Aims to Reduce Aquatic Head Injuries

Their protective cap is the first major safety evolution in swim cap design in more than a century.

Plymouth Startup Hits the Road with Its Smart Motorcycle Helmets

After a successful Kickstarter campaign in April, the tech company kicked off production in May.

Polaris Makes Big Splash in Boat Business

The deal to buy Boat Holdings LLC for $805 million ranks as the largest in the Medina-based company’s history.

Super Bowl LII Drew in $370M in New Spending for Twin Cities

The economic impact report issued by the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee reveals several positive aspects of the game festivities’ impact on Minneapolis and St. Paul.

What Ever Happened to Albertville's "Mall of Entertainment"?

A highly touted theme park proposal appears stymied.

U.S. Boating Sales Highest in a Decade, Minnesota Among Top Five Buyers

A report showed sales of various types of boats and related products and services grew significantly last year, with Minnesota sales ranking near the top among the nation.

Inside Minnesota’s Legal Sports Gambling Advantage and the ‘Big Money’ Impact

One expert suggests tax from sports betting in the state won’t trump what the lottery brings in, but this could change over time.

Allianz Field Named as a Host for 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup

The under-construction future home of the Minnesota United soccer team will host two matches in next year’s tournament between national teams of the Caribbean and North and Central America.

Minnesota Women’s Hockey Team, the Whitecaps, Joins the NWHL

The local team, which boasts major talent, will turn professional as it officially joins the league’s four existing teams for the upcoming season.

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