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.

Virtual Wellness: Coming to an Office Near You

Wellbeats expands its on-demand fitness classes to employers.

How to Make Sense of the NFL's Fanciful Super Bowl Economic Impact Numbers

"Economists have a rough rule of thumb: Move the decimal point one place to left, and you're far more likely to come up a better measure of economic impact than the NFL number."

Sleep Number Locks Down NFL Partnership, Will Give Free Smart Beds to Football Players

For the next five years, rookie players will also have the option to receive a free Sleep Number 360 Smart Bed when they join the league.

The Twins Return to AM Radio

Why the ball club moved back to WCCO.

Minnesota's Sports Tech Scene is Heating Up

Several startups are suiting up in hopes of getting scouted and drafted by investors.

Construction of $27M Sports and Wellness Project in Bemidji Pushed Back

Officials originally planned to break ground on the Sanford Family Sports and Wellness Complex later this year, but construction now may not start until 2019.

Finnegans Brew Co. is 'Taking On the System' with Augmented Reality Super Bowl Ad

A Minneapolis-based beer-making nonprofit is incorporating augmented reality and virtual beer to cut promotional costs during the Big Game.

Book Review: “Play Big: Lessons in Being Limitless from the First Woman to Coach in the NFL”

Author Jen Welter speaks to businesspeople and their teams, both on and off the field, and to women, with a personal story that’s timely and powerfully unforgettable.

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.

Life Time Fitness Wipes Cable News from Gym TVs

A spokeswoman for the fitness center chain said the decision came from requests from its members who were tired of seeing “consistently negative or politically-charged content.”

You Better Pay the Sportswriter

The Athletic takes aim at local newspaper sports sections.

Racing to Save the Trucking Industry

A local entrepreneur’s new racing series is igniting interest among motorheads across the nation.

Is the Party Over?

High-profile workplace holiday parties may be on the decline, but two of the region’s most lavish events soldier on.

This Minnesota Training Center Wants to Change the Economics of Hockey

Entirely unique to Competitive Edge Hockey’s facility is the Crossover Flywheel, a giant spinning disc designed to build strength and acceleration in skaters.

Two Minnesota Retailers Land Partnership with MLB

From TV broadcast plugs to in-ballpark promotions, Gander Outdoors and The House will soon be featured on all things Major League Baseball.

Chris Wright Named First CEO of Minnesota United FC

The long-time president of the Timberwolves and Lynx organization will officially make the transition to Minnesota United on October 6.

Vikings Hire 18-Year-Old "Gen Z" Consultant

The latest generation is entering the workforce—and emerging as a powerful group of consumers.

Educational Game Maker MindWare Buys Competitor Peaceable Kingdom

Peaceable Kingdom was founded in 1983 by the family of Clement Hurd, illustrator of the popular children’s book “Good Night Moon”.

Valleyfair Looks to Hire 700 Seasonal Employees

The amusement park is gearing up for its annual ValleyScare event, which runs from mid-September to end of October period.

Smart Hunting

How two entrepreneurs are using smartphone technology to take hunting to the next level.

Twins' Ballpark Pass: Fair or Foul?

Was the all-you-can-stand pass a home run?

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