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

Crown Bank Awarded More Than $600K in Suit Against Former Viking Adrian Peterson

In total, the running back will have to repay the Edina-based bank about $639,000 to cover a $2.4 million loan he agreed to in 2016.

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.

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