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

Paisley Park Adds New Tours For Fans To Use Studio, Eat Prince’s Favorite Foods

Two of the three new tour experiences will be exclusive for VIP ticket purchasers, which currently run at $100 a piece.

How An Athletic Program For Minneapolis Girls Led To Startup Designing Sportswear For Muslim Women E

“Muslim girls want to play sports,” says Asiya founder Fatimah Hussein. “They want to do what other girls are doing. But there are barriers.”

Universal Chosen As The Exclusive Publisher Of Prince’s Unreleased Music

Prince’s estate will maintain ownership rights for the recordings, leaving Universal with the right to assemble and repackage the music for sale.

Toro Bolsters Its Irrigation Portfolio With Deal For German Company

The products manufactured by Regnerbau Calw GmbH will complement Toro’s current product line of sprinklers and equipment for sports fields and agricultural applications.

Everything But Net: A Q&A With Glen Taylor

Glen Taylor opens up about three years of tragedy and turmoil at the Timberwolves and his future in the NBA.

Ultimate Hoops Treats Average Joes Like Basketball Pros

Life Time Fitness threw an alley-oop to a local startup and created a national basketball craze.

Paisley Park Is Officially A Museum

The Chanhassen City Council gave unanimous approval to rezone Prince’s home, which can now be used as a recording studio, hotel, office and event center, as well.

Timberwolves, Lynx Announce China-Based TCL As ‘Official TV' Partner

This marks the first partnership the basketball organizations have made with a Chinese business since Lizhang Jiang became a minority stakeholder in the summer.

Prince Exhibit With Never-Before-Shown Items Opens At Mall Of America

The exhibit will include branded merchandise and is expected to draw an international audience.

How Natural Sodas Line Joia Altered Its Formula To Bolster Sales

After studying how customers used its product, St. Louis Park-based Joia took that information and developed a new product that’s attracting deals with the Target Center and even a Vegas hotel chain.

Prince Estate Looks To Sell Vault Of Unreleased Music For $35M

It’s uncertain how much music is contained within the vault, but those close to Prince believe the number of unreleased tracks to be in the thousands.

Polaris Makes $665M Strategic Acquisition Of Transamerican Auto Parts

The off-road vehicles company hopes its purchase of Transamerican Auto Parts will gain it market share in a more than $10 billion a year Jeep and truck accessory market.

Could Mogadishu, Minnesota Become The State’s Largest-Ever Film Production?

According to early production estimates, it could, so long as HBO green lights the show and keeps the production in Minnesota.

Hotel Room Prices Soar During Ryder Cup

Some hotels near Chaska, where the golf event is being held, are said to have quadrupled their rates.

Sportradar Signs Comprehensive Partnership Deal With The NBA

After inking a purported $250 million deal, the sports data company now holds official partnerships with three of the four major U.S. leagues.

Sportradar Plays The Numbers Game

Big data and pro sports are now one, and a Minneapolis company controls much of the supply.

Prevent Biometrics Launches Beta Test For Concussion-Monitoring Mouth Guard

The company’s CEO said its device is the “most accurate head sensor product on the market” compared to the competition, which places sensors on the skin or inside the helmet.

Lola Red Tackles Athletes In Its Newest Venture

The public relations firm is helping athletes like Kyle Rudolph boost their image.

Media Powerhouse On The Prairie

The empire-building of Forum Communications continues unabated.

Sportradar Inks Deal With NHL To Monitor Gambling Activity

The sports data company will play the role of watchdog for the NHL as it looks for atypical bets being placed on regular-season and postseason games.

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