The retail giant has agreed to change its personnel policies and procedures, pay the plaintiffs $200,000, and cover attorney costs and fees of up to about $10 million to settle a discrimination lawsuit that was
Independent, for-profit businesses along the Central Corridor light-rail line that have less than $2 million in annual sales and a focus on retail services are eligible to apply for up to $20,000 in interest-free, forgivable
Federal prosecutors have accused Roger Bill Hanks-about whom very little information is available-of collecting $600,000 in kickbacks in connection with a $20 million mortgage fraud scheme that involved 57 Minnesota properties.
Almost a year after local money manager Trevor Cook was sentenced to 25 years in prison in connection with a $194 million Ponzi scheme that he operated, three new individuals were charged in connection with
The University of Minnesota's Board of Regents approved a provisional budget that would take effect if the funding levels outlined in the higher education finance bill that was vetoed by Governor Dayton were enacted-a circumstance
Two members of the Senate Finance Committee are requesting information from Medtronic regarding its Infuse product and the financial ties between the company and doctors that conduct clinical trials involving the product.
Target and several other Minnesota companies sponsor a consortium of top-ranked U.S. business schools that promotes diversity in American business; at an upcoming four-day consortium event in Minneapolis, they'll be scoping out the best and
A foam and burlap house that looks like a giant mushroom just sold for $170,000 after being vacant for several years and on the market since August 2010; although there was considerable interest in the
Richard Carter McComb allegedly failed to file individual income tax returns in Minnesota for tax years 2007 through 2009 and now faces six felony tax charges; Life Link III said that it will continue to
A federal court judge in Canada dismissed an injunction request by the Minneapolis-based retailer; the request aimed to prevent a Canadian company that owns 15 Target Apparel retail stores from using the Target name until
A new initiative by the Obama Administration will reportedly involve government contractors calling Minnesota's doctors' offices under the guise of being real patients; the effort, which some doctors oppose, will show whether physicians respond differently
The Small Company Capital Formation Act of 2011-which will amend the Securities Act of 1933 and exempt small companies from certain rules when completing an initial public offering-is reportedly expected to clear the Financial Services
Onetime-International Dairy Queen CEO Chuck Mooty and his cousin, Paul Mooty, have told Faribault officials that they are interested in buying the facility and reopening it as a woolen mill-but the current owner wants the
The City of Minneapolis says that it has been allocated millions of dollars in state aid that doesn't require legislative action and should be paid regardless of whether a state government shutdown occurs; the city
Target, which in January acquired leasehold interests for 220 Canadian sites in preparation for its expansion north of U.S. borders, has transferred the rights to 39 of those sites to Wal-Mart for an undisclosed sum.
Michael Joseph Krzyzaniak, who already served time in federal prison for his role in an investment scam, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of wire fraud and one count of income tax evasion in relation
Ramsey County District Court Chief Judge Kathleen Gearin ruled Wednesday that certain core or essential government services will continue to operate if a state budget deal is not reached by midnight on Thursday, forcing the
A review of studies surrounding a controversial Medtronic product revealed that researchers with financial ties to the company didn't report adverse effects in patients who received the product, according to a new report.
Nan DeMars' new book-You've GOT To Be Kidding! How to Keep Your Job Without Losing Your Integrity-addresses how to solve workplace ethical issues through real-life case studies, some of which are plucked from today's headlines.
A company spokeswoman confirmed that the company plans to consolidate its two Winona offices; some employees will move into the consolidated location, some may be offered the opportunity to relocate to the Denver corporate headquarters,
A group of University of Minnesota students reportedly has been accused of copying an existing product idea; the local start-up's CEO, meanwhile, told the Star Tribune that his company has acted ethically.
As the Metropolitan Council prepares for a potentially dramatic cut in state funding to local transit operations, it said that possible budget solutions could include a fare increase of up to 50 cents, up to
A report from Cassidy Turley indicates that a stagnant economy has prevented any substantial growth from occurring in the Twin Cities retail market, but the introduction of some new retailers and plans for new development
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleged that Target Corporation violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by denying a disabled employee "reasonable accommodation" and reducing his work hours because of his disability.
Fitch Ratings lowered the rating on $5.7 billion in state general-obligation bonds to AA+ from the best AAA rating, citing "the difficulties in reaching consensus on a plan to address the resulting large budget gap
A first-of-its-kind American Jobs Conference will take place on Twitter on July 19; Governor Tim Pawlenty will give the "Tweetnote presentation" and numerous government, technology, business, and recruiting leaders will be featured.
Xcel Energy said that it has reached a settlement with the U.S. government regarding costs incurred because of the U.S. Department of Energy's failure to begin removing used fuel from the company's nuclear plant sites
State employees who have been laid-off or furloughed, along with others who have been economically impacted by the state shutdown, can skip one or two monthly payments on most types of loans through the bank
OfficeLeaks.com, an online forum through which employees anonymously post comments about the companies for which they work, is now seeking to profit by charging employers a fee to gain access to the online conversations.
The Richfield-based company says that brick-and-mortar stores are at a competitive disadvantage when online retailers aren't required to collect sales tax; it supports new laws like one in California that is designed to level the
Five Minnesota business leaders are among the nearly 500 leaders from across the nation who are urging national leaders to come to a compromise regarding the U.S. debt ceiling and a plan to decrease the
Retailers whose "buyer's cards" are expired, can't get them renewed during the shutdown-meaning once they run out of alcohol, they're unable to buy more. Meanwhile, MillerCoors reportedly must remove its beer from Minnesota bars and
While some Minnesotans worried that Cirrus' acquisition by a Chinese company could result in the elimination of Duluth jobs, both the acquiring company's leaders and the City of Duluth have reportedly pledged to support the
After being dropped by the History channel and passed over by numerous cable networks, The Kennedys brought in more than 2 million viewers per episode when it aired in the United States on ReelzChannel in
Truck stops are seeing increased traffic and more trucks are parking in their lots overnight-but the state's trucking companies are having problems getting credentials for drivers and experiencing a lag time in getting permits to
The country's food industry released a new plan to self-regulate the products that it markets to children, but those plans are reportedly less stringent than recommended guidelines from the federal government.
The company, Resource Development International, develops and delivers online higher-education programs across the U.K.; its 2010 fiscal-year revenue totaled about $13.9 million, and Capella's CEO sees it as a business with "significant opportunity for long-term
CEO Joe Grillo said that the sale of the Destron Fearing Corporation subsidiary will allow the company to operate its remaining business "with improved balance sheet liquidity and virtually debt-free."
City Running Tours has entered Minneapolis and offers an outdoor, educational alternative to the monotonous treadmill. It's targeting both locals and tourists-and through a partnership with the Westin, it's aiming to attract business travelers.
The Pioneer Press reports that the Minnesota Department of Revenue and the IRS, which have identified tax liabilities dating back to 2004, are asking for $2.5 million in ill-gotten assets being controlled by receiver Doug
A report by the Pioneer Press provides a summary of each of the defendants from the Tom Petters and Denny Hecker scandals-including where they are today, and for many, when they're expected to be released
Digital Intelligence Systems Corporation said that it intends to fill approximately 80 positions in its consulting, internal sales, recruiting, and support personnel teams with the opening of a new Minneapolis office.
During the state shutdown, the Commerce Department isn't processing licenses and renewals for some real estate professionals-which is leaving some without work and keeping new agents from entering the field. And an extended shutdown would
Unique viewers now total between 8.5 million and 9 million-up substantially from about 3 million in January; on the success of The Kennedys miniseries, which debuted in April, ReelzChannel CEO Stan Hubbard plans to bring
Thousands of the bank's employees are testing a MasterCard-branded wristband that stores customers' financial information and can be used to make payments; the wristband also stores emergency contact and medical information.
Johns Hopkins Hospital nabbed the top spot on U.S. News and World Report's "honor roll" for best hospitals, which includes just 17 hospitals from across the country. Several other Minnesota hospitals were recognized in individual
Jason Bo-Alan Beckman, 41, of Plymouth; Gerald Joseph Durand, 60, of Faribault; and conservative radio show host Patrick Kiley, 73, of Burnsville allegedly worked with Cook to defraud investors through what they marketed as a
The company-which resumed operations on Thursday-is looking at ways to make up the estimated $3 million that it lost during the government shutdown, including adding races, extending the racing season, and rescheduling Fourth of July
Frank Vennes, who allegedly served as one of Tom Petters' primary fundraisers and was indicted in April, now faces several new charges. James Fry, a fund manager from Minnesota, also faces fraud charges.
The Little Canada-based medical device company experienced a decline in U.S. sales within its cardiac rhythm management division during the second quarter; moving that division's manufacturing to Puerto Rico and Malaysia is expected to cut
The Davis family, Minnesotans who own Cambria Holdings and Davisco Foods, purchased the airline, which emerged from bankruptcy in February. An attorney representing the trustee in the Petters bankruptcy case, who oversaw the transaction, said
Company executives joined First Lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday at the White House to outline efforts to fight childhood obesity; Supervalu estimates that its new stores will provide better access to fresh fruit, vegetables, and