For more than 50 years, the Minnesota Inventors Congress has lured lone-wolf tinkerers and garage gadgeteers to Redwood Falls. For some, the event has provided a springboard for starting a business. But with attendance shrinking,
This season, the runways were stocked with rich textures, luxe leathers, and tweeds distinguished enough for royalty. No matter what your professional arena may be, you can interpret the trend in the way that suits
The Minnesota Timberwolves, Target Corporation, and AEG Facilities on Monday announced a three-year extension of the Target Center's naming rights partnership. The agreement will continue an existing partnership between the three entities through 2014. Financial
Under the terms of the settlement, which will be paid to about 290 former employees, the Maplewood-based company also will implement a review process for termination decisions and training on how to prevent age bias.
AT&T will partner with Digi International to deliver the Minnesota company's smart grid technology, which allows consumers, businesses, and utilities to monitor energy usage and adjust their consumption accordingly.
The search committee includes several local business leaders, including Bruce Beckman, finance director of General Mills; Lynn Casey, CEO of Padilla Speer Beardsley; and Reatha Clark King, former president and executive director of the General
According to the federal government, the joint venture that oversaw construction of the Hiawatha light-rail line claimed to have hired disadvantaged businesses to help with the project even though it didn't.
The fair's 350,000 square feet of space are reportedly valued at around $200 million, for insurance purposes. The annual budget for the fair this year is reportedly $38.5 million, and gross revenue is expected to
The announcement comes after a turbulent year for the company, including a June announcement that Johnson & Johnson-which accounted for roughly 17 percent of SurModics' fiscal 2010 sales-would exit the drug-coated stent market by the
Eric Kaler now leads a school with a $3.7 billion annual budget, 67,000 students, 4,000-plus faculty members, and 15,000 other employees-and he plans to embark on efforts to make the U of M more entrepreneurial.
Surly Brewing Company has hired Minneapolis-based real estate advisory firm Tegra Group-which was involved in several iconic local projects, including the Walker Art Center and Target Field-to help move forward with its $20 million "destination
Medibotics received a patent for its Motion Recognition Clothing technology, which could create a new type of full-body video game controller. But the product isn't ready for the market, and the company is seeking investments
St. Paul-based Luminosities, Inc., which does business as Windflame, was one of nine manufacturers and distributors to recall pourable gel fuels; in an unrelated matter, Manhattan Group, LLC, a Minneapolis-based toy maker, recalled about 3,300
Wirth, his ex-wife, and their tax preparer are reportedly accused of funneling money out of The Wirth Companies and using it for personal expenses, including the building of an 18,000-square-foot mansion on Lake Minnetonka.
Federal authorities have given permission for engineering work to begin on the downtown Minneapolis-to-Eden Prairie light-rail line and approved a route for the proposed Twin Cities-to-Duluth passenger train.
The Maplewood-based company spun off its security operations into a separate division shortly after the 2001 attacks-and it has since increased its focus on developing comprehensive security systems for the United States and other governments.
Many of the company's aerospace and defense peers and customers are already located in the Washington, D.C., area-and having more of a presence there will help facilitate international and commercial diversification, according to a spokesman.
A transition to the company's new Web site resulted in some technical difficulties regarding the management of bridal and baby gift registries-and the company is apologizing to affected users and offering a discount on their
Among the appropriation recommendations that President Eric Kaler will make to the Board of Regents are reducing a planned tuition hike and distributing a one-time scholarship for low- and middle-income undergrads.
The Minnesota Idea Open selected a concept called "Minnesota FarmWise" as the winner of its recent competition, which asked Minnesotans how they would use $15,000 to help their community become aware of and address water
Great Clips, Tastefully Simple, and Shield Services were included on the SBA 100 list, which features businesses from across the country that created at least 100 jobs after receiving support from the Small Business Administration.
Dorsey & Whitney, Faegre & Benson, Fredrikson & Byron, Gray Plant Mooty, Lindquist & Vennum, and Nilan Johnson Lewis made this year's list based on their work force profile, family-friendly benefits and policies, flexibility, leadership,
The advertising agency reversed the traditional request for proposals model by accepting pitches from potential clients-and it has now selected two winners who will together receive roughly $175,000 in free media.
The retailer reportedly sold out of the limited edition Missoni fashion line in local stores shortly after they hit shelves, and the company's Web site was down for at least a portion of Tuesday morning.
A recently released report indicates that the hiring outlook for Twin Cities employers may be dimming; meanwhile, the University of Minnesota's College of Science and Engineering is reportedly hosting the largest career fair in its
The local nonprofit, which trains under-employed and unemployed people for placement in long-term jobs, was chosen from a pool of about 900 entries as one of five winners in the "Powering Economic Opportunity: Create a
Marketing experts told USA Today that that the shopping frenzy taught Target and its competitors a valuable lesson: Even though the economy is still in rough shape, shoppers are in the market for reasonably priced
Dennis DeSender admitted to fraudulently soliciting investors to fund a venture to sell coal-gasification technology to China-and he reportedly implicated a former officer of Bixby Energy Systems in the alleged $60 million scheme.
The state's Attorney General's office has terminated Dorsey & Whitney as Minnesota's chief bond counsel, citing ethical conflicts during the state government shutdown in July, and replaced it with an Omaha law firm.
The Minneapolis mayor's proposed budget includes no property tax hike, but it depends on savings from a pension fund merger-which has now been approved by members of the city's police and fire pension funds.
Proto Labs is offering discounted prototyping and short-run production services to two companies through its "Cool Idea!" program-one product comes from a local company that hopes to change how the life sciences industry stores tissue
The jobless rate for African Americans in the Twin Cities is reportedly 24 percent compared to just 6 percent for Caucasians, giving the region the widest racial disparity among the unemployed in urban areas throughout
Minnesota's official unemployment rate remained unchanged at 7.2 percent in August-in part because a "smoothing out" of data understated the effect of 22,000 laid-off state workers who returned to the job following the state government
Michael Mahoney will assume the role of Boston Scientific president next month, but he can't supervise competing businesses or become CEO until November 2012 because of a non-compete agreement with Johnson & Johnson.
According to the Pioneer Press, some Target.com shoppers got notices indicating that their Missoni orders have been cancelled or their shipments have been delayed and need further approval-despite the fact that they received confirmation of
The Partners in Preservation program has chosen 25 historic sites in the Twin Cities that will compete for a total of $1 million in preservation grants; residents can now vote on which sites will receive
The Minnesota Department of Commerce said the alleged scheme involved real estate companies, real estate closers, appraisers, mortgage brokers, and numerous buyers and defrauded lenders in the sale of at least 45 properties.
The two organizations said the new contract extends the Target Center naming rights partnership through 2014 and will allow them to gain a better understanding of the potential for future renovations to the arena.