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Is It Luxury’s Time in Minneapolis?

Is It Luxury’s Time in Minneapolis?

The casualties were stacked up like cordwood in downtown Minneapolis over the last three decades: Saks, Neiman’s, Aquavit, The Conservatory. Plus Bloomingdale’s at MOA. Our rep was set: The Twin
Exit Strategy: Ping Yeh

Exit Strategy: Ping Yeh

Ping Yeh’s path to entrepreneurship was literally life or death. Diagnosed with an aggressive cancer in his 30s, he endured a chemotherapy cocktail so intense that doctors worried it could
Toro Teases New Robotic Lawnmower

Toro Teases New Robotic Lawnmower

The Toro Co.’s latest invention is designed to give homeowners a break from lawncare. Last week, the Bloomington-based manufacturer introduced a new autonomous lawn mower for the residential market. The
Startup Snapshot: Nice Healthcare

Startup Snapshot: Nice Healthcare

Headquarters: Minneapolis // Founded: 2017 // Founders: Thompson Aderinkomi, CEO; Genevieve Swenson, COO; Allison Santos, vice president of engagement // Funds raised to date: $42 million Nice Healthcare sounds almost
Proto Labs to Pull Out of Japan

Proto Labs to Pull Out of Japan

Maple Plain-based manufacturer Proto Labs Inc. late last week announced plans to close its manufacturing facility in Japan. The move is expected to cost the company up to $9.5 million
Wearing Every Hat

Wearing Every Hat

Since I took the leap last August and resigned from my 21-year corporate IT career to pursue my business, Pathway Forward, full-time, I haven’t looked back or had any regrets
Flexing VC Muscle in Minnesota

Flexing VC Muscle in Minnesota

In December, Eden Prairie-based Itiliti Health announced a $2 million round of seed funding. It was one of 175 venture capital deals in Minnesota in 2021, and certainly not one