Make or Break

Jeff Harmening

Jeff Harmening

Within weeks of taking over as General Mills’ chief executive in June, Jeff Harmening laid out a five-point plan that he believes will turn around the Golden Valley-based food company,

Arthur Valdez

Considering Target’s retailing prowess, its deep and intractable supply-chain problems strike many observers as a puzzlement. Those problems took down its ambitious Canadian expansion and continue to bedevil the company,
Mark Walchirk

Mark Walchirk

Patterson Cos., a Mendota Heights-based maker of dental and veterinary supplies, was a surprise addition to Minnesota’s list of Fortune 500 companies in 2017. A phenomenal fiscal 2016 saw sales
Medaria Arradondo

Medaria Arradondo

Medaria Arradondo took the reins of the Minneapolis Police Department following the ouster of Janeé Harteau following the disastrous fatal shooting of Justine Damond in the Fulton neighborhood by a

Tom Thibodeau

Tom Thibodeau (“Thibs”) is the chief decider (after Glen Taylor) for the region’s long-suffering NBA franchise. His first year on the job produced rather disappointing results, prompting questions about his
Melodie Bahan

Melodie Bahan

While the state agency responsible for drawing television, film and commercial shoots has had some success in the past, most recently with the Woody Harrelson vehicle Wilson, 2017 wasn’t as