Anna Tsantir, owner of Two Bettys Green Cleaning in Minneapolis, had to abruptly lay off more than 120 workers.

Minneapolis green cleaning firm gets swept out by virus downturn

The owners of many small businesses have been forced into making hard choices they didn't see coming.

Ecolab CEO has largest compensation package among Minnesota companies so far this year

Ecolab CEO Doug Baker made $33.9 million the last fiscal year.
Doug Baker's compensation included $17.4 million from stock option gains.

Profile by Sanford stores leader balances growth, social distancing

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Tom Grady is a partner in MSP Wellness and operator of the investment group’s 17 Profile by Sanford franchise locations.
MSP Wellness operates 17 Profile by Sanford locations in the region.
John Bessler, husband of Sen. Amy Klobuchar, campaigned in Iowa in February. He was 52 and in good health when the illness struck. He had worked round

Klobuchar's ordeal with husband's COVID-19: 'Still have no idea how he got it'

"There was a point where he just wasn't getting better."
Three Stanford scientists report they can rejuvenate human cells and hope to be able to help in the treatment of certain diseases.

Stanford researchers turn back the clock on aging cells

Researchers at Stanford University report that they can rejuvenate human cells by reprogramming them back to a youthful state. They hope that the technique will…

Ramsey e-cigarette company produced and gave away 500 gallons of hand sanitizer

Dan Baker knew he could help his community, in dire need of hand sanitizer, if only he could get his hands on some alcohol.The 44-year-old…

Overuse of filler words can undermine your message

What we say and how we say it reflect on us as much as what we write.

Reyer: Boss who doesn't always respond may be looking for you to take charge

As you move up in an organization, you need to become more self-reliant.

Mackay: Worry is a destructive habit in life, business

Worry is wasting today's time to clutter up tomorrow's opportunities with yesterday's troubles.

Alexander: Backing up an iPhone while moving photos to PC

Uploading photos from your iPhone to Dropbox can use a lot of data.
The Louriston Dairy near Murdock, built and operated by Riverview LLP, is home to 9,500 cows, 40 times more than the average American dairy. The compa
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How to effectively manage a work-from-home employee

As a manager, you already know which employees need that extra push. For those folks, you may want to revisit the performance measures.

Truck drivers are seen as unsung heroes during the pandemic, but roads have been rough

For weeks, America's 3.5 million truckers have found themselves on the front lines in the war against the coronavirus pandemic.
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Finding a job in the 2020s requires some technology know-how – and also face-to-face communications skills.
Shown is a 3-D printed model at the stand of the company Stratasys during an exhibition in Erfurt, Germany, in 2016.

Patent protection should take a back seat in a crisis

We need a way to make it safe for businesses with the capability to manufacture essential medical devices to do so without fear of litigation.
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Brandon Warner, an operations and capacity planner in light manufacturing, was recently furloughed from his job. “It’s really day to day,” he sa

In this downturn, job losses hit white-collar Minnesota workers hard

The anguish of unemployment amid a commercial shutdown is far-reaching
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The Phoenix Market in the Dayton's Bluff neighborhood of St. Paul. “I want to keep this stocked because this is a neighborhood store,” manager Tar

Corner stores play essential role as Minnesotans cope with virus

Operators scramble to keep supplies coming and their employees safe.
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FILE - Costco has pulled out of its planned store in Duluth, citing high costs to build.

Costco pulls out of plans to build in Duluth

The retailer's site selector said project bids in the city "far exceeded" those elsewhere in the Midwest.
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President Donald Trump signs the coronavirus stimulus relief package, in the Oval Office at the White House, Friday, March 27, 2020, in Washington.

How to prep for and spend your government relief check

The best use of this money depends on your individual circumstances. But here's some help in thinking it through.
March 28
This is the lift involved in the incident Thursday that left a rental business mechanic dead. Credit: Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office

Worker died as aerial lift was being inspected, struck power line in Byron

The victim was identified as a 37-year-old man from Rochester.
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The list has long been dominated by the state's large nonprofit health care sector. Forty-six of the 100 organizations on the list are in health care, and they account for 90% of the overall revenue on the list.
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Business consultant Karen DeYoung held a video conference with her staff from her kitchen. She said she’s has connected with other small business ow

Some tips now that Minnesota is mostly a telecommuting state

Workers, businesses adapt to landscape of technology overload, isolation, child care demands and anxiety of the unknown.
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Peter Scherer, CEO of Scherer Bros. Lumber Co. in Brooklyn Park.

Schafer: How one Twin Cities business owner views the path through the downturn

Had Pete Scherer and his colleagues in the family business not managed to survive the Great Recession, they wouldn't be as confident as they are now.
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The frac sand mining industry in Minnesota and Wisconsin was already struggling before the coronavirus-related downturn made matters worse.

Minnesota, Wisconsin frac sand mines crushed by oil industry shifts

The Midwest's industry was already in upheaval when the new downturn struck.
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The Wall St. street sign framed by American flags flying outside the New York Stock Exchange in New York.

Navigating fear and loathing in the stock market

Let some expert opinions help cut through the noise and calm your anxieties.
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Rachel Laser, the head of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, worked from her home in Washington, D.C., this month.

Why working from home may cost you in the long run

Most workers know this intuitively: Not seeing your boss regularly hurts your career.