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The owners of many small businesses have been forced into making hard choices they didn't see coming.
The solar-powered flashlight, lantern and cellphone charger is a game-changer.
Tina Rexing's company had to shutter its two-week-old mall location and lay off new workers, among other steps to adjust to the changing economy.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) opened the spigot for low-interest federal-disaster loans for working capital to Minnesota small businesses suffering economic injury as a…
Eateries were ordered shut except for takeout, so many had to lay off employees.
Arctic Wolf looks to double the size of its cybersecurity office in Minnesota.
It's further evidence that federal regulators are increasingly targeting culprits on executive row.
The turn started about 12 years ago, amid harsh criticism that the University of Wisconsin was doing a demonstrably better job.
The fast-growing civil-engineering firm nearly failed during the building slowdown of the 2007-09 Great Recession but now grows its business in several states, including Minnesota.
Big-box stores fill up with nest-building shoppers while restaurants and stores empty out downtown.
Contractors leader has had a tough climb up ladder.
John Koneck said the Minneapolis-based firm need not merge for scale or geographic diversification, as several Twin Cities firms have in recent years
The Hill Capital crew has taken an organic approach by hosting "Empire Builders" open events and participating in as many as 200 other networking meetings and programs.
Prepare + Prosper, with a small budget of $2.3 million funded largely by foundation, business and individual donors, has a significant impact.
"Fair repair" legislation is under consideration in Minnesota to force manufacturers to share their repair manuals and parts with independent repair shops.
A former top federal prosecutor was also tapped to serve as a "special master" in the dispute.
A roll of the dice pays off big for a St. Paul board game creator.
Google this week pledged $1 million to five Minnesota social enterprises. The five are winners of the Google.org Impact Challenge Minnesota competition launched last fall,…
Partnerships are providing jobs for students and workers for businesses. Employment of people of color in the seven-county metropolitan area rose 50% between 2010 and 2018.
Single mom finds herself building a career after training program.
Some Republican legislators gulped when the DFL Gov. Tim Walz proposed a $2 billion capital-spending bill focused on fixing roads, bridges and renovating frayed-edge public…
Owner begins effort to change Minnesota law.
The economic ripple created by a $1.5 million state investment a few years ago in a freight-rail spur line south of White Bear Lake, has…
The financial-services company posted an above-industry average return on equity of 13% last year and return on assets of 1.22%.
The company expects to its transition will be 'substantially complete' by the end of 2020.
Minnesota acquisitions, mergers went small in 2019
Health care — and sewers — drew big VC investments
Howard Root plans to double sales of his Elux Marine's Breeze and Stealth pontoons this year, he said recently at the Minneapolis Boat Show.
Privately owned Great Clips continues to grow while its competitors have seen harder times
Pollinator-based products, from lip balm to honey-infused beer, is a fast-growing trend, Minnesota ag officials say.
The women who make up the majority of the 25 small businesses within a strong-arm throw of this St. Paul intersection are determined to keep the its commercial face edgy, quirky and independent.
It's among several moves by the company to cut jobs nationwide.
Cerasis execs, staff of 119 will supply logistics help.
Sunrise Banks, Aeon and other partners aim to keep rents low and offer a modest return.
With support from Don MacPherson and a growing list of others, Shakeel Nelson is the volunteer CEO of Inner City Ducks.
The Thanksgiving-Christmas holidays usually are gravy for chef Wendy Puckett, of Wendy’s House of Soul, the small bistro and caterer on W. Broadway Avenue on…
The lawsuit seeks to block the foundations' effort to force the sale of the financial services company.
It's not clear what changed from the expansion plans announced in late 2018.
Developer had sued the city over the payment for a public ramp built for commuters.
State's Piper index was up 21.6% last year, but lagged the national S&P, which rose 31%
The middle class is struggling as the top 10% get richer.
The small businesses are the growth leaders of the state's economy, at the intersection of energy efficiency, renewables, environmental considerations and next-generation software and technology.
Roots for the Home Team kids learn to plant, tend and harvest, as well as make savory salads.
Canada-based Colliers International will become majority owner of Minneapolis-based Dougherty Financial Group through a deal to buy controlling interest in four subsidiaries.Terms of the transaction…
Homelessness, particularly among those 55 and over, continues to rise in the Twin Cities and Minnesota.
John Wolf is a $10 million believer in the neighborhood around Chicago Avenue and Lake Street.
The seven-site restaurant business employs 150-plus and could hit $10 million in sales within a couple of years.
St. Paul speaker manufacturer Dan Digre, who hasn't voted for a Democrat for president for 40 years, says he has had it with President Trump's trade war.
Mickman Brothers of Ham Lake will post about $20 million this year in wholesale revenue, making it one of the nation's largest wreath producers.
Jordan Dotson, who got her first internship the summer after eighth grade, is a recent star of Minneapolis Step Up.
Gene Koehler underscores that ethic about the "dignity of work," fair wages and the right of the worker to prosper.
Sue Thomas, 51, doesn't laud herself. But the results at the Brooklyn Park company, which has operations across the U.S., speak for themselves.
Foundation trustees want to sell bank, but executives cry foul.
Share prices have jumped by 20% since Nov. 15 alone, after the company announced record fiscal 2019 performance, a promising acquisition and a bright outlook for next year.
A lawsuit filed Tuesday claims foundation directors are seeking to enrich themselves by selling the bank.
The Accel Group has a dozen Fredrikson lawyers from different practices work with early-stage businesses on issues such as intellectual property, advisory boards, ownership, finance and governance.
A $55 million capital-raising campaign is going on to help Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity double annual production of affordable mortgages to about 230 new and refurbished homes over the next several years.
Young leaders from the Twin Cities, Rochester, St. Cloud and Fargo-Moorhead will gather at the U this week to explore inclusive economic development challenges and opportunities.
Veteran executive joins Twin Cities minority business adviser group.
The cost of an effective security program doesn't have to break the bank, one expert advises.
Soran will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual Tekne Awards celebration of the Minnesota High Tech Association
Canadian entrepreneur Bruce Linton to become executive chairman of Minneapolis-based company.
A housing development is just the latest piece of an effort to remake a once-tired stretch on the South Side of Minneapolis.
This is all close to home for Olbekson, 48, a member of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe, who grew up in the neighborhood, and spent summers with relatives on the northern Minnesota reservation.
A heated dispute over the future of Bremer Financial could hinge on figuring out who controls a majority of the voting shares.It is not as…
The move comes at a moment when Bremer Financial is financially healthy but contending with costs of keeping up with new technology. A deal could reap more than $1 billion for the Otto Bremer Trust.
Lindus has grown to be a $40 million yearly revenue operation, as well as the nation's No. 1 installer of maintenance-free LeafGuard.
The fight is over who is on the hook for a 189-stall public parking ramp that developer Kelly Doran built as part of the 2018 project.
The company will add data scientists, designers and others to its workforce of 218 people.
Earlier this month, two East Coast private-equity firms became the third owners since 2014 of fast-growing HelpSystems, the Eden Prairie-based software company that provides operations,…
Google expands support for nonprofits Google announced Wednesday that it will award $1 million through what it calls the “Google.org Impact Challenge Minnesota,” which seeks…
Michelle Tran Maryns, daughter of Vietnamese immigrants with a master’s degree from Harvard, and Dr. Andres Acosta, an Ecuadorian immigrant and research physician at the…
St. Paul firm is developing a device to aid those with weakened arms.
The Mayo spinoff makes an obesity diagnostic tool.
A winner of two awards last year points to how the event helped in "building connections and building relationships."