The Bremer Bank branch at the IDS Center.

An outside investor jumps into the Bremer legal fracas

A new front opens in the St. Paul foundation's fight over the future of the bank it owns.

Two downtown Minneapolis office buildings sell for nearly $170 million

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The Xcel Energy corporate headquarters, located at 401 Nicollet Mall, has just sold.
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The Xcel Energy headquarters and the 510 Marquette building have sold.

North Dakota oil production for first time tops 1.5 million barrels per day

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Both oil and natural gas production hit a record in October in North Dakota.
Natural gas also hit a high in October, but a goal to cut waste from flaring still hasn't been met.
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December 14
A Goodwill-Easter Seals training program was part of an effort by the state to invest in training programs in manufacturing, truck driving and constru

Narrowing gender wage gap in Minnesota depends on where you live

Minneapolis, but not the state of Minnesota, is one of the top-ranked places for earnings equity among genders.
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Delta Air Lines said it expects sustained demand for air travel and stable prices for jet fuel.

Market review: Delta's upbeat outlook sends stock rising

Takeoff: Delta Air Lines rose 3.3% to $56.87 Thursday after the most profitable U.S. carrier gave investors a surprisingly good profit and revenue forecast for…
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ApplianceSmart closed its Apple Valley store, pictured here, in August.

ApplianceSmart files for bankruptcy

ApplianceSmart, once based in Minnesota, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
The annual Star Tribune 50 looks at the state's largest public companies. Combined, the companies on the list employ more than 1.2 million people.
Star Tribune 50 Our top 50 public companies – with No. 1 at $226B in revenue
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Who took the top spot? See where Target, UnitedHealth, Best Buy and other massive companies landed in our 28th annual report.
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Allina Health System said it will operate a clinic in Springfield, Minn., where Mayo plans to close a hospital early next year.

Allina opening clinic where Mayo is closing hospital in southwest Minnesota

Minneapolis-based health system will assume operations at Springfield facility in March.
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Photo shows prototype seal for an adult feeding tube. The product won a Cool Ideas award from Protolabs. (Provided photo)

Protolabs awards two grants to improve feeding tubes for patients

New "Cool Idea" health care manufacturing awards go to Cleveland Clinic and MedStar.
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A view of the courtyard with swimming pool and whirlpool in the 25-story Expo apartment tower under construction by Doran Development Wednesday, Sept,

Mpls. Council votes to require affordable units in new apartment buildings

Developers would need to include low-income units for 20 years.
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U.S. President Donald Trump poses for a photo with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan,

Trump says US, China have reached deal; Sunday tariffs off

He says Chinese have agreed to "massive" purchases of farm and manufactured products.
Minnesota's 4 largest member-owned firms add depth, diversity to state's economy
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Minnesota's 4 largest member-owned firms add depth, diversity to state's economy
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There are more ways for companies to have shareholders other than trading on a major stock exchange. And if you use a broadened definition, as…
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Business bookshelf: 'Goliath' is entertaining if not substantive review of anti-capitalist history

'Goliath'Matt Stoller, Simon & Schuster, 588 pages, $29.99. Woodrow Wilson's pick for the Supreme Court in 1916 was Louis Brandeis, a jurist whose name became…
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December 12
Love Your Melon will start selling Star Wars hats on Dec. 20.

Love Your Melon releasing Star Wars-branded hats as part of Disney collaboration

The hats — which will be available the day the movie opens, Dec. 20 — will feature R2-D2, Darth Vader and Yoda.
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December 12
Xcel Energy owns 59% of the Sherburne County Generating Station in Becker, Minn., which it shares with the Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency.

Xcel customers will see no rate increase in 2020

PUC accepts utility's alternate plan, delaying the rate request by one year
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December 12
HealthPartners headquarters in Bloomington.

HealthPartners closing home care unit, cutting 70 jobs

About 70 jobs will be cut in HealthPartners' third set of layoffs in six weeks.
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December 12
The state is taking steps to coordinate care for aging seniors. Shown is Mt. Olivet adult day care center in 2018.

Minnesota takes first steps to become 'age-friendly society'

The Governor's Council on an Age-Friendly Minnesota likely will be formed during the first few months of next year to address demographic changes.
Business
December 12
3M on Thursday announced the sale of most of its drug delivery business. Shown is the company's headquarters in Maplewood.

3M to sell bulk of drug delivery unit to Altaris Capital for $650M

The deal involves the transfer of about 900 3M employees to Altaris.
Business
December 12
Soybeans in the foreground close to harvest near Nicollet, Minn.

Economist: Soybean prices won't quickly recover for Midwest farmers

Trump tariffs, swine fever in China will have effects in 2020, economist says.
Business
December 12
Employees of a Plymouth-based insurance company will now be shareholders as well

Employees of a Plymouth-based insurance company will now be shareholders as well

Parent company Integrity Marketing shared $50 million in past profits with its employees and is making them new shareholders.
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December 11

5 money hacks hiding in your wallet

Buried in your billfold, bound in a money clip or stuffed in a pocket on your phone case are untapped benefits on credit and debit…
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December 11
General Mills will sell limited edition heart-shaped regular and Honey Nut Cheerios.

O, no: Cheerios changes shape to a heart for new marketing campaign

It's all a part of the food maker's ongoing marketing campaign that claims its whole-grain cereals can be good for heart health.
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December 11
Constellation Brands, which makes Corona in the U.S., is one of two major beer producers that recently bowed out of the 3.2 market.

Minnesota's 3.2% beer supply shrinks as major companies halt production

Changes leave very few options in grocery stores.
Business
December 11
3M headquarters in Maplewood.

Schafer: 3M deal shows importance of knowing when to sell

Finding the right assets to sell is one of the underappreciated arts of good management.
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December 11
The former Regis headquarters in Edina has been sold.

Former Regis Corp. offices in Edina sell for $9.6 million

San Francisco-based real estate firm plans to renovate property.