Tile Shop tentatively settles lawsuit brought by angry investors

July 10
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Plymouth company sets up $12M settlement fund.

'A slap in the face:' Goya faces boycott over Trump praise

July 10
President Donald Trump speaks as Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador at the White House Wednesday.
The CEO of food company Goya is facing an uproar over his praise for President Donald Trump, with some Latino families purging their pantries of the products and scrambling to find alternatives to the beloved beans, seasoning and other products that have long been fixtures in their cooking.
Business
July 10
Graco's new line of SaniSpray HP disinfectant sprayers will come in six models that can handle everything from small jobs to large stadiums.

Minneapolis-based Graco rushes new airless disinfectant sprayer to market

Graco quickly developed a purpose built disinfectant sprayer to battle the COVID-19 virus and pandemic.
Business
July 10

Hudson Hospital opens new emergency center, treats first patients

$5 million project added 12 patient rooms, larger trauma bay, space for equipment.
Business
July 10
Archbishop Timothy Dolan led an Easter Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York. The New York archdiocese received at least four large Paycheck Pro

After lobbying, Catholic Church received at least $1.4 billion in virus aid

The U.S. Roman Catholic Church used a special and unprecedented exemption from federal rules to amass at least $1.4 billion in taxpayer-backed coronavirus aid, with many millions going to dioceses that have paid huge settlements or sought bankruptcy protection because of clergy sexual abuse cover-ups.
Business
July 10

Wall Street rallies as optimism returns to cap erratic week

Optimism returned to Wall Street on Friday, and stocks rallied to cap a shaky week dogged by worries that rising coronavirus counts may halt the economy's recent upswing.
Business
July 10
The Studio, a new expansion by the Traditions furniture store in St. Louis Park. It includes lower-priced and consigned items as furniture retailers a

Twin Cities furniture stores offer sales, free financing to coax shoppers back

Even sale-averse Room & Board has added unprecedented free delivery and 0% financing.
Coronavirus
July 10
A cleaning worker at the Jennie-O plant, Mejia fell ill and then found that her whole family had been infected with COVID-19: “We all got sick.”

Meatpacking is nearly normal, but workers left to cope with COVID-19's toll

More than 30,000 meatpacking workers nationally have fallen ill. At least 100 have died, with the lives of others upended or permanently altered.
Minneapolis
July 10
Bartender Brandon Gonzalez mixed beverages for guests at the bar at Tattersall Distilling in Minneapolis in 2019.

Union push at Tattersall Distilling upends Minn. craft beverage industry

Owners of distilleries and breweries are closely following the union push at Tattersall.
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St. Paul
July 9
Construction manager Ron Basara, right, shows off the outline of studio apartments going in at the former Ecolab University Center in downtown St. Pau

Former Ecolab training building is St. Paul's latest apartment conversion

With city permits in hand, developer says first apartments could be finished by September.
Business
July 9
Biden proposes $400 billion 'Buy American' plan

Biden proposes $400 billion 'Buy American' plan

The Democrat has proposed using the federal government's regulatory and spending power to bolster U.S. manufacturing and technology firms.
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.
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Coronavirus
July 9
JBS is giving the city of Worthington $1 million, which will help fund an indoor recreation center.

Pork producer will donate $3.5 million to 3 Minnesota communities

Company says gifts are a response to COVID-19 and an investment in future.
St. Paul
July 9

Muslim woman files discrimination complaint against Target over wrong name on cup

Target, which launched its own internal investigation, said the incident was an accident.
Duluth
July 9

Enbridge planning new $10 million office in Superior, Wis.

The Canadian energy company employs about 280 people across Wisconsin and is a major source of revenue for the city.
Business
July 9
The Sur La Table store at 50th and France in Edina opened in June 2007.

Sur La Table files for bankruptcy, will close stores in Edina and Woodbury

The store closings include its Minnesota locations in Edina and Woodbury. Closing sales have already started.
Coronavirus
July 9
Customers outside a Wells Fargo in Los Angeles. The bank is donating the $400 million in fees it earned off the federal Paycheck Protection Program to

Wells Fargo donates $400M to assist struggling minority businesses

The bank will donate PPP fees to help small businesses owned by Blacks and other minorities.
Variety
July 9

2Q earnings to show how virus menaced Corporate America

Like that last roll of ultra-thin toilet paper left on the shelves or the latest Star Wars movies, it's tough to be disappointed in something when expectations were low to begin with. That's how Wall Street is approaching the upcoming earnings season for companies.
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Business
July 9

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July 9
Minnesota Twins pitcher Devin Smeltzer and teammates during a workout at Target Field earlier this week.

Schafer: How major league teams can still make money in front of empty stands

Is this the year that sports moves closer to completing its transition from an in-person experience to a reality TV show?
Duluth
July 8
C. Reiss wants to move its coal and limestone terminal from Duluth to just upstream of the Midwest Energy Resources Co. terminal in Superior, pictured

Duluth coal terminal planning move to Superior

The cross-harbor shift calls for nearly $21 million in dock improvements.
Minneapolis
July 8
Ceresota Funding II LLC has filed for bankruptcy protection. It owns Millers Landing Senior Living, located in the former Ceresota building.

Owner of assisted-living Ceresota in downtown Mpls. files for bankruptcy

Bankruptcy records show debt in excess of $10 million for the downtown apartments.
Minneapolis
July 8
Silverr Adams shopped for the first time at the new temporary tent-like Cub Foods in the parking lot of the Lake Street store in Minneapolis on Wednes

Cub Foods opens store in tent at E. Lake Street location badly damaged in riots

A scaled-down version of the closed Broadway store in Minneapolis will also open soon.