Cargill’s new joint venture begins construction on a new facility in Eddyville, Iowa where it will create a plant-based alternative to synthetic pla

Cargill backs corn as a substitute for plastic, teams with big Iowa plant

The Minnetonka-based agribusiness is building a new facility in Iowa to create a corn-based alternative to petroleum-based plastics used in certain consumer goods.

Schafer: Back to normal means the normal challenges are back, too

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As the end of the pandemic arrives, some businesses are finding that the challenges they faced before it happened are still there.
The news that General Mills is cutting jobs after its stellar response to the pandemic, and the results that followed, shows that going back to where things were was never going to be easy.

GM, Ford outdo each other with electric vehicle investments

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Bill Ford, executive chairman of Ford Motor Company, and Chief Executive Engineer Linda Zhang stand next to the Ford F-150 Lightning at a rollout even
General Motors will raise its spending on electric and autonomous vehicles and add two U.S. battery factories as it gambles that consumers will eagerly switch from gasoline to the new technology.
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Glen Taylor, owner of the Timberwolves and Lynx, and his wife, Becky, got a game ball on Saturday at Target Center.

Lawsuit gives window into Timberwolves ownership structure

Details of the pending sale by Glen Taylor to Alex Rodriguez and Marc Lore were also unveiled in the dispute involving one of the team's minority owners.
Business
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Pictured from March is City Center, including the empty Brooks Brothers space. Bell Bank now occupies the space.

City Center in downtown Minneapolis signs four new tenants, including two restaurants

The news has downtown watchers cautiously optimistic.
Local
June 15
Bayer’s coated seeds. ] RENÉE JONES SCHNEIDER reneejones@startribune.com

Land O'Lakes agrees to help clean up contaminated site in Nebraska

A Land O'Lakes unit had shipped discarded seed that was coated with pesticides and fungicides to a Nebraska ethanol plant.
Coronavirus
June 15
Vaccination coverage exceeded 10% among pregnant women age 25 to 49, compared with just 3.1% in pregnant women age 18 to 24.

CDC study finds fewer pregnant women receiving COVID vaccine

Health officials say women could be more receptive to immunization with better outreach.
Local
June 15
Tram Hoang spoke before more than 9,000 signatures were turned into the Ramsey County Elections office petitioning to put rent stabilization on the ci

St. Paul campaign for rent control has 9,000 signatures

Now, housing advocates' focus will shift to educating voters about the proposed 3% cap to rent increases on residential properties.
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Business
June 15
Best Buy now offers an expanded variety of grills, including Weber and Traeger brands.

Best Buy making play for outdoor grill, accessory market

The Richfield-based retailer also said it would start featuring Tumi luggage and bags.
Business
June 15
Maplewood Mall in October 2020.

Maplewood Mall owner files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

Ohio-based Washington Prime Group also owns Northtown Mall in Blaine.
Business
June 14
Enbridge utility contractors worked on Enbridge’s Line 3 replacement in Carlton, Minn.

Appeals court backs Minnesota approval of new Enbridge Line 3

The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled against environmental groups and Indian bands trying to halt the construction across northern Minnesota of the Line 3 replacement.
Business
June 14
North Dakota’s oil output rose a bit in April, but the state is in danger of losing its status as the nation’s second largest oil producer to New

N.D. oil production inches up, but is the state falling behind?

Its status as the No. 2 oil producer is getting shaky
Business
June 14
Maazah is in growth mode, recently getting a spot at food hall Keg and Case. From left are Nasreen Sajady, Fatima Sajady, Yasameen Sajady, Sheilla Saj

St. Paul chutney maker Maazah eyes growth, lands Keg and Case spot

Recent acceptance into a Minneapolis-based food accelerator and upcoming presence in the St. Paul food hall will fuel growth.
Loons
June 14
Former Gophers soccer player Maddie Castro shot to sink Andrea Yoch into the dunk tank at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium. On Sunday, Yoch was announced

Women's soccer coming with 'pre-professional' team, women-led ownership group

With her experience as a former Minnesota United executive, team president Andrea Yoch believes Minnesota will embrace a team in the new 'W League.'
Companies managed their costs and liquidity through the pandemic, but collectively, the 50 companies saw net income decline more than 12% as the broad
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Revenue for the companies on the Star Tribune 50 list as a whole increased 5.5% to a cumulative $621.8 billion.
Business
June 13

How to keep workers in post-pandemic economy

Q: As the economy emerges from the pandemic, what can I do to keep employee turnover low?A: While there is no "sure thing" with respect…
Business
June 13

Minnesota needs to address family leave shortfalls

The call by President Biden for a federally funded paidfamily leave program in his first address to Congress earlier this year highlights the paucity of…
June 13

Alexander: How to get good Wi-Fi reception in a really old house

Old houses can be particularly challenging for wireless routers. Here are some solutions.
Business
June 13
Pat Regan, president of Minnesota Coaches and, for now, a part-time driver.

Amid shortage of drivers, owner of Minn. school bus company takes on routes himself

The shortage of school bus drivers began before the pandemic, but it got worse.
Business
June 13
FireLake Grill executive chefs — from left, Albert Raven, Leonard Ventura, Edgar Beas, Robert Foster  and Dinesh Jayawardena — unveiled their ingr

Radisson Blu, with FireLake expansion on its mind, hosts 'Chopped'-like chef competition at Mall of America

Flames shot and grills sizzled last week as five top chefs from around the country battled it out during Radisson Blu Hotel's "FireLake Face-Off" contest…
June 13
Andrew Shin, owner of Chicago Cleaners, watches YouTube and Netflix to pass the time as business is slow on June 7, 2021. (Vashon Jordan Jr./Chicago T

Offices are reopening, but business isn't rebounding at dry cleaners

As customers return to the businesses they used to frequent, many dry cleaners are no longer part of the weekly routine.
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June 13
Mike DePauw, executive director, Kruskopf & Company/KC Truth of Minneapolis.

New executive director aims to integrate services to strengthen agency

Ad industry veteran Mike DePauw is leading integration of strategy, media and creative services at Kruskopf & Co., the brand and advertising agency that bills…
Business
June 12
As consumers increasingly venture away from home, demand has begun to shift toward services, including restaurant meals. That, plus problems with supp

Minn. consumers, businesses deal with surprising price jolt

Some believe the fast-rising prices are temporary. Others worry the situation could spiral into something longer lasting.
Agriculture
June 12
The EPA’s Michael Regan came to Washington with a reputation as a consensus builder who could work with people in industry along with environmentali

Water protections return to spotlight

The EPA said it had found that the changes under Trump caused "significant environmental degradation."