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Inner City Ducks is a club of about 75 middle school boys and girls from Olson Middle School and neighboring Creekview Park.
As the Global Market was attacked by looters, guards, volunteers rose to fight for what had been built.
Advocates also say some of the smaller, weaker agencies will fail this year, compounding the worker shortage.
Impact Power Solutions is a pioneer of the Minnesota solar industry with a new majority owner that has fueled red-hot growth in a recession. SmartPitch…
In seeking to be the paramount online disrupter in the emerging digital-pharmacy industry, Capsule has received notice for raising about $250 million in capital over several years, including $200 million last fall.
The 169-unit complex has risen from a former church parking lot east of 6th St. and Chicago Avenue.
Abdirahman Kahin responded to pandemic by switching to a nonprofit model
The organization anticipates there is more hard work ahead to continue providing services while the pandemic threat remains.
Frank Dogbe, owner of SOS Building Services in Minneapolis, decided not to cut jobs or the pay of his workers when the offices they cleaned…
The regulator found the Minneapolis brokerage sold high-priced investments when cheaper ones should have been offered.
Consumers rushed to stores to buy coffee and food after the coronavirus forced most of them to work and study from home.
For many, focusing on work today helps them abate worry about the future.
The tech sector in Minnesota is still growing, even with the effects of the coronavirus.
Melrose revived Bloomington-based Toro and put it on an acquisition spree that turned it into a market leader.
The Minnesota High Technology Association will be called MnTech for short.
It is forcing many into decisions they never thought they would have to make.
Downtown Improvement District ambassadors have focused on projects from deep cleaning bus stops, tree grates and sidewalks to greening tasks.
Owners balance ongoing losses against putting workers in danger.
Growers who feed the region's farmers markets are concerned.
Trump signs a new round of funding for small business loans, with applications to start on Monday.
A few other companies, including Shake Shack, also returned money to benefit more needy businesses.
Catholic Charities, others are inundated and people and backers are helping.
The coronavirus outbreak created new opportunities for some companies, including small ones in the Twin Cities.
Federal aid has started to arrive to small businesses in Minnesota closed or harmed by the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic.River City Builders and…
Growth the past few years has come from making parts for Medtronic-built ventilators and hospital beds.
Jeff and Randi Cowmeadow for more than 30 years have led Calvary Baptist Church in Minneapolis and they more recently started Prodigal Pub nearby. They work hard and have faith, especially now.
Ann and Mike Roess are feeling the same squeeze in this instant recession as their shuttered tenants.
Hardware stores are "essential" businesses amid a commercial shutdown. But the stores are not teeming with shoppers.
Nearly half of Minnesota's power came from zero-carbon sources last year.
It's further evidence that federal regulators are increasingly targeting culprits on executive row.
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.
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.