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A North Dakota farm boy traded commodities and oil pipes before jumping into the organic foods movement.
But it will be tough to beat the 2020 total because Minnesota companies raised so much capital in the second half of last year.
The century-old warehouse was first restored in 1974, beginning the overhaul of the city's old factories and warehouses into offices.
Presa quit a $120,000 corporate chef job to launch a pizzeria that now has a growing frozen line.
Solar is still a small part of the state's renewable energy mix, but it is growing quickly.
Siemens is the first strategic investor in the Bloomington-based maker of software for controlling building temperatures.
The funding is part of an initial payout of $420 million in grants to community finance providers by the nation's third-largest bank.
Like many bike retailers, 2020 was a spectacular year for Erik's Bikes, which has grown to 32 stores in seven states.
Nancy Nelson spent her life devoted to social service, and her husband says he still follows her lead.
The Minnesota Legislature watered down a $150 million aid package that was initially designed to help businesses in the riot-damaged sections of Minneapolis and St. Paul.
But it did right for the providers of home health services, along with workers and the families who count on them.
It's the second infusion of capital for the firm, which created an app that encourages users to build healthy habits.
The focus of Grid Catalyst will be on cold-climate technologies.
The 50-year-old agency will quadruple its loan portfolio as it backs projects such as the Resolute on W. Broadway.
Michael Porter earns respect and national recognition from the hotel industry.
Two-thirds of the apprentices will be people of color who will complete at least a two-year degree while building a career.
Nick Alm, founder of the Twin Cities consulting firm, said they were inspired by another visionary Minnesota entrepreneur.
The government distributed more than $1 billion in recent days to community development organizations that provide capital to ventures that can't get financing in other channels.
The shortage of school bus drivers began before the pandemic, but it got worse.
Some believe the fast-rising prices are temporary. Others worry the situation could spiral into something longer lasting.
Goodness Growth Holdings, known as Vireo Health until last week, got started when a doctor observed that marijuana was better for treating pain than opioids.
Vireo Health is taking on a new name, Goodness Growth Holdings, as it branches out with a biosciences research subsidiary.
The latest infusion is the biggest for the company, which is changing the way farmers analyze their fields and crops.
Amid a surge in violence, developers and business leaders in north Minneapolis pour energy and money into economic expansion.
A 20-story apartment building is coming along just as Aeon's longtime leader, Alan Arthur, gets ready to retire.
A couple of years ago, Carol Giuliani was helping an elderly fellow from Iowa dress for a wedding at a resort on a lake in…
Some new businesses are also opening in downtown Minneapolis as entrepreneurs and civic leaders monitor the return to office work.
A new fund aims to raise at least $20 million to redevelop parts of north Minneapolis damaged by violence after the death of George Floyd. And it's already buying properties to redevelop.
MetroConnections spun "on a dime" to take events and conferences virtual.
Jamf Holding, one of two Minnesota companies to go public in an IPO last year, recently delivered another quarter of 35%-plus growth in recurring revenue.…
The money is chiefly coming from the charitable arms of large companies in the Twin Cities region.
Neighborhood Development Center paid about $1.6 million for the site for a commercial and residential project.
Dale Nitschke's Ovative Group, the decade-old digital-first marketer, didn't pause for the pandemic.Ovative's revenue grew 42% last year to $36 million and it's up 50%…
Sibling owners will keep North Loop location open on a limited-hours basis, with closeouts and specials.
It's the second large round of outside investment raised by NetSPI, a provider of cybersecurity services and tests for businesses and institutions.
Its purchase of San Francisco-based Wandera, a provider of zero-trust data security technology, is the biggest ever for Jamf.
Businesses support bipartisan efforts to help low-income kids.
When things hit a low point for Junita's Jar last summer, a different conversation — about social justice after Floyd's death — started to have an effect on the business.
There are about 400 small farmers within 90 minutes of the Twin Cities providing food directly to consumer buying groups, retailers and farmers markets.
Maker of solar-powered batteries got a spree of orders after appearing on show last Friday.
Joe Delgado, chief financial officer of Preceptis Medical, had a personal reason for leaving a good job at UnitedHealth Group a few years ago.His daughter,…
Private insurance covered less than half of the $550 million in property damage from the May riots.
Bank investing in businesses, nonprofits in the home of its roots.
Clean energy grew in Minnesota last year despite the pandemic and recession.
Regulators monitor broker after industry settlement and South Carolina lawsuit.
Project for Pride in Living to develop building, hire "diverse workforce."
St. Vincent's, rooted in a number of Twin Cities Catholic parishes, proves that discarded merchandise and dated food can still fill a need.
Claire Ferrara went to St. Catherine's and to Dunwoody, then faced the leadership test of a lifetime just a year into taking control of the family business, Standard Heating and Cooling.
Shannon O'Leary, chief investment officer of the St. Paul & Minnesota Foundation, was thinking about the vulnerability of supply lines for American companies before COVID-19…
They keep it open daily in downtown Mpls. after virus ruined smooth opening.
Businessman Jim Luger protested the Vietnam War and worked for civil rights for decades.He also was an American warrior.In 1950, Luger, a young athlete from…
Fhima's got a break on rent and a new focus, while Afro Deli's owner put his team to work helping charities.
The collapse of Gevo has been predicted several times but the maker of renewable fuels has survived. In the past few weeks, its shares have been on a wild ride.
A University of Minnesota spinoff is commercializing "green chemistry" solutions that combat coronaviruses as well as neutralize mercury and other industrial-born pollution"We solve environmental problems…
The Minneapolis software firm's value is estimated to exceed $1 billion.
State health officials worked last week to increase COVID-19 vaccination rates of Minnesotans of color, amid the disclosure that they are being inoculated at
Baheru Haile, an accomplished guy who moved to Minnesota from Ethiopia in 1978, likes to work.Haile, the son of a subsistence farmer, first earned a…
Interest and fees can combine to create effective rates above 200%.
The contribution is one of several that Cummins made to Community Development Financial Institutions across the country.
Ahmed Muhumud, co-owner of Midtown Eye Care, sought refuge for the business last fall in the Midtown Global Market after it was burned down in…
Mesuda Hudug, a veteran home-health aide and licensed nursing assistant, is pleased with the recently negotiated contract between the Minnesota Department of Human Services and…
One morning last week, Steve Reinardy, a nine-year employee of Minnesota Diversified Industries in northeast Minneapolis, sanitized surfaces to guard against the coronavirus."I clean everything…
Arctic Wolf, a cybersecurity firm that moved its headquarters from Silicon Valley to Eden Prairie last year, is growing fast.
It took a fight between Congress and the Treasury Department for the pandemic aid to become tax-free on the federal level. State legislators are thinking about whether to do the same thing.
Khalique Rogers and Tatem Rios are the embodiment of the Minnesota SciTech internship program that's expanding the essential pool of talented young interns and employees…
A North Dakota-based financial-services firm, fresh off a 2020 initial public offering of stock and record earnings, is getting most of its growth from the…
Pandemic presents new opportunities as clients depend on e-commerce.
Gov. Tim Walz has proposed $7 million for the on-and-off Minnesota Angel Tax Credit next fiscal year.It should go back to $10 million with a…
Net profit slipped just a little but revenue rose sharply in 'challenging environment.'
Some of the biggest wins for a Texas investment fund recently have been with Minnesota tech companies.
The state logged two public offerings in 2020.
Steve Buchanan caught a break as a teenager 20-plus years ago when a relative referred him to someone who worked for a small computer-consulting firm.The…
Health insurers, food farms drew some of the biggest investments in state history.
Dileep Rao, a former venture capitalist, isn't celebrating the record $1.86 billion in venture money that flowed to Minnesota businesses last year.He's also not enamored…
Sam Riley was an engaging, lineman-size man who ran a security business and protected people in Twin Cities inner-city neighborhoods for 35 years.Riley, 63, died…