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Inside Track

A look at what’s behind today's Minnesota business headlines.


A gut check – with Twin Cities tech

Twin Cities company enters partnership aimed at harnessing power of gut microbes


ASV Holdings moves its distribution operations to Minnesota

ASV Holdings moves its outsourced distribution operations in house and to Grand Rapids, Minnesota.


St. Paul's "Green Line" is getting greener

IPS Solar has installed solar arrays on four commercial buildings along University Avenue along the Green Line light rail corridor.


Where's the money for early med-tech?

New options for early funding discussed as venture capital in med-tech becomes scarcer


Sleep Number becomes Minnesota Vikings sleep and wellness partner

Sleep Number providing individualized sleep plans for Vikings players, coaches and staff to show good how sleep habits lead to faster recovery and better performance.


Investment banker Hunt Greene retiring after 42 years

Veteran investment banker Hunt Greene, who sold Greene Holcom Fisher to BMO Capital Markets last year, plans to focus on a family business and philanthropy.


Revolution recycles its 3 millionth pound of MN ag plastic waste

New effort to recycle MN farm crop covers and feed bags takes off.


Center for innovation opens at University of Minnesota

Retired business executive Fred Friswold headed $4 million fund drive for "Discovery Nexus" inside McNamara Alumni Center.


Twin Cities Startup Week is upon us

The week starting Monday is a celebration for innovators, makers, artists, hackers and beer tasters and those who want to sample the "startup capitol of the north" through any or all of 150 events.


3M opens new design center in Tokyo

New 3M design center in Japan joins a host of other showcases around the globe.


New approval for Medtronic heart-failure device

After testing on nearly 1,000 patients in a six-year span, FDA grants approval for HVAD System


Xcel's solar garden program passes milestone: 40 projects online

Xcel Energy says that 139 megawatts of power are being generated through the state-mandated Community Solar Garden program, which has been hindered by delays.


Tracking costs from recalled medical devices

Final audit report tries to shine a light on $1.5 billion in Medicare spending


Lite Run gets $100K grant to further device to help people with balance problems

The St. Paul-based company has been working on products to help the long-term disabled. It is getting $100,000 from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research.


Donaldson Co. recommending an annual vote on executive compensation.

In 2011 Donaldson approved a once every three-year vote on executive compensation, now they'll join others with an annual vote.


New study from Allianz Life finds boomers embracing saving mentality

A logo sign outside of the headquarters of the Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America in Minneapolis, Minnesota on October 25, 2015. Photo by Kristoffer Tripplaar *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***

Boomers are saving more during the economic recovery, but more still worry about burning through savings than death.


Could be a settlement in the Pine River Capital-Steve Kuhn case

Pine River Capital Management, where performance has lagged and assets declined since 2014, is discussing a settlement of litigation with its former star portfolio manager, Steve Kuhn.


Sleeping better, five years later

Minn. firm publishes long-term results from sleep-apnea device


The Stable raises $4 million from Forum Communications

The Minneapolis-based branding agency will expand to Seattle broaden its social-media work.


Local medtech startup says its device has veterans walking again

Edina's RxFunction has been working on a medical device for peripheral neuropathy patients, and is now talking about results from its pilot study.