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Inside Track

Inside Track

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

Manna Freight sells to Pennsylvania's Pilot

The 27-year-old Mendota Heights firm sold to an industry consolidator, Pilot Freight Systems.

LDI corrugated box firm celebrates 100 years with Guinness World Record goal

LDI ends U.S. "Gratitude" tour, serves 2,000 and gives away roughly $1 million to celebrate 100th anniversary.

Periscope refreshes brand with ice cream flavor

The Minneapolis advertising agency has made a new ice cream as well as embraced a new image.

Restaurants raise money for detained immigrants

About 25 Twin Cities restaurateurs raised $25,000 in the first fundraiser for immigrant detainee service on Arizona border.

Blacks in Technology will hold inaugural conference in October

Blacks in Technology will hold its inaugural conference in the Twin Cities in the fall in conjunction with Twin Cities Startup Week

3M to provide USDA with food pathogen test kits

3M headquarters in Maplewood

3M kits will help USDA test food for listeria, E.coli and Salmonella

Marsh & McLennan subsidiary buys family-owned Klein Agency of St. Paul

Marsh has been consolidating independent agencies in building an agency business that serves middle-market commercial customers.

Boomchickapop's Mpls. headquarters to close; work to move out of state

Boomchickapop's office in the Loring Park area of downtown Minneapolis will soon close.

The Chicago-based food giant purchased the popular popcorn snack company in September and quietly moved the headquarters out of Minnesota.

Gov. Dayton announces job fair for veterans

The 12th Annual Veteran's Career Fair is July 18 in Brooklyn Park

ASV signs agreement with large Australian rental chain

ASV signs agreement with large Australian rental chain

Minnesota skid steer maker, ASV, signs major sales agreement with large Australian rental chain.

Brimacomb expands with emerging-company fund

Rick Brimacomb, the veteran emerging-business advisor, is adding a fund to his toolkit.

Schwan's Co. hiring 50 workers for its updated Kentucky pizza plant

Food giant Schwan's adds workers to newly upgraded plant in Kentucky

Twin Cities Habitat will increasing affordable housing production

Volunteer Peter Jensen worked at a Habitat for Humanity house in North Minneapolis. ] GLEN STUBBE • Monday, November 13,

Twin Cities Habitat has been granted $25 million in low-cost financing that will help it expand its mission.

Annual Russell Shuffle puts Supervalu in the Russell Microcap Index

The annual reconstitution of the Russell US equity indexes puts Supervalu, a Fortune 500 company with $14.2 billion in revenue but a market cap or $815 million, in the Microcap Index.

Charlie Pillsbury furthers the employee-ownership cause

George Pillsbury, the late businessman-legislator, believed employees should be also be owners of their companies.

Minnesota pension board looks at private equity strategy

The Minnesota officials who oversee state investments expressed concern about a portfolio company bankruptcy, although fund returns have been strong for years.

Uponor opens new Hutchinson pipe plant

Uponor North America starts producing PEX pipe in Hutchinson - the firm's 11th expansion in North America.

Peace Coffee, Sunrise Banks, others noted for good

Several Minnesota businesses make global list for doing good

Minnesota solar market surges

The state posted one of the largest gains nationally in new solar power capacity during the first quarter, according to a new report.

South Korean and Thai conglomerates may be suitors for Schwan's

South Korean and Thai food giants are said to be in a bidding competition for Schwan's Co.