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Inside Track

Inside Track

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


Doran will build housing at site of former Best Buy Southdale store

The 185-unit complex, with a development-construction price tag of $48 million, will include nine "affordable" units.


At retirement party, Twin Cities real estate figure Russ Nelson describes meaningful volunteer work

Real estate adviser and community leader Russ Nelson, at a reception marking his retirement, tells guests just the kind of volunteer assignment that could attract his attention when he's ready to take one on.


Avon (Mn.) native to head Americas division of global accountant

Kelly Grier, who grew up in central Minnesota, will oversee the 71,500-employee, 31-country Americas business of EY from New York City.


MEDA named top minority business developer by U.S. Commerce Dept.

Expanding MEDA has been recognized for two years by federal agency as it helps counsel and finance more fledgling enterprises.


Patterson rings Opening Bell at Nasdaq

Patterson Cos. brought 15 employees to help ring Nadaq's Opening Bell Tuesday to commemorate their 25 years as a public company.


Smith, Massman behind Gov. Dayton's recent "green" order

Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, a former corporate marketer and small business owner, sees Minnesota companies cutting energy, garbage and greenhouse gasses, as they grow.


CliftonLarsonAllen adding more internships

The accounting firm that employs 800 in Downtown Minneapolis is adding interns from area colleges, with an eye to developing more minority accountants.


Polaris Industries makes its 1 millionth "Ranger" vehicle

Polaris rolls its 1 millionth Ranger recreational vehicle off the factory floor.


Minnesota Chamber says economy could be better

The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce hails Minnesota workers and innovation, but says in latest study that things would be better with tax-and-immigration reforms.


Zelickson may open another "Big Thrill Factory" location

Big Thrill Factory, the two-site locale for bowling, bumper cars, video and other games, is growing and getting accolades.


Medtronic earnings down following hurricanes

Medtronic quarterly earnings beat Wall Street expectations, despite storms and wildfires


French general consul expects increased business with Minnesota

Guillaume Lacrois addresses the French American Chamber of Commerce of Minnesota


MHTA names award-winning local tech companies

Tech association CEO says industry is delivering vital technology for customers and communities.


Caribou Coffee roasts "Bold North Blend" for Minnesota Super Bowl

The Brooklyn Center-based coffee company will supply 50,000 cups of the hot brew to chilled volunteers during the 10-day festivities leading up to the Super Bowl in February.


PeopleNet of Minnetonka has fared well under Trimble

The PeopleNet mobile solutions and Minnetonka campus have grown since the 2011 Trimble acquision.


Five things to know about Delta's 747 Farewell Tour, coming to MSP

Delta Air Lines is the last U.S. carrier flying the famed Boeing 747 aircraft, but not for much longer. The airline announced it will bring the jumbo jet through MSP for its farewell tour Dec. 20.


Device for 'weak stream' tested

Plymouth medical device company announces study of drug-coated balloon treatment.


U.S. Bancorp further greens the business

U.S. Bank is the latest company to work with Xcel Energy to generate more juice from wind-and-solar power.


Early valve data look promising

Medtronic has already launched a larger trial of its Intrepid mitral valve


Fastenal celebrates anniversaries by ringing the Opening Bell at Nasdaq

Fastenal rang the Opening Bell Monday to celebrate its 50 years as a company and 30 years on Nasdaq.