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Inside Track

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


FTC dental lawsuit unveiled

Lawsuit includes excerpts from executives policing anticompetitive agreements


State completes amended environmental review of proposed Enbridge oil pipeline

In an Aug. 21, 2017 photo, workers make sure that each section of the replacement Line 3 that is joined passes muster. Enbridge already has started building the 14-mile stretch of Line 3 from the Minnesota line to its terminal in Superior, Wis. In filings with the Public Utilities Commission Monday, Sept. 11, The Minnesota Department of Commerce says Enbridge Energy has failed to establish the need for its proposal to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota. Instead, the department says it might be better to just shut down the existing line.

The Environmental Impact Statement for the Line 3 project was amended after Minnesota utility regulators asked for clarifications in December.


Cuningham Group designed South Korean Winter Olympics complex

Minneapolis-based Cuningham Group designed the Alpensia Resort in South Korea, originally commissioned by South Korea in hopes of winning the 2014 Olympic games.


Caleres, new owner of Allen Edmonds, will close Minneapolis-area office

Caleres will consolidate a Bloomington marketing-and-merchandising office of Allen Edmonds into its St. Louis headquarters operation.


The Toro Co. makes minority equity investment in drone technology

Toro's investment in Boston-based drone company means they can remotely monitor turf and soil conditions from above and below the ground.


Minnesota solar energy employment up almost 50 percent in 2017

While national solar employment fell for the first time since at least 2010, Minnesota was a bright spot due to the build out of its solar garden program.


Caisson Interventional plans expansion in Maple Grove, gets $360K in help from DEED

The medical device company is adding 30,000 square feet to its manufacturing facility and expects to hire about 50 more people.


Slavitt launches health care advocacy group

The former UnitedHealth Group executive wants to promote grassroots advocacy for health system improvements.


Local companies and advertising agencies will run Super Bowl ads

Several local companies will have Super Bowl commercials tonight.


Tracking lung cancer more closely

Medtronic, Philips team up to improve monitoring of lung-cancer patients


Principals buy Marquette Asset Management from UMB Financial

Marquette Asset Management was sold to UMB of Kansas City as part of the sale of remaining Pohlad family banking assets.


Meda makes first minority business loans from Bremer fund

The Otto Bremer Trust invested $1.2 million to help Meda increase minority lending in the Twin Cities.


Nonprofit MDI adds "white room" work to its industrial portfolio

MDI, which employs workers with disabilities that are nearly half of its workforce, has added a new capacity at its Minneapolis facility.


John Taft joins Milwaukee-based Baird

Taft, who built up RBC Wealth Management's ranks of financial advisors and assets, is tasked with doing the same for Baird.


Traveling for the Super Bowl or just too wired for the big game? Here are some sleep tips for the week

Sleep expert Pete Bils expects people to cheat their sleep Super Bowl week but offers good tips for travelers.


MN Supplier Match launched by Minnesota Chamber of Commerce

MN Supplier Match will try to connects companies and boost local economies by tapping state's robust supply chain networks


Wings credit union will buy three Kleinbank branches

Wings, a member-owned credit union that is larger than most Minnesota commercial banks, will buy a few Klein branches


Urgent care market sees twists, turns

Med Express and North Memorial haven't seen all the growth they imagined in Minnesota.


GWG Holdings strikes a financial-expansion deal

The Minneapolis "life-settlement" company is raising capital to expand its business of buying life insurance policies at a discount.


Dick's Sporting Goods to extend hours and open early for Viking fans

Dick's Sporting Goods stores will extend hours to sell NFC Championship gear if Vikings win on Sunday