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Inside Track

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


LDI names former Polaris exec to CEO role

Corrugated box maker LDI names Matt Homan as president and CEO


3M forms new sustainability and product stewardship organization

3M forms new sustainability and product stewardship organization.


Polaris Industries named to Fortune 500 list

For first time, Fortune 500 names Minnesota-based Polaris Industries


Pulido will have ongoing role with Washington-based Inovalon

Pulido, the pharma veteran who took over Minneapolis-based Ability Network in 2015, sold it for $1.2 billion this spring.


Craig-Hallum names new M&A business leaders

Hodgeson and O'Brien named to replace team that left to form new M&A business in Minneapolis.


Record number of presentations at Technovation[MN] app challenge

Three teams sponsored by U.S. Bancorp advanced out of last weekends Technovation[MN] Appapalooza event


Katie Steller overcame disease; plans business expansion

SBA award winner Katie Steller would not let her disease define her. She prefers to be known by her seven-chair hair salon in Northeast.


Beat-the-odds employees lauded by Minnesota Chamber

Smart employers find that employees with disabilities or who overcome other obstacles oftentimes excel at work.


The stocks of medical manufacturers Intricon and Tactile Medical surge

The two Twin Cities companies are among the best local stocks to own since 2017


Crystal manufacturer named Minnesota SBA family-business of 2018

The 40-year-old Randy's Booth Company of Crystal is expanding, including hiring ex-offenders who train for skilled work.


State creates one-stop certification portal for targeted small businesses

States says Minnesota Small Business Certification Web Portal makes it easier for small businesses to compete for federal, state, and local public contracts


St. David's opens downtown child-and-family center

The Minnesota-based nonprofit can work with hundreds more kids thanks to a partnership with Westminster Presbyterian Church.


St. David's opens downtown child-and-family center

The Minnesota-based nonprofit can work with hundreds more kids thanks to a partnership with Westminster Presbyterian Church.


St. David's opens downtown child-and-family center

The Minnesota-based nonprofit can work with hundreds more kids thanks to a partnership with Westminster Presbyterian Church.


Fastenal warns shareholders of bogus mini-tender offer

Fastenal is urging shareholders to reject the latest mini-tender offer from a firm who has a pattern of making of unfavorable offers to shareholders.


North Side's Green Garden teen bakers three-quarters of way to goal

Green Garden Bakery executives: Jasmine Salter, Leensa Ahmed, Jacobi Simmons and other teen associates have built an innovative enterprise that grew o

The Green Garden bakers, Minnesota Cup entrepreneurial award winners last fall, are three-quarters of the way to their $200,000 goal of a commercial kitchen and education area at their housing complex.


Zip Recruiter says Twin Cities a hot job market for small business

Zip Recruiter, the national job board, and, NerdWallet, say the Twin Cities area is a great employment hub for young people who want to work for small concerns.


Life Time acquires six local Massage Retreat & Spa locations

Life Time has acquired the Massage Retreat & Spa business which was founded by a former Life Time employee.


Man Cave Craft Eats wants to appeal to broader audience with new name and look

Man Cave Craft Eats wants to appeal to broader audience with new name and look

The fast-growing craft meats company, based in Minneapolis, wants its new name, Mighty Spark Food Co., to attract women as well as men. The company hopes the new brand positions it as a "better-for-you" option in the meat aisle without compromising on taste.


Insite Software raises more venture capital

Insite Software says it's having success since moving to a software-as-a-service model distributed from the cloud.