A look at what’s behind today's Minnesota business headlines.
Barostim device gets FDA nod to treat heart failure by stimulating nerve endings in the neck
The Twin Cities chapter of Genesys Works, the national career-training nonprofit that places disadvantaged, mostly minority high school students in paid internships, said 318 Twin Cities students were hired this month for one-year, 20-hour-a-week paid internships at 56 Twin Cities companies.
The recently formed Minnesota Hemp Association is protesting the July arrest in South Dakota of an unspecified truck driver delivering legally grown hemp from Colorado to a processor in Minnesota.
CB Insights says Rally Ventures, which raised $100 million in 2012-13, has been the most active venture firm in Minnesota over the last five years.
Lyle Berman's Black Ridge Acquisition has abandoned the energy business to focus on gambling, which has been his calling card for 30-plus years.
Bremer blamed the first-half decline on accounting issues and said its banking business remains strong.
General Mills has appointed Jano Cabrera, a former McDonald's executive and communications operative for the Democratic Party, as its chief communications officer.
Tuffy's of Perham, Mn., is expanding in Delano, an hour from the Twin Cities, with a $70 million plant to make dog treats from wheat, barley, rice, soybeans and other products grown in the Midwest.
Advocates say farmers markets build community, healthy foods and leave more cash in the pockets of farmer-producers.
Barry Skog, who had been investigated for years for peddling counterfeit rare coins, was sentenced to 30 months in prison.
While its underlying rating remains unchanged, ratings agency revises longer-term outlook on positive financial developments
But new figures showed it is still in the hockey-stick portion of its growth trajectory. And our records say it's been about 20 years since a high-tech startup from the Twin Cities did an IPO.
The center will use the funds to further collaboration between big companies and minority-owned suppliers.
An independent "roll-up" company, an offshoot of Sunbelt Advisors, has started signing members who eventually can be acquired.
Norwest Equity Partners has added a veteran partners from Snow Phipps in New York City
The city and participating black entrepreneurs are staging 13 events focusing on black enterprise through July 27. Minneapolis boasts nearly 1,000 black-owned businesses.
The century-old building is known as the "9s on Nicollet Mall."
The second class in Techstars' Farm to Fork Accelerator Program starts this week in St. Paul, Cargill and Ecolab announced Monday.
Jeff Tollefson, 57, the one-time venture capitalist, left to run a job-training nonprofit in 2008 and has returned to run one of the state's influential business associations.
Foodsby, which is doubling revenue annually, plans to move into a downtown building that will allow it to expand from 150 to up to 350 employees.