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Inside Track

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


Twin Cities small business "master class" offered in July

A "master class" for small businesses will be held July 27 in Minneapolis that will feature successful entrepreneurs and finance and strategy experts, sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce and MetLife.


AURI says it's boosting Minnesota food companies

The state-supported research-and-marketing agency seeks to develop new products and markets for Minnesota crops.


Former Arthur Andersen employees leave bright legacy

The former Minneapolis employees of Arthur Andersen raised $1.5 million to build the $4.57 million wellness center at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute.


Hmong American Partnership gets SBA microloan funds

The St. Paul-based organization assists fledgling and expanding small businesses in Ramsey and several other counties.


Lutheran Social Service, Wells Fargo work on financial well-being

Lutheran Social Service will focus on improved personal financial health in North Minneapolis and St. Paul's east side.


Lyle Berman's stake in Las Vegas-based Golden Entertainment rises

Lyle Berman still owns more than 9 percent of Golden Entertainment which announced a deal Monday to acquire four casinos for $850 million.


Minneapolis Cookie Cart expanding to St. Paul storefront

Cookie Cart breaking ground June 29 on $3 million renovation of old grocery store site on Payne Avenue in St. Paul


EY names Upper Midwest "entrepreneurs of the year"

All Over Media, Innovative Office Solutions and Bellissio Foods are among the winners of the 31-year EY entrepreneur awards.


Cargill Foundation doubles down on Minneapolis Public Schools

Cargill, through its foundation already the single-largest corporate support of struggling Minneapolis schools, will invest $4 million over three years in academic-enrichment and career-readiness initiatives.


Catholic Charities advances with huge St. Paul project

Catholic Charities has raised enough from private-public partners to complete big St. Paul project in 2019.


Minnesota exports rise during quarter

Minnesota farm, manufacturing and mining exports rise, despite trade dip with Canada.


Getting a slide from Germany to St. Paul was no walk in the park

A delivery delay threatened a grand opening at the Minnesota Children's Museum until C.H. Robinson solved some complicated logistics.


Summit Medical licenses technology from UofM medical school

The device for broken jaws, approved by U.S. FDA, is designed to improve recovery, safety, and do so more economically.


Minnesota Museum of American Art will build in downtown St. Paul

The Minnesota Museum of American Art will build a $12.5 million home inside the historic Pioneer Endicott complex.


Minnesota cybersecurity consultant honored by FBI for saving woman from attacker

Andrew Borene, a former Macalester College football player and Marine officer, wrestled an assailant to the ground on a Washington-area highway in March.


Uponor North America adding 50 more jobs in Apple Valley

Uponor, the Finland-based plumbing-system manufacturer, is expanding for the 10th time in Apple Valley since it arrived in 1990.


The Food Group absorbs Minnesota Food Association

Minnesota's largest food bank wholesaler will assume the administrative tasks as the micro-farm work expands through MFA's Big River Farms near Marine on St. Croix


BDO will move its office to Minneapolis loop this month

The fast-growing Chicago-based firm positions itself as an alternative to the huge "Big Four."


St. Paul's OppSource software raises $1.22 million

OppSource has raised its first round of outside capital.


NRG unveils its first Minnesota community solar projects

The company announces seven sites in the metro area and southern Minnesota that will serve over 1,000 customers.