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Wabash National injects new life into Little Falls' shuttered boat factory

Larson Boat — in better times above —closed its 114-employee Little Falls plant in January and merged operations into its Wisconsin flagship plant.

Indiana-based Wabash National has acquired for $3 million the just-shuttered Larson Boat plant, a nearly century-old business in the Minnesota town.

Going digital: Device makers chase fast-growing, data-driven market

POPS! mobile system is smartphone-connected glucose sensor for diabetics.

Companies big and small are looking to carve out a chunk of the hot sector.

TCF first quarter earnings hit because of restructuring and technology costs

The Plymouth office of TCF Bank. (LEILA NAVIDI/Star Tribune file photo)

A restructuring of the auto finance division contributed the earnings decrease.

CEO Pay Watch: UnitedHealth's Stephen Hemsley made $31.3 million last year

Developer Kelly Doran remembers mentor Robert Muir

Robert Muir, who died this month, was a business mentor and father figure to Doran.

Express Scripts expects to lose biggest customer after 2019

Shares of Express Scripts Holding Co. tumbled in extended trading Monday after the prescription drug manager said its biggest customer, Anthem, doesn't plan to extend its contract when it expires 2019.

Lawsuit claims ex-Fox News host was harassed online by Fox

Former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros says in a lawsuit she believes network operatives used bogus social media accounts to torture her after she complained about sexual harassment.


Developer Kelly Doran remembers mentor Robert Muir
Inside Track

Robert Muir, who died this month, was a business mentor and father figure to Doran.

Wabash National injects new life into Little Falls' shuttered boat factory
Neal St. Anthony

Indiana-based Wabash National has acquired for $3 million the just-shuttered Larson Boat plant, a nearly century-old business in the Minnesota town.


The world's biggest polluter still thinks climate change is a problem

China works to promote green technology while curbing carbon emissions.


Lawsuit against NHL over concussions heating up

Many of the 126 former players in the suit have Minnesota connections.


Business people

Moving upAlerus named David Norris group president and director of sales and service. Norris joined the company in 2007 and most recently was Alerus' president…


Bottom line: Volunteerism is great for business

As we observe National Volunteer Week this week, it's a good time to remember just how big volunteerism is in Minnesota. As a state, we're…


McDonald's, fast-food chains find antibiotic-free beef, pork hard to deliver

A shareholder proposal calls for a phase-out, but process is complicated.


Six months and no offers could mean job search needs a break

Q: I'm discouraged. I was laid off about six months ago along with a lot of others in my company. To make it worse, other…


Jobs calendar

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Stephen Wilbers: Use writing to predict the past and remember the future

Did you know you have the power to transform your workplace into a healthier environment? It's called the power of writing.Here's an exercise you can…


The importance of praise

Mark Twain once said, "I could live for two months on one good compliment."We all love to receive compliments. They make everyone feel better. It…


Brands that pick targets wisely can connect on social media

Q: How can brands stand out among the growing abundance of misinformation that exists on social media sites, like Facebook, today?AnonymousA: Can brands save…