Business news on Minneapolis, St. Paul, the Twin Cities metro area and Minnesota | StarTribune.com

CEO says Life Time is 'just scratching the surface' of healthy living

Bahram Akradi, CEO of Life Time

Phillips Distilling is changing the mix under new CEO Mike Duggan

Mike Duggan, Phillips Distilling’s CEO, is shifting the Minneapolis-based company’s focus to craft liquors like his favorite, Prairie Organic Vodka.

Phillips Distilling is diversifying its liquor cabinet after years of declining sales from its most popular vodka brand, UV.

Franken tells Burnsville forum: GOP bill isn't about health care

Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., was part of a community forum Saturday on the Senate health care bill. The meeting, held at the Diamondhead Education Center in Burnsville, was hosted by “This Is Medicaid,” a coalition of Minnesota health care, disability and consumer organizations that oppose the $800 billion in Medicaid cuts included in the Senate plan released last week.

At the forum, citizens spoke emotionally about what Medicaid has meant for their health care.

Congress tries to navigate coming drone economy

Minnesota's Jason Lewis backs bill to give counties, cities some legal oversight.

Mississippi River dredging plan threatens Wabasha farm, tourism

A longtime family farm could be sacrificed to keep barges moving.

Mayors to Trump: immigration orders meddle with cities

Mayors are warning President Donald Trump that toughening immigration enforcement meddles with U.S. cities' affairs.

Schafer: Small business owners would lose out under Minneapolis' $15 minimum wage

What's really missing from the conversation about a higher city-mandated minimum wage, one mayoral hopeful said, is a clear understanding of who it is that will be paying more.


St. Paul-based Genesys Works provides business with diverse, disadvantaged interns
Neal St. Anthony

It's proving a great addition to the growing group of effective mentoring and internship efforts targeting disadvantaged kids.

Schafer: Small business owners would lose out under Minneapolis' $15 minimum wage
Lee Schafer

What's really missing from the conversation about a higher city-mandated minimum wage, one mayoral hopeful said, is a clear understanding of who it is that will be paying more.


Recent bankruptcy filings in Minneapolis and St. Paul

MINNEAPOLIS Craig James Weber, as surety for Bridgewater Construction LLC, 2516 W. 95th St., Bloomington; filed June 16, 17-41830; Chap. 7; assets, $545,150; liabilities, $283,330.…


No ready replacement for losing work identity in retirement

Something is missing in my life after retirement. I feel as if I am on vacation, going down a scenic country road with windows open,…


Investors throw cold water on Bed Bath & Beyond shares

Cold bath: Bed Bath & Beyond shares fell 12 percent to $29.65 Friday after it reported weaker earnings for the latest quarter than analysts expected.…


Gadgets: Xbox One X is impressive, just like its price tag

XBOX ONE X $500 New system impressive, just like its price tag Microsoft’s Xbox One X delivers on its promises to bring gorgeous gaming into…


Business bookshelf: Seaching for the secret to Scandinavian success

Scandinavians: In Search of the Soul of the North   Robert Ferguson, Overlook Press, 480 pages, $23. Norway, Sweden and Denmark consistently rank at or…


Are you afraid to look at your finances?

Ignoring tough financial situations delays action that can help to begin the process of untangling the money mess.


Medicaid cuts in GOP health bill could take toll on Minn. seniors

Half of Minnesota's nursing home residents get help through the program.


If Medicaid cuts are enacted, who will pay the nursing home bills?

GOP health bills portend some drastic changes.


Minnesota liquor stores gear up for the start of Sunday sales

Some are choosing to remain closed, though the long-held ban ends July 2.


20%? 25%? 30%? Welcome to 'tip inflation,' thanks to new consumer pressure

When Alexander Koury took his cats to get groomed a few weeks ago, he got a bit of a shock at the checkout counter. The…