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Dakota Access pipeline delay hurts developer, not necessarily N.D. oil producers

On a nearby hillside, authorities surveyed and protected the Dakota Access oil pipeline’s domain in North Dakota near the Standing Rock Reservation, site of ongoing protests.

For North Dakota's overall oil industry, the pipeline's delay isn't a big short-term issue since petroleum production is in the dumps. That's not likely to change much in 2017.

Change is brewing at Surly after abrasive split with co-founder

Surly Brewing owner Omar Ansari said there are no plans to sell off his brewery.

Seemingly unstoppable over the past decade as it went from two to 365 employees and opened a $35 million facility in Minneapolis, Surly Brewing hit its first sour patch in October when its co-founding brewmaster abruptly quit.

Is the middle class disappearing? Maybe not

Income for Americans in the middle rose at a modest but steady rate over the past 40 years, according to the Congressional Budget Office. And prices for consumer goods have dropped.

Is General Mills ripe for a takeover? Speculation intensifies

Making the case for diversity in the legal community

While many law firms leave diversity efforts to attorneys who juggle other daily tasks, Stinson Leonard Street hired Ann Jenrette-Thomas to solely focus on its diversity and inclusion goals.

Netflix spokesperson says Prince discussed reality show

Here's something else we lost with the death of Prince: A Netflix reality series centered on his Paisley Park home in Minnesota.

Southwest to resume Los Angeles flights to 3 Mexico resorts

Southwest Airlines is hoping to resume recently suspended flights between Los Angeles and three resort cities in Mexico beginning Sunday.


Schafer: Stock deal brings unexpected cuts elsewhere for some Medtronic shareholders
Lee Schafer

As a general rule of thumb, an unexpected letter from the Social Security Administration won’t make you happy. That’s if you can even understand what…

Select Comfort shares fell Tuesday on an analyst downgrade.
Inside Track

Citing increased advertising and price promotions Wedbush analyst cuts rating on Select Comfort


Teamsters rally outside Kline's office over pension issue

Congressman's pension reform bill has been tabled, but retirees say they're still concerned.


Rochester opens door to Uber and the like; now, will they expand there?

The City Council approved an ordinance allowing transportation networking companies to operate due to public demand.


Feds step up Takata air-bag recall

Federal officials involved in the largest auto recall in history are taking steps to ensure that the vehicles most at risk for deadly air bag…


Oculus releases a pair of new controllers

OCULUS TOUCH $200Controllers make a difference with RiftThe Oculus Rift virtual-reality headset became available this year to much fanfare, but it was missing something that…


Business bookshelf: 'The Revenge of Analog'

The Revenge of AnalogDavid Sax, Public Affairs, 282 pages, $25.99. "Sooner or later, everything old is new again," Stephen King once wrote — an observation…


Wine group gets boost with 'Hamilton' wine, the Federalist

When Terlato parted ways with its flagship Santa Margherita pinot grigio last year, it bid farewell to almost one-third of its business.How to move on…


Start-up Harken Health to exit exchanges in Atlanta, Chicago as part of market shift

Harken Health, the start-up health insurer from UnitedHealthcare, is shifting focus after suffering big losses in the individual market.


Schafer: Stock deal brings unexpected cuts elsewhere for some Medtronic shareholders

As a general rule of thumb, an unexpected letter from the Social Security Administration won’t make you happy. That’s if you can even understand what…


Itasca Project's work on racial disparities highlighted in new book

Itasca, started in 2003, is a business-education-foundation collaboration that studies big issues and transcends boundaries in seeking solutions with partners. Friedman, 63, a St. Louis…


Minneapolis offers matching grants for pollution-cutting businesses

Businesses can reduce air pollution and make the city healthier with help from the city of Minneapolis. Minneapolis is offering matching grants designed to cut…