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Second helping for Golden Corral is in Maplewood

The Maplewood location should ease some of the lines at the Maple Grove. Owner Dale Maxfield said he underestimated the pent-up demand.

Opening is set for 10:45 a.m. Thursday, in time for lunch.

United Properties is moving its headquarters to downtown Minneapolis

United Properties is moving from Bloomington to a floor at the Gaviidae Common next year.
Photo courtesy of DLR Group

The move from a Bloomington complex signifies how far the company has come in the past few years as it has diversified its business from its concentration on suburban office park development.

Toro reports record earnings

Toro's new campus

Year-end profits get boost from strong fourth quarter.

Starbucks to boost number of shops, add more food to menu

Starbucks, looking to the future as its longtime CEO moves to other projects, plans to open 12,000 new locations within five years to boost its number of coffee shops worldwide by almost 50 percent.

Environmental groups drop suit vs. MPCA over Minntac's long-expired water permit

Environmentalists said they are satisfied by new steps to regulate Minnesota plants.

Schafer: Health care players still consolidating

Trump expected to pick Puzder for Labor

President-elect Donald Trump is expected to add another wealthy business person and elite donor to his Cabinet, with fast-food executive Andrew Puzder as labor secretary.


Schafer: Health care players still consolidating
Lee Schafer

The election result of November means that there is a jump ball again in national health care policy, but the big health care players haven’t…

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

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


One more foe for those who are fighting Dakota Access oil pipeline

As a blizzard pummels the North Dakota prairie, some depart and others dig in.


Mpls. business leaders raise safety concerns for downtown

Letter to Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges says the viability of downtown is at stake.


Arden Hills megaproject approved by city planners

Public hearing was the last big step before the City Council's vote on the old Army site.


Senate panel questions benefit for consumers in AT&T-Time Warner deal

Senators were skeptical of the claim by the CEOS of the two companies that their megadeal would result in lower prices.


Abbott Laboratories sues to end $5.8 billion purchase of Alere

Abbott Laboratories filed suit to terminate its $5.8 billion purchase of Alere Inc., citing setbacks since the deal was signed in January that it says…


Iowa Gov. Branstad is Trump's pick for ambassador to China

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, the incoming Trump administration's pick for ambassador to China, has long promoted his state's abundant agricultural products to China, but he would be thrust into the middle of increasing talk of a trade war with the United States' largest trading partner.


Senate passes 21st Century Cures Act; bill heads to Obama

The bill makes changes in regulatory review and helps to finance research.


Ikea to give parental leave to all U.S. workers

Broader paid time-off policy to begin in January.


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Select Comfort shares fell Tuesday on an analyst downgrade.

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