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Buffalo Wild Wings adds two names in board contest, one already offered by activist

Buffalo Wild Wings nominated two new directors with food industry experience.

One candidate nominated has been backed by the activist investor critical of the chain.

Polaris paid out $132 million in 2016 related to recalls

Costs related to Polaris recalls continue to increase. (GLEN STUBBE/Star Tribune file photo/gstubbe@startribune.com)

Enbridge tax challenge could cost northern Minn. counties millions

A crew installs a section of a crude oil pipeline for Enbridge Energy. The Calgary-based pipeline company is planning to build two pipelines across northern Minnesota. One would carry North Dakota oil. The other would replace an older pipeline from Canada.

If Enbridge wins its property tax challenge, some N. Minn. counties might owe it refunds.

Edina mansion that belonged to Kirby Puckett has been sold

The late Twins star's home has five bedrooms and seven bathrooms.

Delta Air Lines is changing boarding procedures at its Atlanta gates

New queues and signs are saving the airline precious time at its Atlanta gates.

Markets Right Now: A mixed start for stocks on Wall Street

Democratic senator asks drugmakers about opioid sales plans

A Democratic senator is seeking marketing information, sales records and studies from manufacturers of the top-selling opioid products in the United States to determine whether drugmakers have contributed to an overuse of the pain killers.


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Chinese immigrant sisters battle for success in construction industry
Neal St. Anthony

Jane Yuen-Lin Mahowald is a grateful immigrant, small businesswoman and citizen.And Mahowald, 63, backed by her twin sister Winnie Yuen-Yee Crosbie, a successful Realtor and…


Twin Cities nonprofit is offering $1 million for your big ideas

A private family foundation has committed $3 million over the next three years to the goal of addressing "urgent global challenges … in radically new ways."


Restaurant group: Minneapolis servers make $28.56 per hour

Any minimum wage hike should target support staff, an industry group says.


Otter Tail building natural gas plant in South Dakota

Fergus Falls, Minn.-based Otter Tail Power Co. said Monday it plans to build a natural gas-fired generator in eastern South Dakota, which will help make…


Rural Minn. hospitals fear fallout as work visas slow

As populations age in rural parts of the state and region, hospitals and clinics increasingly rely on immigrant doctors


In Colombia, a peace deal has a surprising effect: more coca production

Colombia created incentive to plant more before government payouts.


Supreme Court won't restore $7.25B swipe fees settlement

In a victory for retailers like Target and Best Buy, the Supreme Court will not restore a $7.25 billion settlement between merchants and Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc. over credit card transaction fees.


United Airlines: Customers 'welcome' to wear leggings

United Airlines says regular-paying flyers are welcome to wear leggings aboard its flights, even though two teenage girls were barred by a gate agent from boarding a flight from Denver to Minneapolis because of their attire.


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Why employers should care about future of 'extra' curriculars

At age 14, I spent the summer in a community theater production of “South Pacific.” From that moment on I spent every waking moment outside…


Grammar gaffes cast bright minds in dim light

Charter schools are overrated. That was the motion recently debated in the Intelligence Squared series, a forum that “allows listeners to eavesdrop on the brightest…