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Conagra buys Boomchickapop maker Angie's Artisan Treats

Conagra is buying Angie's Artisan Treats, the Mankato- and Minneapolis-based maker of Boomchickapop ready-to-eat popcorn products.

A popcorn maker journeys from a Mankato garage into the hands of multinational conglomerate.

Hy-Vee's growth in the Twin Cities could get a boost from giant Austin facility

Hy-Vee, which has opened several stores in the Twin Cities over the past two years, is looking at building a distribution center in Austin, Minn.

The 1-million square foot facility would be its first distribution center outside of Iowa.

Walmart wants to send people into your house to stock the fridge – even when you're not home

Locally grown corn for sale at a Wal-Mart Supercenter in Decatur, Ga., in an undated handout photo. The company’s program to put more local food in its stores also seeks to improve the efficiency of the food chain to reduce waste.

The retailer is testing a delivery program that would allow customers to use smart-home technology to remotely open the door for delivery workers.

Ramsey County's Amazon HQ bid adds St. Paul riverfront to ammo site

Riverfront site in downtown St. Paul is added to proposal.

Company news: University of Minnesota adds to government relations team

Doctor admits signing phony prescriptions as part of scheme

Federal prosecutors say a New Jersey doctor has admitted signing prescriptions for patients he never saw as part of a scheme that cheated the state's health benefits programs and other insurers out of nearly $25 million.

Trump's comments on anthem, Curry resonate across sports


Schafer: Could Amazon steal the Twin Cities' top talent?
Lee Schafer

Complaining about competing against Amazon for workers would make Best Buy and Target look like whiners. But it's clearly an issue.

Could be a settlement in the Pine River Capital-Steve Kuhn case
Inside Track

Pine River Capital Management, where performance has lagged and assets declined since 2014, is discussing a settlement of litigation with its former star portfolio manager, Steve Kuhn.


Be careful with the phrase 'Super Bowl' in marketing; NFL has the trademark

While the Super Bowl brings opportunities, the National Football League has been notoriously protective of its trademarks.


Schafer: Could Amazon steal the Twin Cities' top talent?

Complaining about competing against Amazon for workers would make Best Buy and Target look like whiners. But it's clearly an issue.


Feds approve Minnesota program for lower premiums

The announcement left questions about the impact on federal funding for the state's MinnesotaCare program.


Costs picking up for large employer health plans

Increases are not as bad as some years, but rising medical costs and provider moves don't help.


Mound man pleads guilty to using $1 million in investors' money to fund lavish lifestyle

Jeremy Lundin stole more than $1 million from dozens of investors, the charges say.


Minnesota sees third IPO of the year with Celcuity

Friday's closing of $13.63 was up 43.5 percent from the initial offering price.


Battling bias, women entrepreneurs cash in with a fake male partner

When men ignored them, startup's female founders got creative.


Donald Tang, former Bear Stearns money man in China, now wants to remake himself in Hollywood

Bridge-building between East and West is Donald Tang's calling card.


Could be a settlement in the Pine River Capital-Steve Kuhn case

Pine River Capital Management, where performance has lagged and assets declined since 2014, is discussing a settlement of litigation with its former star portfolio manager, Steve Kuhn.


Health safety net providers fear dwindling savings from drug discounts

Medicare payment decreases could stifle safety net savings from drug discount program.