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Activist investor applies more heat to Buffalo Wild Wings

Buffalo Wild Wings, based in Golden Valley, is failing to deliver on its promise of 20 percent profit margins, international expansion and technology upgrade, Marcato Capital Management said in a 51-page slide presentation.

Marcato Capital Management airs grievances in a 51-page presentation.

Mattamy will close its homebuilding unit in Twin Cities

In 2012, a crew put house wrap on roof trusses on a Mattamy Corp. home in Chaska. Mattamy Homes, the largest privately held homebuilder in North America, is packing it up in the Twin Cities.

Mattamy's local assets will be purchased by CalAtlantic and M/I.

Big-box janitors win three-year labor contract and $4.5 million in wage hikes

Hundreds of unionized janitors at major retailers in the Twin Cities had reasons to celebrate after winning their first contract.

New agreement with SEIU Local 26 covers 500 Twin Cities janitors.

Unilever eyes options after merger bid ends

Demise of a $143B offer by Kraft Heinz has British firm looking for value.

CEO Pay Watch: H.B. Fuller's James Owens made nearly $6 million last year

Plight of company towns: finding a new identity

Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis planned to open this year's State of the City speech by thanking Caterpillar Inc. for its longtime commitment to the central Illinois town, declaring "We wouldn't be Peoria without Caterpillar."

Oregon joins suit against President Trump's travel ban

Oregon asked a federal court late Wednesday to join a lawsuit filed by Washington state against an immigration ban imposed by President Donald Trump.


3M Post-it Notes inspire fashion
Inside Track

3M Company's design and Post-it Notes divisions partner with Fyodor Golan for London Fashion Week

DLR Group acquires interior design firm Studio Hive
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The acquisition brings DLR's Minneapolis office to 80 workers.


Minnesota lawmakers choose General Mills CEO, three others as U regents

Ken Powell was the surprise as the Legislature picked four for the University of Minnesota's governing board.


MNsure courts last-minute health plan shoppers

Some in individual market can still enroll by March 1.


Changes made on company boards

Personnel Insignia Systems director resigns Insignia Systems Inc., Brooklyn Park, announced that director Nicholas Swenson has resigned from the board of directors effective Feb. 17.…


Chinese officials are stifling debate about economic reform

The concern is that such groups could embarrass leadership.


Following its economic reach, U.K. expands its military presence in Persian Gulf

Exit from the E.U. has it wooing some old partners.


The numbers in Asia suggest global trade may be turning up again

Trade improvements are seen in China, South Korea and other countries.


Trump aims to ease Obama rules for sprawling pipeline network

The rules could be upended as new shipping routes go into service across the country.


Why Trump's immigration crackdown could hurt U.S. home prices

Immigrants, long a pillar of growth in homebuying, are no longer feeling the warm welcome and optimism necessary for their biggest purchase.


3M Post-it Notes inspire fashion

3M Company's design and Post-it Notes divisions partner with Fyodor Golan for London Fashion Week


DLR Group acquires interior design firm Studio Hive

The acquisition brings DLR's Minneapolis office to 80 workers.