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As soup sales fall, General Mills updates Progresso ingredients, look

Progresso is the first major U.S. soup brand to make the switch to hormone and antibiotic-free chicken in its soups.

While canned soup doesn't resonate as it once did with consumers, General Mills is making several changes to the signature soup line that executives hope will stem or reverse the decline.

Microgrids like new one at OATI a trend in electricity

David Heim, Chief Strategy Officer, of OATI discussed the microgrid capabilities of the new building that uses solar, wind, and gas turbine to generate electricity.

Systems like OATI's can serve as alternatives or backups to the general electrical grid

Twin Cities businesses ask why professionals of color leave

“When you come to work for a company in Minnesota, you are probably going to be the only person of color on your team, or your floor, or maybe your company.”
Jareesa Tucker McClure, a project manager for Target, is weighing her options.

Sixty percent of those who took part in recent focus groups said they plan to leave the state in the next three to five years.

Logo dispute between HealthPartners, Wal-Mart lands in court

Wal-Mart, HealthPartners dispute reflects retail-style shift in health care sector.

As Terrace Theatre demolition begins, an order arrives to halt it

Crews with a bulldozer punched a hole in the building before court order stopped demolition.

Health officials: Multistate E.coli outbreak sickens 7

The Centers for Disease Control says a multistate outbreak of E.coli has sickened seven people, sending five to the hospital.

Lawsuit seeks rent refunds, receivership to manage Stephen Frenz's apartments

It's the second round of legal trouble for one of the landlords.


April 2016: CoCo's new minority fellowships part of local tech scene's efforts to recruit people of color
Neal St. Anthony

Alex Ro­dri­guez, not to be con­fused with the New York Yan­kee, is a prom­is­ing play­er in the Twin Cities tech­nol­o­gy scene.

Prime Digital Academy is moving to Grain Exchange building
Neal St. Anthony

Prime Digital Academy, the employer-driven software-training certificate program, will move from Bloomington to expanded quarters in the Minneapolis Grain Exchange in January.


'We belong to the river': Images of the Dakota Pipeline protesters

Members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and hundreds of others are protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline, which they say could disturb sacred sites and impact drinking water for millions.


April 2016: CoCo's new minority fellowships part of local tech scene's efforts to recruit people of color

Alex Ro­dri­guez, not to be con­fused with the New York Yan­kee, is a prom­is­ing play­er in the Twin Cities tech­nol­o­gy scene.


Sept. 2: General Mills pressures ad agencies to hire more women, minorities, in creative positions

Firm wants ad agency hires to reflect target markets.


October 2015: Greater MSP group launches new front in war for talent

Low unemployment, aging workforce push companies to launch new initiative.


Business bookshelf: 'Ten Restaurants That Changed America'

Ten Restaurants That Changed AmericaPaul Freedman, Liveright, 560 pages, $35. Freedman was having lunch at Delmonico's — not the original, which opened in the early…


Windows can work effortlessly on Mac with the Parallels software program

Parallels 12 $80Make Windows work effortlessly on a MacThere are several ways to run non-Apple operating systems on a Mac. If you need to switch…


Next advance in cellphones could be wireless charging

New technologies could be ready for consumers as soon as next year.


Prime Digital Academy is moving to Grain Exchange building

Prime Digital Academy, the employer-driven software-training certificate program, will move from Bloomington to expanded quarters in the Minneapolis Grain Exchange in January.


InsideTrack briefs: John Stumpf's job and reputation on the line in Wells Fargo scandal

Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf’s grilling by bipartisan members of the Senate Banking Committee last week, following revelations of a sales culture run amok at…


Sunday conversation with Jeanine Bassett, insights chief at General Mills

It's no secret: consumers' eating habits and priorities are changing, and so are the foods and brands they buy.