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Minnesota financial-services firms' strategies allow them to outpace industry peers

Minnesota's biggest financial-services firms continue to outperform most of their peers around the country.


Minnesota adds 10,200 jobs, as employers power through shortage of workers

The state is only a few thousand jobs away from its record low rate of unemployment.


British firm buys Precision, transformer maker in Brooklyn Center with long presence in Minnesota

Workers, manufacturing plant of Brooklyn Center company to stay in place.


Minnesota's Trade Office hires promoters in seven parts of the world

State raises its export and investment promotion to five countries and two regions from three previously.


Corporate researchers look at providing 'gap funds' to university entrepreneurs and inventors

It creates more risks for corporate investors but also greater rewards.


Polaris enters boat industry with purchase of largest pontoon maker

The deal marks the first foray into the boating industry by Plymouth-based Polaris, which makes all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles and motorcycles.


Activist investor nominates six executives to Supervalu's board

A battle for the direction of Supervalu will go to investors for a vote.


Merger of North Risk, Bearence illustrates changes among independent insurance dealers

Demographics and technology are changing a business that's long been dominated by small entrepreneurs.


WeWork, Beta.MN team on free-workspace project for Twin Cities startups

WeWork is announcing an initiative with Beta.MN, a nonprofit organization that promotes and supports local tech firms.


Minnesota has two more firms on Fortune 500 list

Securian Financial and Polaris rise on the magazine's annual ranking of U.S. companies by revenue.