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Lots of people see the good that can come of spending money at a shop owned and staffed by people from the neighborhood.A financial advisory…
Minneapolis residents found out this month that seven of their City Council candidates and two people who are running for mayor can imagine a city…
It's a cautionary tale, if proven in court, about how quick profits can easily tempt unsophisticated people to break the law.
Company towns got their bad reputation when the big employers veer from not just bossing people around to taking advantage of them.
Compared with Iowa and Wisconsin, in Minnesota we enjoy higher household incomes and are more likely to have a job, have college degrees and be covered by health insurance.
Entrepreneur Chip Pearson has been trying to get the word out that our region’s startup technology sector is a lot bigger — and has created…
Some local employers can't imagine how Target gets attention for starting people at $11 per hour. It's far too late in this tight labor market for $11 an hour to be news.
Complaining about competing against Amazon for workers would make Best Buy and Target look like whiners. But it's clearly an issue.
Fred Martin, the founder and lead portfolio manager for Disciplined Growth Investors of Minneapolis, is also the founder and host of an event he hopes will recur annually called Objective Measure.
Keeping the customers coming back seems pretty fundamental, but in traditional retailing it's easy to get distracted by the store.