Patrick Kennedy | Star Tribune
Reporter | Business, Research

Kennedy also has written about nonprofit organizations and mergers and acquisition activity.


CEO Pay Watch: Bio-Techne's Charles Kummeth made $4.75 million last fiscal year

Kummeth, who became CEO of the Minneapolis-based company in 2013, took home $4.75 million, a 78 percent increase over the previous year.


Donaldson buys stake in U.K. company

Bloomington company to pay about $103 million for BOFA International.


Donaldson records strong fourth quarter across segments

Bloomington-based company recorded sales of $2.7 billion in fiscal year.


Patterson misses the mark in Q1 earnings

CEO says it must do more to im­prove mar­gins.


Better weather this summer was good news for Toro

Homeowners bought more lawn mowers, both walking power mowers and zero-turn riding mowers, from Toro this summer after a long, wet spring dampened their sales…


Regis restructuring results in more profitable quarter

The Edina-based hair salon company is now a leaner company.


CEO Pay Watch: General Mills' Jeff Harmening made $4.1 million in fiscal 2018

Harmening got an increase to his base salary to $1.2 million that accounts for his new role as CEO.


Rich Wasielewski to retire as CEO of electronics maker Nortech Systems

The announcement came as Nortech reported its best quarterly profit in seven years.


At investment conference, executives discuss growth plans as fund managers contend with fee pressure

The CFA Society's annual gathering captured economic optimism and industry worry.


Nonprofit plugs Twin Cities teens into Silicon Valley tech

Silicon North Stars introduces students to career possibilities.