Medtronic/medtech reporter | Medtech

Burl Gilyard is the Star Tribune's medtech reporter.


Eden Prairie-based med-tech company Surmodics going private in $627M deal

Private equity firm GTCR, based in Chicago, will pay $43 per share when the transaction closes in the second half of the year, pending shareholder and regulatory approval.


Medtronic's pipeline of products could reverse sales plateau

The medical device company's PulseSelect technology for atrial fibrillation treatment could bump Medtronic out of its relatively flat sales from this fiscal year.


'Peer specialists' emerge to support patients amid constrained mental health care access

Peer specialists provide support based on personal experience with addiction, mental health or other emotional and social challenges.


Nortech Systems closing Blue Earth facility prompting 74 layoffs

Electronics manufacturer Nortech Systems closing Blue Earth Minnesota facility 74 layoffs


Bloomington manufacturer to receive up to $120M in federal funds to upgrade, create jobs

Polar Semiconductor is planning an expansion and upgrade to its facility that will create more than 160 jobs.


3M health care spinoff Solventum prioritizing paying down $8.3B long-term debt

In its first financial earnings report, the new Fortune 500-level company predicted a stagnant sales forecast for its first year in business.


Where Lake Street rebuilding projects stand four years after the riots

The progress is uneven, with the Coliseum Building nearly open and a PPL affordable housing project waiting for a groundbreaking date.


How to survive graduation season: What you need to know about parties, gifts and planning

Managing graduation parties, events and gifts Minneapolis


Eden Prairie refrigeration facility laying off 91 workers

St. Louis-based Copeland Cold Chain is moving manufacturing and distribution operations to other North American locations.


St. Cloud warehouse lays off hundreds of workers as Publishers Clearing House downsizes

Fulfillment Distribution Center will cut 350 employees and close up operations when its only customer discontinues its commercial business.