Team Leader | Business

Business team leader Catherine Roberts oversees the retail, manufacturing and energy beats as well as business special projects. Throughout her career, she has covered topics as varied as cop/fire news to health care, higher education, arts and the advertising industry. 

After jobs in Illinois and upstate New York in business and metro news as well as features, Roberts moved to Apple Valley at the end of 2014 with her journalist husband and their two sons and has enjoyed exploring Minnesota, from the giant ball of twine to Lake Pepin, Twin Cities landmarks, town baseball and the Twins. Find her on Instagram at @cathy_robertsstrib.


Ecolab results improve as economy picks up

The St. Paul-based company rallied from COVID-19 losses.


Leader of chicken sandwich wars named CEO of Regis

He will take over the St. Louis Park-based company after current CEO retires in October.


Medtronic hopes to expand share of diabetes management market with new acquisition

Companion Medical will help the company expand its diabetes management offerings.


3M has spent $100M on PFAS cleanup in Alabama; it agreed Friday to pay much more

Maplewood-based 3M agrees to interim deal with Alabama and the EPA to clean up chemical contamination.


Recession caused by coronavirus hits Graco, Pentair hard in Q2

Both companies saw decreases of more than 10%; earnings were down more than 25%.


Nearly 140 in Twin Cities lose jobs as Cirque de Soleil files for bankruptcy

VStar Entertainment Group in Fridley was bought up two years ago in an expansion push.


Minnesota's Top Workplaces leaders on turning a crisis into an opportunity for improvement

Top Workplaces special-award winners explain how leadership sets the tone amid new challenges.


Minnesota companies have window to have meaningful discussions about workplace culture

Minnesota's Top Workplaces have had a head start in reacting to a crisis.


Minnesota manufacturers must weigh worker safety, changing sector demands

3M’s respirators, especially N95 masks, are in so much demand, the Maplewood-based company’s plants making them are at full capacity and another production line is…


Macy's, Kohl's stores reopening today in Minnesota

The stores will be open daily 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.