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Jackie Crosby is a general assignment business reporter who also writes about workplace issues and aging. She has also covered health care, city government and sports. 

A native of Jacksonville, Fla., she has somehow figured out how to survive the Minnesota winters.


ShopHQ cites virus as it slashes another 152 jobs

Host Laura Duffek is among those let go at Eden Prairie-based TV shopping network.


Profiteering off the pandemic? Minn. officials 'are coming after you'

Minnesota has no law against price gouging, but the widening coronavirus pandemic has led to an unprecedented number of complaints and actions by state officials against businesses seeking "unconscionably excessive" profit.


Some tips now that Minnesota is mostly a telecommuting state

Workers, businesses adapt to landscape of technology overload, isolation, child care demands and anxiety of the unknown.


Minnesota businesses praise flexibility in Gov. Tim Walz's stay-at-home order

As some companies retool, that definition could change; others may challenge status.


Parasole restaurants shutting down, laying off 1,100 workers

Final paychecks will come March 23. Future uncertain.


What businesses need to do now because of coronavirus

Designate someone to think ahead and develop a cohesive, consistent communication plan.


Minnesota employers need to think past hand sanitizer to protect workplaces from coronavirus' effects

Companies are drawing up contingency plans. But the nitty-gritty can get complicated quickly.


Impact of coronavirus arrives on doorstep of Minnesota companies

Surveys show virus has caused supply slowdown


Christopher & Banks' holiday sales boost 'validation' of turnaround plan

Preliminary results indicate a 4.5% increase from last year.


Marjory Holly, who fought off crack dealers and prostitutes to save historic homes along I-35W in Minneapolis, dies at 80

"At a time when her friends were fleeing to the suburbs and giving up on the city, we were there to stick it out," daughter Mercedes Austin said.