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.

Minnesota fitness centers add marketing muscle in effort to reopen

Industry contends it can work within health guidelines to contain spread of coronavirus.

Twin Cities businesses reel from nights of violence while on guard for more

Hundreds of buildings have been damaged by rioters, looters.

Minnesota fitness execs shocked by Walz decision to keep gyms closed

"They didn't have any great reasoning for their decisions," said the chief executive of Anytime Fitness.

Burger Jones won't reopen near Bde Maka Ska in Minneapolis

But Parasole plans to open its other restaurants for takeout and curbside pickup next week.

For Minnesota businesses left in limbo, June 1 is the next date

The shutdown order still hangs over hair stylists, fitness centers and others whose work is still deemed too risky.

Many endure frustrating wait for much-needed stimulus check

Congress in late March earmarked $300 billion in direct payouts to Americans hit by the coronavirus pandemic, providing tax-free rebates to help buy groceries and pay rent. But millions are still waiting.

Small-town Minnesota tries to balance lives and livelihoods

As Gov. Tim Walz begins to relax restrictions on some businesses and return as many as 100,000 Minnesotans to work in the week ahead, the calculus of gently reopening the state's economy has begun.

Business leaders say Walz's next move could make or break them

The Star Tribune last week interviewed decisionmakers in businesses around the state about when and how to start the next chapter of the crisis.

This Minnesota business got back to work but it wasn't business-as-usual

New workplace protections abound at Indigo Signworks, which brought workers back on Monday.

ShopHQ gets $4M infusion from Invicta as losses swell

The announcement came amid deepening financial strains and uncertainty from the coronavirus