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.

Steve Van Hale, former corrections officer who became 'essence of Santa,' dies at 63

"He was made to be Santa," said his wife, Penny Fastner Van Hale.

Rash of carjackings reported in south Minneapolis

Minneapolis police say six carjackings were reported Friday night, but it's too soon to know if any of the incidents were related.

New Northern Tool boss 'ready for the major leagues'

Suresh Krishna plots an aggressive growth strategy as the first outsider to become CEO at the family-owned retail chain.

Otter Tail Power plans to pull out of North Dakota coal plant

The Fergus Falls-based utility, which serves 137,000 people, pledges to cut carbon emissions from plants it owns by 50% by 2025.

South St. Paul-based Sportsman's Guide sold to Michigan investment firm

Northern Tool + Equipment purchased the Sportsman's Guide along with the Golf Warehouse in 2013 and sold them both to BHG Ventures this week.

Golden Valley home care agency to pay $483K in back wages, damages

Alliance HHC & Nursing Service agreed to the settlement for failing to pay 82 workers overtime.

Minnesota Human Rights Department finds St. Paul dentist engaged in age discrimination

Natural Dental owner denies charges, agrees to pay fired business manager $54,000 and take steps to prevent further issues.

Suit by fired Abbott Labs sales rep claims gender, age discrimination

Abbott Labs denies the claims, laid out in a lawsuit that alleged multiple instances of favoritism toward younger and less-experienced men in the sales of medical devices.

Pentair lifts 2021 profit outlook, shares hit an all-time high

Sales of its consumer solutions division helped power the company through a second quarter dominated by material supply issues.

Terms that Kwame-Ross, Finders created to cut through race discussions

Words and behaviors white people use to avoid talking about race, as described by two Augsburg University professors in their training program.