Reporter | Retail merchandise


Best Buy CEO Barry says labor and supply shortages will be around for a while

Barry spoke Friday at a regional economics conditions conference held by the Minneapolis Fed.


Minnesota eases quarantine rules for kids in child care

The state will no longer require child care providers in Minnesota to quarantine students and staff who were in contact with someone testing positive for COVID-19. The change to state licensing requirements is "effective immediately."


A fighter for low interest rates, Minneapolis Fed chair says U.S. needs two rate increases in 2022

This is the first time Neel Kashkari has signaled support for a rate hike since joining the Federal Reserve in 2016.


Minnesota's manufacturers see more growth ahead in 2022 despite challenges

The state's manufacturing sector outpaced nearby states in the recovery from the 2020 recession.


Wells Fargo, No. 3 in downtown Minneapolis workers, delays office return — again

The bank company planned to start bringing workers back to offices around the country on Jan. 10.


Best Buy founder Schulze finds new passion project with Caribbean resort makeover

Schulze had never heard of the island — Anguilla — when he spotted the resort for sale during the pandemic.


Inspired Conversations: Katie Retterath Martin started database of diverse books to reflect multi-layered identities

Retterath Martin is working to develop OneShelf while a fellow at the Finnovation Lab in Minneapolis.


Inflation outpaced wage growth in Minnesota last month; jobless rate hit pre-pandemic level

The state's unemployment rate dropped to 3.3% last month, the same as February 2020.


U.S. Bank apologizes, settles with Black customer who claimed mistreatment in 2020

The settlement came as a local TV station looked into details of police involvement when the customer tried to cash a paycheck.


Eden Prairie man arrested in connection with $2.1M in fraudulent COVID-19 relief loans

He fled to Colombia and was arrested in Miami after being sent back to the U.S., according to papers filed by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Minnesota.