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Nick Williams is a business reporter for the Star Tribune.

AI firm bets big on Twin Cities software company in $100M deal

New York tech company Impel acquires Minneapolis-based Outsell to bolster AI sales and marketing system for auto retailers.

Toy company that owns Minnesota-made Tonka brand files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

Tonka Toys Inc. was founded in Mound in the 1940s and had several offices in Twin Cities until Mound plant closed in 1983.

Timberwolves' brand is hot, with historic revenue and ticket sales. More deals are in the works.

Search for new jersey patch sponsor could net team substantial increases over the next several years.

Payne-Phalen corridor builds momentum through local businesses

Economic growth needed to supply a growingly diverse community with essential places to shop.

Delta Air Lines adds routes to Aruba, St. Maarten from MSP

The Atlanta-based airline is also increasing its service from MSP to Grand Cayman and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Sun Country extends cargo deal with Amazon through 2030

The Minneapolis-based airline has delivered Amazon packages since 2019, a key source of revenue for the carrier.

Building an inclusive culture in small business requires vision and persistence

While smaller offices and fewer people allow room for individual attention and instruction, creating an inclusive culture still requires strategy.

UnitedHealth Group's lawsuit against former executives over alleged trade secrets theft dismissed

The suit alleged former executives stole trade secrets to create a rival company in Minnesota.

After 77 years, Litin's Party Value in Minneapolis closing this summer

Starting this week, party items will be significantly marked down as part of a total sell-off of the company's inventory.

Delta Air Lines prepared to file suit as 'last resort' if DOT terminates its Aeromexico deal

Analyst: The situation is a case of airlines and customers becoming collateral damage in government-to-government battles.