Reporter | Business


St. Paul company's robot delivers to-go orders and groceries

Carbon Origins has already deployed "Skippy" for deliveries in St. Paul and is looking to expand deliveries on the University of Minnesota campus and in the North Loop.


Gandhi Mahal owner hopes to help heal Lake Street community while rebuilding restaurant

Along with Pangea Theater, he hopes to open the Center for Peace and Social Justice, a near-14,000-square-foot development that would include the Indian restaurant, a theater for Pangea, and co-working and incubation space for businesses owned by people of color.


St. Louis Park senior care company raises $20M, adds UCare as investor

The fresh capital will be allocated to expanding services and investing in Lifespark's intelligence engine.


Crystal packing business plays key supply chain role during pandemic

Company uses 3-D modeling to design and manufacture custom wood and corrugated crates for shipping large equipment.


Why Crisp & Green founder sees business magic on Wayzata's Lake Street

Steele Smiley will launch Paco & Lime, a Mexican fast-casual restaurant, on Lake Street in January 2022.


Twin Ignition founders energized by mentoring next generation of Minnesota entrepreneurs

Their goal is to invest and mentor companies that would collectively create 100,000 jobs across the Twin Cities in the next 20 years.


Edina's Vensana Capital nets $325 million for second venture fund

The firm has made 10 investments since its creation in 2019.


'Welcome back': Last original tenant reopens in strip mall off Lake Street

The Stop N Shop convenience store and gas station reopened after it sustained more than $1 million in damage during riots after the police killing of George Floyd in May 2020.


Rochester startup Nanodropper wins MN Cup top prize

Led by a Mayo Clinic medical student, Nanodropper Inc. won the $50,000 grand prize, in addition to $25,000 for winning its division.


State taps startup to help connect Minnesota entrepreneurs with mentors

Nearly 150 people have registered for Minnesota Exchange, which automatically makes weekly introductions based on a user's availability.