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Nick Williams is a business reporter for the Star Tribune.

Once a ghost town, Walker Lake now heart of St. Louis Park's small business hub

City officials, business owners worked together to increase traffic to the city's original downtown.

NASA to use Rochester company's eye drop device

NASA SpaceX Crew8 will bring Nanodropper products to the International Space Station.

Have an idea for an invention but no formal training? Here's how to do it

Minnesota entrepreneurs share ways they turned an idea into a physical, commercial product.

Kowalski's closing unprofitable Eagan store

Employees will be offered positions at other stores, including new suburban locations opening this year and in 2025.

Why a Black-owned bookstore on Nicollet Mall fits vision for downtown's future

Retail growth must be part of the transformation of downtown Minneapolis, and it must include locally owned small businesses, leaders say.

Q&A with Pohlad Foundation's first non-family president

Susan Bass Roberts was recently named the foundation's president, making her the first non-family member to serve in that role.

Heartfelt messages, not celebrity cameos, made for best Super Bowl ads, local experts say

In effort to standout, being too elaborate or celebrity heavy muddled the message, according to ad experts from Minneapolis Carmichael Lynch

Minnesota's newest billion-dollar company bets big on ID verification tech

Shakopee-based Entrust enters talks to acquire London identity verification company, which would make it state's newest billion-dollar business.

Minnesota companies team up with America's biggest sports leagues. It's expensive, but worth it.

From smart bed maker Sleep Number to hair salon franchise Great Clips, companies are increasing brand awareness by attaching themselves to the NFL, NHL and NCAA.

St. Paul wraps up a Winter Carnival that didn't include a winter

In fact, folks appreciated the warmest "coolest celebration on Earth" many of them could remember.