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Norfleet joined the Star Tribune's business team in the winter of 2015 after working as the St. Paul public safety reporter and holding various other metro assignments. She is originally from the East Coast, but now calls the East Side of St. Paul home. Norfleet and her partner Liz have one tabby son named Max and enjoy craft beer, Korean dramas and camping with family. She is a proud graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Shutterfly plans to lay off nearly 100 workers in Shakopee in downsizing

The photo gifts company plans to relocate a couple of departments to other locations.


Faribault Mill prepares to go national with first store outside Minnesota

The blanket company has new equipment and products and wants to become a household name outside its home state and region.


Minnesota Science Museum employees vote to unionize

More than 200 workers will join the same union as the Minnesota Historical Society.


John 'Jack' Dryer, coach and teacher to many, dies at 91

The North High School star went on to be a well-respected teacher and coach.


Kowalski's plans to open grocery store at Southdale Center in Edina in 2024

The store will replace the former Herberger's space on the ground level.


Thomson Reuters plans to sell large part of its Eagan office campus

The company is looking for new offices in the Twin Cities, in part because of a shift to hybrid work.


Network updates leave some Best Buy Jitterbug customers with no cell service

Following Verizon's retirement of its 3G mobile network, Best Buy's older-model Jitterbug Flip phones have had issues.


Life Time rebounding after pandemic slowdown

The Chanhassen-based company saw a major jump in revenue in 2022 in part because of price increases.


Consumer returns flatten as online ordering becomes more accurate

A little more than $15 billion worth of merchandise, or 16.5% of sales from 2022, was or will be returned in Minnesota.


Union push begins at Shakopee Amazon warehouse

Organizers are distributing union cards to trigger a union election.