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Business reporter Patrick Kennedy covers executive compensation and public companies. He has reported on the Minnesota business community for more than 20 years.

Kennedy also has written about nonprofit organizations and mergers and acquisition activity.


Worst of pandemic effects could be behind Donaldson, CEO says

The company said it expects sales trends to continue to improve and that it could see growth in the second half of its fiscal year.


With dental, vet clinics gaining businesses again, Patterson saw good quarter

Mendota Heights-based company saw boost because of efforts to prevent COVID-19, but not all the growth was attributed to that.


Anoka's Vista Outdoor gets boost from Remington ammunition purchase

Its main business is ammo, the sale of which is rising during pandemic


Hal Greenwood, S&L figure and leader in Grand Marais, dies at 89

Harold "Hal" Greenwood, the former president and CEO of Midwest Federal Savings and Loan and a central figure in the savings and loan crisis of…


Polaris CEO Scott Wine resigns, will lead the parent company of Case and New Holland

Scott Wine will become head of CNH Industrial, a worldwide maker of farm equipment.


CEO Joe Puishys' bet on himself paid off at Apogee

CEO says it's the right time to hand over the reins of Bloomington company


CEO Joe Puishys' bet on himself pays off at Apogee

Now, he said, it is time for his next chapter and he will retire at the end of February.


Improving economy over the summer gave Deluxe better-than-expected results

New focus on business services helps its third-quarter results.


Anoka-based Vista Outdoor had big quarter; Remington purchase should help future results

Investments made before pandemic, e-commerce spur strong quarter.


Regis profit, sales are down again, as hair salons still hurt by pandemic

The company's progress toward an all-franchisee business model continues.