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

Shareholders of 3-D printing company Stratasys vote down acquisition plan

The company's shareholders roundly reject the board's proposal to buy Desktop Metal. New options could emerge as a result.

Stratasys to put $552M acquisition deal to shareholder vote

The meeting Thursday will determine whether the purchase of Desktop Metal will be completed. Two companies that made unsolicited bids for Stratasys, as well as some analysts, have recommended a no vote.

Alumacraft laying off 68 workers at its St. Peter plant, a blow to town's economy

There are still 207 employees at one of the oldest aluminum boat manufacturers in the U.S.

Ecolab study finds access to clean water a key issue around the world, especially Latin America

The study was released at the United Nations Climate Ambition Summit in New York.

Sleep Number shareholder issues wake-up call to company's board of directors

Activist shareholder, Stadium Capital Management, is seeking a board seat citing underperformance.

Stratasys rejects takeover bid, asks shareholders to approve its acquisition of competitor

A summer-long drama over merger partners with Stratasys looks headed to a resolution at the end of September.

C.H. Robinson builds new freight facility in Texas, reflecting Mexico's growing importance

The new 400,000-square-foot facility is in Laredo, now the largest commercial port of entry in the U.S., C.H. Robinson says.

Residential demand for lawn equipment plummets, leading to rare Toro quarterly loss

Weather and economic conditions dampened Toro's third quarter results. The Bloomington-based company announced Lowe's would start carrying equipment, one answer to the results.

Duluth native reveals corporate life through fiction with lessons for the real world

Megan Preston Meyer, an ex-pat Minnesotan now living in Switzerland, targets her first novel at millennials joining the workforce.

New head of Ernst & Young's Minneapolis says more companies asking about AI

Minnesota native Dominic Iannazzo, recently promoted to the office's managing partner, also talked about spin-offs and other consultations in a wide-ranging interview.