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


Winnebago's quarterly results keep rolling, with earnings up 64%

Winnebago's strength in recreational vehicles allows it to gain market share and raise prices to offset inflation.


Eden Prairie's C.H. Robinson reportedly in talks to sell unit for $9B

Rumors swirl that C.H. Robinson could sell its global freight forwarding business for billions to Denmark-based DSV.


Polaris bought auto parts business for $665M; it will sell it for $50M

Polaris is unwinding the deal for Transamerican Auto Parts it made under its previous CEO to concentrate on in its powersports lineup.


Minneapolis-based Regis faces delisting from New York Stock Exchange

The salon company was told it has fallen below the threshold for continued listing.


Earl Johnston III, a communications professional and teacher

Johnston was a well-regarded communications professional for local financial services and health care companies, teacher and dedicated father.


Former Fresh Vine Wine executive sues company in dispute over separation agreement

Tim Michaels is suing his former employer over restricted stock units.


With earnings down, Toro sets sights on technology investments

New products are key to long-term growth, but second-quarter results were affected by global supply chain issues.


Donaldson makes advances as inflation flattens earnings

The Bloomington-based industrial filtration company's sales were up for the quarter.


Toro's new robot mower is like a Roomba for your lawn

Toro announced the introduction of robotic lawn mower for the residential market that uses optical sensors.


These are the top 50 public companies in Minnesota ranked by revenue

The top five companies on the Star Tribune 50 each had double-digit revenue gains in 2021. The group as a whole has grown as well. The addition of new companies over the past few years have helped raised the floor from $88.3 million in 2018 to $233.4 million this year.