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Federal Cartridge Has Cut 172 Jobs This Month

The layoffs and buyouts followed months after the ammunition maker’s agreement to create 50 jobs as part of a state-supported expansion plan.

March 30, 2017

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SkyWater Pays $30M For Semiconductor Manufacturing Facility

The purchase will keep 400 manufacturing jobs in Bloomington.

March 28, 2017

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LeMond Companies Raises $4.8M In Latest Funding Round

The company will soon launch a subsidiary geared toward low-cost carbon fiber production.

March 23, 2017

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Stratasys Introduces New Dental-Specific 3D Printer

Dental workers were some of the earliest adopters of 3D printing technology.

March 21, 2017

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Kickstarting Innovation: Four Startups Receive Crowdfunding Support In March

From a car hacking device to chairs that simulate floating, innovators in Minnesota have recently received hundreds of thousands of dollars in financial backing.

March 20, 2017

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3M To Buy Scott Safety For $2B, Its Second-Largest Acquisition Ever

The manufacturing company’s largest acquisition was in June 2015 when it paid $2.5 billion for a local maker of safety products.

March 16, 2017

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Stratasys Shrinks Losses In Q4 But Misses Wall Street’s Expectations

Shares were down 9 percent, largely due to the company’s lower-than-expected fiscal 2017 outlook.

March 09, 2017

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Union Membership In MN Has Been Declining For Decades. How Are Unions Changing To Stay Relevant?

Changes in the economy and the organizing environment have dealt blows to the labor movement.

March 09, 2017

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Digi-Key Wants To Expand Thief River Falls HQ With $200M Addition

If approved, the new facility is expected to create more than 1,000 jobs—but the city is already struggling to attract workers.

March 07, 2017

Record Year For Cirrus In 2016

The Duluth-based company continued its streak of selling over 300 aircraft in a single year.

February 23, 2017

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