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Two Hardware Stores Battle Over Linden Hills

Bayers Do It Best Hardware and Settergrens Ace Hardware compete in Linden Hills—a one-hardware-store kind of neighborhood.


An Upstart Challenges a Storied Minneapolis Hardware Store

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2012 Entrepreneurs Of The Year

2012 Entrepreneurs Of The Year

This year's winners from Minnesota, Wisconsin, and the Dakotas.

Which Metrics Will Move Carlson?

Which Metrics Will Move Carlson?

New Dean Sri Zaheer aims to raise the Carlson School’s profile, and consequently, its rankings.

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Cirrus To Add Jobs, Build Amphibious Sport Planes

Duluth-based Cirrus Aircraft will produce airframe components for ICON Aircraft’s light sport planes, which can take off and land on water or conventional runways.

the memorial chapel

Landmark Lunches

Top Twin Cities architects share their favorite buildings and offer their suggestions for a leisurely lunch nearby.

Macy’s Glamorama

Plugged In: August 2012

The best opportunities for networking this month.

japanese drum

Japanese Lantern Lighting Festival

At the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory in St. Paul.

Queen of Minneapolis

Minnesota Fringe Festival

An 11-day smorgasbord of theater and dance.


Circus Juventas in St. Paul.

Crosby, Stills, and Nash

Crosby, Stills And Nash

At the Orpheum Theatre.

Vance Opperman

Up At The Lake

Politics can’t compete with Minnesotans’ favorite pastime.

Mark Sheffert

All You Need Is Love

Successful brands require TLC to serve customers

Sarah Lutman

Auditioning For New Audiences

Performing arts organizations are experimenting with new ways to sell tickets.

Dan Haugen

Can Consumers Save Ethanol?

That’s what the ethanol industry is hoping. And it’s enlisting the help of Nascar.

Dale Kurschner

Weathering Change

Urban developers are adjusting their plans in anticipation of major climate change.

Business Optimism Dips

After a strong start to the year, Minnesota executives enter the third quarter cautiously.

Offices of Barrie D’Rozario Murphy

An Office Designed For How You Work

How new trends in space utilization anticipate the needs of office workers.

VigiLanz CEO David Goldsteen

What The Doctor Ordered

VigiLanz’s software helps hospitals monitor and manage adverse drug events and hospital-borne infections.

1937 Steam Engine

Steam Engines: Back To The Future

The U is involved in an effort to rebuild a 1937 steam engine as a green energy game-changer.

Shapco Printing Vice President Joe Avery

Sustainable Successes

How three Twin Cities companies have done well by being green.

green check mark

Engaging Employees In Helping The Environment

Companies are turning to workers for ideas on how boost sustainability—and many are seeing cost savings and other benefits, too.

Urban Plant Tags

The Carmichael Collective

Carmichael Lynch’s after-work creativity squad is turning heads around town.

A Growth Story: Lutsen Resort Vs. Bluefin Bay

How two of the North Shore’s biggest resorts compete in a tight tourism market.

Jon Charles exterior shot

A Food Truck For Your Hair

Jon Charles Salon is taking the mobile services trend to hair-raising heights.

southdale remodel concept

Finally, Some Love For Southdale

A $20 million renovation seeks to restore the mall’s grandeur and commercial mojo before year’s end.

ESS’s Bacon Gnocchi Carbonara

Eat Street Social

A temple of advanced mixology, with food that plays a distinct second fiddle.

Gone Fishing

A tale of two tilapia farms, right here in River City.

Owner: Orest Kramarczuk

One Hot Dog

Business is good for Kramarczuk’s, thanks to three summers of exposure at Target Field.

Keyhubs creator and co-founder Vikas Narula

Who Really Runs Your Business? Keyhubs Can Show You.

Prepare to be surprised.

Atomic Data CEO Jim Wolford

Cloud Cover

IT firm Atomic Data has boomed by helping clients avoid meltdowns.

buffet and poker chips

Number Crunch: The Buffet Bet

We asked Minnesota casinos and card clubs which fare drives customer counts.

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