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Glen Taylor’s Three-Point Play

How Glen Taylor turned the Timberwolves from a league laughingstock into a salable commodity in just three seasons.


How Glen Taylor turned the Timberwolves from a league laughingstock into a salable commodity + 2012 Outstanding Directors

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2012 Outstanding Directors Awards

2012 Outstanding Directors Awards

Honoring five of Minnesota's most valued board members.

Mike Klingensmith, The Strib’s Savior

Mike Klingensmith, The Strib’s Savior

Publisher Mike Klingensmith brought fresh ideas, new executives, and a lot of energy to the Star Tribune two years ago. And he just may be on the brink of turning the newspaper around.

Doing Business The Mankato Way

Doing Business The Mankato Way

Why is the southwestern Minnesota city booming? Ask the businesspeople who live and work there.

The Nerdery's Nerd Uprising

The Nerdery's Nerd Uprising

IT firm the Nerdery didn’t let the tragic loss of its leader hinder its growth.

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Monica Bringle

An International Education At The MBA Level

Global study at the MBA level can offer big rewards.

Mary Kloehn and Teresa Daly

Navigate Forward Guides The Next Regeneration

Navigate Forward guides later-career executives toward their future. Its North Star: Define your brand.

Mark Sheffert

It’s About Attitude

Why the eager and invested will lap the shrewd and savvy every time.

John Morgan

John Morgan Knew When To Hold ‘Em

Winmark CEO John Morgan made poker history, of sorts, this summer.

Sarah Lutman

Charitable Reduction?

How this year’s election could affect nonprofits—and their funders.


Prince, The Artist Formerly Known As Current On His Taxes

Prince pays his property taxes . . . eventually.

an art superstore

Something New, An Art Superstore

A new business model for selling original art struggles to find its niche.

Integra LifeSciences LED headlight

Device World: 8 Game-Changing Medical Devices

8 medical devices from local companies are improving outcomes and saving time and money for both patients and doctors.

Cannelloni with robiola

Restaurant Review: Icehouse

Minneapolis’ premier sandwich makers premiere a stunning small plates restaurant.


Zombie Pub Crawl Is Dead-on Lucrative

The annual Zombie Pub Crawl is no nightmare for bar owners.


Today’s Girl Scouts, Tomorrow’s Business Leaders

Section sponsored by Girl Scouts River Valleys.

Tonka Beer

Tonka Beer: The Cause That Refreshes

Tonka Beer is the latest in a line of local brews to eschew profits.

Pittsburgh Blue

Best Dining, Here And Away

Six transplanted Twin Cities executives share their favorite dining destinations—both here and there.

broadband internet

Broadband In Minnesota

How are we doing on our goal to make high-speed broadband available to all Minnesotans?


Radius Track Makes It Easy On The Curves

Radius Track’s bent steel helps curved structures go up faster and more accurately. Just ask the Minnesota Twins—and Frank Gehry.

Number Crunch: Home Amenities, Then And Now.

Amenities that have gone out of favor since the Great Recession.

Vikings fans

Selling It: Skol Metrodome!

The Vikings still have two more seasons in the Metrodome. How will they ever sell tickets?

Cabela's and Gander Mountain

Competitive Edge: Gander Mountain And Cabela’s

Gander Mountain and Cabela’s aim for separate ends of the active- lifestyle market.


Inside Glamorama

The ins and outs of the Twin Cities’ highest-profile annual fashion/charity event.

Dan Haugen

Picking Up The PACE

A Minnesota program could make it easier for businesses to improve their energy efficiency.

Dale Kurschner

Authority Figures

CEOs get all the press—but directors’ wisdom prevails.

Vance Opperman

Bring Back The Olympics

Compared to everything else that dominates the media, we’d prefer to see more of the games.

US Olympic Gymnasts

Top Tickets: Kellogg’s Tour Of Gymnastic Champions

Norah Jones

Top Tickets: Norah Jones

terracotta warriors

Arts Picks: China’s Terracotta Warriors

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