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Anytime Fitness: The Fastest-Growing Club

The founders of Anytime Fitness have grown their brand to become the world’s fastest-growing fitness clubs.


How a couple of college dropouts started and now lead the nation's fastest growing fitness chain.

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Jack Helms: A Seller's Story

Jack Helms: A Seller's Story

M&A investment banker Jack Helms shares tales of his career—and his love of small business.

Reinventing Murray's: A Radical Renovation

Reinventing Murray's: A Radical Renovation

A radical renovation aims to put the 66-year-old restaurant on a glide path to 100.

The Next Wellhead

The Next Wellhead

U.S. Energy Services became one of Minnesota's fastest-growing companies thanks largely to natural gas deregulation. Climate change legislation could fuel its next boom.

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SP Custom Carpentry And Windows: Reinventing The Past

SP Custom Carpentry and Windows finds its niche adding modern improvements to classic residential window designs


Power Crisis

As the economy rebounds, what if energy use doesn’t?

Kristin Pardue and Brad von Bank

Reve Consulting Thinks With The Heart

Rêve Consulting blends “technical acumen and heart” in their strategic consulting practice.

Mark Sheffert

Leader In The ‘Hood

Great leadership doesn’t always come from executives in the C-suite.

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Dorsey & Whitney’s CIO On IT-Plus

Dorsey & Whitney’s CIO talks about how his role goes beyond traditional IT leadership.

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A CSI-Clean Hotel Room At Best Western

Cleaning tools of the future are coming soon to a Best Western near you.

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Arts Picks: The Living Years, Art After 1989

Walker Art Center, September 6–January 4

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7 Trends In IT Outsourcing

Which tasks are corporate IT departments hiring out and which are they keeping in-house?

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Arts Picks: The Guthrie Celebrates Christopher Hampton

Guthrie Theater, September 15-November 11

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Top Tickets: Esperanza Spalding

State Theatre, September 30


Top Tickets: Dralion

Cirque du Soleil, September 19-23

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Competitive Edge: Bumbershute Vs. Bluebird Boutique

At 50th & France, shopkeepers focus on perfecting their niches and minding one another’s turf

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Northwest Packaging: The Last Manufacturer On University Avenue

As the avenue transforms into a transit corridor, Northwest Packaging is staying put

The Social Lights: Marketing To Millennials

Could reaching them be as simple as mastering social media?

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Three Reasons To Mobilize

Mobile apps can extend the reach and impact of your benefit programs

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Estate Planning Professionals On “Having The Talk”

The importance of discussing your estate plans with your heirs.

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Globe Publishing's Execrable Paper

Turns out the most sustainable paper can be made from what an elephant can’t use

Vance Opperman

Higgs Exists!

Man’s ability to reason reaffirmed with the discovery of the “God particle.”

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Ralph Rapson's Furniture Designs, Resurrected

The late Minnesota modernist architect is back—as a furniture designer

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Ideas That Kick Gives CaringBridge A Healing Makeover

CaringBridge needed a refresh and found a partner in ad agency Ideas that Kick

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Got Game? It's Time To Plan A Day Of Hunting

Man does not live by Caesar salad alone, so if you’ve been craving the taste of wild game, it’s time to plan a day of hunting

Minnesota Cup Final Awards

Plugged In: September 2012

The best opportunities for networking this month.

Dale Kurschner


Silence is golden, especially in today’s global/mobile world


Design As Problem Solver At Little & Company

Graphic design firm Little & Company redesigned itself to accommodate clients’ changing requirements.


Restaurant Review: Mona

Can you meld an intimate dining format with a clubby business setting? Mona tries.

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