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Immigration Reform: MN's Changing Face Of Labor

Business groups have been quietly championing immigration reform—because without it, the state’s labor pool will dry up.


Immigration Reform: Our Changing Face of Labor + Cold Spring Brewing's Successful Reinvention + 2013 Entrepreneurs of the Year

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2013 Entrepreneurs Of The Year Awards

2013 Entrepreneurs Of The Year Awards

The Upper Midwest region's winners from Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

Cold Spring Brewing Has A Reputation To Maintain

Cold Spring Brewing Has A Reputation To Maintain

How Cold Spring Brewing, once the laughingstock of the beer industry, went from the verge of liquidation to a diversified and growing beverage company.

Duluth: A City That Plays And Works

Duluth: A City That Plays And Works

Good jobs in several industries are attracting talent and dollars.

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New Book Chronicles A Love-Hate History With Northwest Airlines

Fly through the turbulent skies of Northwest Airlines' history with Jack El-Hai's new book Non-Stop.

Sarah Lutman

Education Disruption

How online education is changing traditional, nonprofit colleges.

Ken Powell

General Mills’ Ken Powell Is A Corporate Lifer

General Mills’ CEO Ken Powell is one of a tiny number of Fortune 500 CEOs who have spent their entire career at one company.

Sebastian Joes

Sebastian Joe’s Is Bucking The Fro-Yo Trend

The local business proves that ice cream still has legs.

Encouraging Entrepreneurs

Some thoughts on promoting the creation of new business in Minnesota.

Gene Rebeck

Heat On The Range

It’s too early for most of us to form a rock-solid opinion on nonferrous mining. Too much remains unclear.

Who Can Lead

Who Can Lead?

Talent assessments uncover seemingly hidden leadership abilities and limitations that don’t show up in interviews or past performance. But often, those qualities are hiding in plain sight. Here’s how companies use assessments to hire, promote, and develop leaders—and find their own blind spots.

3M LED bulb

3M Has A Bright Idea For LED Lightbulbs

The changing light-bulb market gave 3M an opening to innovate.

For The Vikings, What's In A Stadium Name?

We asked readers of Briefcase, TCB’s twice-weekly business newsletter, which naming-rights sponsor they’d like to see on the Minnesota Vikings stadium breaking ground downtown this fall.

Red Cow’s Barcelona burge

Red Cow Bets Big On Burgers

A local restaurant vet stakes his rep on creating a growth vehicle.

Macy’s Glamorama

Plugged In: August 2013

The best opportunities for networking this month.

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Ciceron Study: First Email Impressions? Not Good.

A study found Minnesota companies tend to neglect their email relationships with customers or smother customers with contact.

Upward arrow

Where’s The Growth Among MN Employers?

In the latest quarterly economic indicator survey, Minnesota business leaders express caution heading into the third quarter.

Dale Kurschner

Committed To Journalism

From letters to the editor to a spate of recent awards, TCB’s ongoing evolution is all about value to readers.

Vance K. Opperman


A fond farewell.

“Famous Dave” Anderson

Where Are They Now? Dave Anderson

Barbecue visionary Dave Anderson may have started out in Wisconsin, but his ribs have gone global.

Town and Country

Spend A Day At A Local Golf Club

Give your clients a memorable day “behind the hedges” at one of the private country clubs that open their doors to non-members for golf outings and tournaments.

Mark Sheffert

We’re Losing The Jobs War

Lack of vision and lackluster leadership is causing America to fall behind.

Roshini Rajkumar

Your Voice: A Choice

Your voice can help achieve or subvert your career goals. Here’s a quick guide to weighing strengths and weaknesses.

Park Dental

GdB Extracts New Business For Park Dental

GdB created “out-of-home” advertising for the campaign.

Gay Wedding Cake

Gay Wedding Gold

Is the same-sex wedding business a huge new market or a small blip on the radar?

Delta Airlines

Delta Is Flying High On The Iron Range

Delta’s Chisholm reservation center is the airline’s best.

WAC Cat Video Fest

Arts Picks: Walker Cat Video Festival

Head to the Grandstand at the Minnesota State Fair for cats, cats, cats.

Fringe Festival

Arts Picks: Minnesota Fringe Festival

Celebrate Fringe Festival's 20th anniversary.

Circus Juventas

Top Tickets: Circus Juventas

One of the largest and best youth performance circuses in the country just keeps getting better.


Top Tickets: Redhouse Records Barnfest

When the corn is high and the sun is hot, it’s time to head for the barn.

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