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CFO Dave Wirig encounters his alter ego Davey Roxx

The Double Lives Of Leading Local Executives

Some of the region's leading executives make their mark in very unexpected ways.


Alter Egos of Twin Cities Execs + Downtown St. Paul's Identity (Crisis) + Tracking the Pulse of Minority-Owned Businesses

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Downtown St. Paul's Latest Crossroads

Downtown St. Paul's Latest Crossroads

Macy’s has closed and Lawson might leave, but the Saints ballpark, light rail, and residential projects are underway. The CBD looks ready to reinvent itself.

Tracking The Pulse Of Minority-Owned Businesses

Tracking The Pulse Of Minority-Owned Businesses

MEDA has surveyed clients representative of hundreds of minority-owned companies it works with each year, for a report on how this part of our economy is doing.

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Minnesota Scientists Shed Fresh Light On Our Need To Increase Food Production

The University of Minnesota study found that production of key global crops is likely to increase 38-67 percent by 2050 while the estimated need for those crops will increase by 60-110 percent in that period.

Good Day Cafe

Station Of Irritation At Good Day Café

Fox News costs Good Day Café the occasional customer, but the restaurant isn't budging.

Gene Rebeck

Duluth's Slide Rule Set

Engineering is one of the Northland’s biggest growth sectors.

Private Equity Firms Get Back In The Game

Private equity firms in the middle market had a generally busy 2012. And they have the money for more deals.

Sara and David Russick

Gopher Angels Share Wealth, Wisdom In New Angel Network

Entrepreneurs Sara and David Russick share the wealth—and wisdom—through Gopher Angels.

Health care

The Health Care Pandora's Box

Attorneys are helping providers and others navigate the changing health care landscape.

Mark Scheffert

Do You Make Your Customers Hate You?

Policies that turn them off will damage your business.

Graves 601 And Le Méridien Chambers: Thread Counting

Graves 601 and Le Méridien Chambers compete for business travel supremacy and avant-garde honors in Minneapolis.

fruit salad

Event Planners' Tips On Getting The Most From Your Caterer

Say goodbye to rubber chicken.

Sarah Lutman

Do Fewer Nonprofits Mean Better Nonprofits?

Competition among nonprofits is a healthy force for change.

St. Paul Saints ballpark

The Art Of Economic Development

Creative funding mechanisms and tax incentives are driving public and private collaborations on real estate deals.


Crapola Granola: A Breakfast Of Editors

There’s a lot of press, if not sales, in naming a product outrageously.


In New Ulm, Haberman Is Sexing Up The German

Haberman’s campaign works to heat up New Ulm’s nightlife.

Spyder Trap

Spyder Trap Is A One-Stop Shop For Digital Marketing

In five years, Mike Rynchek has grown his digital marketing shop from a solo startup to a $4 million agency.

Restaurant Review: Louis Ristorante

The Cossettas class it up to nice effect.

Liquor Boy

Liquor Boy: A Spirited Expansion

At Liquor Boy in St. Louis Park, everyday low prices trump the upscale environs.

Afton Alps

After Afton Alps Deal, Local Ski Biz Watches For More Change

As Vail Resorts digest Afton Alps, the local ski business warily watches for more signs of change.

Leonard Prescott

Where Are They Now? A Look At Leonard Prescott

Two decades ago Leonard Prescott pushed to diversify American Indian business interests beyond gambling, a focus that continues today.

Dollar sign

Number Crunch: Minnesota's Hot Franchises

The state's top franchise opportunities.

Money Managers’ Minnesota Stock Picks For 2013

Why Polaris, Donaldson, ProtoLabs, and Northern Oil & Gas are worth watching.

Vance Opperman

Sergeant Pepper Goes To The Inaugural

The military was mostly absent from Inauguration Day festivities.

Dale Kurschner

Hold The Mayo

The Mayo Clinic’s request for state financial support needs further thought.


Haute Hot Spots In Austin, Miami, And Palm Springs

Check out these hot spots, courtesy of three in-the-know Twin Citians.

Arts Picks: The Light In The Piazza

At the Ordway McKnight Theatre

Top Tickets: "More Real?"

At the Minneapolis Institute of Arts


Top Tickets: Muse

At the Target Center

Arts Picks: Grupo Corpo

At the Orpheum Theatre

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