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Veterans Represent Untapped Talent For MN Employers

Post 9/11 veterans are a gold mine of management talent. So why don’t more employers see them that way?


Untapped Veteran Talent + "The Sky's The Limit" At U Of M Athletics + 2013 MN Family Business Awards

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2013 Minnesota Family Business Awards

2013 Minnesota Family Business Awards

Five stories of entrepreneurial success–family style.

What's Behind The Goals Of U Of M Sports?

What's Behind The Goals Of U Of M Sports?

The personalities, philosophy, and numbers behind the goals and aggressive new culture of University of Minnesota sports, where "the sky's the limit."

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The Electric Fetus

The Electric Fetus Prospers Despite The Digital Revolution

How the record store is competing against free.


What Benefits Do MN's Biggest Companies Offer?

We asked Minnesota’s largest employers what popular or interesting benefits they offer their employees. Health and wellness options and volunteer opportunities were what companies say their employees value most.

Gene Rebeck

The Great Northwest

Northwestern Minnesota has low unemployment and booming companies hungry for workers. What is its secret?

Lisa Hanson, Mona chef/owner

Lisa Hanson Powers Through At Her Restaurant, Mona

At the year-and-a-half mark, her restaurant, Mona, is in the black, despite a tough location. Her finance degree has come in handy.

Jorg Pierach

Jörg Pierach Keeps On Rebranding

Fast Horse started off as a PR firm. Now it isn’t.

Midwest Home and Holiday Show

Plugged In: November 2013

The best opportunities for networking this month.

Erin Newkirk, co-founder of Red Stamp

Red Stamp Impresses With Digital Stationery

Erin Newkirk on the moment she knew her company was going to have to get social.


2013 NAIOP Awards: Commercial Rebirth

The Minnesota chapter of the Commercial Real Estate Development Association awards the top commercial projects.

Crowdfunding food

Restaurants Turn To Crowdfunding

Has the notoriously unstable restaurant business found a stable funding source, or just a few hundred dupes?

Dale Kurschner

Valuing Our Veterans

Why we should do more to welcome them home—with jobs.


At BD’M: Sabbaticals For Everyone

A local ad agency gave its staff 12 weeks off, no strings attached.

Can you hear me now?

Which Cell Carrier Offers The Best Local Coverage?

Can you hear me now?

Minnesota Wild Hockey Player

Could The MN Wild Have Lost $30M Last Season?

Cross-checking the Wild’s bottom line.

Roshini Rajkumar

Hot-Seat Conversations

Strategies for snagging that raise, promotion, or time off.

Indian Motorcycle

Colle+McVoy Takes On The Return Of Indian Motorcycle

The local agency is helping Polaris advertise the all-American brand.

Sarah Lutman

Impartiality, Journalism, and Philanthropy

Thoughts on an increasingly activist philanthropic sector.

MN Orchestra

How The MN Orchestra Dispute Hurts Other Arts Organizations

Sour notes at the MIA.


Dining Review: Borough

Edgy cuisine, relaxed vibe.

Mark Sheffert

Stress: The Silent Killer

Maintaining balance in uncertain times.

Hello Pizza

The Concierge Knows Best

Four top local concierges answer business travelers’ most frequently asked questions.

Vance Opperman

Gort Needs You

Minnesota has a great tradition of science and technology, but more needs to be done and soon.

Graphic, Graph line with arrow pointing up, upward trend

Optimism Begins To Look Elsewhere

Businesses continue to invest and grow, despite the government.


Arts Picks: Arabella

See Arabella at the Ordway on November 9-17.

‘The Veterans Play Project’

Arts Picks: The Veterans Play Project

At the Mixed Blood Theatre from November 15-24.

Elton John

Top Tickets: Elton John

Though he will undoubtedly play some hits, this is not an “Elton’s greatest hits” tour; he did that back in 2011.


Top Tickets: American Spirits, The Rise and Fall of Prohibition

When the federal government, in its limited wisdom, decided to deprive the people of demon alcohol, it ushered in a colorful era of gangsters, flappers, speakeasies, and legal hijinks.

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