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2014 Entrepreneurs Of The Year

This year's winners from the Upper Midwest region, including Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.

August

2014 Entrepreneurs Of The Year + How Heggies Built A Regional Pizza Empire + How Smart Is Alternative Energy? + Quarterly Economic Indicator Results

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How Heggies Pizza Built a Regional Empire

How Heggies Pizza Built a Regional Empire

The Milaca-based company's frozen pizzas became a dive-bar standby.

How Smart Is Alternative Energy?

How Smart Is Alternative Energy?

Minnesota’s leading the charge in clean energy generation and usage. But it will take compromise and dedication to keep the edge, while the economic benefit remains only theoretical.

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Roshini Rajkumar

Do I Really Need Help?

A skeptic’s Q&A on the value of communication coaching.

Cheaper chart

Are Those Who Market The Twin Cities Leveraging Our Low Cost Of Living?

Cost of living may end up as the region’s ace in the hole, not sports, culture or nature.

Estate Brokers

The Best (And Busiest) Local Commercial Real Estate Brokers

TCB’s inaugural survey reveals who leased the most square footage in office, retail and industrial spaces and who were the top performers in investment sales.

Sarah Lutman

Don’t Commit Best Practicide

Fortune 500 consultant Cecily Sommers gives advice to arts administrators.

Stone Arch Bridge

Where To Take Your Clients On A Memorable Summer Stroll

Show your out-of-town clients another side of the Twin Cities with a memorable summer evening stroll.

Digital death

Why Your Digital Identity Could Haunt You After Death

Minnesota lacks laws governing how your digital assets are handled when you’re history.

Middle Managers

Why Middle Managers Are Crucial Right Now

With sagging employee engagement in many workplaces, effective middle managers are crucial to inspiring workers and helping them achieve company goals.

LinkedIn

LinkedIn: Why You’re Probably Doing It Wrong

A Twin Cities marketer insists LinkedIn isn’t about networking, it’s about money.

Update

Pressures On Independent Doctors Intensify

Since our 2013 story, the pressures on independent doctors have only intensified.

Nice Ride

Nice Ride Is "Braking" Even

A look inside Nice Ride Minnesota's revenue cycle.

MIA

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts’ Store: A Standalone Destination

Why the MIA's store is a destination in and of itself.

Gene Rebeck

A Greener Dream

If it can unlock the potential from its timber, the Iron Range could become a center for biochemical production.

Arts Picks: DakhaBrakha

At The Dakota

Arts Picks: “Two Gardens”

At Form + Content Gallery

Top Tickets: The Book of Mormon

At the Orpheum

Top Tickets: Paul McCartney’s “Out There” Tour

At Target Field

Go on Medicare at 65? Maybe; Maybe Not.

Employers and employees express different expectations for the future of private retiree health coverage.

In The Heart Of Minnesota

People and corporations both establish complicated, and in many cases, “fictional” headquarters or domiciles entirely for the purpose of reducing taxes. It has always and will always be that way.

Guinness International Champions Cup

Plugged In: August 2014

The best opportunities for networking in August

Mark Sheffert

What Will Your Legacy Be?

Becoming a purposeful leader requires knowing your identity.

3 MN Cos. That Are Cleaning Up The Twin Cities

Two Bettys, Aaron’s Green Cleaning, and Happy Earth Cleaning Co. are cleaning up the Twin Cities, using environmentally conscious products, one house at a time.

St. Croix Cleaners Goes Green

Going without harsh chemical solvents and buying its own cleaning facility have been key to its success.

How Chowgirls Is Chewing Through The Catering Competition

Chowgirls celebrates a decade in catering, due in large part to its commitment to using organic foods and sustainable commitment.

Amy Klobuchar

Katie Couric Documentary Targets Schwan, Klobuchar

Fed Up points a gluten-free finger at two Minnesota icons.

Dodging Taxes or Smart Business?

I think one phrase sums up the Medtronic situation best: bad tax, good acquisition, great company.

Survey: MN Businesses Are Hiring, But Where Will They Find Employees?

Results from the latest Quarterly Economic Indicator survey show companies are growing, but it’s gotten even harder to find good talent.

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