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2013 Small Business Success Stories Award Winners

Ten Minnesota ventures led by people who’ve pursued adventure as well as careers.


2013 Small Business Success Stories + Top 10 Lawsuits of the Year + A Look Inside Target Commercial Interiors

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Target Commercial Interiors Is Gaining Momentum

Target Commercial Interiors Is Gaining Momentum

TCI is quietly becoming an influential player in commercial furnishings worldwide, with clients that include Fortune 500 companies, hospitals, universities, hotels, stadiums, and arenas from Target Field to Madison Square Garden.

The Top Lawsuits Of 2013

The Top Lawsuits Of 2013

3M gets litigious with its former law firm, Mankato brothers turn on each other, Michele Bachmann’s campaign raises eyebrows, and more.

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Mark Sheffert

Indecision Is A Decision

Avoiding tough decisions is destructive to organizations.

Xcel Energy building rendering

The Local Office Market's Big Squeeze

The Twin Cities market remains sluggish as companies use less space per employee.

Guy Gilmore

Is Guy Gilmore The Twin Cities' Biggest Media Mogul?

Is the most important national media executive in the Twin Cities now sitting in a newspaper office in sleepy downtown St. Paul?

Sarah Lutman

Like Everything Else, The Minimum Wage Debate Is Complicated

How will proposals to raise Minnesota’s minimum wage affect the nonprofit sector?


Tech Breakthroughs From The 2013 Tekne Award Winners

The 2013 Tekne Award winners, selected by the Minnesota High Tech Association, represent the best work in developing products and programs that advance innovation.


Heidi’s Restaurant Proves Brash Does Not Equal Cash

Minneapolis restaurant Heidi’s closes after an Icarus-like rise and fall.

Dale Kurschner

Warning: Minnesota Is Losing Its Wealth

Shortsighted revenue policies are inciting a slow but meaningful exodus.

Pat Christie

Conservis Harvests Financing

CEO Pat Christie raised more than $5.5 million for his cloud-based handheld device for farmers. Now he’s gunning for more.

Gene Rebeck

The Future Of Trees

The Natural Resources Research Institute is helping revive timber companies, along with other traditional extractive industries.

Small Business Success Stories trophies

Plugged In: January 2014

The best opportunities for networking this month.


Locally Laid Egg Tries Winning A Super Bowl (Commercial)

A tiny egg producer from Wrenshall wants a Super Bowl ad. Why?

Roshini Rajkumar

Good Grooming And You

It’s more than manscaping and manicures.

seafood cart

Union Fish Market Dining Review

Sexing up seafood, to uneven effect.

Herb Zien

LiquidCool Solutions Is Heating Up

The financing efforts of Rochester firm LiquidCool are helping it gain the attention of data centers.

James J. Hill Reference Library

Historic Twin Cities Venues For Your Next Business Meeting

Channel the spirit of legendary Twin Cities entrepreneurs with a memorable business meeting at a historic venue.

Health care

Urgency Centers: A New Kind Of Health Care

The Twin Cities makes room for urgency centers that are a cross between a hospital ER and urgent care.

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Unlocking The Data Gold Mine

Technology is giving businesses the data they need for predictive analytics. Now they need employees who can do the work.

Tim Herbert

This Med-Tech Firm Is An Inspired Endeavor

After raising nearly $60 million, Inspire CEO Tim Herbert is feeling confident about his company’s 2014 commercial launch of a sleep apnea product

Jeff Dubay and Judd Zulgad

Angry Vikings Fans Take To The Airwaves

Angry Vikings fans have a lot to say after games—enough to satisfy two radio stations.

Vance Opperman

The Avoidable Care Act

Large government bureaucracies frequently ignore their own histories of snafus.

Top Tickets: Jerry Seinfeld

January 16th and 17th at the Orpheum.

Keith Urban

Top Tickets: Keith Urban's Light the Fuse Tour

January 11th at the Target Center.

Random Dance

Arts Picks: Wayne McGregor Random Dance

January 14 at the Orpheum.

New World Visions

Arts Picks: Walker Art Center's Out There Series

From January 9th to February 1st

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