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Why MN Is A Rising Star In The U.S. Filmmaking Industry

Minnesota moves beyond playing a bit part in the multibillion-dollar film and TV production industry.


MN Film Industry: Take Two + Kieran Folliard's Next Act + Is Ability Network Worth $550M? + Buffalo Wild Wings Rethinks The Sports Bar

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Kieran Folliard's Next Round: Major Diversification

Kieran Folliard's Next Round: Major Diversification

The Twin Cities’ happy Irish warrior flogs his accessible whiskey while he prepares to diversify.

How Buffalo Wild Wings Is Rethinking The Sports Bar

How Buffalo Wild Wings Is Rethinking The Sports Bar

They’re dark, chaotic and loud. Buffalo Wild Wings tries to hit the reset button to become a restaurant that happens to be a sports bar.

This Under-The-Radar Co. Landed $550M

This Under-The-Radar Co. Landed $550M

Investors poured half a billion dollars into a firm that many Minnesotans have never heard of.

2014 International Citizen Awards: Global Players

2014 International Citizen Awards: Global Players

This year’s International Citizen award-winners are helping build bridges between communities, at home and abroad.

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Small Business Ignite

Small Businesses Seek Experts To Ignite Expansions

Small businesses seek outside experts to ignite their expansion in the marketplace.

Sarah Lutman

The Route To Effective Philanthropy

Central Corridor Funders’ Collaborative, which coordinates development along the new light-rail line, is a partnership that works.


Specialty Options Within MBA Programs Are Booming

At the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School, many MBA graduates have a goal of starting their own companies.

DC Group

DC Group Powers Up

The company fuels the energy behind power supply systems and is on a steady growth trajectory.

Why Thrivent Decided To Filter Its Philanthropy

Thrivent wanted to give its customers a greater voice, which brought it noisy dissent.

Brooklyn Park Rebrands

The city has commissioned an ad campaign to convince people that it isn’t all crime and apartments.

Deliveries: Pizza Nea's Competitive Edge

In the Neapolitan game, delivered pizza is a big competitive edge.

Economic Spring

Survey Finds MN Businesses Are Ramping Up Production

They're also briskly investing in their infrastructure and talent.


The news on the Iron Range is mostly good—but what’s up with Essar Steel?

A Number for Life: The New New SAT

If you’re serious about improving the quality of college applicants, the answer lies in devoting time and effort to developing a more rigorous and standardized high school curricula.

Of Vanity And Virtue

Findings from my junket to Minnesota’s filmmaking industry.


How Fast-Growing Maurices Found The Right Fit

Duluth-based clothing retailer Maurices grew during the recession, and it has big plans going forward. How did it get so right-sized?

When Personal Health Information Becomes Too Much Information

Employees’ online access to protected health information poses a privacy risk for unprepared employers.

Will Metro Transit’s Green Line Really Replace 500 Bus Trips?

When Metro Transit’s Green Line LRT opens next month, it will render more than 500 daily bus trip superfluous. Or not.

Bachelor Farmer And Its Political Connections

Do the Dayton brothers have a leg up in landing top-shelf campaign events?

Measuring The Benefits Of St. Paul's Crashed Ice

With claims of more than 100,000 spectators and a $15 million economic impact, where did all the money flow?

Len Druskin Downsizes

The fashion retailer is slimming its retail presence and simplifying its branding, especially in Minneapolis.

Scott Davis

Why The Maker Of QONQR Fears Success (All At Once)

Scott Davis wants everyone to try his mobile game QONQR. Just not all at once.

Mark Sheffert

He Said, She Said

Gender-rooted miscommunication is endemic in the workplace, but it doesn’t have to divide your organization.

PACER Center’s Annual Benefit

Plugged In: May 2014

The best opportunities for networking in May.

Beyond The Voice

Beyond The Voice

Better understanding the factors that govern how you sound.


Insider Tips From Young Twin Cities Execs

Five young executives share go-to spots for entertaining and business attire.

Arts Picks: “Man Up”

At the Artspace Jackson Flats

Arts Picks: Our Country’s Good

At the Guthrie

Top Tickets: Bill Maher

At the State Theatre

Top Tickets: Lady Gaga ArtRave, The Artpop Ball

At the Xcel

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