Layoffs at Best Buy Co. Inc. and Supervalu Inc. landed both Minnesota-based companies on a list highlighting the biggest corporate layoffs during the first half of 2012. Business Insider compiled a list of the Top 16 biggest mass layoffs of 2012, which ranked Best Buy at No. 7 with 2,800 job cuts and Supervalu at No. 8 with 2,500 layoffs.
Hunt for inmate who escaped correctional facility in northeast MN
The 42-year-old might be in the Floodwood area.
Suspect kills himself after shooting woman and baby at Fargo restaurant
The suspect was found dead in a stolen vehicle in Minnesota.
Charges: Guest stabbed three men as they slept in Albert Lea
Investigators believe the suspect is related to all three victims.
2 charged for fentanyl overdose death of 19-year-old
The-19-year-old died from a fentanyl overdose last month.
Severe thunderstorm watch: Hail, 65 mph gusts, tornadoes possible
The watch is just north of the Twin Cities metro area.
The staggering rise of Minnesota's most famous lakes this spring
Imagine dumping Lake Minnetonka into Lake Superior 47 times.
Minnesota Senate shoots down latest marijuana legalization attempt
The bill didn't receive the required votes for further consideration on Wednesday.
Minneapolis wants to use $1M in federal cash to plant 200,000 trees
The goal is to have these trees planted by the year 2040.
MOA theater to debut wrap-around, 270-degree movie screen
The new technology will expand the movie screen onto the side walls of the theater auditorium.
Alcohol, no seatbelt possible factors in deadly southwest MN crash
The crash happened just before 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Target shares plunge on profit drop, as costs grow and customers spend less
First quarter profitability declines 52% year-over-year.
Driver ejected in fatal Roseville crash identified as 30-year-old
The crash temporarily shutdown westbound Highway 36.
Fortune Global 500 list includes six Minnesota companies
UnitedHealth Group, Target, Best Buy, Supervalu, 3M and Inver Grove Heights-based CHS are among Fortune’s list of the biggest companies in the world. Twin Cities Business reports all the Minnesota companies were on the list last year, but dropped in this year’s annual ranking, expect for CHS, who jumped 97 spots.
Five Twin Cities-based companies among "World's Most Ethical"
Ethisphere Institute selected 145 companies worldwide for the list. Best Buy, Ecolab, Mosaic, Target and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans were all on the list unveiled Thursday.
Target, Best Buy, Supervalu among retailers impacted by Hurricane Sandy
Minneapolis-based Target and Richfield-based Best Buy closed roughly 200 stores on the east coast because of Hurricane Sandy on Monday. Eden Prairie-based Supervalu closed about 20 of its Acme Market stores.
Best Buy among ten most hated companies in America
The Richfield-based electronics retailer was named by 24/7 Wall St. as one of the most hated. The website reviewed several factors including earnings, product quality, pricing and consumer satisfaction. Best Buy is sixth on the top ten list. Facebook, American Airlines and AT&T are the top three most hated.
Four Minnesota companies among "Most Admired"
Fortune Magazine's top 50 list includes 3M, Target, St. Jude Medical and General Mills. Maplewood-based 3M was the highest ranking Minnesota company in the 18th spot for most-admired companies. Best Buy did not make the list this year after being named the 36th most-admired company last year.
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