Skip to main content
Updated:
Original:

Minnesota CEO to continue working after cancer diagnosis

Author:

The chief executive officer of the Plymouth-based Mosaic Company has been diagnosed with cancer, but plans to continue in his role leading the company.

Reuters reports that Jim Prokopanko is currently undergoing chemotherapy. In a statement issued on by the Fortune 500 company on Thursday, Prokopanko said that he will work a regular schedule as CEO but plans to cut back his travel in the coming months.

"While this is a serious matter, the good news is that I'm feeling well and my doctors have informed me that I was diagnosed at an early stage," he said.

The fertilizer company provided no details on the type of cancer Prokopanko is suffering from. Mosaic's management will continue to advance the strategic direction set by Prokopanko and the board, Chairman Robert Lumpkins said. "With Jim's assistance and leadership, we have ensured there is a process for management continuity throughout his treatment," he said.

Mosaic is the world's biggest producer of finished phosphate products and a major potash miner. Earlier this week, Mosaic completed its $1.4 billion acquisition of CF Industries' phosphate business.

Earlier this month, the Business Journal reported that Prokopanko's pay was down by 1 percent in 2013. The story said that his compensation package, valued at $9.3 million, "...offset a drop in stock awards with higher option awards and incentive pay receipts."

Next Up

Karl-Anthony Towns

KAT sets a franchise record, leaves early in loss to Wizards

Towns fell on his back in the final minutes of a loss in Washington.

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

Man shot by police in Forest Lake dies from injuries

It was one of two police shootings in the Twin Cities on the same day, both of which proved fatal.

Dylan Bundy

Report: Twins agree to deal with Dylan Bundy

The Twins signed the right-hander with a lockout imminent.

Flickr - face masks covid pole - Ivan Radic

'Everyone should really be masking up' in public, Malcolm says

The health commissioner said residents have gotten "a little bit lax" with some protective measures.

Byron Buxton

Byron Buxton believes he's the best player in baseball

"Nobody [does] the things that I do. I know that."

unsplash medical marijuana

Edibles coming to Minnesota's medical marijuana program

MDH also announced it will not add anxiety as qualifying condition.

plow, snowplow, snow

Plowable snow possible this weekend in Minnesota

Up to half a foot of snow could fall within the heaviest band.

Best Buy - jjbers, Flickr

Police reveal new details about 'coordinated' Best Buy thefts

A large group stole thousands of dollars in merchandise from three Twin Cities Best Buy stores.

Seven Points exterior - 2

New tenant revealed for former Libertine spot in Uptown

The space will combine playful art offerings with a restaurant.

white Christmas

What are Minnesota's chances of a white Christmas this year?

The Twin Cities averages a white Christmas about 3 out of every 4 years.

ilhan omar press conference voicemail screengrab 11.30.21

'You will not live much longer b***': Rep. Omar shares threatening voicemail

Omar's office received the call hours after Rep. Boebert posted her video about the MN congresswoman.

Screen Shot 2021-12-01 at 11.24.09 AM

ESPN's 'Booger' makes fun of Wild fans' record cup snake

He's the same guy who thought the "Minneapolis Miracle" was bad for the Vikings.

Related