The company says next year could be tough because of the struggling economy but said that shouldn't hold it back from seeing even more gains.
Wild win battle of NHL's hottest teams, extend winning streak to six
Kirill Kaprizov delivered a shootout winner to take down the Maple Leafs.
Popular Minneapolis taproom to start requiring proof of vaccination
The new policy will only apply to indoor service.
Vikings downgrade Eric Kendricks to out against Lions
The Vikings have also activated Michael Pierce from injured reserve.
Minnesotan sentenced after assaulting man with baseball bat
Marshall Wayne Boshey was sentenced to 30 months in prison followed by two years of supervised release.
Target's gift card discount is back, but for this weekend only
The fine print: for Target Circle members only (but membership is free).
Minneapolis teen arrested in St. Cloud after fleeing police in stolen vehicle
The vehicle was stolen in a car-jacking in Minneapolis Thursday.
Watch: St. Cloud State's Jami Krannila uses 'The Michigan' to score against North Dakota
Gopher fans avert your eyes.
Prosecutor seeks new charge against Duluth officer who shot through man's door
Tyler Leibfried's trial is set to begin early next year.
Winter storm warnings issued with heavy snow set to slam MN
Parts of northern Minnesota could see more than a foot of snow, but there won't be much in the Twin Cities.
St. Cloud suspect now charged in two local murder cases
Both murders happened within a day of each other in June.
Minnesota stocks gaining ground
Even before the Fed made its big announcement last week that it would try to juice the economy by buying large quantities of mortgage bonds, most of Minnesota's biggest companies were gaining ground, the Star Tribune reports. Total return for the Bloomberg-Star Tribune 100 index of Minnesota stocks was up 13.8 percent through Friday, with 65 gainers and 33 losers, the newspaper reported.
Polaris profits leap 39 percent in 3Q
ATVs, motorcycles and snowmobiles were selling briskly for Polaris Industries Inc., leading a strong third quarter, company officials said Thursday, the Star Tribune reports. Demand was high for Polaris' all-terrain vehicles and Victory motorcycles in North America, and early demand for snowmobile sales surged where there's always plenty of snow – in Russia and Scandinavia.
Finnegans sees 23 percent revenue gain; food shelves will benefit
The Minneapolis beer company donates all of its profits to charities that feed the hungry. With revenue surpassing $1 million in 2011, the company was able to pay for about 120,000 meals through food shelves.
Minnesota students still above average, but others are gaining
The latest numbers show Minnesota students gaining in math and holding steady in reading. But Minnesota education officials say other states are making bigger strides. “We are still ahead of the curve, but that won’t be the case for long if other states continue to gain ground while we simply hold steady," says education commissioner Brenda Cassellius.
Ecolab sees record sales in first quarter, but acquisition costs stifle earnings
The St. Paul-based maker of cleaning products is feeling the effects of its merger with the water treatment company Nalco Holding. Revenue was up 85 percent in the first quarter, but the cost of integrating the two companies sent earnings downward.
'Tough quarter' for Cargill as profits fall 66 percent
Minnesota's privately held food giant blames the losses on uncertainties in the global economy and a volatile market for commodities.
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