The Week's Top Business Stories


From the editors of Twin Cities Business:

Emerson Expansion To Bring 500 Jobs To Shakopee

Emerson Process Management has chosen the abandoned ADC Telecommunications building in Shakopee for the global headquarters of its Rosemount measurement technologies business. The move is expected to bring up to 500 new, highly skilled jobs to the city.

Best Buy To House Microsoft Windows Mini-Stores

Best Buy has partnered with Microsoft to install small Windows stores in select locations, which will offer Windows-based PCs, tablets, accessories, and support from a Microsoft-trained staff. The partnership builds on the Richfield-based company’s recent move to add Samsung shops in 1,400 Best Buy locations.

Local Med-Tech Firm Cuts Jobs, Transfers Others From Maine To Minnesota

IntriCon Corporation, a publicly traded medical technology firm headquartered in Arden Hills, announced restructuring plans designed to cut $3 million in annual costs. While the plan involves eliminating 35 jobs at its various facilities, the company will shift workers to Minnesota from Maine, likely offsetting the job cuts here.

Petters Associate James Fry Found Guilty On All Counts

James Fry’s case likely represents a final chapter in the Tom Petters saga. He was convicted on charges that he misled investors and lied to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Minnesota Cup Names 2013 Semifinalists

The annual business-idea competition selected 57 semifinalists who will advance to the next round—moving them one step closer to $200,000 in prizes.

Ad Agency Fallon Loses Major Client Cadillac

General Motors pulled the Cadillac account from ad agency Fallon after nearly three years of award-winning work. In an employee memo, Fallon’s CEO said it was “an outcome we do not deserve.”

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Wild, Kaprizov agree to 5-year deal

The contract will keep the star forward in Minnesota through the 2025-26 season.

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Charges: Man who killed 4 friends, drove bodies to WI said he 'snapped'

Charges filed Tuesday reveal more details about the grisly case.

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Mpls. school goes to distance learning after students exposed to COVID

In-person classes will resume next month, the district said.

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Does Mike Zimmer's coaching style mesh with the Vikings' strengths?

Time for Zimmer to put all of his faith in the offense and try to win shootouts?

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6 Wisconsin tribes sue to end upcoming wolf hunt

They cite treaty rights and a "disastrous February hunt."

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St. Paul Grill, closed since March 2020, announces reopening date

The dining room will open to all visitors again next month.

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Charges: Man fled police at 127 mph, caused crash that injured officer

The Sept. 16 incident led to a police chase going the wrong way on Hwy. 169 near St. Peter.

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3 Minnesota teens 'pistol whipped' at bar in Sioux Falls

Police are investigating the incident, including why the teens were at the bar.

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The latest Ben Simmons drama 1 week from the start of training camp

Training camp opens Sept. 28, at which point things could get really crazy.

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Judge finds man guilty in Hibbing Christmas Day murder

Jerome Spann fatally shot Jeryel McBeth on Christmas Day 2018.