Farmers in Minnesota get more cover crop funding to keep soil from washing away

"There just aren't the federal resources to meet the need," said Todd Hogrefe with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

General Mills to sell Hamburger Helper, other brands for $610 million

May 25
With the divestiture, the Minnesota company diminishes its presence in the boxed-food category it pioneered 50 years ago.

Farm income remains strong despite inflation, says Minneapolis Fed

May 25
A new survey of lenders by the Federal Reserve of Minneapolis found farm incomes in Minnesota, Dakotas and other states off to a strong start in 2022 despite higher costs of business.
Agriculture
May 25

U.S. farm bank regulators tour Minnesota, tout plan to increase credit for emerging farmers

Farm Credit Administration leaders swung through southern Minnesota last week, touring farms and other rural sites with the goal of spreading awareness about credit available for new farmers.
Business
May 24

Minnesota greenlights small doses of THC derived from legal hemp

Among a suite of changes to the state's hemp industry, up to 5 mg of hemp-derived THC will be allowed in food and beverages.
Business
May 24

St. Anthony: There's hope for more Black entrepreneurs around George Floyd Square

Two years after riots devastated area businesses following the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, owners are working to rebuild.
Business
May 24

Toro's new robot mower is like a Roomba for your lawn

Toro announced the introduction of robotic lawn mower for the residential market that uses optical sensors.
St. Paul
May 24

St. Paul business climate bouncing back after pandemic, says chamber's B Kyle

Chamber CEO talks about surviving a loss of downtown employees and continuing to help businesses connect.
Business
Is your company on the list of Minnesota's 2021 Top Workplaces?
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Worker expectations change at Minnesota firms as pandemic retreats.
Business
May 24

At George Floyd Square, 'all the businesses ... are still struggling'

A lack of parking due to concrete barricades and sculptures at 38th and Chicago in Minneapolis is hindering customer traffic, they say.
Business
May 24

Best Buy prepares for a 'slowdown' as sales slip amid declining demand

Best Buy executives lowered their sales outlook and forecast ongoing pressure on profits this year.
Business
May 24

Judges: Minn. customers should bear full $660M in costs from Feb. 2021 storm

Two administrative law judges said CenterPoint Energy, Xcel and the state's other natural gas utilities acted "prudently" in their actions.
Business
May 23

Developers hope $200M update brings Northstar Center back to life

Sherman Associates joins Polaris Properties in a long-awaited overhaul of a complex that covers nearly an entire block.
Business
May 23

Sixteen Minnesota companies make Fortune 500 list

UnitedHealth Group retains spot as fifth largest public company in U.S.
Business
May 23

They may not look like it, but farmers markets are struggling in Minneapolis

A farmers market in northeast Minneapolis is having difficulty raising funds. Another is taking the year off.
Business
These are the top 50 public companies in Minnesota ranked by revenue
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The top five companies on the Star Tribune 50 each had double-digit revenue gains in 2021. The group as a whole has grown as well. The addition of new companies over the past few years have helped raised the floor from $88.3 million in 2018 to $233.4 million this year.
Business
May 22

Mackay: You gotta want success

Desire is a key ingredient to developing an idea or building a career.
Business
May 22

Firing someone is hard. Here's how to prepare.

There are legal and emotional effects when it's time to dismiss someone, or many people, from a job.
Business
May 22

Amateur investors who joined the market during the pandemic confront first big pullback

An estimated 20 million people started trading on their own in the pandemic.
Business
May 22

Being fired is hard. Here's how to protect your rights in Minnesota — and move on

You need to figure out your finances, then reach out for help with your résumé and job hunt.
Business
May 21

Riot-damaged businesses on St. Paul's University Avenue recovering — finally

The corridor, heavily damaged in the unrest that followed George Floyd's murder, is now starting to see renovated buildings and funds to help with more.
Coronavirus
May 21

What you need to know about COVID omicron variant, Minnesota testing, vaccines and more

Advice is evolving along with the coronavirus. Here's the latest from staff and news service reports.
AgricultureNews and trends about Minnesota's farm economy
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Business
May 21

The summer Minnesota's wells dried up

The extreme drought of 2021 brought a record drawdown in private wells — often exacerbated by agricultural irrigators — pitting neighbors against one another in rural pockets of the state's western edge.
Business
May 21

These are the top 50 public companies in Minnesota ranked by revenue

The top five companies on the Star Tribune 50 each had double-digit revenue gains in 2021. The group as a whole has grown as well. The addition of new companies over the past few years have helped raised the floor from $88.3 million in 2018 to $233.4 million this year.
Business
May 21

For second straight year, Minnesota added more public companies than it lost

Minnesota added eight new public companies by IPO but lost some more along the way.