Minnesota veterans are learning about owning and running their own businesses. The Association of the United States Army and U.S. Bank got together Wednesday to present a free symposium for veterans.
Traditionally, Tuesday would have been the first day of school across the state, but many districts started last week. And that’s a trend that’s impacting more than just the kids involved.
High water continues to keep boat traffic to a crawl on Lake Minnetonka. For the past couple of weeks, a lake-wide no wake order has stayed in effect.
For some business owners along University Avenue, the opening of the METRO Green Line this weekend brings a sigh of relief. While some celebrate, however, others are packing up.
If you thought Tuesday was nice, wait until you see what Wednesday has to offer.
It’s a busy Friday afternoon at Parc Boutique in northeast Minneapolis. Racks full of women’s fashions greet the customers. But Parc’s owner, Thao Nguyen, says the recent cold snap has hurt her in-store sales. “It’s harder for people to come into the shop,” Nguyen said. Just like how tornadoes and hurricanes disrupt economic activity, there is also a steep cost to our cold weather. The lower the temperature drops, the fewer of us venture outside to shop, dine and recreate.
The Black Friday holiday shopping blitz has now stretched into a four-day shopping excursion. For mom and pop stores, the competition is bigger than ever. Sara Moulton spent Small Business Saturday shopping at one of her local favorites in Minneapolis, Patina. “The big stores are taking over holidays,” Moulton said. “I just love supporting local businesses and giving back to the community.” Patina manager Karin Tepparo says they don’t tout deep discounts, but instead rely on their one-of-a-kind items to bring in customers.
Penn Avenue in south Minneapolis is being rebuilt and widened, and the work is taking from May through October.
A U.S. senator said a reform bill isn’t just good for our broken immigration system. At the State Capitol Monday afternoon, Sen. Al Franken said the bill is also good for Minnesota farms and businesses.
Unseasonably chilly weather could make for a historically late ice-out date on Lake Minnetonka. And businesses along Minnetonka’s shoreline have been squeezed by our unusual cold.
Gov. Mark Dayton has told Minnesota business leaders to expect his revised budget plan to call for $1.8 billion in new state taxes, largely by raising rates on the highest earners.
A little more than 100,000 people live in Rochester – but how is the city reacting to the news of a possible influx of 30,000 new Mayo Clinic employees?
Just a week ago, things looked dire for Sarah and Tim Long, owners of Timbers Resort in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Snow is their winter lifeblood, drawing outdoor sports enthusiasts from far and wide, yet the ground was bare.
The Minnesota Wild will take on the Colorado Avalanche Saturday night at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, and while the puck drops at 8 p.m., business will be booming on West 7th Street for hours leading up the the start of the shortened season.
Sunday’s snowstorm brought the most single day snowfall in nearly two years. The big totals made for big smiles on the faces of snow lovers and business owners alike.