Professional fireworks are expensive and some communities have turned to private funding. The mayor of Rochester has found that getting lots of businesses involved is the way to get more bucks for the city’s big bang.
The Minnesota Senate voted Friday to reduce and eventually eliminate the state’s property tax on businesses and to give an income tax break to married couples.
March will likely go down as the warmest on record in more than 100 years. That’s also bringing record years for all sorts of businesses, too.
This Saturday, it’s going to get busy in St. Paul. An estimated 100,000 people are expected be downtown for a number of events Saturday.
For months, some businesses in one Twin Cities suburb have been complaining that the cops are costing them money. So, WCCO asked for the numbers and spent a Friday night staked out on the streets.
Gov. Mark Dayton is encouraging Minnesota businesses to “adopt a school” and take a more active role in educating the state’s youth.
The yearly City of Lakes Loppet in Minneapolis is still on. But it’s being moved from it’s usual Uptown finish to Theodore Wirth Park, where they can make snow.
For those dependent on snow and ice for a livelihood, Wednesday was a soggy reminder of how little snow and cold weather Minnesota has had. The economic blow to local and out-state resorts is already adding up, with retailers also taking a huge hit.
Seventy-five years ago, the Johnson family set down roots in the floral business. It’s shop along Grand Avenue in St. Paul grew steadily. When the Internet came along in the mid-1990s, it truly blossomed. The Johnson’s soon discovered the power of the Google search engine.
With all the weapons retailers have to try to get our money, it’s hard to imagine that a penny has much of a pull. Yet, check the prices: $9.99, $19.99, $99.99. The 9 is ubiquitous. So, why do so many prices end in 99, and does the one penny really make that much of a difference?
“Come on up — we’re open for business” — that’s the message from outfitters, resort owners and others in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
A number of local businesses are getting creative to overcome light rail construction on the Central Corridor line.
The budget compromise reached Thursday means 22,000 state workers will have a paycheck again, lottery tickets will soon be printed, horse jockeys will be busy and beer will be on the shelves.
Some north Minneapolis businesses were destroyed by the recent tornado and will never reopen. However, others are slowly making a comeback.
Businesses affected by the Central Corridor light rail construction are getting a small boost.