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Minnesota Orchestra President & CEO To Step Down In August

The president and CEO of the Minnesota Orchestra will be stepping down from his post this summer, the orchestra announced Thursday.

03/20/2014

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Twin Cities CEO Profile: Great Clips’ Rhoda Olsen

Minnesota is the home of 19 Fortune 500 companies. All week, the WCCO Morning Show is taking a look at some of the people in the Twin Cities who’ve made it to the top. Rhoda Olsen is the CEO of Great Clips, which is headquartered in Bloomington.

03/19/2014

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Twin Cities CEO Profile: Ecolab’s Doug Baker

Minnesota is the home of 19 Fortune 500 companies. All week, the WCCO Morning Show is taking a look at some of the people in the Twin Cities who’ve made it to the top. Ecolab helps clean water, keep food safe, and healthcare environments clean.

03/18/2014

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Twin Cities CEO Profile: Xcel Energy’s Ben Fowke

All week, the WCCO Morning Show is taking a look at some of the people in the Twin Cities who’ve made it to the top. On Monday, Jason DeRusha kicked off our CEO Profiles with the man in charge of Minnesota’s largest electricity provider: Xcel Energy.

03/17/2014

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Ex-Republic Airlines pilot pleads guilty to threat

A former Republic Airlines pilot has pleaded guilty to threatening to torture and kill the company’s CEO and his family. The U.S. attorney’s office says 37-year-old Matthew Richard Walker, of Faribault, Minn., entered the plea Monday in federal court in Kansas City. Prosecutors said one threatening letter was discovered in August 2012 in the cockpit of an aircraft that was parked at Reagan National Airport in Washington.

02/10/2014

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Famous Dave’s CEO Resigns After 18 Months

After 18 months, Famous Dave’s CEO John Gilbert has resigned, according to a press release issued by the company on Monday.

02/10/2014

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Founder, CEO Of Hot Mama On Booming Business

Mixing work with family can be tough for a married couple. But one duo seems to have done it, building a booming business despite very limited experience. “I didn’t have a retail background and I opened up a store called Hot Mama,” said Megan Tamte, the founder and CEO of Hot Mama. “I think those are two things right there that set you up for a lot of naysayers.” But Tamte has been proving those naysayers wrong for nine years. The third grade teacher turned business mogul was recently named Ernst and Young’s Midwest Entrepreneur of the Year. So Amelia Santaniello sat down to talk to her about building a business, with kids, without any experience, and with her husband as a partner. Watch them getting ready for a family dinner, and you can tell that Megan and Mike Tamte know how to work together. They preach teamwork to 16-year-old Allison and 13-year-old Roian, and say it’s one of the secrets to their success in an unexpected business.

11/25/2013

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New CEO Single-Handedly Turning Best Buy Around

Best Buy has a new strategy and is excited about the holiday shopping season. But just 12 months ago, many business analysts wondered if the iconic Minnesota retailer would even survive. The stock was in free fall, the former CEO was accused of having an affair with an employee and was ousted, and the founder of the company was attempting a hostile takeover.

11/06/2013

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Cargill Names MacLennan As Its CEO

Cargill’s board has named President and Chief Operating Officer David W. MacLennan as its next CEO as part of its succession plans. MacLennan will take over the post from the 62-year-old Greg Page, who will serve as executive chairman of the agribusiness company.

09/11/2013

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State, Federal Proposals Seek To Add Tax To Online Sales

Consumers may not like it, but a lot of small businesses say it will help them survive. We’re talking about state sales tax being applied to online purchases.

04/24/2013

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Techne Names Charles Kummeth As Its CEO

Techne, a maker of medical testing and diagnostic products, has named Charles Kummeth as its CEO.

03/18/2013

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What Kids Really Want For Christmas? Just The Box

It’s happened to most parents — give your children a new toy and all they want to do is play with the box.

11/29/2012

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Pawlenty Resigns From Romney Campaign To Lobby

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is resigning as a national co-chairman of Republican Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign to lobby for the financial services industry.

09/20/2012

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Best Buy Hires Hubert Joly As New CEO

Shockwaves first hit at Carlson headquarters in Minnetonka on Friday. That’s when Carlson’s former CEO, Hubert Joly, tendered his resignation.

08/20/2012

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Carlson Travel And Hospitality Names New CEO

Global hospitality and travel company Carlson on Sunday named Trudy Rautio as its new president and CEO. She’s the fifth CEO in the 74-year history of the family-owned company.

08/20/2012

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