A popular place to grab a coffee or enjoy jazz in the Twin Cities is closing for good.
Black Dog Cafe Closes In St. Paul’s LowertownA popular place to grab a coffee or enjoy jazz in the Twin Cities is closing for good.
New Hope Popcorn Business Gets ‘Colbert Bump’A Minnesota small business that popped-up during the pandemic got a boost on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”
Minnesota Toy Stores Impacted By Supply Chain IssuesIt seems supply chain woes are causing some problems in Santa’s workshop this holiday season.
What Supply Chain Woes Mean For Your Holiday ShoppingOngoing supply chain concerns are spilling over into the holiday shopping season.
St. Paul's Lip Esteem Featured On Hulu's 'Small Business Revolution'WCCO talks with Tameka Jones, the founder and owner of Lip Esteem, an online retailer of plant-based products like lip stick and lip gloss.
MOA Offers BIPOC Store Owners Rent-Free Space For 3 MonthsA new program is giving small, local companies a chance at something big.
Restaurant Supplier’s Pause Puts Some Metro Businesses In PerilOn-going supply chain and staffing issues are hitting some small Twin Cities restaurants hard.
Flora’s Hair Designs, Destroyed During Unrest, Builds Back Bigger Than BeforeOne year after vandals and looters damaged more than 1,000 Twin Cities businesses, hope is growing from the ashes, Marielle Mohs reports (2:08). WCCO 4 News At 6 - June 24, 2021
Businesses Bumping Up Pay To Entice Summer WorkersYoung Minnesotans have a major opportunity to make some extra cash this summer, reports David Schuman (1:49). WCCO 4 News At 10 - June 15, 2021
HVAC Repair Companies Struggle For Supplies During Heat WaveThe week-long heat wave has created a surge in demand for AC fixes right as HVAC companies struggle for supplies, reports Caroline Cummings (1:45). WCCO 4 News At 10 - June 9, 2021
Mike's Mix: Chankaska Creek Ranch and WineryThe 13 spirits they distill on site at Chankaska Creek Ranch and Winery is a lucky find in the Mankato area, reports Mike Augustyniak (3:21). WCCO 4 Saturday Morning - June 5, 2021
Lake Street Business Owner Shares Story Of Pain And HopeIt's been one year since rage and destruction broke out in Minneapolis, in the wake of the murder of George Floyd (5:00). WCCO Sunday Morning - May 30, 2021
Urban Ventures Helping Revive Lake Street BusinessesLast year at this time, fires and looting destroyed much of the Lake Street corridor in Minneapolis. For some businesses, it seemed like there was no chance of staying open. But as Susan-Elizabeth Littlefield shows us, thanks to an organization called Urban Ventures, a local boot shop is back in business (3:08). WCCO 4 News At 6 - May 28, 2021
Some Lake Street Businesses Still Struggling 1 Year After UnrestDavid Schuman found out how some Minneapolis neighbors are leaning on each other, one year later (2:39). WCCO 4 News At 10 - May 24, 2021
Budget Deal Brings Tax Relief For Small Businesses, Unemployed MinnesotansA big piece of the agreement is tax relief for small businesses and Minnesotans who received extended unemployment benefits, Caroline Cummings reports (2:06). WCCO 4 News At 6 - May 17, 2021
Flower Shops Prepare For Mother’s DayMother’s Day is Sunday, which is keeping flower shops busy. Photojournalist Joe Van Ryn stopped by Bouquets By Carolyn, the first Black-owned, female-owned floral business in the Twin Cities (1:27) WCCO 4 News At 5 - May 7, 2021
Restaurants, Businesses Scramble To Prepare For Easing Of RestrictionsMinnesota will end remaining restrictions on outdoor limits and indoor activities by May 28 and lift the mask mandate by July 1, but the news is causing a bit of a scramble for some businesses, Susan-Elizabeth Littlefield reports (2:13) WCCO 4 News At 5 - May 7, 2021
'We're Proud Of Our Heritage': Local Latino Businesses Celebrate Cinco De MayoLatino businesses on St. Paul's west side are missing the annual Cinco de Mayo festival for a second year in a row, David Schuman reports (1:45). WCCO 4 News At 6 - May 5, 2021
Int’l Falls Businesses Hurting From Canadian Border ClosureJohn Lauritsen shows us how businesses in International Falls are coping with the closure of the Canadian border (1:46). WCCO 4 News At 10 – April 26,
Minneapolis Businesses Fear Unrest RepeatA few miles away from where Derek Chauvin is on trial, “uncertainty" is keeping some business owners awake at night., reports Shayla Reaves (2:24). WCCO 4 News At 6 - March 29, 2021
New Campaign Seeks To Help Struggling St. Paul RestaurantsSt. Paul is on a mission to support restaurants and breweries hit hard during the pandemic, Reg Chapman reports (2:05). WCCO 4 News At 6 - March 23, 2021
Dial Back Won't Be The Answer To Every Businesses' PrayersOn Monday, restaurants and bars can fill 75% of their seats, and social gatherings can include 15 to 50 guests without household limits. But for many businesses, these changes won't have the impact they might appear to on the surface, reports David Schuman (2:12). WCCO 4 News At 10 - March 14, 2021
Mpls. Small Business Owners Still Struggling From UnrestNine months after the unrest following George Floyd’s death, business owners and local leaders say they’re still picking up the pieces. Caroline Cummings explains what’s next on the path to recovery (2:14) WCCO 4 News At 5 - March 4, 2021
Downtown Mpls. Businesses Prepare For Chauvin TrialA majority of workers are now at home, but next week, as former Officer Derek Chauvin goes on trial for George Floyd’s death, thousands of people are expected in downtown Minneapolis. Reg Chapman reports, some businesses hope this will be just the boost they need to make it (1:58) WCCO 4 News At 5 - Mar. 2, 2021