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Analysts from the Great Plains Institute, the Minneapolis think tank that studies this and other renewable energy issues, talk about what needs to happen — and how likely it is.
Cleveland died at his farm in Wisconsin earlier this month.
The founder of Twin Cities-based InstaTrim has experienced a 35% decline this year on Amazon, its primary platform, after several years of rapid growth.
The funds will result in $2.5 billion in new lending in the Twin Cities, Sunrise executives say.
Meda is the largest nonprofit finance provider in Minnesota.
Jeff "Nacho" Carlson guides Minneapolis youth and fellow mentors to green a small piece of the planet.
Park Supply's bankruptcy case helped resolve its dispute with lenders but it still has a big rebuilding job.
The Green Neighbor Challenge founder talks about the $100,000 grant the nonprofit recently received and how it connects people with programs.
Kenya McKnight-Ahad is part of a growing cohort of Black entrepreneurs providing space for other emerging businesses.
The industry expects to exceed 10% of Minnesota power generation by 2030, Griffin Dooling said.
Nancy St. Germaine, a veteran commercial-construction contractor, and her husband and business partner, Justin Wells, have struggled to get the former Welna Hardware in the Seward neighborhood rolling as Jack's Hardware and Farm Supply.
The proposed Tamarack mine boasts high-concentrate nickel, sought by Tesla and the growing electric-vehicle industry.
Business customers came through in 2020-21 for idled Tanzania employees of Minnesota-based tour company and its nonprofit Project Zawadi that educates hundreds in rural Tanzania
He helped build Scherer Bros. Lumber in Minneapolis into a regional producer of wood and building products.
The Hennepin County Board on Tuesday is expected to approve the economic-recovery funds that are mostly for the corridors vandalized during the riots following the 2020 police killing of George Floyd.
Digi, the provider of devices that connect equipment globally to the internet, as well as software services, has been among Minnesota's best companies to own for the last several years.
Chris Webley is on a several-year pursuit to build businesses and spread the wealth on the North Side of Minneapolis.
Doron Doravi, a Minneapolis trucker, delivered a replica of the Vietnam War Memorial during a Minnesota leg of its national tour.
Itasca, started in 2003 by volunteer leaders in search of bipartisan policy recommendations, will become part of the Greater MSP economic development organization.
Shannon O'Leary, chief investment officer of the St. Paul & Minnesota Foundation, expects her fund managers to invest in stakeholder-driven companies and to diversify their investment teams because that's best for long-term performance as well as the right thing to do.
Crystal Hill-Hover recently raised expansion capital through Alerus bank for her Twin Cities Wellness Center & Recovery Gym in north Minneapolis.
Bromelkamp Co. has a new name and is growing, three years after its founder's accident created uncertainty.
Steve Mura, a top marketing executive at Molson Coors, quit the politics of corporate life to run his own business.
Latvia — one of the three small Baltic states that border Russia and where Stoli is made — is encouraging Minnesota investment.
Bruce Bomier, 75, a disabled Vietnam War veteran and retired businessman, and Dr. Kyle Kingsley, 46, who started Minnesota's largest medical marijuana concern in 2014, are stalwarts in advocacy in Minnesota.
The Minnesota Young American Leaders Program has helped tackle business and education leadership diversity, among other topics.
Nova Group, a 35-year-old, St. Louis Park-based company, has grown as commercial real estate investors add environmental goals to their businesses.
Truax had a passion for reading, walking and fly fishing.
The failure this month of the Republican-led Senate to strike tax-cut and bonding deals with Gov. Tim Walz is bitter for several industries.
After 44 years, renewable energy-pioneer John Dunlop and wife are selling the duplex they converted from energy hog to low-carbon castle since 1978.
The company is launching a huge plant in South Dakota to produce no-carbon aviation fuel.
Melanie Richards, raised by an accomplished single mom and a state trooper grandfather, has always focused on women, including 35-employee goGlow.
The two focus on racial equity and widespread prosperity as ingredients for stronger economy.
The 10-year-old firm is expanding in a static industry to a renovated plant in Eveleth with its innovative use of less-desirable timber.
A Japanese chemical company will use the technology developed by Claros Technologies, which will open a new headquarters and pilot plant Tuesday in northeast Minneapolis.
Two years after riots devastated area businesses following the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, owners are working to rebuild.
The S&P 500 index of America's largest companies was down 16% through May 13. The Piper Sandler Minnesota index of the 50 largest public companies in the state was down significantly as well.
The project is one of the largest ever outside downtown and led by veteran businessman Tim Baylor, Catalyst Opportunity Funds, private investors and local government.
The 125-year-old downtown club, facing membership decline and losses for several years, has invested in a comeback plan.
Minnesota's small railroads and trucking firms want more state funds amid growing cargo-weight exceptions that cause disproportionate wear on county and state roads.
The GroundBreak Coalition will use business, philanthropic and public capital to help rebuild the corridor hit by riots after George Floyd's death and address inequities in home ownership and business in the Twin Cities.
The industry, albeit facing short-term challenges, is needed for the state of Minnesota and other entities to meet carbon goals.
Julie Steller, founder of Steller Handcrafted Goods, and daughter Katie Steller, founder of Steller Hair, are growing after pandemic-clipped years. They operate across the street from each other in northeast Minneapolis.
Step Up veterans Hero Yang and and Farah Dahir are welcomed by employee-hungry Twin Cities employers.
The Sanneh Foundation, run by the former soccer star from St. Paul, is spreading opportunity and success through sports, mentoring, nutrition and partnerships with St. Mary's University and others.
Acrylic Design is selling its Recrylic replacement product that's made from recycled, petroleum-based acrylic to meet business-customer demand for what was a one-and-done product.
Dan Stoltz led a turnaround of the St. Paul credit union's finances and operations.
Recent strategic acquisitions of Minnesota renewable energy firms, plus the opening of the Grid Catalyst clean-energy business accelerator, demonstrate how mainstream money is flowing to the sector.
Smart Care CEO Bill Emory made every employee a shareholder during tough days of 2020, and the company now has a new primary owner.
The excess capital is a turnaround from 2009, when the quasi-public agency assessed $268 million to make up a projected deficit over five years.
The "Digital Fair Repair Act" is expected to pass the Minnesota House, but has yet to get a hearing in Republican-controlled Senate.
Economist Louis Johnston worries the disruption caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, on top of supply-side challenges from the pandemic, is likely to have short-term consequences for Minnesota families.
The tax credit is up for renewal and has rare bipartisan support.
Restaurant Technologies has grown even during the pandemic, while at the same time solving an environmental issue for many in the industry.
St. Anthony: Minnesota's recycling companies helping shift industries toward more sustainable materials
U.S. manufacturers are increasingly producing more of the cans, bottles and other consumer packaging from recycled feedstock — a low-cost substitute for virgin material.
St. Anthony: Minnesota, federal policies made state's flagship cannabis company a takeover candidate
While Goodness Growth sold the first legal "cannabis flower" in Minnesota last week, a national consolidator's bid to acquire the company still seemed the best bet for its board of directors.
Founder Caitlin Rogers of 25-employee Next Day Animations, started on her kitchen table in 2012, has let the lease expire a Minneapolis office. She's not the only one.
St. Anthony: Minneapolis entrepreneur heads effort on Shopify network for social, sustainable enterprises
Founder Chris Dykstra of Warecorp incubates GoodCarts, connecting 400-plus sustainable e-commerce retailers and social-impact businesses.
There are growing signs of commercial life as more big employers have started a hybrid back-to-office rhythm in the past few weeks as omicron rates come down.
So Good So You has invested in equipment and employees, but how long can it stay independent?
Still one of Minnesota's biggest carbon polluters, the suburban St. Paul refinery is no longer smelled before seen
St. Anthony: Minnesota business tackles climate change as environmental challenge, economic opportunity
Business is starting to address the "turning point"
Daly, an entrepreneur, also was a mentor and industry booster. His early career included Remington Rand, Univac and Engineering Research Associates.
The companies, not China, pay the taxes.
Leslie Frecon, who founded LFE Capital in 2001, has proven that investing in women-run small growth companies can be a profitable, long-term endeavor. She has a new deal with Stifel Securities.
Goodness Growth was bought by Verano Holdings, which said the company's New York license was key to the deal.
Governess Simpson, 22, boasting impressive credentials, is a national leader among the growing ranks of Black women in technology.
Peter Heegaard, who died in January, and his wife dedicated their lives to helping low-income city residents and the nonprofits that served them.
The city announced $15.7 million in funding for 10 projects in areas affected by the riots following the police killing of George Floyd.
After surviving more than 30 years as commercial printing consolidated, owners of Impact design a transition plan.
St. Anthony: Retired Target manager fighting to shore up court advocate volunteer program serving foster kids
The ranks have declined, both because of COVID-19 and because a training program was suspended.
The company, having raised $30 million in capital, is building a Minneapolis pilot plant to make sustainable magnets that will replace use of imported rare-earth materials.
Chris Carlson's 2005 gamble starting FourCubed paid off, as he becomes part of the newly public SharpLink organization.
The Twin Cities-based airline hits some turbulence.
The north-suburban cooperative credits renewable energy investments, and also seeks independence from Great River Energy.