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Eyebobs' VP expects 'exponential' growth from national marketing, retail push
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Eyebobs' VP expects 'exponential' growth from national marketing, retail push

Joe Prebich, vice president of sales and marketing at Eyebobs, is helping to drive a national marketing and retail rollout for the Minneapolis...

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Warby Parker, Suitsupply and other new retailers open in Galleria's ever-changing mix of stores
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Warby Parker, Suitsupply and other new retailers open in Galleria's ever-changing mix of stores

The Galleria plays a mean game of Whac-A-Mole. For every retailer leaving a hole in the Edina mall this year, another jumped in to fill it....

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Plymouth approves plan for long-vacant mall site
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Plymouth approves plan for long-vacant mall site

The Plymouth City Council this week gave the go-ahead for a mixed-use redevelopment project for the site of the Four Seasons Mall, which has sat...

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Schafer: Big valuations for Bite Squad, WeWork were never realistic
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Schafer: Big valuations for Bite Squad, WeWork were never realistic

Maybe it's hard to imagine what could have changed so much that what made financial sense not even a year ago - spending about $336 million for the...

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Court puts the brakes on Tile Shop's delisting process
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Court puts the brakes on Tile Shop's delisting process

A court sided with shareholders trying to stop Tile Shop Holdings Inc.'s delisting process and the company said Monday it would fight to get it...

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New Ulm lawyer helps farm families navigate tricky succession matters
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New Ulm lawyer helps farm families navigate tricky succession matters

Kate Graham is a lawyer in New Ulm focused on farm transition and elder law. The issues increasingly intersect as farmers - average age 59 in...

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Association seeks foreclosure of Kansas Rep. Watkins' condo
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Association seeks foreclosure of Kansas Rep. Watkins' condo

TOPEKA, Kan. - A homeowners association in Alaska is seeking to foreclose on a condominium owned by Republican Kansas Rep. Steve Watkins. The...

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Chicago investment firm buys Calhoun Square for $34.5 million and plans to make changes
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Chicago investment firm buys Calhoun Square for $34.5 million and plans to make changes

A Chicago investment firm has purchased Calhoun Square and an adjacent vacant lot in Uptown's busy retail district for $34.5 million, half of the...

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A glance at US mortgage rates: 30-year fell to 3.69%
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A glance at US mortgage rates: 30-year fell to 3.69%

U. S. long-term mortgage rates slipped this week from a 15-week high and are significantly below year-ago levels, according to mortgage buyer...

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Ho, ho, no? Reconsidering store credit cards at the holidays
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Ho, ho, no? Reconsidering store credit cards at the holidays

Most shoppers know the routine: It's time to check out and the cashier (or website) offers a discount if you sign up for the store credit card. The...

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Apartments key to developer's plan to revive Strutwear Knitting building in Minneapolis
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Apartments key to developer's plan to revive Strutwear Knitting building in Minneapolis

A former hosiery factory in downtown Minneapolis that was the site of a historic labor dispute before becoming an office building could be...

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Duluth Trading gets cheeky with its new underwear store at the Mall of America
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Duluth Trading gets cheeky with its new underwear store at the Mall of America

When an underwear store opens in 2019 with a "Museum of Man" inside, it can only mean Duluth Trading Co. is up to something again. The company's...

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Edina Realty expands in northeast Minnesota by adding office in Virginia
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Edina Realty expands in northeast Minnesota by adding office in Virginia

Edina Realty is staking a claim on the Iron Range. The Twin Cities-based real estate brokerage has opened an office in Virginia, Minn. that will...

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Best Buy has closed 18 stores, but physical locations still key to strategy
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Best Buy has closed 18 stores, but physical locations still key to strategy

From a two-level store along Chicago's "Magnificent Mile" to a more isolated store in the town of Hutchinson, Best Buy has closed 18 stores in...

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Jersey City voters pass limits on Airbnb, short-term rentals
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Jersey City voters pass limits on Airbnb, short-term rentals

JERSEY CITY, N. J. - Airbnb was dealt another setback in one of its most important markets Tuesday as voters in a New Jersey city just a few...

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Sam Olbekson, an Ojibwe from Minneapolis, is the architect of the American Indian Cultural Corridor
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Sam Olbekson, an Ojibwe from Minneapolis, is the architect of the American Indian Cultural Corridor

Sam Olbekson probably is the busiest architect on E. Franklin Avenue. And this stretch of Franklin Avenue, in the low-income Phillips neighborhood,...

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A tough row to hoe as farmers age: Young ones can't buy land
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A tough row to hoe as farmers age: Young ones can't buy land

ORONOCO, Minn. - Kristin Pearson is that rarest of breeds: a young farmer in Minnesota on the cusp of buying land. The 31-year-old grows organic...

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New CEO of Pohlad Cos.' real estate finance company on industry trends, Twin Cities allure
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New CEO of Pohlad Cos.' real estate finance company on industry trends, Twin Cities allure

Commercial real estate finance company NorthMarq, which is part of the Pohlad Cos. family of businesses, will get a new leader early next year,...

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Conversations lead to acceptance of Somali refugees
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Conversations lead to acceptance of Somali refugees

ST. CLOUD, Minn. - Linda Thielen has lived in St. Cloud her whole life. She's always been a people person, quick to strike up conversation, open...

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After tax law, Florida sees movers but not from New York
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After tax law, Florida sees movers but not from New York

ORLANDO, Fla. - In the first few months after the new federal tax law went into effect, Florida saw jumps in new residents moving from Connecticut...

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New plan pares Dinkytown apartment tower from 25 floors to 10
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New plan pares Dinkytown apartment tower from 25 floors to 10

The Chicago developer that wanted to build a controversial 25-story apartment building in the Dinkytown neighborhood in Minneapolis has come back...

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Xcel Energy seeks 3-year rate increase totaling 15.2%
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Xcel Energy seeks 3-year rate increase totaling 15.2%

Xcel Energy wants Minnesotans to pay more for power. The utility's rates would climb 15.2% over three years under a plan submitted to state...

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Cub changed its policy on guns and e-cigs. What about other Twin Cities grocers?
News 2 weeks ago
Cub changed its policy on guns and e-cigs. What about other Twin Cities grocers?

Earlier this month Cub Foods announced that it is asking customers not to openly carry guns in its stores. In a message highlighting the safety and...

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Disabled seniors in Ca. complex left behind during outage
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Disabled seniors in Ca. complex left behind during outage

NOVATO, Calif. - One woman in her 80s tripped over another resident who had fallen on the landing in a steep stairwell. Others got turned around,...

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Congress eyes protections near historical park in New Mexico
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Congress eyes protections near historical park in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N. M. - Walls of stacked stone jut up from the canyon floor, some perfectly aligned with the seasonal movements of the sun and moon....

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Subs, sushi and space: Wegmans comes to NYC
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Subs, sushi and space: Wegmans comes to NYC

NEW YORK - New Yorkers are flocking to greet a new arrival to the city - Wegmans grocery store. The popular regional chain officially opened its...

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Minneapolis neighborhood hopes 100-unit apartment building will fend off gentrification
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Minneapolis neighborhood hopes 100-unit apartment building will fend off gentrification

Artspace, a Twin Cities nonprofit that develops housing and work space for low-income artists, is about to start construction on its biggest...

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Retail worry: Will wine, cheese tariffs hurt holiday sales?
News 3 weeks ago
Retail worry: Will wine, cheese tariffs hurt holiday sales?

NEW YORK - The tariffs the Trump administration is about to impose on wine, liquor and cheese from Europe couldn't come at a worse time for small...

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Eric Dayton bets Askov Finlayson's future on selling parkas online
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Eric Dayton bets Askov Finlayson's future on selling parkas online

Eric Dayton wants to sell you an expedition-level parka to enjoy the coldest days of winter, but for less than half the price of Canada Goose. In...

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Is Twin Cities architecture too meek? Retiring MSR Design founders share their views
News 3 weeks ago
Is Twin Cities architecture too meek? Retiring MSR Design founders share their views

The Minneapolis architecture firm founded in 1981 by Tom Meyer, Jeff Scherer and Garth Rockcastle (MSR Design) has racked up nearly 200 major...

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