March 15, 2021

New challenge for the Powell Fed: A strengthening economy

WASHINGTON — For the past year, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell has expressed a wish for more rescue spending from Congress, better control of the […]
March 15, 2021

Automakers embrace electric vehicles. But what about buyers?

DETROIT — The world’s major automakers have made something abundantly clear: They believe electric vehicles will dominate their industry in the years ahead. Yet for […]
March 15, 2021

Volkswagen plans six battery factories to ramp up electrics

FRANKFURT, Germany — Volkswagen plans six large battery factories in Europe by 2030 to power sales of more electric cars while driving down battery prices […]
March 15, 2021

In Minneapolis, business owners in George Floyd Square plead for safety

Two women had to hit the sidewalk as gunshots popped off during the day outside Finish Touch Boutique, a store near the south barricade of […]
March 15, 2021

Liz Weston: Start early to get your house retirement-ready

Many people want to remain in their homes after they retire rather than move to a senior living facility or community. Unfortunately, most homes aren’t […]
March 15, 2021

Jane Fonda, other activists to voice opposition to Line 3 in Park Rapids area Monday

PARK RAPIDS — Actor and activist Jane Fonda is expected to be in northwest Minnesota on Monday, March 15, to meet with protest leaders against […]
March 15, 2021

For business leaders, office space issues loom as return-to-work time gets closer

The grand work-from-home experiment of the past year is giving way to a massive reconfiguration of real estate. Cube farms are being denuded to make […]
March 14, 2021

Roseville chemicals firm Hawkins is suddenly a darling with investors

Hawkins Inc., since listing on the Nasdaq stock market nearly 50 years ago, has been one of the smaller publicly traded companies in Minnesota. But […]
March 14, 2021

One idled Minnesota hotel-industry veteran opted for other work

Baheru Haile, an accomplished guy who moved to Minnesota from Ethiopia in 1978, likes to work. Haile, the son of a subsistence farmer, first earned […]
March 14, 2021

Making homeownership affordable needs bigger effort in Minnesota

Minnesota has consistently ranked among the top-five homeownership states in the United States, yet it also holds the dubious distinction as a state with one […]