March 14, 2021

Superior engineering firm celebrates 15 years, business growth

In 2006, Isabella native Craig Jouppi and Duluth native Chad Scott decided to branch off on their own. The two partners, who had been working […]
March 13, 2021

Superior, Wis., couple sprouts web-based seed company

In November, the couple launched Superior Seed Company, a web-based business that offers premium herb, veggie and flower kits with instructions on how to plant […]
March 13, 2021

Payday lenders resist pressure to cut rates from around Minnesota

A bill that would cap payday-loan rates is unlikely to make it to Gov. Tim Walz’s desk this spring. Sen. Gary Dahms, the Republican from […]
March 13, 2021

Schafer: There's value in offices, even if Target says it's declining

It might be easy to forget, after hearing Target Corp. say last week that it will empty a huge downtown office tower, that Minneapolis before […]
March 13, 2021

In risky move, buyers waive inspections in red hot Twin Cities home market

Rachel Scarrella had no doubt the new windows and furnace and first-time buyer-friendly price would make the 1970s home she recently put up for sale […]
March 13, 2021

Simple investing rules such as the 60/40 portfolio are just starting points

Personal finance is full of simple rules — guideposts to decisionmaking. Here’s one: How much can you withdraw from your retirement portfolio annually without worrying […]
March 13, 2021

Minnesota businesses join mass COVID-19 vaccination campaign

If you work at UnitedHealth Group, the company won’t force you to get a COVID-19 vaccination. But the company tries hard to make it easy […]
March 13, 2021

Why scrawny supply chains need some muscle

In late February, deep disruptions in the global movement of critical goods prompted President Biden to take steps toward reducing the country’s dependence on foreign […]
March 13, 2021

Common tools can save you time, money on taxes

Receipts, like memories, tend to fade with time. That’s just one reason to digitize and track tax-related information. The right apps and habits can save […]
March 13, 2021

When assessing taxes, don't focus on fairness

Let’s make a couple of things abundantly clear — tax policies are political and there is no such thing as fair. Taxes pay for the […]