The Fargo Forum says the Rape and Abuse Crisis Center complained about the sign which advertised chainsaws and duct tape in its ex-wife sale.
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Survey shows MN more business friendly than you think
Minnesota is generally considered a high-tax state but the Thumbtack.com survey found that taxes was not statistically significant in defining whether a state is friendly to small businesses. Read more →
Restaurants serve side dish of politics, religion
Restaurant bills have something to say about prayer and the minimum wage Read more →
Power of the worker on rare display in grocery protest
With almost no publicity outside of the Boston area, there’s a fascinating showdown taking place between grocery store workers and their corporate overlords. Read more →
What comes to your mind when you read this description of articles of clothing, now banned at a Minneapolis bar? – Flat-billed hats – Large chains – Sleeveless under shirts – Long white T-shirts – Athletic apparel – Sports jerseys without collars – Excessively baggy clothing “You might as well say, ‘No black folks allowed,’” Read more →
The coffee shop with no employees
North Dakota coffee shop operates on the honor system. Read more →
Court of Appeals rejects challenge to frac sand mine
Opponents of frac sand mining in Winona County have lost a legal challenge at the Minnesota Court of Appeals.
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It’s been a steady drumbeat of ‘not business friendly’ over the years as opponents of Minnesota’s tax structure have lamented the state isn’t more like South Dakota.
Now it’s South Dakota’s turn to lament the loss of a company to a neighboring state.
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What’s the whole Medtronic-Covidien deal all about? It depends on who you read. @medtronic purchase of Irish Covidien for 43 billion and move of exec. headquarters to Ireland sure to fuel debate on corporate tax rates — esme murphy – WCCO (@esmemurphy) June 16, 2014 Maybe not. You can’t do much better than hearing the Read more →
Today’s regulatory filing by Target provides a good opportunity for the business world to see the same thing differently. Read more →
These are not happy times for Team Target at the headquarters in Minneapolis. The company’s chief marketing officer this week responded to an unhappy team member. Read more →
Roundy’s decision to dump its Rainbow grocery stores in Minnesota and head back to its roots caused a momentary heart skip for many people today. But it’s not like days of yesteryear when we had a meaningful relationship with the grocery store. Nobody knows our name, and with a few exceptions, what you can get Read more →
A casket for all occasions
How prepared do you want to be for what’s coming? In New York Mills, Patrick Kilby is making a pretty decent living in the dying business. He simple pine boxes for caskets. Read more →
Did a little honesty cost Target CEO his job?
There aren’t many companies with a bigger bunker mentality than Target, so it’s unlikely we’re ever going to get the story behind today’s announcement that president and CEO Gregg Steinhafel has left the company in the wake of last fall’s big data breach. Steinhafel has “resigned,” which is corporate speak for “he was fired” but Read more →
For the most part, Americans got all glassy-eyed when the tech types tried to whip up support for “net neutrality,” which treats everyone as equal on the Internet. Now, we’re about to pay the price — literally — for our indifference.
Netflix announced to investors this week that it will raise its monthly price, hardly surprising after the shakedown Comcast staged by throttling Netflix content, causing buffering and angry customers to the point where Netflix had no choice but to pay Comcast more money to clear the roadblock.
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