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  1. Home of the Day: Lake Minnetonka Townhome

    By Gregg Larsen, Realtor Home of the Day is presented by the Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal with Coldwell Banker Burnet. This is your invitation to view some of Minneapolis/St. Paul's most-luxurious properties. Come inside and take a look around. Click on the gallery image to view today's featured property. 4212 West Arm, Spring Park, MN 55384 | $895,000 Beautiful West Arm townhome with level lakeshore and miles of views of Lake Minnetonka, Open concept with soaring vaults, hardwood floors,…
  2. With new wi-fi antenna, King looks to deepen foothold in RV market

    King, a Minnesota-based designer and manufacturer of satellites and antennas, will begin marketing a powerful Wi-Fi antenna this fall, a product company leaders could add 50 percent more revenue to the 100-person company over the next several years. The King Falcon will be out this October and is geared for RV, camper and mobile home owners. The device is part omni-directional antenna, which gathers signals from all around it, and part directional antenna, which points to a specific source for…
  3. Bill McGuire takes control of shopping center at Midway stadium site; will demolish Rainbow store

    Minnesota United FC owner Bill McGuire has signed a master lease agreement that gives him control of the Midway Shopping Center, a move that allows him to demolish parts of the retail center to make way for a new soccer stadium.
  4. Startup born on Hawaiian islands expands in Minnesota

    A Twin Cities health care technology startup with Hawaiian roots is ramping up hiring after closing on a $1.1 million round of funding.
  5. Tech group Minnestar names first executive director

    Minnestar, which organizes the popular MinneBar and MinneDemo tech events, has named Maria Ploessl its first executive director. Ploessl was most recently director of coding school Iron Yard's Twin Cities campus and was previously a program manager for City Year Boston, an organization that aims to keep at-risk youth from dropping out of school. Minnestar has been run by volunteers since launching in 2006. It started looking for an executive director earlier this year. The organization hasn't…
  6. MSPBJ's 2017 Best Places to Work honorees featured, part five: MVP Awards

    The Business Journal's 19th annual Best Places to Work awards honor 67 Minnesota employers and four individuals for creating and cultivating engaged workforces.
  7. Famous Dave's closes more restaurants, including its Bloomington location

    Famous Dave's of America Inc. continues to shut down underperforming restaurants as the chain tries to rebound from years of slumping sales. The barbecue chain announced Monday that it had closed six company-owned restaurants over the past two quarters. Locally, the Famous Dave's restaurant in Bloomington closed its doors in late July. The restaurant was at 5101 W 98th St. Calls to the store direct customers to the nearby Minnetonka location. Famous Dave's has 14 restaurants left in Minnesota.…
  8. Hotels projects shape latest Crane Watch update

    A couple new hotel proposals, the death of another and a major resort renovation headline the latest update to the Business Journal’s interactive Crane Watch. Nine new projects have been added, including a Bloomington hotel and WhirlyBall proposal, the Great Wolf renovation and major housing pitches from Kraus Anderson, Lupe Development Partners and Alatus LLC. Gone from the map is M.A. Mortenson’s plans for a Hyatt Centric hotel near the Guthrie Theater. That project died because Mortenson…
  9. Senior living campus coming to Richfield will open in spring of 2018

    More than a year after receiving approval from the city, developers will break ground on an 88-unit senior living campus in Richfield later this month. Havenwood of Richfield, which will be located on the city's former public works garage site on 76th Street near Pillsbury Avenue, is expected to open in the spring of 2018. Edina-based Mesaba Capital Development received approval from Richfield's City Council last March for the project. The campus will be operated by Richfield-based Avinity, which…
  10. BrandLab study reveals lack of diversity in marketing and advertising; how is your company doing?

    The BrandLab, a nonprofit organization that's focused on improving diversity in the Twin Cities marketing and advertising industry, recently released a study that analyzed demographic data from 40 organizations to determine how diverse the Twin Cities marketing and advertising industry is. Long story short: It's not. Only 7.75 percent of the industry is nonwhite. This falls in line with national statistics; nonwhite staff make up only 5 to 6 percent of marketing and advertising organizations nationally. “We’re…