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Weekly Business Roundup, 9/27 – 10/3

Your business week, 9/27 - 10/3 Minneapolis Downtown's Doubletree by Hilton has been upgraded. It got $3.5 million worth of upgrades, to be exact: To the lobby, rooms, and in-house restaurant, Lot 57. Fancy, but not...

140 characters is so last year: Twitter is doubling its character limit

Twitter announced yesterday (9/26) that they're testing a new 280-character limit to allow users to “easily express themselves.” Because, clearly, we need more of this: In a blog post, Twitter explains,  “When people don’t have to...

The Levi’s and Google collaboration is the ultimate in tech + fashion. But is...

An internet-connected denim jacket? It exists. We're clearly living beyond the sci-fi worlds we ever imagined when the internet-of-things can remove the barrier between cool-kid coat and the world wide web. You can access...

How Device Pitstop Saved My Professional Life (100% based on actual events)

By this time, many of you are likely familiar with me, but for those of you who aren't: I am Sam Anthony, CEO here at the Twin Cities Agenda. When I am not contributing...

$15/hr for Target employees, four years ahead of its home city

Minneapolis joined cities like New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle by raising its city-wide minimum wage to $15/hr by 2024. But Target is ahead of the game: By that time, the company's...

Shop exclusive deals as Rummage celebrates Minnesota business

Rummage is the ultimate pop-up market. Now in its second year, Rummage has gathered over 70 local vendors, artists, and designers to participate in the two-day event to celebrate the people and businesses who...

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal launching tech-based podcast

As business and tech have become inextricably linked, the Business Journal is stepping its coverage of local tech companies and startups. And what better way to do that than with a podcast? Called "MSP on Deck,"...

Digi-Key breaks ground on expansion project

On Friday September 15th, shovel met ground in a symbolic ceremony of breaking ground for Digi-Key's coming expansion in Thief River Falls. Governor Mark Dayton and Shawntera Hardy, Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of...

Weekly Business Roundup, 9/13 – 9/19

Your Business Week, 9/13 - 9/19   Minneapolis Ramen Kazama is opening second location. The ramen restaurant, which quickly gained a strong following of ramen enthusiasts when it opened in South Minneapolis in 2015, will open #2...

The MN unemployment rate rose in August, but there’s no need to worry

The unemployment rate in Minnesota rose 0.1% in August, to sit now at 3.8% across the state. Who is losing jobs? The leisure and hospitality industry is the biggest contributor to the rise in unemployment, down...
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