Category: Business

U.S. Bancorp finances $50 million towards small businesses

U.S. Bancorp finances $50 million towards small businesses

U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation (USBCDC), is financing $50 million to help provide loans through the Small Business Adminstration (SBA). The loans will help struggling small businesses. USBCDC is the tax credit and community investment subsidiary of U.S. Bank, which is based in Minneapolis. The money will go to seven community development financial institution (CDFI) customers. Each CDFI recieves between […]

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Great River Energy headquarters in Maple Grove, MN utilizes 100% green energy.

Great River Energy to Close Coal Plant, Invest in Renewables

Coal Fired Plant in North Dakota to Close in 2022. Minnesota energy producer Great River Energy released a plan Thursday to close the largest coal-fired plant in North Dakota as it aims to move towards renewable energy resources. The company looks to replace most of the lost energy with wind farms in Minnesota by 2023. Additionally, the plan states that […]

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Amazon Engineer Quits After Company Fired Workers

Amazon Engineer Quits After Company Fired Workers

Tim Bray shows integrity by standing up for fired employees Tim Bray, a senior engineer at Amazon, resigned on Friday over concerns about the company’s decision to fire workers who were outspoken critics of its labor practices. Amazon has fired multiple warehouse employees who criticized the working conditions at Amazon facilities. In a blog post, Bray said he snapped when […]

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Small Business Lawsuit

Title Boxing and several other small businesses in Minnesota are asking for a fighting chance with Governor Tim Walz because of the potential extension of the stay at home order which is threatening many small business. Small businesses have been losing costumers, to big stores like Walmart, since their doors have been shut due to the stay at home orders. […]

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New Guidelines for Re-Opening Buildings and Facilities in St. Cloud

New Guidelines for Re-Opening Buildings and Facilities in St. Cloud

A new executive order from Gov. Tim Walz allows non-customer facing businesses to reopen if they have a COVID19 Preparedness Plan in place. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released guidelines reminding business owners that their water systems should be flushed before re-opening buildings and facilities after the prolonged shutdown due to COVID-19 restrictions When a building has been […]

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Some Organizations Banning Zoom

Some Organizations Banning Zoom

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, and social distancing becoming the new normal. Many companies and organizations have had to find new ways to communicate with their employers. Many organizations have found Zoom to be their top pick. Even schools and local governments where using Zoom at the beginning of the pandemic. Recently. Due to Zoom’s recent security breaches many companies […]

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Todd Steffen Experiencing the Highs and Lows of Coronavirus Impact

Todd Steffen Experiencing the Highs and Lows of Coronavirus Impact

Wise Guys Pizza Finding Success, Local Gas Station Taking a Hit Businesses around the nation are being shut down due to coronavirus. For some, business is completely on hold, and for others, they are thriving through everyone moving online and needing their product or service more than before. For Todd Steffen, owning a gas station and car wash in Centerville, […]

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How COVID-19 Could Impact Local Minnesota Farmers

How COVID-19 Could Impact Local Minnesota Farmers

  Since the outbreak of COVID-19 has changed the way that we live, and how we are able to move about our daily lives. You might have noticed that there are certain items missing on the shelves of your local stores. I had the pleasure of being able to interview Commissioner Thom Petersen of the Department of Agriculture. Since the […]

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Instacart Employees Working Hard to Help in their Communities

Instacart Employees Working Hard to Help in their Communities

Instacart is an online grocery delivery service company that works with local stores to deliver groceries to people’s doors. Instacart workers go online and select the orders in their area, do the the shopping, and deliver the groceries to the requested home. During the coronavirus pandemic, the company is in high demand of more workers as people are recommended to […]

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Michelle and Dustin with their two young daughters. Photo Credit: www.ArborHairStudio.com

COVID-19 puts family business on hold

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has no doubt been effecting the entire world. Causing businesses, schools and restaurants to be shut down. Though it started in China, COVID-19 has made its way to the United States, which has led to a nation-wide pandemic. In Minnesota, Governor Tim Walz followed other states by closing many service industry businesses. Arbor Hair Studio in Waite […]

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