It’s time to get innovative. The Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) will hold its annual Spring Conference on May 6 in Minneapolis. This year’s theme? Innovation in relation to Minnesota’s technology future. That subject will be addressed in an opening keynote by billionaire Stanley S. Hubbard, CEO of St.

Believe it or not, the already enormous Mall of America is about to get bigger. Ground was broken on a more than $300 million expansion project on Tuesday, to be completed by August 2015.  

Home court: The Timberwolves and Lynx will soon call Mayo Clinic Square home

In February, plans were announced to revitalize the downtrodden and nearly vacant Block E retail complex of downtown Minneapolis, once home to a Borders bookstore and AMC Entertainment movie theaters.
In the details: A collection of Hysitron test instruments
Back in the early ’90s, Thomas Wyrobek was helping run 7-Sigma, a Minneapolis-based manufacturer of precision components founded in 1973 by his father, Jerzy. As a side project, he and his father decided to delve into nanotechnology. 
 

If you’re in manufacturing and want to network with other industry insiders, check out the quarterly Gears & Gadgets get-together on April 8.

Open for business: The Fashion Mobile

Ever think about starting your own food truck? Now you can ponder other truck-based businesses, too. In May, the St.

Plenty of companies are flying high thanks to soaring demand for locally made products. But one is doing it at the airport. Bloomington-based St. Croix Promotions & Retail's new Uptown MN shop offers locally made products behind the security check at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

J. Forrest (left) and Michael Johnson

When Michael Johnson approached Employee Strategies in 2011, it was because he needed a better way to manage the talent at his software development venture in St. Paul. Little did he know then that his actions would be instrumental in the creation of a spin-off business.

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