Bruce Dayton, Target Co-Founder and Retail Tycoon, Dies at 97
Bruce Dayton, the last of five Dayton brothers in the legendary retailing family, died Friday at age 97 after a career that shaped the Twin Cities in a hundred ways, from fashion to philanthropy, shopping malls to state politics. In partnership with his brothers, Bruce Dayton expanded the Dayton Company from one department store in Minneapolis into a national retailing powerhouse. Today the company is known as Target Corp., Minnesota's best-known corporation. Bruce Dayton's death at his home in Orono was announced by the office of his eldest son, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton.