I grew up in Lafayette, Ind., the youngest of five in a family of modest means. I had big dreams and was ready to do the hard work to achieve them. My first job was in a busy ice cream store. I remember the owner saying, "If you can lean, you can clean." I learned that there's always something to do in a business, and that hard work is rewarded. I started playing the recorder in elementary school and went on to play all the wood instruments. In high school, I sang in the choir. 

Don't let the name fool you. Duluth Trading Co. does not have a location in the loon state, but that's about to change. The Madison-based chain plans to open a store in Bloomington (9801 Lyndale Ave. S.; by early winter. The...

For the first time, HGTV Home products are on display for the public in two new shopping experiences at Mall of America created in partnership with Beanstalk, HGTV's exclusive brand licensing agency. The retail and entertainment complex in Bloomington,...

GoldMax USA plans to open 100 new stores in the U.S. in 2012, including five to 10 stores in Minnesota and 30 stores in the Dallas metro area. The chain already opened its first two stores in Texas, at 3601 S. Cooper St. in Arlington and at 2193 E. Buckingham Rd. in Richardson, as well as its first store in Minnesota in Roseville. Later in the year, it plans to open a location at the Mall of America in Bloomington. “People of all ages and economic backgrounds are rummaging through their jewelry boxes, closets and drawers, attics or basements

Pressing into Maple Grove, Staples adds 6th metro site Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal - by John Vomhof jr. Staff Writer Send this story to a friend Email address of friend (insert comma between multiple addresses): Your email address: Add a brief note: Enter words from the security image above: Get new image | Image verificationAudio verification | reCAPTCHA™ Shops at Grand River picks up 10 new tenants Students inhabit all residential sectors in Berkeley Banana Republic brings new concept to Kansas City’s Country Club Plaza Staples Inc. will continue its push into the Twin Cities market with

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