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Velaasa is on track to alter the course of the specialty-sport shoes market
Lynden Reder was hitting rock bottom when he visited his father’s grave for the first time. He had been spending countless insomniac nights worrying. The father of two young children had just taken a tremendous risk by pouring everything he had into Velaasa, his track-and-field and Olympic-performance shoe business.  Read More
Anyone visiting Duluth since 2012 may have noticed some gradual changes. A series of neighborhood revitalization plans, combined with a nature-loving mayor and increased interest in real estate investment, is beginning to change the look and feel of this historic city.  Read More
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Digitalization is a game changer. Across all industries, it’s shifting the way business is done — for better or for worse. However, it can be a challenge to keep up with the multitude of technological advances, from the cloud to new apps and online processes. Read More


The hard truth is that most Minnesotans see North Minneapolis and places like it as somewhere else. And, by extension, someone else’s problem. Who has time to worry about what’s happening on the ground at Broadway and Emerson or Lowry and Penn when you’ve got fires burning closer to home?
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