Martin Moylan Feature Archive

A record number of people attended the Minnesota State Fair Sunday. And more Minnesotans visited the fair on Monday than any other Labor Day. Cool weather the last two days of the fair improved the fortunes of hundreds of fair vendors. (09/03/2013)
The elderly are prime targets for financial scams. The nation's older citizens are duped out of billions of dollars a year. But law enforcement agencies, advocacy groups and bankers in Minnesota are trying to educate seniors about how to detect and avoid scams that can cost them much or all of their savings. (09/03/2013)
The Minnesota Twins have traded first baseman Justin Morneau to the Pittsburgh Pirates. (08/31/2013)
The owner of a block of land that could be part of the new Vikings stadium project is wildly overstating the property's value, according to the board overseeing the project. (08/31/2013)
Best Buy's founder and largest shareholder, Richard Schulze plans to sell an undisclosed amount of his stock in the consumer electronics retailer. (08/26/2013)
The Great Minnesota Get Together draws nearly 2 million people every summer. That foot traffic makes it a choice location for nearly 800 businesses, including newcomer Mancini's restaurant. But profits don't come easy. (08/26/2013)
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage is letting some 2,300 workers go, including 161 in the Twin Cities. (08/21/2013)
Target's net income fell 13 percent to $611 million in the quarter ending August 3. Sales, which were "softer than expected" according to a company news release, grew 4 percent to $17.1 billion. (08/21/2013)
Best Buy shares soared 13 percent today to $34.80, more than triple their price when the swooning stock hit bottom in the days after Christmas. (08/20/2013)
Much of the clothing Americans buy is made overseas in developing nations, where workers often toil long hours in unsafe factories, risking their health and sometimes their lives for a few dollars a day. (08/05/2013)
A local public relations and marketing firm has struck a deal that beefs up its presence in New York City and gives it offices in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. (07/29/2013)
The Minnesota State Lottery posted its sixth consecutive year of record sales for the fiscal year that ended in June. Lottery sales reached $560 million, topping the record set the previous year by $40 million. (07/28/2013)
A local Vietnam veteran who recently died is finally being awarded the Purple Heart he earned 45 years ago. (07/27/2013)
3M reported a slightly higher quarterly profit today. The Maplewood-based company saw revenue increases in most of its businesses, which provide products for everything from cars and planes to cell phones and TVs. (07/25/2013)
The 128-year-old grocer is being acquired by Spartan Stores, one of the nation's largest food distributors, in a $1.3 billion stock-swap. Layoffs appear likely, but the companies were mum on how many Minnesota jobs would be cut. (07/23/2013)