Matt Sepic Feature Archive

Supporters say the federal rule changes will keep employers from filing "frivolous claims" against a union movement. Critics say the proposals will lead to "ambush elections." (03/26/2015)
Builders added 4,470 market-rate units in the Twin Cities in 2014 and 3,500 are expected this year. But with few vacancies and rising rents, affordable places are hard to find. (03/23/2015)
The state's employers added 11,800 jobs to payrolls in February. But except for the retail industry, where the demand for workers is increasing, they did not boost wages. (03/19/2015)
A California bank's decision to stop wiring money from Somali-Americans to their homeland has fueled fears that a financial lifeline will be cut, further impoverishing people in a precarious economy. (03/13/2015)
Minnesota's numbers remain well below the national unemployment rate of 5.7 percent in January. (03/10/2015)
Coming job cuts at Target Corp.'s headquarters may bring some short-term pain, but the Minneapolis economy has enough growth to tough it out, observers say. (03/06/2015)
Target executives say the retailer won't follow Walmart and the parent company of TJ Maxx and Marshalls and raise employees' pay. Target's wages are competitive, CEO Brian Cornell said. (02/26/2015)
The Minneapolis-based retailer says starting this week, it will pick up the postage for online purchases of $25 or more. Until now, the threshold had been $50. (02/23/2015)
Target's Canadian division, which filed for bankruptcy protection last month, owes millions of dollars to dozens of small and medium-sized businesses in the Twin Cities. (02/16/2015)
Target Corp. said it will cut about 350 positions in Minnesota immediately as it exits Canada. One analyst says future layoffs may be inevitable if earnings don't meet expectations. (02/11/2015)
In a legal agreement, Target has prohibited the companies handling the sales from using the phrase "going out of business." (02/04/2015)
Authorities arrested a person they say illegally bought a gun for Raymond Kmetz, who opened fire at New Hope City Hall and was killed by police. Two more guns were found. (01/30/2015)
Twin Cities businesses that help Somali-Americans wire cash to east Africa are again at risk of shutting down. (01/30/2015)
Under the new rules, all homes that are 4,500 square feet or larger (including basements) must have fire sprinkers, a requirement the Minnesota State Fire Chiefs Association applauds. (01/27/2015)
Lakeville-based MOM Brands makes Golden Puffs, Frosted Mini Spooners and other cereals as well as hot wheat and oatmeal products. (01/26/2015)