Bill Catlin Feature Archive

Here's a look at how Minnesota's economy is faring as Obama and Congress try to create more jobs and move the country from recession to recovery. (01/26/2011)
Cargill posted sharply higher quarterly earnings, helped by strong growth from The Mosaic Co. Cargill spun off the fertilizer maker several years ago, but retains a 64 percent stake. (01/12/2011)
Boston Scientific says the IRS is trying to collect half-a-billion dollars in back taxes related to the company's 2006 acquisition of Guidant Corp. (12/21/2010)
Ecolab reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit Tuesday, citing strength in emerging markets and demand from food industry customers. (10/26/2010)
Denny Hecker was out of jail for a few hours Wednesday afternoon, for a Minneapolis courtroom to attend the latest event in his long-running legal saga -- a hearing before the judge who threw him in jail two days ago for not fully answering questions about his current financial situation. (10/20/2010)
KSTP-TV sports director Joe Schmit is one of a slew of former Petters employees investors and others being sued by a bankruptcy trustee trying to recover money for Petters' creditors. (10/07/2010)
MoneyGram International, the St. Louis Park-based money transfer company is moving its corporate headquarters to Dallas, Texas. (09/23/2010)
Denny Hecker, the fallen Twin Cities auto mogul, has pleaded guilty to two fraud charges in a plea deal that could get him a maximum of 10 years in prison. Prosecutors say Hecker's fraud cost his lenders more than $20 million in losses, and that the purpose of the scheme was to support his lavish lifestyle. (09/07/2010)
Twin Cities Metro Transit bus drivers have overwhemingly rejected a contract offer from the transit agency, according to union officials. (08/23/2010)
The state of Minnesota will lend $250,000 to a biotech company that's attempting to capitalize on scientific advances pioneered at the University of Minnesota. (06/01/2010)
Minnesota Health Department officials are warning consumers about potential E. coli contamination in raw milk sold by the Hartmann Dairy farm in Gibbon. (05/26/2010)
The owner of Minnetonka-based Michael Foods is selling the supplier of refrigerated foods to an investment fund run by Goldman Sachs for about $1.7 billion. (05/21/2010)
New Orleans has decided against hiring retiring St. Paul police chief John Harrington as the next top cop in the Big Easy. (05/06/2010)
The government is seeking information about company communications related to insurance coverage of implantable defibrillators. (05/04/2010)
Delta Air Lines said flights from the U.S. to Europe will be back to normal by Wednesday, after an ash cloud cleared the air of nearly all trans-Atlantic flight traffic. (04/20/2010)