Bill Catlin Feature Archive

North Star Foods has decided not to rebuild a meat and poultry processing plant in St. Charles that was destroyed by fire last year, eliminating 250 jobs. (01/15/2010)
The utility leading an effort to build a $1.6 billion coal-fired power plant in South Dakota that would serve five states has pulled out of the project. (09/11/2009)
Ford Motor Company says August sales of the Minnesota-made Ranger pickup truck jumped 57 percent compared to last year. (09/01/2009)
The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis has named the bank's chief operating officer as acting president effective Tuesday. (09/01/2009)
Minnesota's job market bounced back in dramatic fashion in July. (08/20/2009)
The Twin Cities real estate market saw a 20 percent increase in home sales last month compared to June of last year. (07/10/2009)
Embattled auto dealer Denny Hecker has filed for personal bankruptcy. The filing comes in the wake of a nearly $480 million judgement that his long-time lead financer, Chrysler Financial, won against him. (06/04/2009)
Amid a downturn in the boat-building industry, Minneapolis-based Genmar Holdings has filed for bankruptcy protection. The privately-held company is headed by Twin Cities businessman Irwin Jacobs. (06/01/2009)
Minnesota saw a jump in hiring demand in May, according to a leading business research organization. (06/01/2009)
In a major victory for Target Corporation, shareholders have rejected a slate of board candidates put up by activist hedge fund manager Bill Ackman. (05/28/2009)
A shareholder advisory service is recommending that Target shareholders vote in favor of a plan to replace some board members. (05/15/2009)
Several prominent companies with headquarters or major operations in Minnesota are reporting lower quarterly earnings today. The view of the economy from the companies' corner offices was as varied as their industries. (04/21/2009)
Boston Scientific is reporting new problems with two defibrillator products. The company has major operations in Minnesota, making the devices that shock an abnormally beating heart back into rhythm. (03/27/2009)
The defense attorneys of businessman Tom Petters are seeking permission to quit the case. The attorneys accuse the government of meddling in Petters' defense by objecting to payments from Petters' assets. (03/16/2009)
Home prices in the Twin Cities continued plunging last month. Cheaper homes helped the 13-county region notch a slight uptick in closed sales. (03/11/2009)