Bill Catlin Feature Archive

Minneapolis based Target Corporation today reported a 4 percent decline in December sales based on stores open at least a year, a key barometer for retailers. (01/08/2009)
November's median sales price of $175,000 is lower than it's been in almost six years. Total sales were down slightly as well. (12/10/2008)
U.S. Steel is idling a taconite plant in Keewatin and two other facilities in Michigan and Missouri. (12/02/2008)
Denny Hecker, the prominent Twin Cities auto dealer, is suing his longtime lender alleging the company has wrongly cut him off and hurt his business. (11/13/2008)
Minnesota's Iron Range may see a benefit from China's huge $590 billion stimulus plan announced on Sunday. (11/11/2008)
Canterbury Park in Shakopee says it is laying off 60 full-and part-time employees, about 10 percent of its workforce. (10/24/2008)
The climb back requires a gain that's way bigger than the fall. (10/13/2008)
The Minneapolis 311 service will expand to much of the metro area during the Republican National Convention in early September. (08/21/2008)
Northwest Airlines says the value of its $213 million investment in Midwest Airlines has dropped to zero. (08/07/2008)
Congressman Jim Oberstar is not backing away from his contention that Delta Air Lines' acquisition of Northwest will prompt additional airline mergers. (05/14/2008)
Published reports say the owner of the Star Tribune has written down its investment in the newspaper by 75 percent. (05/07/2008)
Delta Air Lines appears to be close to winning support from its pilots' union for a merger with Northwest Airlines. That could mean the airlines may announce a merger early next week. (04/11/2008)
Minnesota's unemployment rate dipped to 4.5 percent last month. Seven out of 11 major sectors added jobs, including 4,000 jobs in professional and business services. (02/27/2008)
Minnesota's rising unemployment rate pulled even with the national average for the first time in more than three decades. The jobless rate nationally and in Minnesota was 4.5 percent in February. (03/20/2007)
Two giants who are bitter rivals in the software industry are battling to buy little-known Retek, a Twin Cities software firm that's tiny by comparison. (03/13/2005)