This site provides news stories, interviews and other content providing useful information, context and perspective regarding economic and business issues in Minnesota.We share with readers, viewers and listeners what the top minds in Minnesota are doing and have to say, and we provide objective fundamental analysis, exploration, learning and sharing of findings.
This site is produced by former Twin Cities Business Editor in Chief Dale Kurschner, an award-winning editor and writer, speaker and on-air commentator to continue what he’s done for 40 years, mostly as a journalist and then as a communication leader within corporations: provide unique, valuable and trustworthy information to an audience.
Today Dale helps business owners and leaders with crisis/reputation management and strategic communication matters. He does this as a consultant with Platinum Group, which for nearly 40 years has been known as the firm to go to for help when a business needs it most.
He serves on various boards and also as an elected official in Excelsior, MN. Previously he led Twin Cities Business for nearly eight years; started and led corporate communications for a division of UnitedHealth Group and led internal communication for Lawson Software; founded a private equity/venture capital research, analysis and publishing business and worked as an editor or writer for several news organizations including Gannett, Business Week, Reuters, Dow Jones, Business Ethics Magazine and the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.
Through October 2018, most of these stories were first discussed live with John Hines on WCCO-AM, Mondays at 10:35 a.m. and occasionally on KARE-11 TV. John retired in September 2018 and as he left, so did the segment that used this content. Since then, stories were occasionally posted, and every so often, they were due to to stories first shared on TV or on WCCO-AM with new mid-morning host Cory Hepola, such as with this report.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s affect on our economy and the waves of challenges coming that are beyond anything any of us have experienced, this site was re-energized in May 2020 to publish excerpts from a new podcast and video series called “One Take CEO Interviews.” In each interview, Dale discusses with one CEO his or her take on the most pressing issues of the day in one continuous discussion. Frank talk, no edits. All of the interviews are available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and YouTube by searching for “One Take CEO Interviews.
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