(Minneapolis, MN) — Large Minnesota companies are facing complex decisions about their ties with Russia. University of Minnesota business and law professor Paul Vaaler says conversations are happening in board rooms across the state. Vaaler says Russia has tight connections with Minnesota related to oil and agriculture exports. Some Minnesota companies balancing profits and public perception are Cargill, General Mills, and ADM. Companies such as Toro are doing business with both Russia and Ukraine. Vaaler says he expects more Minnesota companies to cut ties with Russia as the invasion in Ukraine continues.
Large Minnesota Companies Facing Choices About Russian Ties
By Ashley Hanley|2022-03-04T04:58:35-06:00March 4th, 2022|
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Ashley (Goettl) Hanley is a North Mankato native and Mankato West graduate who made the switch from TV journalism to radio. After five years at KEYC News 12, Ashley is thrilled to be working for KTOE News. Ashley and her husband John, and son John, enjoy spending time in the community. You can also find Ashley coaching and playing softball and supporting her brother on the MSU football team and her sister with Scarlet athletics. Even though she went to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Ashley kept her Minnesota roots and is a big Twins and Vikings fan!