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Company Ticker Symbol 2014 Rank 2013 Profits
(in mil.)
2013 Rank 2012 Profits
(in mil.)
1-year rank change 1-year percent change
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U.S. Bancorp USB 1 5,836.0 1 5,647.0 0 3.3
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UnitedHealth Group Inc. UNH 2 5,625.0 2 5,526.0 0 1.8
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3M Co. MMM 3 4,659.0 3 4,444.0 0 4.8
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Medtronic Inc. MDT 4 3,857.0 4 3,767.0 0 2.4
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Target Corp. TGT 5 1,971.0 5 2,999.0 0 -34.3
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General Mills Inc. GIS 6 1,773.9 7 1,807.4 +1 -1.9
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Ameriprise Financial Inc.
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AMP 7 1,460.0 8 1,245.0 +1 17.3
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Mosaic Co. MOS 8 1,062.9 6 1,852.1 -2 -42.6
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Ecolab Inc. ECL 9 967.8 12 703.6 +3 37.5
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Xcel Energy Inc. XEL 10 948.2 9 905.2 -1 4.8
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St. Jude Medical Inc. STJ 11 723.0 11 752.0 0 -3.9
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Best Buy Co. Inc.
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BBY 12 722.0 10 863.0 -2 -16.3
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Pentair Inc. PNR 13 657.1 16 312.9 +3 110.0
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Hormel Foods Corp. HRL 14 549.8 13 501.4 -1 9.7
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Fastenal Co. FAST 15 448.6 15 420.5 0 6.7
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Valspar Corp. VAL 16 422.3 18 291.7 +2 44.8
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C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc.
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CHRW 17 415.9 14 447.0 -3 -7.0
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Polaris Industries Inc. PII 18 381.1 17 312.3 -1 22.0
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Donaldson Co. Inc. DCI 19 262.4 19 246.9 0 6.3
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Graco Inc. GGG 20 210.8 22 149.1 +2 41.4
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Patterson Cos Inc. PDCO 21 208.5 20 208.9 -1 -0.2
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Deluxe Corp. DLX 22 186.7 21 170.5 -1 9.5
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The Toro Co. TTC 23 149.3 23 141.0 0 5.9
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OneBeacon Insurance Group OB 24 146.0 28 96.1 +4 51.9
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TCF Financial Corp. TCB 25 132.6 32 77.3 +7 71.6
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Life Time Fitness Inc. LTM 26 121.7 25 111.5 -1 9.1
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Techne Corp. TECH 27 114.0 26 110.0 -1 3.6
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Allete Inc. ALE 28 104.7 27 97.1 -1 7.8
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H.B. Fuller Co. FUL 29 96.0 33 68.3 +4 40.5
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Stratasys Inc.
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SSYS 30 82.1 34 59.7 +4 37.7
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Northern Oil and Gas Inc.
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NOG 31 74.3 29 57.1 -2 30.1
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Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. BWLD 32 71.6 35 57.3 +3 24.9
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Select Comfort Corp. SCSS 33 60.1 31 78.1 -2 -23.1
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Piper Jaffray Cos. PJC 34 59.5 37 54.3 +3 9.6
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G&K Services Inc.
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GKSR 35 55.6 38 46.0 +3 20.9
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MTS Systems Corp. MTSC 36 53.2 36 49.8 0 6.8
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Otter Tail Corp. OTTR 37 50.2 40 39.0 +3 28.8
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Tennant Co. TNC 38 40.2 39 41.6 +1 -3.3
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Arctic Cat Inc. ACAT 39 35.9 41 38.6 +2 -7.2
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Proto Labs Inc. PRLB 40 35.3 44 24.0 +4 46.8
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Capella Education Co. CPLA 41 35.2 42 36.5 +1 -3.5
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HMN Financial Inc. HMNF 42 26.7 56 5.3 +14 401.2
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Apogee Enterprises Inc. APOG 43 24.2 47 17.5 +4 38.6
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Granite Falls Energy LLC
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GFGY 44 20.6 -2.7 - -
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Lakes Entertainment Inc.
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LACO 45 18.7 59 3.2 +14 479.0
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Winmark Corp. WINA 46 18.2 48 12.9 +2 40.9
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Hawkins Inc. HWKN 47 18.0 45 22.7 -2 -20.7
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Great Northern Iron Ore Properties GNI 48 14.8 46 20.1 -2 -26.3
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SurModics Inc. SRDX 49 14.5 49 12.2 0 19.0
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Highwater Ethanol LLC
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HEOL 50 14.3 -6.8 - -
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NVE Corp. NVEC 51 11.7 50 11.8 -1 -1.1
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Vascular Solutions Inc. VASC 52 11.1 52 9.9 0 12.4
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Datalink Corp. DTLK 53 10.0 51 10.5 -2 -4.7
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Christopher & Banks Corp. CBK 54 8.7 99 -21.2 +45 -
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Enventis Corp.
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HTCO 55 7.7 53 8.3 -2 -6.8
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Clearfield Inc.
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CLFD 56 6.2 55 7.2 -1 -14.8
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Digi International Inc. DGII 57 5.3 54 8.1 -3 -35.2
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Famous Dave's of America Inc. DAVE 58 4.8 57 4.4 -1 9.3
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Northern Technologies Intl. Corp. NTI 59 3.8 61 3.0 +2 26.7
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Mocon Inc. MOCO 60 3.5 64 2.0 +4 72.9
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Appliance Recycling Centers of America ARCI 61 3.3 86 -3.9 +25 -
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New Ulm Telecom Inc. NULM 62 2.9 60 3.2 -2 -10.1
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HEI Inc. HEII 63 2.0 78 -1.3 +15 -
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Insignia Systems Inc. ISIG 64 1.4 80 -1.6 +16 -
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MGC Diagnostics Corp. ANGN 65 1.4 77 -1.1 +12 -
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Canterbury Park Holding Corp. CPHC 66 1.1 68 1.0 +2 8.6
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SPS Commerce Inc. SPSC 67 1.1 66 1.2 -1 -14.0
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Nortech Systems Inc. NSYS 68 0.8 71 0.6 +3 22.7
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Electro-Sensors Inc. ELSE 69 0.7 67 1.1 -2 -35.0
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Ikonics Corp. IKNX 70 0.7 70 0.7 0 -1.7
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WSI Industries Inc. WSCI 71 0.6 65 1.8 -6 -64.2
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XRS Corp. XRS 72 0.6 95 -8.3 +23 -
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Table Trac Inc. TBTC 73 0.6 73 0.0 0 2253.2
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Titan Energy Worldwide Inc. TEWI 74 0.5 79 -1.4 +5 -
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American Church Mortgage Co.
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ACMC 75 0.4 -0.6 - -
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ANI Pharmaceuticals Inc.
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ANIP 76 0.1 -1.6 - -
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Communications Systems Inc.
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JCS 77 -1.0 63 2.2 -14 -
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Electromed Inc. ELMD 78 -1.4 76 -0.6 -2 -
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IntriCon Corp. IIN 80 -2.3 69 1.8 -11 -
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ValueVision Media Inc. VVTV 81 -2.5 101 -27.7 +20 -
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Winland Electronics Inc.
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WEX 82 -2.6 74 0.0 -8 -
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Juhl Energy Inc. JUHL 83 -3.3 82 -3.1 -1 -
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Granite City Food & Brewery Ltd. GCFB 85 -3.4 87 -4.1 +2 -
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Wireless Ronin Technologies Inc. RNIN 86 -3.6 89 -5.4 +3 -
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Urologix Inc.
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ULGX 87 -4.5 88 -4.2 +1 -
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Broadview Institute Inc. BVII 88 -5.0 93 -6.5 +5 -
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Uroplasty Inc.
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UPI 89 -5.2 81 -2.9 -8 -
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CyberOptics Corp. CYBE 91 -6.2 94 -6.7 +3 -
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Qumu Corp. QUMU 92 -9.7 91 -5.7 -1 -
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Norcraft Companies L.P.
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93 -13.4 -9.6 - -
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Image Sensing Systems Inc. ISNS 94 -15.9 83 -3.4 -11 -
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Digital River Inc. DRIV 95 -18.5 43 -183.6 -52 -
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Imation Corp. IMN 97 -24.4 102 324.8 +5 -
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Silver Bay Realty Trust Corp.
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SBY 98 -24.6 110 -5.5 +12 -
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Cardiovascular Systems Inc. CSII 100 -29.0 98 -19.8 -2 -
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Hutchinson Technology Inc. HTCH 101 -33.3 103 -43.7 +2 -
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BioAmber Inc.
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BIOA 102 -33.8 -39.5 - -
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Tile Shop Holdings Inc. TTS 103 -35.7 104 -46.9 +1 -
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Regis Corp.
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RGS 104 -123.6 96 -11.4 -8 -
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Supervalu Inc. SVU 105 -208.0 24 127.0 -81 -
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