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Executive Company 2012 total comp. 2011 total comp. 1-year percent change 1-year percent stock change
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David Wichmann UnitedHealth Group Inc. 38,151,050 22,598,054 68.8 8.5
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George Buckley 3M Co. 30,003,700 12,066,092 148.7 16.6
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Gail Boudreaux UnitedHealth Group Inc. 20,700,447 13,882,396 49.1 8.5
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Bennett Morgan Polaris Industries Inc. 17,440,152 8,223,163 112.1 52.9
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Larry Renfro UnitedHealth Group Inc. 15,154,849 5,068,855 199.0 8.5
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Steven Fritze
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Ecolab Inc. 13,805,833 1,202,976 1,047.6 25.8
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Douglas Scovanner
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Target Corp. 13,091,223 8,766,283 49.3 21.5
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Walter Berman Ameriprise Financial Inc. 12,669,216 3,905,149 224.4 29.3
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Michael Malone Polaris Industries Inc. 12,329,930 5,940,549 107.6 52.9
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Lori Sweere UnitedHealth Group Inc. 9,675,756     8.5

The annual Star Tribune compensation survey examined compensation data for the largest publicly-held companies in Minnesota. Proxy information for some companies was not available at press time; the survey analyzed information from more than 150 public companies. Total compensation includes all cash payments, deferred compensation and the monetary value of stock awarded, as specified by each company in its annual proxy statement or 10-K filing. Total compensation also includes any gains from the exercise of stock options. The chart on this page includes top executives within each company, ranked in order of total compensation.

ABBREVIATIONS:
Ch - Chairman
Chw - Chairwoman
CEO - Chief Executive Officer
P - President
COO - Chief Operating Officer
Sec. - Secretary
NM - Not meaningful
NR - Not ranked
- Means not available
Source: Company reports, Bloomberg News

Check out the CEO pay packages at Minnesota's largest public companies. Median total pay of chief executive officers in 2012 rose 2.6 percent to $1.22 million, the highest since 2007. Here are the 100 largest CEO pay packages among the public companies we examined.

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