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Our annual ranking of America's largest corporations

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1 UnitedHealth Group 25 75,431.0 Minnetonka
2 Target 31 63,367.0 Minneapolis
3 Supervalu 62 37,406.0 Eden Prairie
4 Best Buy 66 35,934.0 Richfield
5 Travelers Cos. 93 26,017.0 St. Paul
6 3M 100 24,462.0 St. Paul
7 U.S. Bancorp 122 20,308.0 Minneapolis
8 CHS 145 17,216.0 Inver Grove Heights
9 Northwest Airlines 213 12,528.0 Eagan
10 General Mills 214 12,442.0 Minneapolis
11 Medtronic 217 12,299.0 Minneapolis
12 Xcel Energy 260 10,034.2 Minneapolis
13 Land O'Lakes 294 8,924.9 Arden Hills
14 Ameriprise Financial 296 8,909.0 Minneapolis
15 C.H. Robinson Worldwide 341 7,316.2 Eden Prairie
16 Hormel Foods 390 6,193.0 Austin
17 Thrivent Financial for Lutherans 398 6,132.6 Minneapolis
18 Mosaic 422 5,773.7 Plymouth
19 Ecolab 438 5,469.6 St. Paul
20 Nash-Finch 504 4,532.6 Minneapolis
21 PepsiAmericas 508 4,479.5 Minneapolis
22 St. Jude Medical 574 3,779.3 St. Paul
23 Alliant Techsystems 594 3,564.9 Edina
24 Pentair 613 3,398.7 Golden Valley
25 Valspar 634 3,249.3 Minneapolis
26 Securian Financial Group 700 2,852.2 St. Paul
27 Patterson 710 2,798.4 St. Paul
28 Regis 747 2,626.6 Edina
29 Imation 877 2,062.0 Oakdale
30 Fastenal 878 2,061.8 Winona
31 Donaldson 915 1,918.8 Minneapolis
32 Toro 924 1,876.9 Bloomington
33 Polaris Industries 948 1,780.0 Medina
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