Economic Development

Will Wisconsin businesses flock to Minnesota after right-to-work bill signed?

On Monday, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill into law that prevents unions from requiring their workers to pay dues or fees. Minnesota’s eastern neighbor became the 25th state in the...

March 10, 2015

Vikings Stadium Cited In Public Subsidy Debate

Obama budget calls for banning use of tax-exempt bonds to pay for pro sports facilities.

March 09, 2015

New Report Blames Twin Cities Housing Policies For Segregation

The author, Myron Orfield, says the metro's racial segregation is due to government apathy and "well-meaning but misdirected" efforts by housing advocates and school reformers.

March 05, 2015

Minneapolis ranks near the top on 'best downtowns' in the US list

It may be covered in snow at the moment, but Minneapolis’s downtown is one of the best in the nation – No. 2, in fact, according to a new ranking by Livability.com. For its “Top 10 Best...

March 03, 2015

Ness looks to Duluth's bright future in his final State of the City address

Duluth Mayor Don Ness gave his final state of the city address Monday, detailing why he is optimistic about the city’s future. Ness announced last fall he would not seek a third term, saying...

March 03, 2015

Young and broke? Rochester named to list of top 10 cheapest cities for Millennials

Being broke is part of being a young adult, but the Millennial generation is marked by more of a money squeeze than has been typical. This generation came of age during the down years of the...

February 28, 2015

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Minneapolis' Office Building Of The Future Will Be Made Of, Uh, Wood?

The 210,000 square foot T3 office building, planned to be built in Minneapolis' North Loop neighborhood, would be the tallest building in the U.S. made primarily of wood.

February 25, 2015

Jobs, housing, high-speed Internet for outstate MN highlight DFL plan

For residents of small towns and rural areas in Minnesota it can be hard to find a job, hard to find training for the jobs that are available, hard to find a place to live, and even hard to get a...

February 18, 2015

Klobuchar proposes open trade with Cuba, sees it as a boon for MN

Amy Klobuchar is something of a mini celebrity in Cuba. The second-term Minnesota senator, who just wrapped up a four-day visit to the island, said people recognized her as she walked down the...

February 18, 2015

The Atlantic hails 'The Miracle of Minneapolis' – but is Twin Cities praise justified?

It’s getting to the point where we may have to rename the city “Millennial-apolis.” The Twin Cities have been getting a lot of national attention recently for its appeal to the...

February 17, 2015

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