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Report: Shrinking Workforce, High Taxes Among Chief Concerns For MN Businesses

Local business owners expressed concern over topics ranging from energy costs to the challenge of finding skilled workers.

October 10, 2016

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Which Banks Are The Top Small Business Lenders?

Figures updated at the end of September show two banks with significant Minnesota operations hold top spots on a national list.

October 06, 2016

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St. Paul City Council Passes 7.9 Percent Tax Levy Increase

Call it the Goldilocks of tax levy hikes: lower than council originally proposed, and higher than what Mayor Chris Coleman wanted.

September 29, 2016

Minnesota Receives Federal Grant To Boost Job Opportunities For The Disabled

State officials hope the funding will help provide training and employment outreach to those with disability issues.

September 15, 2016

2015 was a good year for household incomes in MN – unless you're black

Most Minnesotans saw a generous bump in their household incomes last year – but that didn’t stop the inequality gap from getting even wider, with black residents getting left behind. Census...

September 15, 2016

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Minnesota Unemployment Rate Reaches Highest Mark In More Than 2 Years

August employment figures show job losses in more than half of Minnesota’s major industrial sectors.

September 15, 2016

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Demand For Twin Cities Homes Shows No Sign Of Slowing At Summer’s End

However, interest rates are expected to rise in December, could affect buyer demand in the future.

September 15, 2016

Figures show Americans are the richest they've been since 2007, big drop in poverty

Household incomes in the U.S. jumped by a record amount in 2015, which also saw the biggest drop in poverty levels recorded since 1999. Census figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Tuesday...

September 14, 2016

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MN Unemployment Rate Grows Despite Adding 11,300 Jobs In July

All but one of the state’s industries experienced gains in employment or level employment compared to the previous month.

August 29, 2016

Thought Minnesota's economy was rosy? Report says think again

While much was made of Minnesota’s successful recovery from the economic downturn, things aren’t as great as they would appear in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. That, at least, is the...

August 16, 2016

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