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Minnesota Adds Jobs, Unemployment Steady

While state unemployment figures remain lower than the rest of the country, growth has been slower.

March 19, 2015

With oil prices dropping, ND could lose thousands of jobs and billions in revenue

The real-life cost of dropping oil prices isn’t limited to lower profits for oil companies. In North Dakota, jobs are being cut and the state has to rethink its budget plans, as oil producers...

March 13, 2015

400-plus workers face being furloughed as U.S. Steel idles Keewatin plant

Minnesota has been dealt another jobs blow with news that over 400 people could be temporarily out of work in the Iron Range. U.S. Steel has announced it will temporarily shut down one of its...

March 12, 2015

Unemployment rate stays at 3.7 percent, but MN employers cut jobs in January

The unemployment rate in Minnesota remained steady in January, but there were fewer jobs to go around as state employers eliminated 7,900 positions during the month. The delayed January figures...

March 10, 2015

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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