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Minnesota tops Midwest rankings for energy efficiency; 10th nationally

Minnesota was ranked 10th in a list of the most energy-efficient states in the U.S, with the city of Minneapolis finishing eighth in the national city rankings. The state was praised as a “...

October 24, 2014

Map: Slaughterers, meat packers Minnesota's 'most unique' job

The employment landscape in a state can offer hints about its culture. What does it say about Minnesota? Well according to one new map, the meat industry is more prominent in Minnesota than in any...

October 21, 2014

How Do Twin Cities Businesses Keep Transplanted Talent In Town?

Suggestions for companies recruiting beyond the Upper Midwest.

August 27, 2014

Forbes: Vikings' value is below NFL franchise average

The Minnesota Vikings are below average when it comes to the value of an NFL franchise. Forbes Magazine did the research and came up with a value for all 32 teams in the NFL. The Vikings came in at...

August 20, 2014

Are Minnesotans honest? Not compared to other states

Minnesotans are among the least honest people in the nation – at least according to a recent social experiment dubbed the National Honesty Index. For the experiment, beverage company Honest Tea set...

August 19, 2014

Why Moving To MN Could Save Wealthy Wisconsinites Money

Despite criticisms of Minnesota's tax climate for wealthy residents, a new study suggests that high-income earners in Wisconsin might actually save money if they relocated here.

August 12, 2014

Solar study: U of M students seek state's sunniest places

Seven graduate students at the University of Minnesota are looking to shine a light on the state’s sunniest spots. As part of a semester-long study ultimately aimed at boosting the state...

July 28, 2014

Sales Surge To Record Highs At Multiple MN Companies

3M, Tennant Company, Graco, Proto Labs, Piper Jaffray, and Deluxe Corporation experienced particularly strong growth in their latest quarters.

July 24, 2014

Survey: MN Businesses Are Hiring, But Where Will They Find Employees?

Results from the latest Quarterly Economic Indicator survey show companies are growing, but it’s gotten even harder to find good talent.

July 24, 2014

Two Big Deals Help MN Medical Investments Climb 68%

Investments in Holaira and Inspire Medical helped drive the strong quarter.

July 17, 2014

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