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Rankings were based on percentage of residents that volunteered in 2011, which was 37 percent for the Twin Cities area and 38 percent for Minnesota.
According to a new report from the United Health Foundation, the state’s sedentary lifestyle and diabetes rates are among the lowest in the nation, but the figures are still concerning.
Despite warnings from economists that the “fiscal cliff” could have dire consequences for the U.S. economy, more than half of those who responded to a recent poll indicated that it might be sensible to take the plunge.
The federal grant will enable university researchers to develop membrane technology that can speed up filtration processes in manufacturing and make them more energy efficient.
Among universities that earned more than $2 million in royalties in 2009, the University of Minnesota reportedly saw the biggest drop during the subsequent two years.
A study by the Tax Foundation estimates that a Minnesota household earning $87,319 would pay an estimated $4,382 more in taxes in 2013 than they did in 2011, if Congress is unable to avert the so-called “fiscal cliff.”
An annual study found that Twin Cities residents plan to spend $773 per household on holiday gifts this year, up from $703 last year.
According to an annual survey by Deloitte, local consumers plan to boost their spending on gifts by about 3 percent but decrease their overall holiday budgets by the same percentage; the majority of Twin Citians also expect the economy to improve in 2013.
Do local couriers transport venomous animals?
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