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National events and a stronger economy boost the Twin Cities’ profile for major events.

by Sam Schaust

A state of good budgeters: Minnesota ranks high for 'financial well-being'

Healthy finances equals healthy living, according to a national survey, and Minnesota households are among the most thriving in the country. Minnesota came in sixth in the Gallup Heathways “...

October 13, 2015


Minneapolis Proposes Minimum Wage Study

The city wants a three-month study to determine the impacts of raising the minimum wage to as high as $15 per hour.

October 09, 2015

3 Minnesota towns ranked among most affordable, best places to live in US

If you’re looking to locate to a nice, affordable small town in America – look no further than Minnesota. According to new rankings by real estate website, Minnesota is home to...

October 07, 2015

Summer Tourism In Minnesota At Its Strongest Since 2008

More than half of the lodging businesses who responded to Explore Minnesota’s survey reported an increases in summer occupancy and revenue compared to a year ago.

September 04, 2015


Survey: Minnesota Small Business Burdened By Regulation

Texas was ranked in the survey as having the best small business climate in the U.S., while Minnesota placed 25th.

September 02, 2015

Survey: Minnesotans pleased with their doctors, but want better access

Most Minnesotans are pleased with their doctors, but many wish they had more access to them. That’s according to the Minnesota Department of Health and Minnesota Community Measurement’s...

August 27, 2015

Mayo Clinic's Venture Into Entrepreneurship

Why technology previously transferred outside Minnesota is now more likely to remain in Rochester.

August 26, 2015

2 Minnesota college campuses make top 25 LGBTQ-friendly list

Two Minnesota schools were highlighted as among the most friendly in the nation to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning students. Macalester College and the University of Minnesota...

August 25, 2015

Inc. 5000

Inc. 5000: 100 MN Companies Among Nation's Fastest Growing

The state ranked 18th overall for number of companies that made the list.

August 12, 2015

Survey: Economic Dog Days Ensue

Business leaders anticipate weakening business conditions, but higher profit margins, in the months ahead.

July 31, 2015

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