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

by Sam Schaust

Live in Duluth forever? City named one of top places to stay after college

It has Lake Superior, hills and bagfuls of outdoor pursuits, which is why Duluth has been named one of the places college students can “stay forever” after graduation. The northeast...

March 21, 2015

Latest Fortune rankings reveal the best companies to work for in Minnesota

Where can you find Minnesota’s happiest workers? Well, according to Fortune, they’re likely to be working for one of three companies. The magazine released its 2015 “100 Best...

March 05, 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

Just Grand! America's 'Coolest Small Town' is right here in Minnesota

Take that, Chincoteague and Snohomish! Grand Marais is “America’s Coolest Small Town,” according to Budget Travel Magazine. The North Shore town was named a semifinalist back in...

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

5 Minnesotans are on Forbes' billionaires list – see how rich they are in 2015

The usual suspects from Minnesota have made it onto the latest of Forbes’ list of world billionaires – but most of them aren’t worth as much as they were a year ago. This year’s...

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

St. Paul, Mpls. Rank High On ‘Active City Index’

The two cities were scored among 83 others based on park spending and access, healthy weight and exercise.

February 18, 2015

Gallup: Minnesota more bullish about economy than any other state

Minnesotans may have a reputation for modesty. But underneath that there’s a whole lot of confidence – at least when it comes to the economy, new numbers from Gallup suggest. The polling...

February 10, 2015

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Fastenal 8th On Reputation-Based Top 100; Pentair Makes Cut

The Harvard Business Review placed the companies in its 100 best performing CEO rankings and recently revised the list based on non-financial reputation.

February 09, 2015

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Corporate growth is, compared with last quarter. But business leaders are still spending and hiring at nearly the highest levels in four years.

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Economic Uncertainty Be Damned

Minnesota’s business leaders are tackling their most pressing business challenge head on.

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