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Hot Hospitality Market

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

by Sam Schaust

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

Travel guide rates Stillwater a top 10 antiquing town

Well, it’s not our little secret any more. Fodor’s Travel, the online travel guide, says Stillwater, Minnesota is one of the 10 best antiquing towns in the country. Main Street in...

February 03, 2015

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How Immigrants In The Twin Cities Build The Economy—And Revitalize Neighborhoods

A new report uncovers some surprising facts about the impact of immigrant-owned small businesses.

February 02, 2015

MN Economic Outlook Survey: Optimism Abounds

Minnesota’s business leaders plan to hire and spend more this quarter than they have in years, but more plan to expand elsewhere as talent runs short and taxes remain a concern.

January 20, 2015

Map: Minnesota's most popular cuisine is ... buffets?

A new map shows the most popular cuisines by state, and in Minnesota that cuisine isn’t really a type of cuisine at all. The Huffington Post teamed up with Yelp, website with restaurant and...

January 18, 2015

A lot of Minnesota women work – especially compared to the rest of the US

“Welcome to Lake Wobegon, where all the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and all the children are above average.” Minnesota women have known all along that what Garrison...

January 07, 2015

Brainerd-Based Madden's Tops Travel Magazine Resort List

The historic Gull Lake resort makes an international media splash.

December 19, 2014

Bloomberg grant aims to bring better public services to Minneapolis

Minneapolis has $900,000 coming its way in each of the next three years and it’s the city’s residents who stand to gain the most. Mayor Betsy Hodges announced Monday that Minneapolis is...

December 15, 2014

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Survey: Is The Economy Slowing?

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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