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

by Sam Schaust

Minnesota's 50 Fantastic Firsts

We challenge any other state to come up with a list of extraordinary innovations as impressive as Minnesota’s.

May 29, 2015


Minnesota Business Owners Upbeat – But Not Hiring

New survey gauges small business outlook.

May 28, 2015

MN population continues to grow, with significant jump in Twin Cities

The number of people living in Minnesota is growing – especially in the Twin Cities. Minnesota’s population is up 2.9 percent from the 2010 U.S. Census, according to 2014 Census estimates...

May 21, 2015

Construction boost helps Minnesota add 7,400 jobs in April; unemployment down

Employers in the construction industry helped Minnesota add another 7,400 jobs in April, as the state’s unemployment rate fell. The latest figures from the Minnesota Department of Employment...

May 21, 2015

Report: MN's minimum wage workers can't afford to rent 1-bedroom apartment

Minimum wage workers do not make enough money to afford rent on a one-bedroom apartment in Minnesota. That’s according to the Out of Reach 2015 report, annual rental affordability outlook...

May 19, 2015

Twin Cities residents are 2nd-fittest in US – but exercise less than they used to

Despite spending several months a year shut away from the cold, Twin Cities residents are still among the healthiest in the country. Minneapolis-St. Paul is the second-fittest metro area in the...

May 19, 2015

Minnesota, Wisconsin among best states for working moms

Not like we need another reason to celebrate all the wonderful moms this Mother’s Day, but a new national ranking named Minnesota and Wisconsin among the top best states for working mothers...

May 10, 2015


Survey: Minneapolis-St. Paul Start-Up Climate Is Chilly

WalletHub survey ranks metro low for startup climate.

May 05, 2015

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.

April 27, 2015

4 Minnesota companies named best places for veterans to work

Four leading Minnesota companies are among the country’s best places for veterans to work, according to a survey released Thursday morning. U.S. Bank, Ecolab, Hormel Foods and Xcel Energy are...

April 16, 2015

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