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Hot Hospitality Market

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

by Sam Schaust

Ngawang Dakpa

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

Mathematical technicians add up to Minnesota's most distinct job

North Dakota has its oil workers, Wisconsin its animal breeders and Minnesota has its mathematical technicians. Those are the most distinct jobs in each state – or the most disproportionately...

December 10, 2014

One of the nation's 'best new burgers' can be found in Minneapolis, list says

We love our lists of top hamburgers. Now the Thrillist website is offering a variation on that theme: not simply the list of the best meat-and-bun-with-ketchup-and-pickles burgers, but rather the...

December 08, 2014

Land Of 10,000 Lists

Publications routinely put the Twin Cities high in rankings, but does it actually amount to anything?

November 21, 2014

Want the American Dream? Then move to the Twin Cities, young professionals told

Are you just out of college and chasing the American Dream? Then you should head to the Twin Cities. That is the verdict of The Atlantic, which has combined house price figures with income data and...

November 20, 2014

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