Trends + Issues

Piggy Bank

Are Federal Regulations Crushing Community Banks?

It's a small-bank squeeze.

January 24, 2013

State capitol

Business, City, And Other Leaders React To Governor Dayton’s Budget

The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce contends that portions of Mark Dayton’s proposed tax reform will have a negative effect on the state’s business climate; some city officials, meanwhile, praised the governor’s investment in local government aid.

January 23, 2013


Economic Optimism Wanes

Minnesota business leaders plan to scale back this quarter due to politics and taxes, among other factors.

January 18, 2013

Ballpark village

Ballpark Village: An Outside-the-Park Home Run?

Ten years post-Twinsville, a Target Field ballpark village may finally be rising.

January 01, 2013


The Funeral Biz: Out With A Bang!

Morticians are readying for a surge in deaths as they provide new ways to say goodbye.

December 20, 2012

The Top 10 Lawsuits Of 2012

November 30, 2012

Local Home Prices Continue Climb, Outpace Other Metros

Local home prices rose 8.8 percent between September 2011 and September 2012; among 20 major metro areas measured, only Phoenix posted a more significant year-over-year gain.

November 27, 2012

Gaviidae Common

Twin Cities Retail: The Luxury Complex

Picking up the pieces after Neiman Marcus: Why high-end retail is a tough sell in the Twin Cities.

November 21, 2012


MN Jobless Rate Holds Steady Despite 8,100 Jobs Lost

The state's unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.8 percent last month; the professional and business services sector shed the most jobs, while other sectors, like construction, added jobs.

November 15, 2012

Holiday Gifts

Twin Citians Plan 10% Boost In Holiday Spending

An annual study found that Twin Cities residents plan to spend $773 per household on holiday gifts this year, up from $703 last year.

November 15, 2012

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