Trends + Issues

Dock Street Flats, The Nic on Fifth, Mill & Main

What's Driving The Twin Cities' Apartment Mania?

Is the $1 billion apartment development market being driven by demand or a risky mix of hype and cheap financing?

September 20, 2013

Patent Reform

Patent Reform: File First, Announce Second

The most dramatic change to U.S. patent law by the America Invents Act may not prove the most significant. But it is the one that requires inventors’ attention—starting today.

August 26, 2013

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Where’s The Growth Among MN Employers?

In the latest quarterly economic indicator survey, Minnesota business leaders express caution heading into the third quarter.

July 26, 2013


Duluth: A City That Plays And Works

Good jobs in several industries are attracting talent and dollars.

July 26, 2013

Immigration reform

Immigration Reform: MN's Changing Face Of Labor

Business groups have been quietly championing immigration reform—because without it, the state’s labor pool will dry up.

July 26, 2013

Thrivent's Minneapolis headquarters

Thrivent, Others Urge Congress To Retain Tax Exemption

Thrivent Financial and other “fraternal benefit societies” are making a push to ensure they remain tax-exempt when the writers of the nation’s tax code start with a “blank slate.”

July 18, 2013

Sovereign Estate

A Serious Local Wine Industry Is Taking Root

Is the region content to be a niche player, or is it gearing up to be Napa Lite?

June 24, 2013

Port of Excelsior

Will A Hotel Boost Excelsior's Tourism?

Some say a planned hotel could plug the city’s revenue shortfalls; others say it could destroy the face of a city that prides itself on its historic character.

June 21, 2013

Business Optimism Increasing In Minnesota

But corporate growth may be limited by a growing talent shortage.

April 18, 2013

Food truck

Is There Proof Food Trucks Are Hurting Skyway Restaurants?

We asked to see the numbers.

March 27, 2013

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