Can you brag about going to the BWCA for just a day? Read more →
Maddux and Glavine were great pitchers. They were also part of the best sports commercial ever.
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There are still wide gaps between whites and students of color when it comes to four-year graduation rates, especially in Minnesota. But there is no dropout crisis, here or in the U.S. Read more →
Stocks and high value housing have led wealth recovery, which is why many Americans don’t feel recovered. Read more →
“Daddy, I don’t want you to play football anymore.” Read more →
Paul Poberezny, founder of the Experimental Aircraft Association and one of the great American tinkerers, died Thursday. Read more →
My youthful indiscretion with coffee might as well be part of my epitaph. Read more →
How’s the pay for people who take care of our aging parents and, eventually, us? The pay is not great — startlingly so. Read more →
Minnesota has one of the highest home ownership rates and lowest jobless rates in the nation. That’s been consistently true in good economic times and bad. So it’s completely weird lately to read research arguing that, nationally, just the opposite is true — that rising home ownership in a state is a “precursor to eventual sharp Read more →
June marks four years since the Great Recession ended and the economic recovery technically began. Most Americans households are still trying to recover.
“Some college, no degree” is not going to cut it.
How do we examine economic success, employment trends, the education achievement gap and other big topics if people increasingly don’t fit into the categories that have been built to look at that data?
I learn something new every time I read through the Today’s Document Tumblr page published by the National Archives. Sometimes it’s stuff that I learn that I guess I wish I hadn’t. I felt that way reading a recently posted document on the Kent State shooting. Saturday marks 43 years since National Guard troops killed Read more →
China and Illinois have been recruiting targets for the U for a few years now. The five-year trend maps, though, show just how important that growth has become.
MPR photo/Mark Steil I’ve been swimming around in turkey data. We all know Minnesota is the nation’s number one state in turkey production. Here are few other stats: – In 1992, the USDA listed separate production numbers from 28 states. Minnesota that year accounted for about 13 percent of total US production. It was a Read more →