Duluth has made the final two in an on-line vote to be named Outside Magazine’s Best Town, something Mayor Don Ness said could help bolster the city’s reputatation as an outdoor recreation hub and attract talented entrepreneurs and professionals. Read more →
There used to be a healthy economic competition between Minnesota and Wisconsin. The states were neck-and-neck for years in employment growth and other key indicators. It became even more fun with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s “Wisconsin Open for Business” rhetoric. For awhile, it really sounded like Wisconsin was eating our lunch. Back in February, a Wisconsin Read more →
Health care jobs saved our bacon in the recession. The industry continued to grow jobs during the worst economic conditions in decades.
Minnesota has 13 of the top 100 agricultural cooperatives in the nation. Only Iowa has more. According to USDA data, fIve of the top 10 earning cooperatives are located in Minnesota.
When more than 60 loggers drove their loaded rigs through downtown Duluth to protest weight limits on interstate highways, several candidates for Congress reacted.
Building permit activity in the Fargo Moorhead area this year is the highest it’s been since 2007.
With a tax-package set to expire in less than six months, Congress and the White House are in a debate over whichincome groups should continue to get breaks. If the deadlock endures, and a compromise isn’t agreed to, middle-class Minnesotans could see their taxes go up by more than $1,200 next year.
Rep. Chip Cravaack (R-MN) says the measure will allow development in the PolyMet mining project to be expedited.
An appeals court in Minnesota is allowing AT&T to build a 450-foot cell tower that will be visible from within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
Oil drilling has sparked a frenzied prosperity in Jeff Keller’s formerly quiet corner of western North Dakota in recent years, bringing an infusion of jobs and reviving moribund local businesses.