NerdWallet ranks Minneapolis and St. Paul as the third and fourth best cities in America, respectively, in terms of quality of life.The cities ahead of us? Madison and Lincoln. Talk about a Midwestern bias!See also:Do Dayton, DFL deserve credit for MN's high rank in CNBC's Top States For Business?
The town of Princeton, Minnesota, is tiny, holding less than 5,000 people. But head to its southwest corner, a few blocks north of the town's auto shop and welder, and you'll find U.S. Distilled Products. From this tiny town, the company churns out all sorts of alcohol: bourbon, brandy, gin. Nearly ... More >>
Remember a month ago, when everybody was celebrating the Twin Cities' new ranking as the metro area with the lowest unemployment rate? The state pointed to it as more evidence that the area was coming back strong from the recession. Big networks like CNBC even got in on the act. Well, only a few we ... More >>
We know the Minneapolis-St. Paul Metro area's economy is doing reasonably well. Unemployment keeps going down. Wages are up. And it isn't just following the national economy either - it's doing better. But why?. As it turns out, one reason for the boost has been Minnesota's high-tech sector, as th ... More >>
The Dayton administration is crowing after Minnesota clocked in with a 6th-place finish in CNBC's Top States For Business 2014 list.Matt Swenson, Dayton's press secretary, drew reporters' attention to the study yesterday, writing in an email, "Members of the Press - I wanted to make sure you saw thi ... More >>
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Target is the latest company to distance itself from Paula Deen, the celebrity chef who finds herself mired in a racial discrimination controversy.SEE ALSO: Mpls cops allegedly filmed using N-word to describe black suspect [VIDEO] The Minneapolis-based retailer told CNBC this morning it has "ma ... More >>
It seems like there's another "city superlative list" every week (the latest making the odd claim that we're the "13th most lesbianish"), so we decided to try to put them all together into one comparative infographic.These studies are popular with readers, hence their proliferation. Many of the ... More >>
It's been little more than two weeks since foes of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker began petitioning for a recall, and they've already surpassed 300,000 signatures -- more than half of the 540,000 needed by the January 17 deadline. If they keep progressing at this pace, a recall election will be inevit ... More >>
Circle Pines, seen here, is more perfect than all but two suburbs.Circle Pines has 5,047 people living in it, and one new reason to be proud of itself: It's the third "most perfect" suburb in the United States. That's according to CNBC, which put out a list of the top 10 desirous city-adjacent to ... More >>
Michele wants a new job, and doesn't care if you lose yours.In Michele Bachmann's ideal world, there is no porn, and there are no jobs.In an interview with CNBC this morning, Bachmann was asked if her poll numbers might improve as the unemployment rate went up."Well, that could be. Again, I hope ... More >>
pikalukMinnesota's open, but not as open as Virginia. Minnesota is the 7th-best state in the country for business.The number 7 spot, awarded by CNBC, comes thanks to high marks for education and quality of life. But CNBC punishes Minnesota for high taxes, union membership and the massive budget d ... More >>
Clay Matthews gets his Fabio on.While the rest of the Green Bay Packers have been prepping for the Super Bowl XLV, long-haired linebacker Clay Matthews has been shopping for a shampoo endorsement. Score! The 6-feet 3-inch, 255-pound favorite for NFL Defensive Player of the Year has just ink ... More >>
The new catchphrase makes a big buck impact. It's every brand manager's dream to see a celebrity endorsing their product--drinking it, driving it, wearing it, and whatnot. And while no snack food manufacturer has yet succeeded in having its name subbed into the colloquial phrase, "all that ... More >>
Brett Favre's still in hreavy rotation on the Wrangler homepage.It looked like Wrangler was sticking with Brett Favre in the immediate wake of the Jenn Sterger sexting allegations, but that's changed. Citing an outfit called Front Row Analytics, CNBC says that no Favre Wrangler ads, featurin ... More >>
Nothing's coming between Brett Favre and his Wranglers, yet.It's going to be hard looking at those Brett Favre Wrangler ads anymore without rolling the eyes as "Bad To The Bone" plays in the background. But so far, Wrangler's keeping Favre at the center of its ad strategy despite the sextin ... More >>
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The O'Hannity Factor: how Terri Schiavo became big news The anatomy of a made story by Steve Perry, with additional reporting by Molly Priesmeyer No right-to-die case has ever attracted the kind of media saturation coverage that the Terri Schiavo case received. Not even Karen Ann Quinlan, the first ... More >>
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