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?
Jennifer Beckham has worked as an adjunct English professor at Hamline University in St. Paul for nine years. During that time, she hasn't received a raise or even a cost of living adjustment to her pay, and she has little hope of ever being promoted.So you can understand why Beckman joined with 44 ... More >>
Minnesota is third only to first-place Washington and second-place Texas in Money-rates.com's 2014 list of the best states to make a living.The list accounts for each state's average salary, cost of living, unemployment rate, and workplace satisfaction, then uses that data to rank the 10 best and wo ... More >>
Young, single, broke, and live in the Twin Cities? According to a new study put together by the Money Under 30 blog, you're probably spending less nights falling asleep by yourself while watching Netflix after a dinner of Ramen noodles than your peers in most other cities.SEE ALSO: Coffee shop first ... More >>
Regarding of what you think about how our state government spends money, a new study indicates Twin Cities residents are some of the most fiscally responsible around.SEE ALSO: Mpls reps the U.S. on this morning's Today Show as one of 13 hot destinations in 2013 [VIDEO] According to Card Hub's "Best ... More >>
Plus, Governor Dayton doesn't want to relax marijuana laws, Strib journalists want raises
Star Tribune journalists haven't received raises in more than five years, and they're beginning to speak out about it.SEE ALSO:-- Pioneer Press editor blasts Star Tribune writer for suggesting PiPress boycott -- Star Tribune stands by Bachmann coverage, reporter's "butthurt" response to criticism -- ... More >>
On the eve of a new school year, a historic strike threatens to throw the U of M into chaos
But rejoice not: Cities in the Dakotas and Wisconsin rate higher Forbes.com has compiled an exhaustive list of the best metro areas for businesses or careers. The math that goes into it--cost of living, cost of doing business, income growth--is predictably corporate-minded, but offers an interestin ... More >>
Yesterday's Goldman-Sachs financial markets note contained some astounding numbers about the extent of borrowing against home equity in the US. In 2004 Americans drew down their home equity to the tune of more than half a trillion dollars for the second straight year: $528 billion in '03, $640 bil ... More >>
Critics of Minnesota's child-support system object to quick fix
The pay was low, but working for Ma Bell meant a worry-free retirement. Now Qwest is sending out the pension checks, and local retirees say they're getting the wrong number.