Minnesotans are just hot, period. But recent data indicates our state is particularly hot in the areas of job creation and personal income.SEE ALSO: Economic recovery? What economic recovery? Mpls donut shop hiring... an unpaid internAccording to the latest U.S. Department of Commerce data, per capi ... More >>
Over the weekend, the Twin Cities' macroeconomy made headlines thanks to new data showing it has bounced back from the recession stronger than any other Midwest metro.SEE ALSO: Minnesota's economic recovery driven by McJobs, not middle-class jobs "Measures of output for the Twin Cities benefit from ... More >>
SEE ALSO: Economic recovery? What economic recovery? Mpls donut shop hiring... an unpaid internOn September 4, North Hennepin Community College is opening a food shelf for its students.While it might seem strange that students who can presumably pay for tuition can't afford $1 a day for PB&J san ... More >>
Yesterday, the MPD disclosed that the taxpayer cost of all the police work done on and around the now-foreclosed Cruz family last month amounted to $42,429, or nearly the cost of one city employee's salary.But if City Council member Gary Schiff had his way, Minneapolis taxpayers wouldn't be on the h ... More >>
As the stock market rises and unemployment decreases, it's easy to lose sight of just how far the now-possibly-recovering economy fell from the pre-September 11 heights of a decade ago.Here's a reminder -- since 2001, the number of Minnesota children living in high-poverty neighborhoods has nearl ... More >>
Bachmann loves Canadian economics.Since Michele Bachmann keeps flunking American history, it really shouldn't surprise anyone that she's flunking Canadian history too. To make matters worse, she's broadcasting her lousy grade far and wide via Twitter: "Lesson in economic recovery: Consider ... More >>
rahegoComment of the day: Ease up on the hate for welfare recipients.We wrote recently about Minnesota Republicans pushing a bill that would prohibit people who use EBT cards--government assistance on plastic--from withdrawing cash at ATMs with the cards, except for $20 per month. Comments ... More >>
http://www.flickr.com/photos/10506540@N07/3797233796Please pass the salt. Happy National Rocky Road Ice Cream Day! That's right--it sure is. We were skeptical that of all the ice cream flavors Rocky Road got its own day, but its history certainly warrants a nod--especially in these economic time ... More >>
Those poor AIG executives. So bailed out under Bush by taxpayers. So persecuted. Yet somehow, so much richer today.
Bachmann responded today with a fundraising email of her own to counter the Democrats. Are we back in election season or what?
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Who wants to hear that popping sound? The state's housing bubble and the renters who love it If you bought a house in the Twin Cities in the last couple of years, you may be congratulating yourself for having gotten in on the Great American Housing Boom. If you spent the last decade sitti ... More >>
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Sure, jobs are slowly coming back to Minnesota. And the pay is lousy.
Thanks to Clinton's foreign policy, 1998 could be the year of living dangerously for much of the world.