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 >>
What a difference a state makes.SEE ALSO: When dating prospects look bleak, women focus on their careers, new U of M study finds While Wisconsinites have been enduring arguably the worst job market in the country, Minnesota is adding jobs at a clip faster than any seen since Walter Mondale was chall ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- The Mpls Federal Reserve breaks down the Great Recession, steady recovery out of it [GRAPHICS]-- Minnesota has regained 48 percent of jobs lost during Great RecessionMinnesota has regained 58 percent of the 147,600 jobs lost during the Great Recession. That puts up ahead of most of the r ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Republicans sound the trumpet as Obamacare contributes to St. Jude's Minnesota layoffs-- Ross Murty, deli co-owner, caters for Obama, wears "Gov't Didn't Build My Business" shirt-- Romney has halved Obama's Minnesota lead since May, says new SurveyUSA pollMinnesota went atwitter after Pr ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Obama shouts out Warroad-based, Romney-supporting Marvin Windows [VIDEO]-- Minnesota has regained 48 percent of jobs lost during Great Recession-- Young women become more vain during recessions, U of M prof findsIn the words of one financial policy analyst, the Minneapolis Fed's new brea ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Todd Akin's "legitimate rape" belief likely stems from University of Minnesota paper-- University of Minnesota graduate student defends controversial hamster sex drive studyA new study co-authored by Vlad Griskevicius, a psychology professor at the U of M's Carlson's School of Management ... More >>
The state's budget for the 2012-13 budget cycle continues to pleasantly outpace expectations. Later today, state officials will announce that the current two-year budget has a $323 million surplus. That good news comes on the heels of a surprising November projection that showed the state $876 mi ... More >>
Global X / FlickrMinnesota's food insecurity is better than average but getting worseNearly 15% of American households are "food insecure"--meaning they had to worry about having enough food to eat last year, used government or community food programs, or sometimes went hungry, according to a ... More >>
Senator Franken sans ear of cornMinnesota Senator Al Franken may spend most of his time in D.C., but his mind is often on the state's food: getting it to needy children, pumping up farmers markets, and even bragging about the sweetness of our corn.
McCollum reminds the Rwandan government of U.S. generosity in foreign aidWill this help? Rep. Betty McCollum has introduced, and Keith Ellison has cosponsored, a U.S. House resolution calling on the Rwandan government to release accused genocide denier William Mitchell law professor Peter Erl ... More >>
A Washington, D.C. activist group is using her words against her, via radio ads that started running in her district today.
But given the Fed's track record making economic forecasts, don't pop the champagne quite yet.
Administration lax on cleaning up AIG, Bear Stearns, and Lehman Brothers
Former state Rep. Bill Haas of Champlin said today he will officially run in the gubernatorial race.
Prof and St. Paul Slim say they mustered up inspiration from the bootleggers of the Great Depression
Is bad economy leading to serious depression?
This weekend was a GOP governor frenzy on national TV shows as possible 2012 contenders came out to criticize President Obama's stimulus package.
Mauritanian director Abderrahmane Sissako offers his testimony
During last year's St. Paul mayoral race, challenger Chris Coleman frequently promised to push for a beefed-up living wage ordinance if elected. Today the first-year mayor followed through on that promise, laying out his proposal at a press conference in the basement of City Hall. Under the pro ... More >>
The Twins ballpark deal hits a snag on one minor detail: Property acquisition
Midtown Global Market tries to forge new rules for ethnic markets and eateries
The ways and means committee of the Minneapolis City Council voted to toughen up the city's living wage ordinance this afternoon. The measure passed 4-2, with council members Barret Lane and Dan Niziolek in opposition. Under the new ordinance companies that contract with the city to provide service ... More >>
The Natalie Johnson Lee/Don Samuels race for city council is one of the nastiest campaigns in local memory
'Darwin's Nightmare' calculates the terrible cost of a good meal
The state Supreme Court sides with a homeowner in Richfield redevelopment spat
Pork, sugar, and other political commodities With theories on free trade and protectionism spanning the ideological spectrum (and creating some of the strangest political bedfellows in history), it's a pretty sure bet no member of Congress relishes an upcoming vote on a trade pact. Especially not ... More >>
Sen. Norm Coleman does an about-face on a bill that will hurt Minnesota farmers
Hines Interests joins in the stadium game. What does that mean for Twinsville?
Sent: Fri 6/24/2005 9:51 AM To: Phil Singer Subject: KENNEDY CAN'T HIDE HIS RECORD OF JEOPARDIZING SOCIAL SECURITY KENNEDY CAN?T HIDE HIS RECORD OF JEOPARDIZING SOCIAL SECURITY What a difference a day makes! Yesterday, Mark Kennedy had the audacity to speak of the importance of protecting Social S ... More >>
Why did city leaders derail an affordable housing project near the LRT line?
The State of the City? We're Broke.
'Life and Debt' Reveals the Consumer as a Key Supplier of Jamaican Protest Art
The St. Paul City Council wants to keep Dayton's downtown. But at what price?
When did U.S. Senate hopeful Rebecca Yanisch get the idea to make affordable housing a top priority? It sure wasn't while she was running the Minneapolis Community Development Agency.
Promenades and parks, cappuccino and condos: Tomorrow's upper Mississippi looks dandy. But first, can't city hall get rid of those grimy scrapyards? Why, yes.
St. Paul launches a campaign to open bidding wars on city services
Vermont Rep. Bernie Sanders nailed it the other day when he said: "The major banks have made huge sums of money in Asia, and now their loans are turning sour. Well, that's what free enterprise is about--sometimes you win, and sometimes you lose."
Thanks to Clinton's foreign policy, 1998 could be the year of living dangerously for much of the world.
In Minneapolis and elsewhere, proponents of the New Urbanist planning movement are promising a new tomorrow -- one that looks a lot like yesterday.
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