In the August cover of Harper's magazine, Jessica Bruder writes of a tribe of geriatric migrant workers who "seem one injury or broken axle away from true homelessness." They travel the country in RVs, chasing seasonal, back-breaking employment, unable to retire. Many wind up running the floors of ... 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 Vikings made a big splash by signing free agent wide receiver Greg Jennings away from the Packers earlier this month, but it turns out that wouldn't have happened had Mike Wallace not hated Minnesota weather so much.SEE ALSO: Vikings give Jerome Simpson $500,000 raise for being absolutely terrib ... 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 >>
Strong gains in the private sector helped Minnesota add 15,500 jobs in January, pushing the state's unemployment rate down to 5.6 percent, a level not seen since September 2008.In total, Minnesota has now regained 74,900 of the 156,000 jobs lost during the Great Recession. And believe it not, the ... More >>
Occupy MN has yet to shake the economic and government structures at which its protest is aimed. But, to its credit, it hasn't gotten bored or hungry and gone home yet.The local chapter of the anti-bank, anti-bomb protests which started popping up all over the country last week passed through the ... More >>
As their numbers increased in the Hennepin County Government Center Plaza this afternoon, more and more chatter rose among the Occupy MN crowd about marching to the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. The Fed was the originally planned occupation destination, but organizers worried that arrests ... More >>
But given the Fed's track record making economic forecasts, don't pop the champagne quite yet.
Gary Stern says there's a "reasonable possibility" that you will never get a job again.
Council thinks happy-hour ban would curtail binge drinking
Minnesota's horribly unawesome economy won't be getting better any time soon. Suck it up and deal with it, the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis says.
Wal-Mart gets support from an unlikely ally: Target's hometown
On Monday, the city of Minneapolis and MnDOT released a number of alternatives for getting in to, out of and around downtown Minneapolis. The trouble is, most routes are already congested beyond belief.
While we remember the victims and try to find a reason why the bridge went down, there are economic questions looming
Fewer jobs. More debt. And more outsourcing.
Another Pawlenty budget, another round of bloodletting
A new state law proves that figures don't lie, but liars figure
Even Republicans are alarmed by the governor's fiscal mismanagement
Andersen Windows had $2 billion in sales last year. And next year, a new Pawlenty administration program will give the company a big tax break.
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