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 >>
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 >>
Southeast Engine is an Ohio alt-country band that charges down the open highway pinned between grit and grace. Singer Adam Remnant's voice is one-of-a-kind in that it has an everyman's quality -- even if you're hard-pressed to find anyone who sounds quite like him. For those enraptured by the vocal ... 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 >>
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 >>
In another indication the economy continues to recover, new data shows that Minnesota's job market at the end of 2011 was a helluva lot stronger than it was a year prior. According to the Department of Employment and Economic Development, job vacancies in the state climbed 47.6 percent during the ... More >>
Minnesota's excellent credit rating got knocked off its feet yesterday by Fitch Ratings, thanks to the government shut down. We've gone from a triple-A rating to double-A plus. The upshot is that the state will have to pay higher interest rates when it borrows money. But before everyone sta ... 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 >>
Mo PerryHazel's Northeast will open in the old Pop! space in early DecemberIt has been a sad sight for months now: the windows of Pop! Restaurant on Johnson St. NE covered in brown paper, the lights dimmed. The neighborhood has been in mourning since the beloved Audubon eatery shut its doors for ... 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.
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 >>
Layoffs and downsizing keep Avalon in business
But given the Fed's track record making economic forecasts, don't pop the champagne quite yet.
Is Arby's going down? It might even be doing so without a fight.
Prof and St. Paul Slim say they mustered up inspiration from the bootleggers of the Great Depression
Is bad economy leading to serious depression?
Good luck networking for that next job sporting a Snuggie. Hey, your robe is on backwards! Why did you bring your blanket to the bar and how the hell did you get sleeves in it?
Thanks to Obamanomics and that sweet, sweet stimulus money, we may be on a fast train to Chi-town.
"Recession Could End This Year, Fed Chief Says" (Washington Post) vs. "Bernanke: Recovery Will Take Years" (CNN).
If the economy has you down, think of the babies.
How do you create a budgetary "surplus" despite an economy that lags behind the national average in terms of job growth? By pretending inflation and court rulings don't exist.
The governor's warm (and fuzzy) budgetary math
Here we go again. At least once or twice a year, the folks in the Pawlenty Administration call a press conference, use the economic forecast to paint an artificially rosy picture of the state budget, and spin themselves a windfall of positive publicity. The irony is, if the Governor and his crew str ... More >>
Gas prices wreak havoc on education budgets
An occasional Blotter feature "One of the main jobs we have here in Washington is to protect our country. You see, not only did the attacks help accelerate a recession, the attacks reminded us that we are at war." June 8, 2005 (via Sam Smith's Undernews) "It's important for people to know that I a ... More >>
Sure, jobs are slowly coming back to Minnesota. And the pay is lousy.
Author and economist Doug Henwood on jobless recoveries, the two Americas, and the "Wal-Mart effect"
Did Northwest Airlines try to muzzle a whistleblower?
The Great Depression are like the weather