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    August 27, 2014

    Mpls, St. Paul two of best four cities for quality of life, study says

    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?

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    July 5, 2013

    Twin Cities has lowest unemployment of any major U.S. metro

    A slew of recent lists has named us snobby and brainy, bike-friendly and outdoorsy. But here's a ranking that carries a little more weight, and comes backed by harder data: The Twin Cities has the lowest unemployment of any major U.S. metro area, according to the latest numbers from the Bureau of La ... More >>

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    March 22, 2013

    Twin Cities still a top 10 metro for new college grads, study says

    According to the listings site, the best place for a recent college graduate in search of a decent paycheck and an affordable place to live isn't one of the much-buzzed about cities for bright young things, like Austin or San Francisco.Per the website's numbers crunching, top cities actuall ... More >>

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    March 21, 2013

    Wisconsin lost more jobs than any other state in 2011 and '12

    As we told you about 11 months ago, Wisconsin lost more jobs than any other state from early 2011 to early '12. New data indicates Wisconsin's job market continued to stink like rotten cheese throughout the rest of the year.SEE ALSO: Mary Hoglund, 83, spits in Romney supporter's face during Wisconsi ... More >>

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    February 7, 2013

    Mpls still third-most literate city; St. Paul re-emerges from stone age

    Central Connecticut State University's annual literacy survey shows Minneapolis holding steady as the third-most literate city in the county, once again behind first-place D.C. and second-place Seattle.LAST YEAR'S RESULTS: Minneapolis 3rd most literate city; St. Paul slipping back into stone age App ... More >>

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    April 24, 2012

    Wisconsin lost more jobs than any other state over last year

    It's a finding that Eric Pusey, founder of the Minnesota Progressive Project, characterized as "yet another reason to be glad we don't have Governor Emmer."Remember when Scott Walker promised to create 250,000 new jobs during his first term? If Wisconsin voters do, then Walker is probably in trouble ... More >>

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    October 6, 2011

    Minnesota lost 2,900 technology jobs in 2010, but might have already gained them back

    ‚ÄčAmericans cannot get enough technology, from wall-sized televisions that play movies to handheld gadgets that play very small movies. But even the technology field can't avoid getting caught up and tossed around in the tide of the recession.Minnesota lost 2,900 technology jobs in 2010, with the m ... More >>

  • News

    October 5, 2011

    Rick Perry's "Texas miracle" is a fantasy

    The GOP presidential candidate's claims don't hold up

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    July 9, 2010

    Tom Emmer girds for overpaid waiter reaction

    Tom Emmer wants waiters and waitresses to be paid less than minimum wage before tips​Waiters and waitresses around the state were startled to learn the other day that Republican candidate for governor Tom Emmer thought they were overpaid, and he wants restaurant owners to be able to pay their ... More >>

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    July 6, 2010

    Tom Emmer picks a fight with all those $100k-a-year waiters

    ​Tom Emmer knows how to fix the economy: We've got to stick it to the kingpins raking in big money serving us coffee. Emmer found a handful of wait-staff making more than $100,000 a year and used their almost unique good fortune to bludgeon every hardscrabble waiter and waitress working a mi ... More >>

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    May 6, 2010

    St. Paul dead last in mommy-friendly survey

    Photo: happysnapper​OK, this is hardly a scientific survey. But still, St. Paul just got ranked dead last in The Daily Beast's pre-Mother's Day survey of mommy-friendly U.S. cities. Based on what? Mothers-per-capita according to U.S. Census Bureau data; educational quality as scored by Great ... More >>

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    August 28, 2008

    Minneapolis: A Great Place to Get Rich

    0818_cities_02.jpgForbes magazine names Minneapolis as 2nd best city to accumulate personal wealth.

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    August 9, 2008

    U.S. Chamber of Commerce gets revenge on Al Franken

    franken blue.jpgThe U.S. Chamber of Commerce has released an attack ad against Al Franken, who was publicly critical of the organiz ... More >>

  • News

    June 1, 2005

    Real Estate: Bubbly or Frothy?

    Alan Greenspan and America's unreal estate

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    May 25, 2005

    Boy in the Bubble

    Boy in the bubble   Is Alan Greenspan ready to admit that the housing market is clinically insane?   The word of the hour is "froth." A little like foam, a little like scum, the word appeared in nine different articles within the last three days in the Wall Street Journal. In economic terms, "frot ... More >>

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    March 17, 2004

    Wal-Mart Wants Your Job

    As the Retailing Behemoth Prepares to Open Its First Store in the Twin Cities Metro, Neighborhoods and Workers Brace Themselves for the Wal-Mart Treatment: Low Wages, Union Busting, and a Big, Friendly Smile

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    February 25, 2004

    Take This Job and Love It

    Sure, jobs are slowly coming back to Minnesota. And the pay is lousy.

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    November 26, 2003

    The Invisible Recovery

    Author and economist Doug Henwood on jobless recoveries, the two Americas, and the "Wal-Mart effect"

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    November 26, 2003

    Hack Attack

    For cabbies, the mean streets keep getting meaner

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    October 24, 2001

    Organized Slaughter

    Falling carcasses and untreated injuries: Meatpackers at Dakota Premium Foods were driven to form a union. But not even that got the company's attention.

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    November 26, 1997

    Blood, Sweat, and Supper

    One week on the evisceration line

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    January 17, 1996

    Big Brother, Inc.

    Why are businesses spying on their own employees more and more? Because they can.