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?
Minnesota is second only to New Hampshire in terms of the best states to live in, according to a list put together by Politico's Margaret Slattery.SEE ALSO: David Letterman shares his "top 10 least successful Minnesota businesses"Slattery's list "rounded up 14 different state rankings from reputable ... More >>
Out of all 50 states, Minnesota was the third-healthiest in 2013. This past year, Minnesotans had the fewest days of poor physical health, fewest heart-related deaths, and lowest number of years lost to early death.So says the latest edition of America's Health Rankings, a comprehensive index that r ... More >>
Minneapolis is debating streetcars, the whole metro is up in arms over the beleaguered Southwest Corridor light rail plan, and the long-awaited Minneapolis-to-St. Paul Green Line is set to open sometime mid-next year.But while the Twin Cities talks mass transit, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, ... More >>
Damn you, Portland. According to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey, 6.1 percent of Portlandians biked to work last year. That's tops in the nation, with Minneapolis coming in as first loser at 4.5 percent.
Regarding of what you think about how our state government spends money, a new study indicates Twin Cities residents are some of the most fiscally responsible around.SEE ALSO: Mpls reps the U.S. on this morning's Today Show as one of 13 hot destinations in 2013 [VIDEO] According to Card Hub's "Best ... More >>
According to the listings site Rent.com, 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 >>
It seems like there's another "city superlative list" every week (the latest making the odd claim that we're the "13th most lesbianish"), so we decided to try to put them all together into one comparative infographic.These studies are popular with readers, hence their proliferation. Many of the ... More >>
Next November, Minnesota will put on its most heterosexual clothing and head to the voting booths to finally vote down gay marriage in a state that already doesn't allow it.But! Oh no! Gay Minnesotans have found a loophole that is already devastating the sanctity of blah blah blah: Just dr ... More >>
What gives, Minneapolis? One year we're creeping up on Portland for the most bike commuters in the country, and now we're barely even on the scoreboard. From 2009 to 2010, Minneapolis dropped two spots to the fourth most-biked city in the United States, according to the American Community Surve ... More >>
This, for those of you who have forgotten, is what money looks like.Hey, Forbes -- maybe it was a "banner year" for the richest people in the United States, but how 'bout a little something for the rest of us? Minnesota's income dropped about $1,000 per household in 2010, according to a new data ... More >>
The person wearing this shirt is now 50 percent more gay.Minneapolist-St. Paul might rate as the gayest metro area in the country in acceptance and lifestyle, but that doesn't mean much if there aren't actually gay couples enjoying the gay-friendliness. Turns out, there are. Minnesota's number of ... More >>
Too many empty housesWe've heard so much about the housing and economic crises by now that, bad as that news is, our eyes kind of glaze over when we hear it. But Finance and Commerce recently pointed out a number that made us nearly spit out our morning coffee: 15,000 housing units in Minne ... More >>
Via 4Roeser.comDave Roeser's English-only measure passes in Lino LakesLino Lakes City Councilman Dave Roeser's first-in-the-state English-only measure got a nearly unanimous thumb's up at last night's council meeting. But even though Roeser and his allies were adamant that their action was ba ... More >>
Screen grab via ZazzleA budget issue, or just your basic anti-immigrant rage?Lino Lakes isn't quite Wonderbread white, but it's close, according to census figures. In 2008, 17,425 out of the 18,985 people living there were categorized as white. Fewer than 200 people are of Hispanic or Latin ... More >>
Photo: sanjoselibraryGive it away nowAll these accolades are starting to make us blush: Cleanest city, bike-friendliest city, greatest housing prices -- the list just grows. Now, for the fourth year in a row, the Twin Cities area has been ranked tops in the U.S. for volunteering by the Corp ... More >>
Rodney Bernard Kvam notwithstanding, Minnesota's response rate of 80 percent in the 2010 Census is second in the nation. Only Wisconsin ranks higher.Rodney Bernard Kvam really didn't want to speak with that woman from the U.S. Census Bureau back in May when she visited his home near the Austi ... More >>
Photo: happysnapperOK, 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 >>
Via michelebachmannsaidwhat.comAll the greatest hits in one fun packageJust in time for her paranoia road show in California, Michele Bachmann's crazy conspiracy theories have all been gathered in one neat interactive package by her DFL challenger, Tarryl Clark. Whether in fun quiz form, nif ... More >>
The Southern Poverty Law Center, long known for tracking right wing extremist groups, has released a new report on the "Patriot" movement, and Michele Bachmann is prominently featured.The report lists 40 prominent men and women involved with the "Patriot" movement, anti-government militia-minded ... More >>
Glad to see everyone taking note of something we told you Monday: Minneapolis is the best bicycling city in the country. Not so glad, though, to see this groaner of a press release quote from Mayor R.T. Rybak: "I was so excited by this news, I overinflated my bike tires." Can't blame th ... More >>
It looks like Minnesotans are keeping their cool in the face of all that claptrap about evil Acorn plots and prisoner camps sullying the 2010 U.S. Census. Heck, even Glenn Beck thought she was nutty. Our fair state, along with South Dakota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Indiana, ranks in the Top 5 so ... More >>
Try getting anything through a college mail system and into the hands of a student in the dorms is hard enough.
The irony is irresistible: The GOP, and Michele Bachmann, have led a campaign of criticism against the real 2010 U.S. Census.
Our crazy congresswoman is too busy spouting nonsense on TV to show up for the votes.
Inside: Jungle Theater, Trylon microcinema, Chris Baker, and Solo 1x2
Once it was proved that Bachmann's plan was flat-out illegal, it would probably be logical for her to apologize for her statements. Instead of following the law, Bachmann has decided to change it so her plan is officially legit.
Perhaps Bachmann could buy the Tron plane and leave for good?
Lucky for Minneapolis, the major Minnesota city is only down an estimated 142 residents since 2000 for a total population of 382,605.
FactCheck says her claim that ACORN will be going door-to-door and gathering data is "flat wrong".
There is so much wrong with her logic, we hardly know where to start.
Bachmann said she is so afraid of U.S. Census abuse that she will only fill out how many people live in her household.
Would you believe we're tied with Detroit?
How many decades has it been since statistics showing that men comprise a majority of anything has been news? And since when does holding 43 percent of a category of jobs make anybody endangered? Forty-three percent is almost half. Is it even statistically relevant?
The Reverend Billy brings his anti-consumerism theater to the MOA
State of Minnesota Takes Human Growth Hormone Is population a reliable indicator of economic health? Like a healthy child or a cancerous tumor, Minnesota is growing. On Thursday, the Star Tribune trumpeted Minnesota's population increase with surprising exuberance: "Minnesota, little brother to Wisc ... More >>
Is population a reliable indicator of economic health? Like a healthy child or a cancerous tumor, Minnesota is growing. On Thursday, the Star Tribune trumpeted Minnesota's population increase with surprising exuberance: "Minnesota, little brother to Wisconsin since statehood, may soon be asking, "Wh ... More >>
Latinos, Somalis, and the American dream in southern Minnesota
Eighteen Months in the Info-Quarry.