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Summer starts with Memorial Day weekend, and this year more of us will be going places.
Unemployment fell to 3.7 percent and labor participation is at the highest level since 2011.
Comcast said Thursday it will roll out several higher-speed Internet options to more than 600,000 homes in the Twin Cities this year.
Employees are accusing Capital Building Services Group of unpaid wages and other labor violations.
Sun Country pilot dispute fueled the decision by he MAC.
Outbreak has killed millions of birds and created economic ripple effects.
The leader of the Metropolitan Airports Commission has recommended that commissioners bow to union demands for a higher pay floor at the airport.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has become the ultimate speed trap in the Midwest, sending out tickets at an unprecedented rate, including to thousands of Minnesotans.
Vehicle sales jumped nearly 5 percent in the state last year; sales of trucks and SUVs increased solidly, while sales of cars, including hybrids, dropped.
Few Minnesota companies have gone public in recent years, but that soon may change
Business leaders are pushing to raise $40M for a new Dorothy Day Center
Idled mines, slowed oil production, soft agriculture all mean demand is down for manufacturers.
The share of jobs that require training beyond high school in Minnesota is growing only moderately.
This summer, when parents say “get a job,” it just might be easier, according to new data. Shops, restaurants and amusement parks are starting to hire summer workers now, and they say competition for employees is growing.
Mpls. company is a major player in gathering sports statistics
A son of the Great Depression from southwest Minnesota, John W. Mooty rose to become one of the most powerful lawyers and businessmen in the…
Haruhiko Kuroda, governor of the Bank of Japan, is expecting 3 percent growth by year’s end.
While employment in the state remains high, job growth is now slower in Minnesota than in the nation as a whole.
First-quarter profit climbed even though loan growth slowed. Interest rates will provide a lift.
Carla Hills blames it on an erosion of leadership.
New report shows that many East Africans in metro area work at MSP but still live in poverty.
More than 6,000 callers to 911 service didn’t get through during a six-hour period last April.
It’s part of an effort to reduce poverty on reservations.
It’s planning an expansion that will test whether a local, private business can succeed in competition with the giants of the telecom industry.
State’s labor market continues to tighten, but most of the openings are in low-wage jobs.
The country is seeking trade and education opportunities.
Target laid off 1,700 people all at the same time, by department. In the words of one employee who kept her job, “at least the Band-Aid is going to rip fast and this won’t be drawn out.”
Downsizing could take two years, but CEO assured Gov. Dayton company will keep strong local presence.
Craig Dahl, who has been at TCF for 16 years, most recently led its national lending business.
Minnesota may soon join other states in legalizing equity crowdfunding — investing rather donating.
Almighty greenback is great for U.S. tourists, but it hits Minnesota exporters in the pocketbook
A day after Target Corp. laid off 1,700 staffers at its Minneapolis headquarters, a new scramble began — among companies looking to hire them.
Last month’s gains created another milestone: over 3 million people now work in Minnesota.
The group featured U.S. Bancorp, 3M, Ecolab and Thrivent Financial.
Analysts have cheered the company for striving to reinvent itself as eating habits change. But the job cuts have upended the lives of hundreds of Minnesota families.
The group formed in 2010 but was unable to raise the $600,000 needed to kick things off.
The Obama administration is working to get approval for new Trans-Pacific Partnership.
In Minnesota, wages for new hires, adjusted for inflation, have fallen since 2006. And the share of jobs held by new hires is growing.
Minneapolis-based provider of sports info to online outlets makes first deal with a major governing body.
The loan will cover PolyMet’s 2015 costs as it continues to seek state approval for a copper-nickel mine in northern Minnesota.
Held up by the president for their perseverance, Rebekah and Ben Erler now feel the backlash.
Minnesota’s unemployment rate continues to fall, with the latest reading at 3.6 percent.
Loan profitability will get a boost when Fed lets rates rise.
An engineer by training and brimming with ideas, Naseem Ansari arrived in the United States in 1956 seeking the American dream. By the time he…
Andy Cecere's move from finance to operations chief at U.S. Bancorp suggests he's in line to be the company's next top leader.
As Target flees its multibillion-dollar debacle in Canada, the giant retailer will have no choice but to find its next engine of growth within the…
Minnesota’s biggest deals of 2014 were in medical devices, attracting nearly $250 million.
Microsoft’s local team has a focus on helping big companies collaborate and make better decisions.
An economy finally emerging from the doldrums is again offering opportunities to people sidetracked by the Great Recession.
State unemployment should fall further, economists say, but housing construction could be flat and agriculture a “mixed bag.”
Incomes have fallen noticeably for single moms and dads, compounding the many challenges they already face.
Minnesota has fifth-slowest income gain in nation; other Midwest states are also hurt.
Minnesota’s population grew at a steady pace in 2014, but the outflow of residents to other states continues to create an undertow as the state grapples with the reality of a slow-growing workforce.
Retirements, recession exodus have shrunk construction workforce.
US Internet, the Minnetonka firm that provides wireless Internet to a large part of southwest Minneapolis, announced Tuesday that homeowners and small businesses in Minneapolis will be able to buy 10 gigabit per second Internet service.
The last oceangoing vessel of the year departed the Twin Ports on Saturday.
November’s 3.7 percent rate kept growth on a roll.
The Pohlad family is getting out of banking, selling the financial arm of a business portfolio for $182.5 million.
Weary or wary of corporate America, a number of people under age 35 are rejecting the perceived stability of an office job for something more flexible.
Stronger job market, lower gas prices help fuel burst of year-end shopping.
In a surprise move, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Narayana Kocherlakota, announced Friday that he will not seek a second term as leader of the bank.
An Ohio company signed an agreement with the union that is trying to organize janitors.
A five-year dearth of babies, also reflected in national numbers released this past week, is likely the result of continued economic uncertainty and cultural assimilation by minority groups, which saw their fertility rates fall surprisingly fast in the past four years.
Workers protesting wages at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport briefly shut down access to Terminal 1 on Friday afternoon. The group of about 100 people, representing several local labor organizations, blocked the road to the departure access road, causing traffic to back up for about 20 minutes.
The unemployment rate among blacks has been cut in half since 2011 and is now even a little lower than pre-recession levels. Estimates of black unemployment fell from 15 percent in October 2013 to 10.8 percent last month, according to census data.
In downtown Minneapolis, First Avenue’s ‘caser’ makes the rounds during shows, keeping viewers, and bands, happy.
Janitors seek higher wages and benefits, while other workers plan to promote their causes.
CEO Richard Davis says the economy is getting stronger and business should grow.
Minnesota’s unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent, the lowest level since June 2006.
Demographers say the Census Bureau’s proposal would deprive the U.S. of important economic data.
Minnesota’s timber industry is hoping that it will avoid logging restrictions now that many forest and wildlife associations have concluded that the northern long-eared bat…
Under a new interpretation, unions could target parent companies with unfair labor practice claims and organizing efforts.
Not everyone is saddened by an early November snowstorm. Businesses across the state — snowmobile dealers, ski shops, hardware stores and even towing and auto body shops — are rubbing their hands with glee.
It is a growing conundrum across the Midwest: Prosperous towns like Roseau, Minn., complain that a housing shortage slows economic growth. Developers say it makes no financial sense to build apartments in these towns without subsidies.
The Thief River Falls company has prospered by supplying small volumes of electronic components to engineers.
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