At the end of World War II, Minnesota faced a very uncertain economic future. Personal income per capita had slipped to 30th of the 48 states. Educated young people were leaving the state, and the state's two biggest sectors, mining and agriculture, appeared in decline.
Updated: May 31, 2011, - 09:51 PM
The Seeger Square Post Office on St. Paul's East Side has been slated for closing three or four times in the last 10 years. Each time, residents, business customers and elected officials have mounted a successful campaign to keep the money-losing operation open.
Updated: May 28, 2011, - 02:07 PM
Last week's overheated initial stock offering for LinkedIn, the social networking site for cubicle dwellers, has some seers speculating about whether we are experiencing another bubble in tech stocks.
Updated: May 24, 2011, - 09:15 PM
Any prolonged discussion about corporate America these days is likely to drift quickly to its real and imagined shortcomings.
Updated: May 21, 2011, - 01:27 PM
Perhaps the most emotionally persuasive argument against Gov. Mark Dayton's demand for a tax increase targeted at upper-income earners is that it is a job killer.
Updated: May 20, 2011, - 08:26 PM
Minnesota manufacturing exports to South Korea surged 20 percent in 2010, vaulting the Asian economic powerhouse from the state's ninth- to sixth-largest export market. A pending free-trade agreement with the United States could make South Korea an even bigger trading partner for Minnesota firms, but the deal should not be signed until Congress agrees to expand a program for American workers who could lose their jobs as a result.
Updated: May 18, 2011, - 06:15 AM
No matter where the new Vikings stadium is built, a big chunk of the $1 billion cost will be paid for with nickels and dimes.
Updated: May 14, 2011, - 01:41 PM
Zygi Wilf, Minnesota Vikings owner, attended Tuesday's news conference to herald the team's deal to build a new stadium in Arden Hills.
Updated: May 11, 2011, - 09:00 PM
Turn on the lights, cue the showgirls, open the vault.
Updated: May 07, 2011, - 02:58 PM