Eric Wieffering

Assistant Managing Editor | News
Phone: 612-673-1736
Eric Wieffering supervises coverage of local and regional news, including politics, education, the environment and other topics.

Recent content from Eric Wieffering

How many dreams fall prey to health care costs?

Alex Danovitch's business has nine employees, Andy Johnson's has 90. One firm is four years old, the other 11. One is in south Minneapolis, the other in St. Cloud.

Updated: November 02, 2011, - 07:43 AM

Pricey benefits

Most Americans get their health insurance through an employer, and the average annual premium for family coverage has more than doubled in the past decade.

Updated: October 29, 2011, - 01:15 PM

Less than meets the eye in Dayton's business loans

Gov. Mark Dayton's decision to deposit another $100 million in Minnesota's community banks is a sincere but ultimately symbolic gesture that will do little to spur new small business lending in the state.

Updated: October 28, 2011, - 09:10 PM

Wieffering: The best plan to boost jobs: Invest in workers

It seemed fitting that the co-author of a depressing bestseller about America's economic decline would deliver the keynote speech at Gov. Mark Dayton's daylong conference about Minnesota's broken down jobs engine.

Updated: October 25, 2011, - 09:09 PM

Benefits of trade outweigh cost - eventually

Trade makes nations wealthier.

Updated: October 22, 2011, - 06:06 PM

Wieffering: Medical parts maker recasts itself as device developer

The pall over Minnesota's medical device industry seems notably absent in the Chaska offices of Lake Region Medical.

Updated: October 19, 2011, - 09:15 PM

Wieffering: Time to get over debit card fees

The foot-stomping frenzy about debit card fees reminds me of a sandbox showdown between 2-year-olds.

Updated: October 15, 2011, - 10:18 PM

Generation Me not the only loser in this recession

The effort to crown the Great Recession's biggest losers seems to have settled, momentarily, on the least likely of candidates: young people with college degrees.

Updated: October 12, 2011, - 09:39 PM

Every trip from farm to table brings risk

In just the past two months, food companies and government safety agencies have issued recalls for hamburger, lettuce, tomatoes, avocados, cheese, smoked salmon, spinach dip, ground turkey and cantaloupes.

Updated: October 03, 2011, - 07:55 AM

Wieffering: Teamsters candidate brings new perspective

Sandy Pope says things you might not expect to hear from a union leader.

Updated: September 26, 2011, - 09:30 PM

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