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Why do so many Fortune 500 companies call Minnesota home?

The country's 16th largest metro doesn't dominate the Fortune 500 list because of its size.
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Is Minnesota part of the Midwest? Should it be?

October 4
Sure, it's roughly in the middle of the country, but some think of the Midwest as more than a location.
Honeycrisp apples begin the process of being cleaned, sorted and boxed for shipment to high-end retailers at the Pepin Heights facility in Lake City,
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Why are Honeycrisp apples still so expensive?

September 27
One of the University of Minnesota's most profitable inventions continues to be a best-seller despite its top-priced status.
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Kyle Gibson delivers against the Cleveland Indians during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016,
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Playing favorites: What's the story behind the Twins' game jersey picks?

September 20
Pitchers generally pick the game jerseys worn for home games, but each one goes about the selection process differently.
New University students cheered before the Convocation, the official welcome ceremony for incoming freshmen, at Mariucci Arena, Thursday, August 29, 2
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Why is it so much harder for U students to graduate debt free compared to the '60s?

September 13
Fall college tuition bills are coming due, and if the number behind that dollar sign seems high, well, it is.
Racial covenants, which barred non-whites from buying homes in certain areas, and unfair lending practices helped create a persistent racial gap in Mi
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How did Minnesota become one of the most racially inequitable states?

September 6
By almost any measurement, Minnesota is plagued by racial disparities — in unemployment, in poverty, in homeownership. Readers want to know what's behind the inequities.
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Ask a question now: What are you curious about, Minnesota?

August 6
Help us answer questions that matter to you.
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What's the best place, time to see the northern lights in Minnesota?

September 3
Although the lights can be seen any time of year, spring and fall, especially September and March, are the best chances to see the northern lights in Minnesota.
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Nearly $60M flowed into State Fair coffers last year. Where did it go?

August 23
We asked what State Fair facts you were curious about, and several readers have done the math and want to know what happens to all that dough.