Does Minnesota lead the nation in per-pupil spending? Not anymore

Does Minnesota lead the nation in per-pupil spending? Not anymore

A new report comparing school revenues and spending in each state shows how Minnesota stacks up
Minnesota fishing license sales hold steady, but anglers are aging
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Minnesota fishing license sales hold steady, but anglers are aging

June 14
Fishing in Minnesota doesn't attract as many young people as it once did, according to a report from the Department of Natural Resources.
Despite Minnesota's high voter turnout, youth and minority participation lagged
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Despite Minnesota's high voter turnout, youth and minority participation lagged

June 10
As Minnesota and the rest of the country look ahead to off-year political races and midterm elections, the recent presidential contest's aftermath is still revealing new data about who voted – and who didn't.
Could Minnesota's boating slump be over? Registrations in state tick up
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Could Minnesota's boating slump be over? Registrations in state tick up

June 1
Boat registrations per capita have been lagging in Minnesota since the Great Recession (though we still have the highest per-capita rate in the nation), but 2016 saw an increase.
Welcome to the 1860s, when most Minnesotans were born in another country
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Welcome to the 1860s, when most Minnesotans were born in another country

May 25
A lot has changed in the 150 years since the Star Tribune began as the Minneapolis Tribune. Here's a look at why the 1860s were a pivotal decade of change for Minnesotans.
Minneapolis is experiencing a population boom like the Roaring Twenties
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Minneapolis is experiencing a population boom like the Roaring Twenties

May 17
The latest Met Council estimates show strong growth in the central cities, though the region as a whole has kept pace, too.
Find out whether lack of home equity is a problem where you live
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Find out whether lack of home equity is a problem where you live

May 13
More than 20 percent of Twin Cities mortgaged homeowners don't have enough equity to cover the cost of selling and moving up, stifling house listings.
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'Adulthood' used to mean marriage and kids — but not anymore

May 9
A recent Census Bureau report sheds light on how today's young adults compare to the previous generation when it comes to important adulthood milestones.
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Celebrities are inspiring surges in Minnesota baby names

May 18
Search our database for babies named after celebrities, or see the rising or falling popularity of your name back to 1910.