Minneapolis is experiencing a population boom like the Roaring Twenties

Minneapolis is experiencing a population boom like the Roaring Twenties

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.
'Adulthood' used to mean marriage and kids — but not anymore
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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.
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.
Celebrities are inspiring surges in Minnesota baby names
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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.
Would cutting out student fees make college in Minnesota more affordable?
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Would cutting out student fees make college in Minnesota more affordable?

May 3
In light of state legislation to make student fees optional, we analyzed data on tuition and fees at Minnesota's public colleges and universities.
Could brine be the solution to Minnesota's road salt problem?
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Could brine be the solution to Minnesota's road salt problem?

April 24
The Minnesota Department of Transportation used more brine solution before snowy weather this winter than in years past, but traditional salt and sand are still heavily used.
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What would the Twin Cities look like as a mega-region?

April 21
A map created by university researchers reveals the Twin Cities to be the center of its own universe of commuters.
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Yes, Minnesota has a low prison population, but that's not the whole story

April 2
Policymakers often cite Minnesota's low prison population, but the state also has one of the highest rates of probation in the country -- a restrictive punishment that often serves as a back door to incarceration.