How broke students are driving up poverty rates in small college towns

How broke students are driving up poverty rates in small college towns

New data from the U.S. Census Bureau estimates how much students influence poverty rates.
Minnesota's suicide rate has been rising steadily for nearly two decades
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Minnesota's suicide rate has been rising steadily for nearly two decades

December 5
Minnesota's suicide rates have increased steadily in recent years.
These Minnesota schools with low-income students are beating the odds
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These Minnesota schools with low-income students are beating the odds

November 30
A statistical analysis reveals high-poverty schools that did better than would be expected on standardized tests.
Why one in four Mpls. food trucks haven't been getting annual inspection
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Why one in four Mpls. food trucks haven't been getting annual inspection

November 20
Think you have a hard time finding a specific food truck in the summertime? Try being an inspector -- in the off-season.
Voter turnout bounces back in Mpls., St. Paul. Did ranked-choice play role?
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Voter turnout bounces back in Mpls., St. Paul. Did ranked-choice play role?

November 17
This year's increases have broken the free fall in Twin Cities voter turnout in municipal elections, which crashed about 20 points between 1993 and 2009.
Big changes coming in the needs of Minnesota's veterans
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Big changes coming in the needs of Minnesota's veterans

November 10
In decades to come, the VA will be helping more women -- and more veterans with chronic conditions.
From parks and farms to housing, see how Twin Cities land has changed
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From parks and farms to housing, see how Twin Cities land has changed

October 18
Met Council data illustrates how the region has evolved after the recession. Find where you live, and see before-and-after satellite views.
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Twin Cities' gravel needs grow, but there's less of it every day

October 18
The region is increasingly reliant on mines in the southeast metro to make our concrete and asphalt, a resource that's a lot cheaper if it's local.
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Golf courses give way to new housing amid demand for land

October 17
More than 900 acres of golf courses have been redeveloped across the metro.