Income gap to be central issue in mid-term elections – Washington Post
Coal may be dying in Appalachia, but not everywhere – WSJ
State auditor to delve into MNsure launch – StarTribune
Senate makes it official for Janet Yellen as Fed chair – Politico
Cold weather understandably delays MN construction projects – Finance & Commerce
Cops free 2 execs held hostage by union at French Goodyear plant – Bloomberg
North Dakota Trade Office headed to Ghana later this month – Fargo Forum
Payments firm Dwolla gains foothold with state of Iowa – Des Moines Register
Local retailer questions incentives for national big-box stores – Fargo Forum
What makes a football player intelligent? – New Yorker
How Minnesota’s timber workers organized a union in 1937 – MinnPost
How snow-diving foxes catch mice – NPR