The Minnesota 2020 study says airports have had a $12 billion impact on the state’s economy -- but most of the activity was concentrated at the state’s three largest airports, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Duluth and Rochester.
Gallery: Minnesota's first Sweetgreen opens, three more on the way
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Iconic Dangerfield's Restaurant sells, with buyer planning new concept
Dangerfield's Restaurant quietly sold recently after more than 30 years in business.
Charges: Minneapolis shooter photographed 'lifeless' body before fleeing
Charges filed against an accomplice reveal new details about the death of Chante Williams.
5 youths are 'persons of interest' in Maple Grove greenhouse fire
Police say it's being investigated as a possible arson.
Dave Hutchinson has police license suspended for 30 days
The sheriff's suspension will begin on Nov. 22.
Man with sword, officers who shot him in North Branch identified
The 31-year-old was shot multiple times in the Friday incident.
Motorcyclist dies after hitting deer, striking tree
The 72-year-old died at the scene.
MN-based USA Curling 'reviewing' report that CEO ignored abuse in NWSL
Jeff Plush is under fire for multiple allegations made by U.S. women soccer players.
Investing Beyond The Noise: Being an optimist is not stupid, it can be very profitable
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Part of North Shore Scenic Drive closed due to coastal erosion
A permanent repair is being planned for 2023.
BCA: Missing 15-year-old from Glencoe might be in the Twin Cities
Treasure Robinson was last seen Sept. 17.
Report sees modest growth in Minnesota economy; construction jobs rebounding
A new report by BMO Capital Markets paints a picture of Minnesota's economy as slowly but surely recovering. The unemployment rate of less than six percent is helped by fresh hiring in the construction industry and an easing of job cuts among government employees. Housing is still considered a weak spot, but at least prices are recovering and there are signs that more building is on the horizon.
Survey: farming helps economy grow in rural states
The economy remains strong in rural areas of 10 Midwest and Plains states because of the health of agricultural businesses there. The overall economic index on the new monthly Rural Mainstreet survey rose to 58.5 in May from April's already healthy 57.1. Any score above 50 on the index suggests growth in the months ahead.
Report: Ethanol industry pumps $5 billion into Minnesota economy
Minnesota’s ethanol industry generated more than $5 billion in total economic activity in 2011 and supported more than 12,600 jobs, according to a new report from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, the Alexandria Echo Press reports.
Report: Charitable giving rises in Minnesota
A report released by the Minnesota Council on Foundations this week released its Giving in Minnesota finds that giving by individuals, foundations and corporate giving programs totaled $5.2 billion for the 2010 research year, up 2.6 percent over a study in 2009.
Tough economy takes toll on young adults
Adults in their 20s and 30s race the highest unemployment numbers for their age group since World War II. There's little hope on the horizon. The recession officially ended in 2009, but new Census data show there are prolonged rates of joblessness with young adults causing them to delay marriage and put off having children. Poverty rates for their age group is higher than others.
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