The Economic Policy Institute found the unemployment rate for African Americans in the metro is about 24 percent compared to six percent for Caucasians -- the biggest gap than any other metropolitan area in the United States.
Minnesota to offer free school meals to 90,000 extra students
Gov. Tim Walz, who is facing re-election in November, announced the measure on Monday.
Minneapolis man dies from injuries days after motorcycle pileup
The 69-year-old died after four days at Regions Hospital.
Police: 15-year-old missing from home north of Twin Cities
Authorities say he may be headed to the metro.
5,760 cases of Capri-Sun recalled as they might contain cleaning fluid
"The taste of fun" isn't that fun currently...
25-year-old Hopkins man drowns after falling off boat
The man reportedly fell from the boat while fishing with friends.
New report details hate crimes in Minnesota last year
Hate crimes in Minnesota rose in 2021.
Low cancels Europe shows due to Mimi Parker's cancer treatment
The Duluth band says the decision follows 'recent changes' in Parker's treatment.
Twin Cities LA Fitness closed after fire Monday morning
The gym will remain closed for the day.
State contacts over 100 landowners in Rush Creek fish kill investigation
The deaths of the fish remain unexplained.
Wisconsin man admits to 1992 revenge killings 15 years after boyhood tragedy
The 52-year-old man is in custody 30 years after the 1992 double murder.
Minnesota's racial disparity in unemployment is the nation's largest
Unemployment among Minnesota's African-Americans is at about 20 percent, which nearly triples the seven percent rate among white residents.
Minnesota trimming 14 weeks off of unemployment benefits
Unemployment benefits in Minnesota will end after 46 weeks, instead of the current 60. The Department of Employment and Economic Development says the unemployment rate has been below six percent for three months, which triggers the reduction.
Twin Cities still worst in U.S. for black jobseekers
A new study shows Minneapolis-St. Paul leading the nation in a category no one is celebrating: of 19 major metropolitan areas, the Twin Cities metro area has the widest gap in unemployment rate between blacks and whites. The jobless rate of black unemployed workers is 3 times higher than it is for whites.
Report: Minnesota has lost 70,000 jobs to China since 2001
The Economic Policy Institute says China’s currency manipulation and other policies have led to the growing trade deficit that has cost so many jobs.
Twin Cities near middle of new nationwide ranking on economic health
The Minneapolis-St. Paul market ranked 48th out of 102 metropolitan areas on the Business Journal's On Numbers Economic Index. Private-sector job growth, unemployment earnings and home values are among the factors considered in the 18-part formula. Oklahoma City topped the list.
You Can Get BMTN Special Offers!