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.
Morning storms cause power outages, ensuing problems in Eagan
There have been reports of disabled traffic lights and issues at local businesses.
GOP nominee questions if those with disabilities, non-English speakers should be able to vote
Crockett made the comments in a 2020 radio interview following a ruling from the Minnesota Supreme Court.
Jury: MN pharmacist did not violate woman's rights by refusing her morning-after pill
Gender Justice, the advocacy group that brought about the lawsuit, says it will appeal the decision.
Suspected lightning strike causes gas fire in St. Paul street
Nearby properties are being evacuated.
Charges: Woman was drunk when she caused crash that killed father-of-four
Anoka's Adam Madsen was killed in the crash.
Revival to close its original Minneapolis restaurant
Don't worry – it's bringing the chicken to its nearby BBQ joint.
Fatal crash under investigation on Hwy 62 in Mendota Heights
The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating the crash near Dodd Road.
Gallery: Sale of Minneapolis penthouse marks highest price for condo in MN history
The seller is a member of the Pohlad family.
The former Bachelor Farmer space is sold in Minneapolis
A new restaurant is expected to open next year.
Supercharged atmosphere causing more mega-rain events
There could be a mega-rain event Saturday-Sunday in Minnesota, Wisconsin and/or Iowa.
Massive Burnsville landfill expansion nears final approvals
The City of Burnsville and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency are accepting public feedback on the proposal.
Survey finds some optimism for Minn. economy
A statewide survey finds that professional business service firms such as engineers, accountants and consultants have a somewhat bright outlook: nearly half of the respondents expect to see increases in revenue; 40 percent expect an increase in profits; about a third expect revenue and profits to stay the same.
More business owners see improvement in Minnesota economy
31 percent of Minnesota business owners and managers surveyed by the state chamber of commerce and a public relations firm see the state's economy improving. That's up from just 13 percent in last year's Business Barometer survey. As for what obstacles they face, high taxes was the most common concern followed by health care costs and finding qualified workers.
Federal Reserve Bank predicts Minnesota economy will grow nearly 3 percent in 2012
In its forecast for the new year the Fed says agriculture and mining look strong in Minnesota but the housing construction market remains sluggish.
Report: Drought worsens in key farm states
The Plains states where the production of corn and soybeans is key are being hit harder by excessive drought conditions in the wake of the hottest month on record in the continental U.S., contributing to a surge in global food prices, the Associated Press says. The expanse of the U.S. still gripped by extreme or exceptional drought – the two worst classifications – rose to 24.14 percent this week, up nearly 2 percentage points from the previous week.
What government shouldn't be doing in order to improve the economy
In as much as politicians would like us to believe that the economy has turned around, those of us building a business, earning a paycheck, or just attempting to make ends meet know this is a dismal economy. President Calvin Coolidge once said, “The business of America is business." So, why is this recession so bad and what do we do to fix it?
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