A University of Minnesota researcher tells MinnPost that most headlines about rural Minnesota are telling only one side of the story. The truth, he says, is many little cities are seeing a net gain in 30- and 40-somethings, and those people are bringing with them vital skills and life experience. "I think rural areas are as vital as they ever have been."
Study finds health care changes will produce small gain for MN budget
When the health care law's changes are complete, Minnesota will get more tax revenue from some sources and less from others. But the net result, legislative researchers say, will be a gain of $42 million over five years. Republican Congressman Erik Paulsen thinks that slight gain will be overshadowed by job losses he fears will follow a new tax levied on medical device makers.