The proportion of African-Americans with moderate incomes shrank by 25 percent in just four years during the recession. And many are finding it hard to bounce back: the unemployment rate for black Minnesotans is more than triple that of white residents.
Police: Suspect arrested in Willmar after firing gun at officer
The incident led to a manhunt that lasted into early Sunday morning.
Vikings lead off general manager interviews with Monti Ossenfort
Several candidates will interview for the job this week.
Firefighters respond to smoke-filled cabin to find man asleep inside
A wood stove was determined to be the cause of the smoke.
MSP snowplow drivers reach contract agreement after threatening strike
Teamsters Local 320 reached an agreement with the Metropolitan Airports Commission Saturday.
What you should know about the Vikings' head coach candidates
Seven candidates were revealed on Saturday morning.
COVID testing site in Minneapolis to move temporarily as Boat Show moves in
The testing site will be moved to U.S. Bank Stadium.
Man dies after being 'punched in the head' during altercation in Duluth
A 46-year-old man is in custody and facing 1st-degree manslaughter charges.
Deion Sanders says Zimmer, Spielman hadn't spoken 'in months'
Sanders' comments revealed some of the Vikings' issues last season.
Brooklyn Park man pleads guilty in 2020 fatal drive-by shooting
Devon Manley will be sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 30 years.
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.
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.
State considering disbanding Council on Black Minnesotans
The state's Sunset Commission is looking at whether to phase out the Council on Black Minnesotans. The 31-year-old agency advises the governor and legislature on issues affecting African-Americans. Black Minnesotans have a per capita income that less than half that of whites and their life expectancy is six years shorter.
Minnesota adds more than 15,000 jobs, unemployement dips
January unemployment dropped a tenth of a percent in Minnesota as employers added another 15,500 jobs. The unemployment rate for the state is at 5.6 percent. Minnesota's jobless rate is well below the national figure, but job growth is slower than the nation as a whole.
Minnesota employers eliminate 3,100 jobs in April
Despite the decline, Minnesota's unemployment dropped 0.2 percent to 5.6 percent last month. State officials say most of the job losses were in retail, construction, hospitality and government sectors. Minnesota remains well below the national unemployment rate of 8.1 percent.
U of M program aims to improve graduation rates of black men
Ten incoming freshmen this fall at the University of Minnesota will become the first to take part in a program geared toward improving retention and graduation rates for black men on campus. The university has some of the highest gaps in graduation rates between black and white students of any flagship university in the country.
Minnesota unemployment rate holds steady at 5.6 percent in May
The state jobless rate remained unchanged at 5.6 percent even as Minnesota employers shed 900 jobs in May, according to the state Department of Employment and Economic Development. The U.S. unemployment rate was 8.2 percent last month.
Minnesota gains 7,200 jobs in June, unemployment rate unchanged
Minnesota's jobless rate remains 5.6 percent for the third straight month, according to the figures released Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. Employers added 7,200 jobs last month to end a three-month skid of job losses in the state. Minnesota is still well below the national unemployment rate of 8.2 percent.
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