Minn. becomes hotspot for telecommuters

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The Twin Cities metro, Mankato and St. Cloud are making Minnesota one of the leading states for telecommuting, the Star Tribune reports.

A U.S. Census Bureau commuting survey shows the Twin Cities had the fifth largest increase among metro areas nationwide in the number of workers based at least partly at home.

Between 2000 and 2010, the number of telecommuters increased by about 22,000 to 82,500.

The news comes as two high-profile U.S. companies, Yahoo and Minnesota-based Best Buy, are phasing out their work-at-home programs.

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