Unemployment among Minnesota's African-Americans is at about 20 percent, which nearly triples the seven percent rate among white residents.
After 3-month delay, newest Twin Cities Raising Cane's opens
The restaurant was originally scheduled to open in October.
Armed man robs Twin Cities thrift store, flees in carjacked pickup
He pulled out a handgun shortly after chatting with the cashier about his scarf.
Gallery: Pagoda-inspired home on Lake Pepin for sale for $2M
The home has 425 feet of private shoreline on the Mississippi River.
Walz proposes legalizing marijuana in massive supplemental budget
It's among the provisions in his "Budget to Move Minnesota Forward."
Photos reveal damage from gunshots to Minneapolis snowplow
A hydraulic line and three tires were damaged in the shooting.
Minneapolis schools confirm return to in-person teaching Monday
The school district shifted to online learning almost two weeks ago as rising COVID cases led to staff and bus driver shortages.
Mineral leases for proposed Twin Metals mine near Boundary Waters canceled
A review by the DOI found "significant legal deficiencies" with the leases' 2019 renewal.
Reward to find person who left kittens to die in freezing WI cold
The cats were thrown from a vehicle, according to a witness.
Charges: Man led police on multi-city pursuit in stolen Metro Mobility bus
The bus had been left unattended with the keys inside when it was stolen.
Charges: Man fatally shot mother of his child during argument
Officers found her on the ground outside the couple's home.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, January 26
More than 15,000 new cases in today's update.
List of the coldest wind chills in Minnesota Wednesday morning
The wind chill was as low at -38F in St. Paul.
Study: Twin Cities has largest racial disparity for unemployment
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.
Middle class blacks dwindling in Minnesota
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.
North Dakota unemployment rate still lowest in the nation
The state's rate was 3.9 percent in February, while the national unadjusted rate was 8.7 percent. North Dakota's adjusted rate was 3.1 percent
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 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.
State unemployment rate drops again, labor market recovering
Minnesota employers shaved another 0.2 points in December, reaching the lowest level in three years. The state boosted the number of jobs by 7,900 to bring the unemployment rate down to 5.7 percent.
State adds 6,800 jobs in July; unemployment rate up slightly
Employment in Minnesota continued to grow in July with more than 6,800 jobs added, the state reported Thursday. Combined with June numbers, the state has added 11,000 jobs in the last two months. Minnesota's unemployment rate, however, climbed 0.2 percent from June to 5.8 percent in July, but still is far below the national rate of 8.3 percent.
You Can Get BMTN Special Offers!