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.
Ex-South St. Paul coach dies by suicide 2 days before sentencing
Matthew McCollister was to be sentenced for fraud in federal court on Wednesday.
Minnesota 'glampground' named one of 10 best in U.S.
In Nevis, Minnesota, campers can stay in a refurbished 1905 train car.
Two men charged over terrifying armed robbery at Newport apartment
They shot the woman who lives in the apartment in the abdomen, and put a gun to a man's head.
Minneapolis 2-year-old identified in suspicious death case
The cause of death has not yet been revealed due to an ongoing investigation.
Victim of wrong-way driver crash ID'd as Hutchinson 19-year-old
Three women, ages 19, 20 and 20, were in the vehicle struck by a wrong-way driver early Sunday morning.
FOX 9's Mary McGuire, KSTP's Brett Hoffland expecting baby
The couple announced they're expecting this winter.
Eli Hart killing: Police investigating multiple crime scenes
An announcement Tuesday confirmed potential crime scenes in Mound and Minnetrista.
Twin Cities mental health workers gather for 1-day strike
More than 400 mental health workers are participating in the unionized strike on Tuesday.
HAZMAT team at Bloomington hotel following chemical spill in pool
The fire department said two hotel employees are being evaluated by paramedics.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities gets $6M of Mackenzie Scott donation
The donation is the largest the organization has ever seen from a single individual.
Minneapolis accused of backtracking on 24/7 bus lanes for Hennepin Ave.
The Minneapolis City Council is set to vote on Thursday.
Duluth brings back masking in city buildings amid COVID surge
Duluth, in one of the state's current COVID hotspots, has brought back a mask requirement in city buildings.
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?
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.
Survey: farming helps economy grow in rural states
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.
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