The hassle of operating abroad has triggered several Minnesota companies to move production stateside, a move called "reshoring" by some, the Star Tribune reports. Coming home not only bolsters the speed, quality and simplicity of doing business, it's also more economical than it used to be.
St. Louis County set to declare state of emergency ahead of peak flood levels
Volunteers are urgently needed for sandbagging efforts in a small community near Voyageurs National Park.
Brothers Bar & Grill closes in downtown Minneapolis
The Midwest chain closed its St. Cloud location in 2018.
Licensed physician Ken Jeong to do standup in MN this September
The licensed physician will take the stage at Treasure Island Resort and Casino on Sept. 30.
Osseo PD says officer did not pursue suspect who caused fatal crash
The crash happened in Brooklyn Park early Sunday morning.
Suspect arrested after 3 family members stabbed in Albert Lea
The three victims are related, according to police.
50,000 gallons of toilet wastewater leaks into Twin Cities lake
You may want to avoid this body of water.
Evidence that omicron strains BA.4 and BA.5 are in Minnesota
The European CDC has warned of a possible significant summer surge fueled by the omicron subvariants.
Hastings man charged for driving drunk with 2-year-old in vehicle
Matthew Quade's BAC was almost five times over the legal limit when police pulled him over last week.
Arrest made after person shot at Hopkins apartment building
Police say this was an isolated incident and that the victim and suspect knew each other.
BA.2.12.1 omicron subvariant quickly becoming dominant in MN
Experts say the subvariant is more transmissible but there is not evidence to suggest it causes more severe disease.
Teen paddle boarders rescued after 'abrupt wind change' on Lake Superior
The rescue happened off Park Point Beach Saturday.
How do we make Minnesota more attractive for jobs?
While the question of how we make our state attractive for businesses to expand and move to Minnesota is a good one, there does not seem to be agreement on how to make this happen. Business contributor John Alexander has some suggestions...
Nearly half of Minnesota manufacturers have jobs but no one qualified to fill them
A new survey of manufacturers shows the biggest shortages are in skilled production, followed by scientists and engineers. Officials say the lack of skilled workers could hurt the state’s economic growth if manufacturers can’t ramp up production.
Tests find mercury in some skin-lightening products sold in Minnesota, other states
Health officials are warning consumers to stop using certain skin-lightening products that contain dangerous levels of mercury. "The products are manufactured abroad and sold illegally in the United States—often in shops in Latino, Asian, African or Middle Eastern neighborhoods and online," according to a news release from the FDA.
Minnesota needs a business development commissioner
If our Governor and our state is serious about not just promoting Minnesota but making Minnesota an attractive place to do business, then Minnesota needs a cabinet level commissioner focused on business development...
Teen job market improves in Minnesota
The number of jobs held by teens in Minnesota has declined during the past decade, with fewer than half of them holding jobs. But it's better than last year, said an official with Minnesota's Department of Employment and Economic Development. And it's better for Minnesota teens than teens in the rest of the nation, where only 25 percent are employed.
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