The Minneapolis-St. Paul market ranked 48th out of 102 metropolitan areas on the Business Journal's On Numbers Economic Index. Private-sector job growth, unemployment earnings and home values are among the factors considered in the 18-part formula. Oklahoma City topped the list.
Police: Man in minivan approached kids, claimed he was former principal
Investigators say children were approached by a man in a white minivan who falsely claimed he'd been a local school principal.
Police: 2 people shot, 1 fatally over the weekend in La Crosse
Officers arrived to the scene and found one person suffering multiple gunshot wounds.
Wisconsin couple fight, kill bear that broke into their home
The incident happened last week in north-central Wisconsin.
USS Minneapolis-St. Paul officially launched in Duluth ceremony
It's the first U.S. Navy ship to be commissioned in Minnesota.
North High principal Mauri Friestleben returning to finish year
The principal said Friday she had been fired from her role over her support of a student protest.
One dead, two injured in wrong-way crash on Hwy. 169
The crash occurred on Highway 169 early Sunday morning.
Campsites closed at Voyageurs National Park due to 'historic' water levels
All backcountry trails and campsites are closed, as well as many frontcountry sites.
Lawmakers reach agreement on tax cuts ahead of session's end
Lawmakers announced they had reached a deal on a tax bill Saturday ahead of the looming session deadline.
Victims of daytime drive-by shooting in Robbinsdale identified
The two men died after a hail of bullets struck a vehicle.
New Twin Cities economic group aims to create 25,000 jobs
A mix of government agencies and private corporations calling themselves Greater MSP says they're aiming to get Minneapolis above the national average for job growth by creating 25,000 new jobs.
Met Council predicts economic, population growth for Twin Cities
The metro area's population will grow by a third and the "gross metro product" will reach $400 billion during the next three decades, according to a report from the Metropolitan Council. "Our forecast finds that migration for economic reasons will be a strong factor in our expected population growth," says the council's chairwoman, Susan Haigh.
Twin Cities retains No. 1 fitness ranking
For the second year in a row, Minneapolis-St. Paul has retained its No. 1 ranking among 50 metro areas in the annual American Fitness Index ranking by the American College of Sports Medicine. The index considers many factors, from diabetes rates and farmers markets per capita to the percentage of people who have exercised in the last 30 days.
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.
Twin Cities ranked among the 'happiest' places in U.S.
Rankings were based on unemployment rates and antidepressant usage. The saddest city in America? St. Petersburg, Fla.
College of Sports Medicine ranks Twin Cities No. 1 in fitness health
For the second consecutive year, the American College of Sports Medicine has ranked Minneapolis-St. Paul as "the healthiest, fittest metropolitan area in the United States." The rankings are determined by four factors: preventive health behaviors, levels of chronic disease, access to health care, and community resources and policies that support physical activity.
Twin Cities ranked best in nation for senior living
The Twin Cities area has been ranked the best place for seniors to live, according to a new survey by Sperling's Best Places. The metro area took the top spot for its progressive medical insurance program and for proximity to the Mayo Clinic.
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