Adults in their 20s and 30s race the highest unemployment numbers for their age group since World War II. There's little hope on the horizon. The recession officially ended in 2009, but new Census data show there are prolonged rates of joblessness with young adults causing them to delay marriage and put off having children. Poverty rates for their age group is higher than others.
Minnesota sheriff bashes MPD, 'disgusted' by officers' actions
The sheriff said he will no longer defend the Minneapolis Police Department.
More than 2 years after announcing, Duck Donuts finally opens at MOA
The grand opening of the new location took place Wednesday.
St. Paul is closing 6 schools amid declining enrollment
The board revised the plan after the school communities voiced concerns.
Pedestrian dies after being struck by motorist in Rosemount
It happened around 5 p.m. Wednesday.
X-rays negative after Karl-Anthony Towns takes scary fall
Towns crashed hard to the ground late in the game Wednesday night.
2 more homicides push Minneapolis closer to record set in 1995
The deadly shootings happened on the city's North Side Wednesday night.
KAT sets a franchise record, leaves early in loss to Wizards
Towns fell on his back in the final minutes of a loss in Washington.
Man shot by police in Forest Lake dies from injuries
It was one of two police shootings in the Twin Cities on the same day, both of which proved fatal.
'Everyone should really be masking up' in public, Malcolm says
The health commissioner said residents have gotten "a little bit lax" with some protective measures.
Byron Buxton believes he's the best player in baseball
"Nobody [does] the things that I do. I know that."
Even those struggling through tough economy find reasons to be thankful
A photo-journalist who came to Minnesota last year lost her job and her mother this year. She's thankful for the unemployment insurance that's tying her over while she looks for a job she hopes will be even better than the one she lost.
Minnesota doctors debate screening all young adults for chlamydia
The sexually transmitted disease often shows no symptoms and can cause serious harm to women. Health officials say the state is wrestling with an epidemic and that reported cases of the disease have nearly tripled in 12 years. Doctors want to test all patients between age 15 and 25.
Minnesota doctors reject annual chlamydia screening for young men
The Minnesota Medical Association's governing board decided not to recommend annual chlamydia tests for all young adults. The group says screening for men is not cost effective. The tests are recommended for sexually active women ages 15 to 25.
Study: Minneapolis among best cities for young adults to start careers
PayScale.com studied foiks in the 19-29 year old age group to see which U.S. cities offer the most fertile ground for the Gen Y set to launch their careers. Minneapolis ranked high not only because of competitive salaries. Short commute times and plenty of other Gen Yers helped place the Mill City third behind Seattle and Houston.
Central Corridor tear-up takes toll on businesses
A few early supporters of the rail project tell MinnPost that if they knew how bad business would get, they wouldn't have supported it in the first place. About two dozen businesses along the rail line have closed up since construction started.
Report sees modest growth in Minnesota economy; construction jobs rebounding
A new report by BMO Capital Markets paints a picture of Minnesota's economy as slowly but surely recovering. The unemployment rate of less than six percent is helped by fresh hiring in the construction industry and an easing of job cuts among government employees. Housing is still considered a weak spot, but at least prices are recovering and there are signs that more building is on the horizon.
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