economy

State Capitol.

Minnesota's budget outlook improves, now projecting $1.6B surplus

The state was projecting a $1.3 billion deficit in November.

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What Minnesota leaders will be looking for in order to lift shutdown

State leaders don't expect to see results from the orders until the third or final week of the shutdown.

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How long can Minnesota keep COVID-19 positive test rate down?

Could Minnesota follow a similar path to Florida and Texas?

Governor Tim Walz

After outbreaks at bars, Walz warns: Get this right or they won't stay open

Bars have only been allowed to serve customers inside since June 10.

President Donald Trump

Trump says 'it's a great day for' George Floyd in jobs numbers speech

"Hopefully George is looking down right now and saying this is a great thing that’s happening for our country," the president said.

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All 5 Minnesota Bonfire restaurants close permanently

The restaurant industry has been closed to dine-in customers since mid-March.

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More restaurants have closed amid the coronavirus pandemic

Add this Apple Valley and St. Paul restaurant to the list of closures.

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Walz: Businesses reopening against state orders 'puts Minnesota at risk'

A St. Paul barbershop was forced to close after attempting to reopen.

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State leaders want ideas on best practices for reopening economy

A brief survey is available to all Minnesotans to provide feedback.

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Walz unveils what Minnesota businesses could reopen in 'May and beyond'

Hair salons and barber shops are included in the "May and beyond" section.

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Another MN newspaper closing because of coronavirus impact

The Lake County News Chronicle has been publishing since 1890.

UPM Blandin

Economic toll of COVID-19 leads to significant layoffs on the Iron Range

Statewide, around 500,000 workers have applied for unemployment since March 16.

Dr. Anthony Fauci

Fauci on same page as MN governor about re-opening economy

A full re-opening of the economy by May 4 is a "moonshot" goal, Gov. Walz said Monday.

economy, stocks, stock market

Podcast: The economic fallout from COVID-19 in Minnesota

A close look at how the crisis is impacting Minnesota's economy.

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Minnesota has lost more than 800 licensed dairy farms since 2017

Low milk prices have taken a toll on dairy farmers nationwide.

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City council set for final vote on Minneapolis 2040 plan

Council members will vote to ratify the comprehensive development plan on Friday.

economy, stocks, stock market

Podcast: Trade war taking toll on Minnesota companies, farmers

U of M Professor Timothy Kehoe talks trade tensions on the Dialogue Minnesota podcast.

Report: Wells Fargo to cut 400 jobs at Shoreview office

This is in addition to hundreds of other MN workers the bank has laid off this year.

Best Buy praised as Amazon-era survivor in CNN Business profile

The retailer's much talked-about CEO shared some secrets in an interview with the network.

What the federal government shutdown means for Minnesota

The shutdown is now in effect. So what happens next?

Twin Cities named one of '15 worst cities for black Americans'

A new report says the metro area is "highly segregated by race."