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New forecast predicts more than 4 million Twin Cities residents by 2050

The Met Council believes job opportunities will also steadily grow.

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MN is one of the top states in the US for business, CNBC says

Minnesota is among the top 10 overall, and the highest-ranked Midwestern state.

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3 in 4 who lost job at pandemic's onset were soon working again

The new data comes from the state's employment agency.

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Minnesota is the No. 2 best state in 2021 rankings

A report by U.S. News and World Report ranked Minnesota second only to Washington.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Podcast: Trade war taking toll on Minnesota companies, farmers

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