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Senior Lawmakers Told Minn. Economy Is On Upswing

State officials assured legislative leaders on Thursday that Minnesota’s economy is on the upswing judging by promising jobs figures and tax collections, which will help buy off debt owed to schools and could enable the state to win a credit-rating upgrade.

07/25/2013

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Good Question: Why Is Unemployment Falling Faster In Minn. Than Other States?

While the national economy struggles, Minnesota’s unemployment rate just hit its lowest level in five years.

07/18/2013

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US Senators: Mississippi River Traffic At Crisis Level

Two United States Senators were in St. Paul Thursday, pushing for federal money to fix what they say is a national crisis on the Mississippi River.

05/30/2013

Great Lakes

Great Lakes Region Pins Economic Hopes On Water

A century ago, the seven-story brick building a few blocks from downtown was a factory — a symbol of an era when Milwaukee and other cities ringing the Great Lakes were industrial powerhouses churning out steel, automobiles and appliances.

05/27/2013

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After Decade Slump, Horse Breeding & Racing On The Rise

It’s a big night for racing in the Twin Cities, as the horses at Canterbury park are ready for the start of the racing season. It’s not just the jockeys and trainers who have something to be excited about.

05/17/2013

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City Officials Help Brew Up Craft Beer Growth

Have a beer, help the economy? That seems to be the idea in some cities that have rushed to embrace craft brewers.

04/07/2013

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Survey Suggests Midwest Economy Improving

A big jump in new orders suggests the economy is improving in nine Midwest and Plains states, but it’s too soon to say whether that trend will continue, according to a monthly survey released Monday.

04/01/2013

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Supervalu Eliminating About 1,100 Positions

Supervalu is eliminating about 1,100 positions nationwide, or about 3 percent of its workforce, less than a week after the supermarket operator completed the sale of five of its grocery chains.

03/26/2013

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Good Question: Does The Rising Market Mean A Rising Economy?

It’s been more than five years since we’ve seen the Dow at such high levels, but most of us don’t feel like celebrating.

03/07/2013

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Study Finds Homelessness Still Rising In Minnesota

A new study by Wilder Research finds homelessness continues to rise in Minnesota but not as dramatically as during the economic crash.

03/06/2013

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Survey: More Slow Economic Growth Ahead In Midwest

A monthly economic survey index for nine Midwest and Plains states dipped last month, suggesting only slow growth for the region over the next three to six months.

03/01/2013

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MN Businesses, Lawmakers Lash Out Against Medical Device Tax

Minnesota’s medical device makers say a new tax to help pay for the federal health care law could cause cutbacks, and even layoffs.

02/08/2013

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Next Minn. Economic Outlook Due Feb. 28

Minnesota lawmakers are being told to expect a new state economic forecast on Feb. 28, but also being warned that more uncertainty from Washington will cloud the picture.

01/14/2013

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Economic Slump Likely To Continue In Midwest

A new survey of business leaders suggests the economy will remain sluggish in nine Midwest and Plains states, and hiring will be slow over the next three to six months.

01/02/2013

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Economy Remains Weak In Midwest, Plains States

The economy in nine Midwest and Plains states likely will remain sluggish because of weakness in ethanol and food production, but conditions vary widely across the region, according to a report released Monday.

12/03/2012

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