Survey: Bankers Had Dire View Of Rural Economy In Midwest, PlainsA survey shows some bankers had a dire view of the rural economy in their 10 Western and Plains states.
Survey: Midwest Economy Continues To SlumpThe economy continues to slow in nine Midwestern and Plains states because crop and energy prices remain low and the strong dollar is hurting exports, according to a survey released Monday.
Southern Minnesota May Get Dusting From Midwest Snow StormOne of the first major snowstorms of the season is expected to hit the Midwest beginning Friday. But this time, it's going to miss Minnesota.
Midwest Show Dog Badly Burned Giving Birth At Vet'sWhat was supposed to be a happy moment turned tragic for a champion Minnesota show dog. After giving birth to a litter of puppies, the Great Dane left the vet badly burned.
Survey: Midwest Economy Experiencing SlowdownFigures plunged in an October survey of supply managers in nine Midwest and Plains states, the third straight month of declines that suggest a regional economic slowdown, according to a report released Monday.
NOAA Forecast Shows Mild Winter For MinnesotaFall is just starting, but we're already looking ahead to winter. Forecasters say it may not be as brutally cold as last year. But the NOAA outlook shows a 40 to 60 percent chance of warmer-than-average temperatures during December, January, and February.
July Survey Suggests Economic Slowdown Ahead For MidwestA July survey suggests there will be slow to no economic growth over the next three to six months in nine Midwest and Plains states. A survey report issued Monday says the overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index slumped to 50.6 in July from 53.0 in June.
With New Bump, Minnesota Ushers In Region's Top Minimum WageMinnesota will vault past Illinois, Michigan and South Dakota this week to gain the highest minimum wage in the Midwestern region at $9 an hour, which also will rank among the most-generous state wage floors in the country.
Some Economic Growth Likely In Rural Parts Of 10 StatesA new survey suggests modest economic growth ahead in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states, but the predicted decline in farm income this year remains a concern. The overall Rural Mainstreet economic index inched into positive territory in July at 53.4. In June the index registered a neutral score of 50.
Study: High-Risk Areas For Lyme Disease Are GrowingHealth officials say the geographic areas where Lyme disease is a bigger danger have grown dramatically.
Good Question: How Many Homes Have Air Conditioning?If you hadn't turned on your air conditioner yet this summer, there's a very good chance you did this past weekend. Over the past generation, air conditioning has become the standard for all new homes. In fact, 91% of homes in the Midwest have some kind of AC. So, who doesn’t still have air conditioning? Good Question.
Groups Petition For Protection Of Moose In MidwestTwo groups are seeking federal protection for a subspecies of moose found in the Midwest. The Center of Biological Diversity and Honor the Earth say climate change, a changing habitat, disease and other factors have significantly reduced the moose population, down 60 percent in Minnesota alone in the last decade.