New economic data is confirming Minnesota’s status as a top performer among Upper Midwest states. The U.S. Department of Commerce for the first time is releasing state-by-state breakdowns of personal income and consumption.
A proposed $150,000 study would examine how Minnesota could leverage the North Dakota oil boom for its own benefit. The research would not focus “just on the effects (of the boom), but also how we can possibly benefit and position ourselves to take advantage of that,” said Sen. Kent Eken, DFL-Twin Valley, sponsor of the bill outlining the report.
Delta Airlines is making a move to cash in on the oil boom in North Dakota. This week, the carrier announced two daily nonstop flights from Minneapolis to Williston, N.D.
Airlines are rushing to add service to North Dakota to haul in workers drawn by the state’s oil boom.
The headlines we usually hear from North Dakota’s oil boom are about all of the jobs and the big money to be made. Now, we are hearing about the dark side of the boom.
They are Minnesota families separated by more than 600 miles. Tammy and Jason Hardy of Brainerd are one of hundreds of Minnesota families now divided by the oil boom of North Dakota.