A new survey suggests the economy will remain weak in rural parts of 10 Western and Plains states because the strong U.S. dollar is hurting exports and the bird flu is hitting poultry farms hard.
The economy will likely grow more slowly this fall in nine Midwestern and Plains states, according to a monthly survey of business leaders released Wednesday.
The region’s overall economic index dropped nearly three points in September, to 54.3, from 57.2 the previous month.
A Hopkins teenager is headed to Omaha Friday after an invitation from Warren Buffett. The second richest man in America called the Dairy Queen on Main Street in Hopkins after hearing about employee Joey Prusak.
The boy’s state hockey tournament starts Wednesday at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. Every year, it’s the place to see many of Minnesota’s top players. This year, after it’s over, a surprising number of those top players will be heading off to play in college at schools that aren’t anywhere near Minnesota.
With all the extra attention an outdoor, cold weather Super Bowl has given the league, the NFL should commit to making the host city a major part of the Super Bowl story every year.
Tuesday’s rare sequential 11-12-13 date is making it a popular wedding date, so Dairy Queen is offering any couple that marries that day a $30 gift card for an ice cream cake. Dairy Queen marketing vice president Barry Westrum says the restaurant chain decided this would be a fun way to be part of couples’ celebrations.
A 22-year-old junior from Nebraska has been found dead in his dorm room at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. No foul play is suspected.
A monthly survey suggests that the continuing drought and lessening export demand for U.S. products are among the drains on the economy in nine Midwest and Plains.
A man who was badly burned when an Illinois grain elevator exploded two years ago knows he may ultimately get a big chunk of the $181 million that a federal jury awarded him and two co-workers who were seriously injured in the blast. He just doesn’t know how much good it will do him.
Sophomore defenseman Jake Parenteau scored his first career goal in overtime to help Minnesota maintain its lead in the Western Collegiate Association with a 3-2 win over Nebraska-Omaha on Friday.
It may be too early to decide the fate of one local Twins team but for another, the victory has been sealed.
Terry Broadhurst scored two goals Saturday as Nebraska-Omaha beat Minnesota Duluth 5-2 to take over temporary possession of second place in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.
John Faulkner stopped 33 shots and Nebraska-Omaha scored three times in the second period to beat St. Cloud State 3-0 Friday in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.