An economist says a survey of bankers in 10 Midwest and Plains states suggests the regional economy is losing steam. The Rural Mainstreet Index dropped below growth neutral in the February survey, hitting 48.4, compared with 50.8 in January and 56.1 in December.
Think Black Friday is the Twin Cities’ busiest shopping day of the year? Think again. At the Mall of America in Bloomington, Dec. 26 has taken over the top spot, fueled by shoppers eager to return or exchange gifts, and sales that have become more appealing.
A highly regarded local shopping survey says we we will be spending more this holiday season than we have in the past 12 years. The University of St. Thomas survey says the average household will be spending $837 this Christmas season.
TCF Bank customers have the most to complain about, according to a new consumer study. Research from the Federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says that the Wayzata-based bank was at the top of the list when it comes to the number of complaints they get.
With graduation and wedding seasons going strong, many people are giving and receiving gifts. And, with those gifts, many of us were taught the proper response is a hand-written thank you note. But, a recent survey found 67 percent of adults think the ability to write a thank you note has died out as texting and emailing has become more popular.
Would you donate your kidney to a stranger? A growing number of people are willing to do just that.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is looking for volunteers to help with its annual frog and toad calling survey — where you sit out in nature, simply listen and record what you hear.The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is looking for volunteers to help with its annual frog and toad calling survey — where you sit out in nature, simply listen and record what you hear.
A new government report suggests the number of children with autism in the U.S. is underestimated.
If you’re trying to lose weight and build a healthier body, which diet really works?
On the outskirts of Sartell, Minn., sits a Minnesota success story. W3i develops mobile and web apps for companies around the world — and businesses is booming.
Minneapolis earned high marks on gay rights from the Human Rights Campaign’s newly released survey of 137 U.S. cities. The HRC announced the results of their Municipal Equality Index survey.
A new survey from St. Cloud State University found that Sen. Amy Klobuchar has a large and probably insurmountable lead over Republican challenger Kurt Bills.
New research shows one in four students at the University of Minnesota is diagnosed with a form of mental illness every year. There are so many cases, in fact, the University’s mental health services is struggling to with demand.
According to a new survey of 600 randomly-chosen Minnesotans of voting age, St. Cloud State University pollsters found that of likely voters, 51 percent planned to vote against the constitutional amendment to define marriage as solely between one man and one woman.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is conducting its annual surveys for new and emerging pests in some of the state’s key crops.