Minnesota Unemployment Steady In First Figures For 2015Minnesota's unemployment rate was largely stable in the first figures covering 2015. The labor force participation rate and the employment-to-population ratio ticked up in January as unemployment held at 3.7 percent.
Minn.'s Dayton Showcases Trade Pact With TaiwanA Taiwanese agriculture delegation on a visit to Minnesota has formalized a letter of intent to purchase $3.5 billion in U.S.-grown soybeans and corn over the next two years. It's not clear what share of that Minnesota farmers will fulfill.
Brutal Spring Hurting Bait & Tackle Shops As Much As 85%The dreary spring has cast clouds over the fishing business. The St. Croix Outdoors bait and tackle shop said its down 85 percent right, and that the ice-out conditions during the fishing opener was the first punch.