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Why Minnesota May Run Out Of Workers

Minnesota employers are having more trouble finding employees — and that might not be getting better anytime soon.

December 13, 2016

'Get out Muslims' sign: Muslim leaders reach out to the restaurant's owner

A restaurant and ice cream store in a quiet Minnesota town is the center of controversy after the owner put up a sign that reads “MUSLIMS GET OUT.” The sign outside Treats Family...

September 20, 2016

St. Paul stands with Sioux tribe in pipeline protest

“Water is life!” chanted hundreds of protestors in downtown Saint Paul Tuesday evening to show solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. The tribe has been actively trying to stop...

September 13, 2016

People around the world will be protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline today

Demonstrations will be held around the world Tuesday as activists continue to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline. Tuesday marks the #NoDAPL Day of Action. Activists will stand in solidarity with...

September 13, 2016

Twin Metals Sues U.S. Government Over Mining Rights

The minerals company claims government figures are refusing to give it automatic renewal of the right to mine in an area near the Boundary Waters.

September 12, 2016


A Tree Crash Landed On My Business — What Do I Do?

If your place of business has been affected by a severe storm or disaster, it’s important to formulate a plan before and after the event occurs.

July 25, 2016


Supervalu Joins The Cage-Free Egg Shift

The grocery retailer said it would sell 100 percent cage-free eggs by 2025.

March 29, 2016


Building Minnesota's STEM Workforce

Minnesota colleges are updating and expanding their science, technology, engineering and math programs to meet business needs in a 21st century economy.

December 30, 2015

Teachers can take free engineering classes at St. Thomas, thanks to Google

Educators will get the opportunity to take free engineering classes at the University of St. Thomas next year – thanks to a grant from Google. Google donated $100,000 to give pre-school through...

December 23, 2015

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Survey: Modest Job Growth For Twin Cities In Q1

About one in five metro employers intend to add staff, but 8 percent intend to decrease their workforce size.

December 08, 2015

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