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Oct 28, 2015

Mystery company wants $1M to create new jobs in St. Paul

The St. Paul Port Authority board pushed for $1 million in state aid to seal the deal.

Oct 16, 2015

September job figures point to slowing economy

A shrinking labor force dragged the unemployment rate to 3.8 percent.

Sep 18, 2015

MN government sector loses 5,000 jobs

Minnesota construction companies shed 200 jobs from the month before, while the state’s employers, overall, added 7,300 jobs, according to seasonally adjusted data released by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.

Sep 2, 2015

Still making a pitch for region, state

Catching up with former DFL Rep. Joe Radinovich and former Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie.

Aug 21, 2015

Minnesota unemployment rate up in July

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development reported Thursday that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was at 4 percent. It’s the first highest since May 2014 and a tick above the 3.9 percent for June.

Jul 17, 2015

Construction industry strapped despite adding 2,600 jobs in June

The job additions extend the growth in the construction sector that traces back to April.

Jul 15, 2015

MNvest lag puts spotlight on little-used fundraising alternatives

If the delay dampens awareness, Minnesota’s program risks flaming out like similar efforts in other states.

Jul 8, 2015

Greater MN balks at state’s solutions for housing shortage

It has been a decade or more since many outstate cities and towns have seen a new apartment building with units accessible to local workers.

Jul 2, 2015

Third of Minnesota angel tax credits still available

Most of the $6.1 million in remaining credits – $4.4 million – were in the first-of-its-kind pool for underserved groups that are historically shut out from the program.

Jun 19, 2015

More job seekers drive up state unemployment rate

The change came as the labor force participation rate – or the proportion of Minnesotans working or looking for jobs – continued to grow, hitting 70.8 percent in May.

Jun 10, 2015

Chanhassen supports state aid for Bernard Group’s move

The City Council’s support allows the company to apply for funding from the Job Creation Fund, a state job stimulus program that doles out up to $2 million to projects that expand the workforce.

Jun 10, 2015

Higher-ed bill one step in right direction

Without much fanfare in the recently adjourned 2015 legislative session, we joined the pack of 32 states with a specific higher-ed attainment goal written into state law.

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