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Legislature finishes off $1 billion in state building projects, sends to Dayton 16.5.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
Legislature gives final approval to $1 billion in state building and infrastructure projects, sends to Dayton for signature
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Legislature finalizes $1B in state building projects, sends bill to Dayton 16.5.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
Legislature gives final approval to $1 billion in state building and infrastructure projects, sends to Dayton for signature
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Highlights of a pair of construction finance bills nearing approval in Minnesota Legislature 16.5.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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Four thousand fewer jobs, but Minnesota unemployment rate drops 15.5.2014 MinnPost
The Business Journal's Jim Hammerand reports Minnesota lost 4,200 jobs in April, though unemployment fell a tenth of a point to 4.7 percent. Construction and business services took the brunt of the losses, while manufacturing and government were up. Overall, the state has gained nearly 42,000 jobs in the past year. At least mortgage delinquencies are down, the Strib's Jim Buchta notes . Minnesota's tardy rate is the nation's 44th-lowest (that's good). One in 30 mortgages are late. The rate excludes foreclosures, whose rate is also falling. MPR's Tim Pugmire updates the big bonding-bill holdup: that $70 million southwest Minnesota water-treatment project. DFLers in control of the legislature only funded it to $22 million, setting off GOP protest howls. A new deal could work a la the Mayo expansion — state funds and local sales or property taxes. Strib business columnist  Lee Schafer gives Target exec Jeff Jones a warm if not wet kiss  for his response to that Gawker-posted complaint from an employee. ...
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$1 billion in state building projects nears final OK 15.5.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
Affordable housing, higher education and convention centers seen as big winners.
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CEO: Wells Fargo not likely to pursue stadium naming rights 14.5.2014 Star Tribune: Business
In an interview, John Stumpf said the bank is seeing more lending demand but is also looking at other areas for growth.
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Strib Biz Live: Market drops; Women leaders at Carlson School 25.4.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
Latest in business news from Minnesota and beyond.
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Insolvent St. Cloud telemarketing company closes 2.4.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Meyer Teleservices owner Gary Owen said the decreasing number of telephone land lines and the lack of access to cellphones have crippled his business.
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Hot Property: Cielo Apartments, Fridley 7.3.2014 Star Tribune: Business
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St. Cloud Mayor Kleis apologizes for the city's past racial problems 21.1.2014 MinnPost
St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis apologized Monday for the city's history of racial intolerance. At a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event, Kleis said the city must take responsibility for racial discrimination in the past, even as it celebrates the accomplishments it has made, said the St. Cloud Times. Positive changes have occurred, other speakers noted, with three black men now holding top civic positions: St. Cloud Police Chief Blair Anderson, Metro Bus Executive Director Ryan Daniel and St. Cloud school district Superintendent Willie L. Jett II. Speakers at the event at St. Cloud State University said such improvements mean the city can no longer be dismissively called "White Cloud," the paper said. The Rev. James Alberts II of Higher Ground Church said he's seen "monumental change" over the years, but that the city now needs to focus on fair housing, education, jobs and transportation. “We are big enough to make a difference and small enough to make this work,” Alberts said. ...
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Dayton wants $1 billion in building money 16.1.2014 Star Tribune: Local
The infrastructure-laden bonding proposal must navigate gantlet of GOP lawmakers leery of increasing state’s debt.
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Dayton's $1 billion wish list faces wary legislators 16.1.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
The infrastructure-laden bonding proposal must navigate gantlet of legislators leery of adding to the state’s debt.
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More evidence suggests Minnesota manufacturing is on the mend 12.12.2013 MinnPost
AGCO created a video touting its new tractor assembly operation in Jackson, Minn. Upbeat reports from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) continue to show manufacturing is starting to recover in Minnesota while our state unemployment rate continues to fall . Lee Egerstrom As city officials in Jackson, Minn., will tell you, this holds promise for Minnesota’s economy going forward. “Out here, our employment problem is where to find workers,” said Jennifer Bromeland, Jackson’s city administrator. There are pockets of improvement like Jackson stretching to the Canadian border and along the I-90 corridor to Winona, but there isn't a universal statewide manufacturing comeback, yet. DEED announced in November that 31 businesses statewide revealed third-quarter plans to expand new or existing plants in Minnesota, creating 1,500 new jobs. Of these expansions, 13 are for businesses that federal statisticians call “manufacturing” but don’t include ...
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Owatonna ranks No. 1 in state in affordable housing 10.11.2013 Star Tribune: Local
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HUD charge: Landlord in St. Cloud said 'no pets' to blind woman with service dog 28.9.2013 Star Tribune: Latest
A landlord is accused of refusing to rent an apartment in St. Cloud to a disabled woman because her service dog violates his “no pets” policy.
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Advocates for needy say food stamp cuts could have harsh effects for low-income families 16.9.2013 Star Tribune: Politics
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St. Cloud mosque proposal tabled (maps) 14.8.2013 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Islamic Center of St. Cloud's proposal would include a new mosque, religious school, offices, retail and restaurant space on a nine-and-a-half acre site in a residential area off Clearwater Road.
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E-pulltab revenue hits (another) new low 14.8.2013 MinnPost
This story is becoming about as timeless as “Unrest Roils Middle East.” Tim Nelson of MPR reports: “Another month, another slide for electronic pulltabs. That billion dollar-plus vision the state had back in 2012 seems to be slipping away altogether this summer. The chart [included] shows one of the games’ critical financial markers, the daily ‘per device’ gross sales average, calculated from data provided by the Minnesota Gambling Control Board. That average was projected in 2012 to be $225 for about 15,400 devices across the state. An MPR News analysis of gambling control board data shows that average fell to $43.65 for July — less than 20 cents on the dollar of what was projected.” A few niggling details about money aside … the design for the Vikings' new nearly billion-dollar stadium is good to go . Richard Meryhew of the Strib says: “Development of the $975 million new home for the Minnesota Vikings moved ever so slightly closer to reality Monday when the Minneapolis Planning Commission ...
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Twin Cities foreclosure rates eased during May 24.7.2013 Star Tribune: Business
A monthly report from CoreLogic showed that foreclosure and delinquency rates remain below the national average
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Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid celebrates 100 years of ensuring access to justice 12.7.2013 MinnPost
One hundred years ago, John Benson opened the doors of a Minneapolis law office meant to help the poor and underserved. Today, that one-lawyer office has morphed into Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid , an organization that has since offered legal help to hundreds of thousands of vulnerable Minnesotans. “That’s our bread and butter, helping one family at a time,” said Cathy Haukedahl, Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid’s executive director. “We truly have the ability to change lives.” Courtesy of Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid John Benson Back in 1913, Benson, an early attorney of the law firm that became Faegre & Benson and is now Faegre Baker Daniels , was the new Legal Aid Department’s sole attorney. After opening its doors on April 15, Legal Aid received contributions from local leaders including John Crosby, Cyrus Northrup, A.F. Pillsbury and Charles Pillsbury. The mission was limited to Minneapolis. Today, the organization serves more than 20 counties in central Minnesota with offices in Minneapolis, ...
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