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Minnesota’s unemployment rate is the highest seen since 1983

Minnesota's economy has suffered from the Covid-19 pandemic, one of the largest symptoms is the unemployment rate. Minnesotan’s filed 31,000 unemployment claims in the week...

Analysis Shows 50,000 Hotel-Related Jobs Lost in Minnesota

In Minnesota, over 50,000 jobs have been lost due to Covid-19 Economic Shutdown in the hotel sector, according to a recent analysis. The analysis was...

50,000+ Emails Asking for Reopening Sent to MN Governor

Over 50,000 emails have been sent to state leaders from Minnesotans using the petition site Back2WorkMN.com which was started by Center of the American...

The Closure of Coal Power Station May Hurt Minnesota Consumers

The Minnesota-owned power station is set to close in 2022 after the plant lost money for years. Great River Energy, the company that owns Coal...

Citing Downtown Problems Haskell’s Wine Bar Closes

Citing problems with foot traffic, crime and panhandlers Haskells has decided to close the Haskell's Wine Bar on Nicollet Mall. After taxpayers spent over $2,000,000...

Fewer Minnesota teens are working and that is a problem

As we noted in our report The State of Minnesota’s Economy: 2018, our state’s Labor Force Participation rate, which, at 69.7% in 2018, was the...

Minnesota is losing productive workers – Center of the American Experiment

This post was originally published by John Phelan in the Center of the American Experiment. Over the last few weeks, I’ve gone over our new...

MN Economy Not as Good As You’re Being Told

Minnesotans believe that they have a strong and prosperous state economy that should be held as an example for other states.  However, a recent...