November 10, 2023

Biden touts rural achievements as part of ‘barnstorming’ tour

The Biden administration is in the final days of a two-week national rural “barnstorm” designed to take the administration’s accomplishments to rural America, which could […]
November 2, 2023

Rural voters in swing states present untapped potential, new poll suggests

Editor’s Note: The Center for Rural Strategies, which publishes the Daily Yonder, conducted this survey with Lake Research Partners. Largely untapped political messaging about the […]
October 25, 2023

As millions of former students restart loan payments, states size up sales tax revenue impacts

The 43 million former college students who began repaying student loans this month after a three-and-a-half year hiatus likely don’t care much about how their […]
October 20, 2023

DEED and weed: Loan to Missouri cannabis company is not a done deal, says one of state agencies overseeing the plan

One of two state agencies that are in the process of making $20 million in financing available to a Missouri-based cannabis company said Thursday the […]
October 18, 2023

Congress’ failure to pass farm bill means uncertainty for Minnesota farmers

WASHINGTON – A massive farm bill that authorizes federal agricultural and food aid programs expired at the end of last month, plunging Minnesota farmers into […]
October 18, 2023

Minnesota legalized marijuana. Now it’s giving a Missouri-based company up to $15 million in forgivable loans to grow it on the Iron Range

A Missouri-based cannabis company on Tuesday scored a major investor for a project to build a large grow operation in Grand Rapids: the state of […]
October 11, 2023

Minnesota economy remains on stable, solid ground with projections for marginal growth

If there is a word to describe the Minnesota economy and in turn its state tax collections it would be steady. A quarterly update released […]
October 10, 2023

Twin Cities area businesses brace for 1% sales tax hike

If you’ve noticed the totals on your receipts looking a little higher, it’s not just you: On Oct. 1, sales tax in several Twin Cities […]
September 29, 2023

As Mississippi River levels swing between historic highs and lows, shipping industry grapples with how to adapt

MEMPHIS, Tennessee — On a typical day, Pete Ciaramitaro monitors towboats from his Memphis office as they carry cargo up and down the Mississippi River. […]
September 28, 2023

These 2 countries embraced nuclear power. Here’s what they can teach Minnesota

This story is Part II in Project Optimist’s Nuclear at a Crossroads series. You can sign up here to join the organization for a virtual discussion […]