July 15, 2022

Untangling the appeals process for St. Paul’s rent control ordinance

St. Paul’s rent stabilization ordinance has been in effect for less than three months, but both tenant groups and landlords say many kinks still need […]
July 6, 2022

A six-figure income is needed to comfortably afford a home in the Twin Cities, nation

a .mp .chart {margin-bottom:0;} .mp .credit {margin:0; padding:0;} The pandemic economy had far-reaching effects on the national housing market, increasing demand for more space, and […]
June 23, 2022

Greater Minnesotans may be feeling the squeeze of inflation more so than their metro counterparts

Across the state, Minnesotans are concerned with the rising cost of living. Earlier this month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics again announced record levels of […]
June 22, 2022

What would a gas tax holiday mean for Minnesotans?

With average Minnesota gas prices up over $4.70 per gallon and summer well underway, people are feeling pinched at the pump, where depending on the […]
June 16, 2022

Even Minnesota’s state economist isn’t so sure about the economy right now

In the three months since a state economic and revenue forecast revealed the largest surplus in Minnesota state history, tax collections have continued to come […]
May 23, 2022

How the pandemic exacerbated Greater Minnesota’s workforce challenges

.mp .chart {margin-bottom:0;} .mp .credit {margin:0; padding:0;} Employment data released last week showed Minnesota hit its lowest unemployment rate ever recorded, 2.2 percent statewide, and […]
April 26, 2022

Minnesota’s first Black bank opens its doors

Of the 44 Black-owned banks and credit unions in the U.S. with approximately $8.12 billion in assets, none are in Minnesota. That changes today, when […]
April 22, 2022

For recruitment and retention, some Minnesota businesses turn to same-day pay

In 2020, “stimulus check ” and “second stimulus check” were among the top 15 Google searches in the United States. That same year, an Ernst and […]
April 7, 2022

Why home prices in the Twin Cities keep going up

Anybody who knows anybody house hunting in the Twin Cities right now has probably heard the horror stories: in the current real estate market, some […]
March 29, 2022

More dough: Twin Cities pizza prices are taking a bigger slice out of your wallet

Ordered a pizza lately? Notice it’s more expensive than the last time you ordered a pizza? It’s not just you. A MinnPost analysis of prices […]