January 16, 2021

Hy-Vee, other Twin Cities supermarkets add incentives to keep new e-commerce customers

Hy-Vee saw its grocery delivery and curbside pickup business quadruple in 2020. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the sudden need for e-commerce delivery across retail […]
January 16, 2021

Schafer: Distrust is all around, especially in America

The authors of the annual Edelman report on people’s trust in major institutions should be forgiven for declaring a bankruptcy in their most recent annual […]
January 16, 2021

Working-from-home arrangements predate pandemic

Like many, I have written several times in the past year about how work-from-home arrangements forced by the corona­virus pandemic will affect the future of […]
January 16, 2021

Pockets of University Avenue in St. Paul turn from blight to bright

Four nights after George Floyd died in the custody of Minneapolis police, four men were caught on camera breaking into the Enterprise Rent-A-Car building in […]
January 16, 2021

Will your savings last in retirement? This approach may help

The fear strikes when retirement becomes a realistic option: Will I run out of money? The question is pressing since corporate America abandoned pensions for […]
January 16, 2021

Political theater obscures bigger financial risks

The thing about historic news events is that they grab all the attention for themselves. Rioters storming the U.S. Capitol and a twice-impeached president have […]
January 16, 2021

Beware asset-based fees on your retirement assets

The keys to achieving a financially secure retirement are diligent saving, disciplined investing and controlling costs. If you accomplish all three, the chances of meeting […]
January 16, 2021

Tax help for people who miss out on a valuable credit

Working families can benefit from a federal tax credit intended to put cash in their pockets. But millions miss out on the earned-income tax credit […]
January 16, 2021

Duluth building boom reaches new heights

Building activity for the year eclipsed the previous record set in 2010, when permits were pulled for nearly $277.5 million worth of work, including a […]
January 15, 2021

Protesters chain themselves together to protest Enbridge's Line 3

BACKUS, Minn. — Four people were arrested Thursday, Jan. 14, after two people chained themselves together inside a pipeline segment to protest Enbridge’s Line 3 […]