September 23, 2021

Shipping issues slow crop exports, increase food costs

Agriculture exports are important to Minnesota. The U.S. Department of Agriculture ranks Minnesota fourth among states in farm exports, worth more than $6 billion in […]
September 23, 2021

How apples became a symbol of Minnesota

As the weather gets colder, Minnesotans are heading to apple orchards to pick some of their favorite varieties. And there are many to choose from: […]
September 23, 2021

The evolution of 'greenwashing'

It’s Climate Week in New York City, an annual event that’s often met with big corporate climate pledges. For example, dozens of companies committed to […]
September 23, 2021

In a brutal labor market, Target trims holiday hiring goals

Target will hire fewer seasonal workers this year as it navigates a tight labor market, instead offering more hours and flexibility to the employees it […]
September 21, 2021

How a single missing part can hold up $5 million machines and unleash industrial hell

Nicole Wolter at work at her factory in Wauconda, Ill., which makes components for industrial machines. Wolter's company is straining to meet demand as her […]
September 21, 2021

Q&A: America's new COVID-19 rules for international travel

The Biden administration is rolling out new international travel policies affecting Americans and noncitizens alike who want to fly into the U.S. The goal is […]
September 20, 2021

$64M COVID grants available for MN small businesses

A 10-day window opens Monday for applications for a new state program that offers grants to Minnesotan-owned small businesses that suffered economic hardship because of […]
September 19, 2021

Trailblazing tourist trip to orbit ends with splashdown

Four space tourists safely ended their trailblazing trip to orbit Saturday with a splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean off the Florida coast. Their SpaceX capsule […]
September 19, 2021

Truck driving has long been a man's world. Meet the women changing that

Pamela Williams, a driving instructor with DSC Training Academy, stands in front of one of the academy's trucks on June 29. Williams has been driving […]
September 18, 2021

How a summer of 'yes' is ending in a cloud of uncertainty for the economy

People queue to enter a restaurant in New Orleans' French Quarter in early August. Mario Tama | Getty Images It started out as the summer […]