December 8, 2022

Inflation squeezing some community college students

Marisa Gomez takes a full load of classes at Saint Paul College each semester and participates in a work-study program. She’s one of those students […]
December 8, 2022

In an ever-brighter world, tourists travel north for truly dark skies

On the Grand Portage reservation, on the tip of Minnesota's Arrowhead, Travis Novitsky likes to walk to a place where a gnarled, centuries-old tree grows […]
December 8, 2022

White Earth Nation imposes moratorium on large livestock farms

White Earth Nation leaders say proposed large farming operations threaten the Band’s health and safety, water and land resources, and economic security. On Nov. 18, […]
December 7, 2022

Minnesota unlikely to see change in tight labor market

Minnesota’s workforce shrank during the pandemic which was no surprise.  Businesses shut down, sometimes permanently and the sharp rise in the burden of child care, education […]
December 7, 2022

McDonald's franchise owners are caught violating child labor laws

Santonastasso Enterprises, which owns and operates 13 McDonald's franchises in and around Pittsburgh, Pa., paid a civil penalty of $57,332 for violating child labor laws, […]
December 7, 2022

Factory workers across the U.S. say they were exposed to asbestos on the job

Andy Lang visits the gravesite of his sister Bertha Reed, Sunday November 20, 2022 in McIntosh, Alabama. Lang worked at the Olin Corp. chemical plant […]
December 7, 2022

The cutting edge solution to rising debt? Paying in cash

Jamie Feldman, 33, found herself drowning in credit card debt and decided to try a radical idea: only spending cash. Stacey Vanek Smith Meet the […]
December 6, 2022

A congressional report says financial technology companies fueled rampant PPP fraud

A congressional report found financial technology companies, or fintechs, largely fueled PPP loan fraud. Bluevine, a fintech noted in the report, told NPR it adapted […]
December 6, 2022

MN budget officials expected to announce huge surplus

On Tuesday Minnesota policymakers are set to find out just how many billions of dollars will be at their disposal when they kick off the […]
December 5, 2022

There's a lithium mining boom, but it's not a jobs bonanza

Traffic passes through Tonopah, Nev. on Oct. 6, 2022. Bridget Bennett for NPR The town of Tonopah, Nev., was born out of a silver rush. […]