June 2, 2023

The U.S. added 339,000 jobs in May. It's a stunningly strong number

A customer walks by a "Now Hiring" sign posted in front of a store in Novato, Calif., on April 7, 2023. The labor market remains […]
June 2, 2023

'All those dreams are crushed': visa-holding employees face uncertainty after Windom plant closure

The HyLife pork processing plant in Windom closed Friday and more than 1,000 workers were laid off. The company has a buyer, but the final […]
June 2, 2023

Senate passes GOP-led resolution to block Biden's student loan relief plan

Student loan borrowers gather near The White House in May 2020. On Thursday, the Senate voted to repeal President Biden's plan to offer up to […]
June 1, 2023

Facebook, Instagram to block news stories in California if bill passes

The standoff in California is the latest scuffle between the tech giants and the news industry. Facebook and Google also resisted efforts in Australia and […]
June 1, 2023

Independent bookstores are on the rise in Minnesota

Across Minnesota and the nation, new and more diverse independent bookstores have been popping up. In fact, for every independent bookstore that has closed since […]
May 31, 2023

Wells Academy founder creates spaces for Indigenous workers

About 60 years ago a young man who grew up poor on the Red Lake Reservation revolutionized snowmobile design. While working at Polaris, Andy Wells, […]
May 30, 2023

As cannabis legalization approaches in Minnesota, local businesses prepare for home growers

Ian Deshon has been waiting nearly a decade for cannabis legalization in Minnesota. “We opened the store over nine years ago thinking this law was […]
May 30, 2023

This airline is weighing passengers before they board international flights

A passenger stands on scales at Auckland International Airport as part of a survey to generate average weights for people traveling on Air New Zealand […]
May 30, 2023

LGBTQ+ activists call for new strategies to promote equality after Target backlash

Following Target’s announcement last week that it removed products and relocated Pride displays to the back of certain stores in the South, activists in the LGBTQ+ community […]
May 28, 2023

White House and GOP reach a deal in principle to stop the nation from defaulting

The Capitol is seen in Washington on May 22. J. Scott Applewhite | AP President Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy reached an agreement in […]