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December 23, 2013
Column: Congress' drag on economy
By Dana Milbank WASHINGTON — It is tantalizing to wonder, as Ben Bernanke did Wednesday afternoon, how much better the economy would be today, and how many millions more would have jobs, if Congress hadn’t done so much over the past few years to drag down growth. Bernanke...
December 23, 2013 - 3:51pm
August 28, 2013
Column: Greater Minnesota needs to speak up
By DAN DORMAN ALBERT LEA — Before I was a legislator and economic development director for the city of Albert Lea, I sold tires. And, let me tell you, if there’s even a tiny hole anywhere in a tire, the whole thing slowly goes flat. That’s the same lesson I hope to spread...
August 28, 2013 - 11:52am
May 29, 2013
Think the only thing college kids buy is beer? Think again
WORTHINGTON -- In a recent study, it was determined that Minnesota West Community and Technical colleges generates an annual economic impact of $120 million. "We're always proud of the contributions we make," Minnesota West president Richard Shrubb said. "Especially in our towns...
May 29, 2013 - 10:58pm
April 16, 2013
Senators approve own pay raises
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota senators voted themselves and other state officials pay raises Tuesday with no debate. The only mention of the raises, part of a larger bill funding several state agencies, in the Senate came when bill sponsor Sen. Tom Saxhaug, DFL-Grand Rapids, quickly described...
April 16, 2013 - 11:04pm
January 24, 2013
Worthington experiencing a building bonanza
WORTHINGTON -- The city of Worthington issued more than $30 million worth of building permits in 2012, only the second time in the last 28 years...
January 24, 2013 - 10:03pm
September 28, 2012
As others see it: Here we go again?
On the heels of the Federal Reserve announcement of a new round of pump priming for the economy came news last week that it may not be needed. Let's hope the Fed is careful to avoid creating rather than solving a problem. Recently, the Fed announced it will buy $40 billion in mortgage...
September 28, 2012 - 12:00am
March 27, 2012
Editorial: State's economy getting stronger
A report issued last week by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) represents good news for the state. With the addition of 6,200 jobs in February, Minnesota has now added a total of 32,300 jobs in the last three months, according to DEED -- and regained...
March 27, 2012 - 12:00am
As others see it: Got the people, but not the skills
A host of remedies were suggested at the recent Governor's Jobs Summit for the lag in job growth that uncharacteristically afflicted Minnesota in the past decade. Minnesota should reduce business taxes, improve government efficiency, invest in energy conservation, find ways to stimulate...
October 27, 2011 - 12:00am
May 13, 2011
Money Matters: Focus on what you can change
May 13, 2011 - 1:00pm
April 26, 2011
AGCO breaks ground for new facility, ready to aid local economy with 110 new jobs
JACKSON -- With wind-whipped rain smacking against their faces, AGCO officials and dignitaries stuck their golden-colored shovels into a gravel...
April 26, 2011 - 2:52pm
April 15, 2011
Jobs still difficult to find in region
WORTHINGTON -- Anyone paging through the help wanted sections in newspapers and on websites these days is noticing a few trends.
April 15, 2011 - 9:59pm
February 23, 2011
As others see it: Where are all the jobs, GOP?
Two months into the new session of Congress, and we've yet seen any movement toward creating new jobs in America. The Republican takeover of the U.S. House and narrowing the gap in the U.S. Senate with the Democrats was predicated on a November election that focused on the economy...
February 23, 2011 - 12:00am
January 27, 2011
AGCO announces major expansion; governor praises all involved
JACKSON -- The employees of AGCO Jackson Operations are about to see red -- Massey Ferguson red, that is. In what was billed as the worst-kept...
January 27, 2011 - 5:40pm
January 11, 2011
Letter: 'We are in an economic war'
Of course, there has been no cost of living increase. We have learned to live on less. The 39 ounces of coffee is now 34 ounces. The 129-ounce jug of anything is now 96 ounces. Some cereals have gone from 18 ounces to 12 ounces. Sixteen ounces of bacon is now 12 ounces. They have...
January 11, 2011 - 12:00am
December 17, 2010
Minnesota manufacturing turns corner
December 17, 2010 - 1:00pm