Last year solar jobs dropped 4 percent nationwide, while in Minnesota they rose 48.2 percent. Many installers complain that they can’t get enough labor for the demand.
After Bissell’s decade of travel, plowing through some 200 books and racking up 1,800 pages of notes, “Apostle: Travels Among the Tombs of the Twelve” is being published by Pantheon.
The panic gripped the country, destroying communities in New Jersey, Florida, Texas, and many other places, including Jordan, Minnesota.
In the Fifties, the first malls promised a new and better future. But what had once been a socialist’s dream became capitalism’s triumph — and ultimately, one of its biggest failures.
Leibovich covers Washington, D.C. for the New York Times Magazine and is the author of “This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral — Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking! — in America’s Gilded Capital.”
Does the Midwest matter as more than just a talent farm for the coasts? Do young people have to leave to make it big? Can greatness take root here? And if it takes root, can it grow?