In the short term, not much.
In two recent weeks of data, continued unemployment claims dropped by 12 percent.
Minnesota officials are still waiting for guidance on how to implement the new program — if it’s even legal.
Republicans have yet to come to an agreement inside their own party about what a new coronavirus-relief package should contain. And while it’s likely to contain an extension of the extra unemployment payment, the amount of the payment is expected to be much lower.
Once poverty is concentrated in a neighborhood, the neighborhood usually stays poor.
“It was nice to see that they gave us a lot to work with,” said Joseph Sullivan, the utilities commissioner who first floated the idea for sped-up projects in May. “They really stepped up.”
Construction work in Minnesota is always seasonal, with workers applying for unemployment during the winter months. But this spring, those unemployment applications only increased.
Workers want hazard pay and better safety measures to be put in place.
COVID-19 has affected almost every aspect of life in Minnesota. The cost of rent, which had been going up for a long time, is no exception.
MPUC Commissioner Joseph Sullivan challenged the state’s major energy companies to speed up the completion of projects that could put people to work.
A team from the University of Minnesota found Minnesota pork farms generated an average of $1.5 million in economic activity apiece and $33,100 in state and local taxes.
Supply of specific meats and cuts may fluctuate, but a meat shortage is unlikely in the U.S.
During the pandemic, a report on Somali workers at an Amazon warehouse in Eagan was aided by Mukhtar Ibrahim’s ability to interview them in their native language.
One day after Minnesota moved to further ease restrictions imposed in response to COVID-19, two Minnesota thought leaders — Neel Kashkari, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, and Michael Osterholm, director of the U of M’s Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy — had gloomy news for what is yet to come from the pandemic.
Counties face falling revenues and increased demand for services during coronavirus pandemic.
At a time when Fox Sports North is normally gearing up for one of its busiest stretches, COVID-19 has brought the sports calendar to a halt. So how does Minnesota’s regional sports network choose what to put on TV?
While DEED has already processed 10,000 applications since implementing the program on April 24, it still has a ways to go.
In 1976, a few years after OSHA was created, Congress attached a rider to the agency’s budget that exempted farms with 10 or fewer employees from enforcement. The rider is included every year.
COVID-19 has prompted drastic changes in the way farmers markets are planning to operate.
For those pushing for a carbon-free Duluth, the biggest roadblock may be a company that has long been critical to the region’s economy — and its identity: Minnesota Power.