Matt Sepic Feature Archive

The retailer announced Thursday 100 administrative assistants are losing their jobs. In addition, the company said it would not fill 40 open positions. (04/30/2015)
At Minnesota's community banks, home mortgages, commercial loans and even farm lending grew more than at any time since the end of the Great Recession. (04/29/2015)
Wildlife ecologists said last week that only three wolves remain on the island. They said new ones should be brought in to keep the moose population in check. (04/26/2015)
"We would have seen higher prices for consumers, less choice, and if it's possible with these two companies, worse service," Franken said. ( 04/24/2015)
Despite low unemployment, the state's rate of job growth the past year is slower than in the United States overall. (04/16/2015)
The Twins are in Detroit for their opening game of the 2015 baseball season. (04/06/2015)
The dry winter has heightened the danger for fires this year. More than 6,000 acres have burned so far in around 300 separate fires. (04/04/2015)
Many Twin Cities homeowners still owe more on their properties than they are worth. By one measure, more than 15 percent of mortgages are under water. (04/02/2015)
Supporters say the federal rule changes will keep employers from filing "frivolous claims" against a union movement. Critics say the proposals will lead to "ambush elections." (03/26/2015)
Builders added 4,470 market-rate units in the Twin Cities in 2014 and 3,500 are expected this year. But with few vacancies and rising rents, affordable places are hard to find. (03/23/2015)
The state's employers added 11,800 jobs to payrolls in February. But except for the retail industry, where the demand for workers is increasing, they did not boost wages. (03/19/2015)
A California bank's decision to stop wiring money from Somali-Americans to their homeland has fueled fears that a financial lifeline will be cut, further impoverishing people in a precarious economy. (03/13/2015)
Minnesota's numbers remain well below the national unemployment rate of 5.7 percent in January. (03/10/2015)
Coming job cuts at Target Corp.'s headquarters may bring some short-term pain, but the Minneapolis economy has enough growth to tough it out, observers say. (03/06/2015)
Target executives say the retailer won't follow Walmart and the parent company of TJ Maxx and Marshalls and raise employees' pay. Target's wages are competitive, CEO Brian Cornell said. (02/26/2015)