Matt Sepic Feature Archive

Minnesota's economy added 10,300 jobs in May, and the state's jobless rate fell one tenth of a percent to 4.6 percent. (06/19/2014)
Demand for apartments in the metro is strong, and average monthly rents are rising. That's making it hard for many people to find an affordable place to live. (06/18/2014)
Remittances may account for as much as 40 percent of Somalia's entire economy, according to Oxfam. This critical source of economic support could be cut off as Somalia struggles to regain stability following a quarter century of conflict. (06/18/2014)
Minnesota exported $5 billion worth of manufactured goods, mining, and farm products in the first three months of the year, a 2 percent increase over the same period in 2013. (06/12/2014)
A former member of a central Minnesota boys' choir says a St. John's Abbey priest, who went on to become headmaster of St. John's Prep school in Collegeville, abused him while on a trip to Europe more than two decades ago. The alleged victim's family say they decided to go public with their allegations after learning the priest is still in public ministry. (06/11/2014)
St. Louis archbishop Robert Carlson — who served in the Twin Cities for 24 years — testified last month that he wasn't sure whether he knew it was illegal for priests to have sex with children when he served as chancellor of the Twin Cities archdiocese in the 1980s, according to a transcript released Monday. (06/09/2014)
Nearly 504,000 Minnesotans still rely on food stamps, more than double the number of 10 years ago. For many recipients, that financial assistance isn't enough to keep food on the table. (06/09/2014)
According to the property information company CoreLogic, 57,008 residential mortgage holders, or 9.9 percent, were underwater on their mortgages. That compares to 10.2 percent in the fourth quarter of of 2013. (06/05/2014)
Minnesota has the highest rate of homeownership among white households in the country, but the lowest rate among households of color. (05/30/2014)
Two life insurance companies have reached settlements with Minnesota officials who accused the companies of failing to pay up when policyholders died. (05/27/2014)
Compared to March of last year, housing prices in the Twin Cities are up 11.5 percent, slightly higher than the national average. (05/27/2014)
A report out today Tuesday from a homeowners advocacy group says communities of color are lagging far behind majority white neighborhoods in recovering from the foreclosure crisis. (05/27/2014)
The Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners put the Little Canada chiropractor on probation in 1991 following allegations he inappropriately touched several female patients and an employee. (05/22/2014)
Homeless service agencies across Minnesota are eyeing a slice of the $100 million state lawmakers set aside for affordable housing in this year's construction bonding bill. (05/20/2014)
A candidate who pledged not to force a Republican primary in Minnesota's 1st Congressional District has changed his mind. Jim Hagedorn was one of three GOP candidates vying for the party's nomination last month. (05/19/2014)