Minnesota unemployment rate has fallen again, to 4.6 percent in November, as officials point to continuing signs of economic improvement.
Rising home prices in the third quarter helped Twin Cities homeowners build more equity in their homes.
About 8,500 Minnesotans stand to lose their extended unemployment benefits starting Jan. 1 as extended unemployment benefits put in place during the recession come to an end.
Minnesota's economy made decent strides this year, despite lots of headwinds, says the state's chief economist.
So far, Invitation Homes has amassed 700 single-family homes in the area. Across the nation, the company has spent a staggering $7.5 billion to acquire 40,000 properties in 14 housing markets, making it the largest landlord of single-family houses in several cities.
Twin Cities home prices climbed 10 percent over the year ending in September, according to the widely followed S&P/Case-Shiller index.
After some high level staffers were let go in the past month, critics are charging that the management style of Minneapolis Fed President Narayana Kocherlakota is alienating researchers and lacks vision.
About 3,000 Minnesota homes were foreclosed on from July through September, a third fewer than during the same period last year, according to HousingLink, a non-profit housing information and referral organization.
Employers in Minnesota will pay less into the state's unemployment insurance trust fund next year.
UnitedHealth Group is putting up tens of millions of dollars to fund affordable housing projects in Minnesota, and plans to provide funding for low-income housing in Illinois.
The Federal Reserve can continue to support the economy through bond purchases without risking higher inflation, the head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis said.
The Twin Cities housing market cooled a bit in October as buyers were less active than a year earlier.
Klobuchar says her bill will be modeled on Minnesota's "safe harbor" law for victims.
Imation Corp. lost money in the third quarter of the year and is selling off business units.
According to the S&P/Case-Shiller report, home prices in the region rose 10 percent in August compared to the same month last year. The broader 20-city index posted a larger gain.