Bill Catlin Feature Archive

MNsure's problems continue and the site was down for several hours Thursday. (01/02/2014)
In the wake of controversy over some staffing moves the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis has publicly stated the members' support for Fed President Narayana Kocherlakota. (11/22/2013)
Minnesota's jobless rate fell to 4.8 percent in October. That is the first time the state's unemployment rate has been under 5 percent since February of 2008. (11/21/2013)
The site went live last Tuesday afternoon and had logged about 5,000 new user accounts by Friday evening, but it had a rocky start. (10/07/2013)
"August's employment numbers mark a major milestone in the recovery of Minnesota's economy," said DEED Commissioner Katie Clark Sieben. (09/19/2013)
The federal health care law divides health plans to be sold on health insurance exchanges such as MNsure into four categories, which named after metals: bronze, silver, gold, and platinum. (09/06/2013)
Minnesota's employers added a net 4,300 jobs in July, and the unemployment rate held steady at 5.2 percent. (08/15/2013)
Minnesota employers added 400 jobs in June. The state unemployment rate fell 0.1 percent from the previous month. (07/18/2013)
Minnesota's employers added 8,400 jobs in May, and the state's jobless rate held steady at 5.3 percent. And the tally for April improved a bit. (06/20/2013)
Minnesota's jobless rate fell to 5.3 percent last month even as employers trimmed payrolls by 11,400 jobs last month. (05/16/2013)
Actual pricing data for the cost for health treatment charged by hospitals is now available online. (05/08/2013)
Minnesota's per capita personal income, a broad measure of prosperity, rose 3.7 percent (not adjusted for inflation) from 2011 to 2012, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. That's a faster pace than the U.S. total, which rose 2.7 percent. (04/01/2013)
A gauge of Minnesota's manufacturing sector is showing strength.The state's Business Conditions Index rose slightly in March. (04/01/2013)
Minnesota's economy added 14,500 jobs last month, and January's tally was revised upward by another 1,400 jobs. (03/21/2013)
Gov. Mark Dayton is proposing Minnesotans pay a lower overall sales tax rate but that it should be applied to more goods and services, including clothes over $100. Here's a closer look at what purchases would be subject to the sales tax under the governor's plan. (01/22/2013)