Bill Catlin Feature Archive

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)
In the crucial holiday shopping season retailers added 3,900 jobs but the construction industry eliminated 3,500 jobs. (01/17/2013)
Best Buy this morning reported a decline in same-store sales over the crucial holiday shopping season and said the company would generate less cash than officials had forecast in November. (01/11/2013)
The Department of Employment and Economic Development also revised October's decline in employment from 8,100 jobs lost to a smaller 4,800 jobs lost. (12/20/2012)
Minnesota's jobless rate held steady last month at 5.8 percent, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. (11/15/2012)
MoneyGram International, the money transfer operation once based in the Twin Cities, has agreed to surrender $100 million and admit to criminally assisting wire fraud. (11/10/2012)
The Minnesota House sponsor of the failed marriage amendment proposal said the campaign against the measure was "wrong-minded" and erroneously implied supporters were motivated by bigotry. (11/09/2012)
Minnesota employers added 5,900 jobs in September, and the unemployment rate fell one tenth of a percentage point to 5.8 percent. (10/18/2012)
The home construction industry is seeing persuasive indications of a rebound in Minneapolis/St. Paul, according to numbers compiled for the Builders Association of the Twin Cities. (07/26/2012)
Home prices rose in nearly all major U.S. cities in April from March, including in Minneapolis, further evidence that the housing market is slowly improving even while the job market slumps. (06/26/2012)
St. Jude officials say they're pleased to resolve the matter but maintain the company's practices were proper and say the company admits no wrongdoing. (05/31/2012)
Fire officials have declared the Highway 1 fire near Ely to be 100 percent contained. (05/21/2012)
Minnesota's unemployment rate fell two-tenths of a percent last month to 5.6 percent, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. (05/17/2012)
The state unemployment rate ticked up 0.1 percent in March to 5.8 percent, according to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. (04/19/2012)
Minnesota employers added 6,200 jobs in February, according to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. (03/22/2012)