How your state rates for long-term health care In just 12 years, the oldest members of the huge baby-boom generation will turn 80. Many will need some kind of long-term care. A new study from AARP says that care could vary dramatically in cost and quality depending on where they live.
Teen antidepressant warnings may have backfired A study involving the health records of more than 7 million people between 2000 and 2010 found a sharp drop in antidepressant use among adolescents and young people and a significant increase in suicide attempts after the Food and Drug Administration issued its warnings.
Chart: Minn. jobless rate at lowest level in 7 years 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.
The state's unemployment rate is well below the U.S. jobless rate in May of 6.3 percent. Here's what that looks like.
Contractor's report slams MNsure weaknesses There are dozens of gaps in the system and MNsure cannot reliably perform nearly two-thirds of the tasks needed for a "robust health insurance exchange," Deloitte Consulting said in its report released Wednesday.
Affordable apartments are getting few and far between Chip Halbach, executive director of the Minnesota Housing Partnership, says all the new luxury apartments on the market are just one reason that earlier this year, the average cost of a rental unit in the metro reached $1,000 a month for the first time.
St. Paul approves deal with Car2Go The city council on Wednesday approved a deal that allows German company Car2Go to park 185 of its tiny cars on St. Paul streets starting next month. Car2Go has a fleet of 350 vehicles in Minneapolis.
St. Cloud printing plant to close, lay off 280 The news comes after Quad/Graphics completed the acquisition of Waseca-based Brown Printing Company. Quad/Graphics, headquartered in Sussex, Wisc., announced finalization of the $100 million deal May 30.
Appetites: Doughnuts are the new cupcakes The epicurean doughnut craze continues in the Twin Cities, with a new take on the fried cake rings now in Minneapolis. Rachel Hutton, editor of Minnesota Monthly magazine, joined MPR News' All Things Considered to tell us the story behind Bogart Doughnut Co., the latest entry in an increasingly competitive field.
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