• Minn. on track to meet weatherization goals
    The Minnesota Department of Commerce says through last month, 2,693 homes in Minnesota had been weatherized with federal stimulus money.March 9, 2010
  • Obama says stimulus money saved troubled economy
    President Barack Obama hailed Wednesday's one-year-old economic stimulus law as an accomplishment that staved off another Great Depression and kept up to 2 million people on the job.February 17, 2010
  • Stimulus plan is one year old; how has Minnesota fared?
    It's been a year since Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which was designed to bolster the weak economy. Minnesota's share of stimulus money was about $5 billion. We look at what we have to show for it.February 17, 2010
  • Stimulus keeps 15 Minneapolis officers in uniform
    Fifteen Minneapolis police officers will be able to stay on the force, thanks in part to federal stimulus funds.December 22, 2009
  • Obama's plan: 'Spend our way out' of downturn
    President Barack Obama outlined new multibillion-dollar stimulus and jobs proposals Tuesday, saying the nation must continue to "spend our way out of this recession" until more Americans are back at work.December 8, 2009
  • Housing numbers up, but will they last?
    A federal tax credit is a big reason why the latest Twin Cities housing numbers show a burst of sales activity in October. But real estate agents disagree on the long-term effect the incentive will have on the housing market.November 11, 2009
  • Minn. lawmakers get rundown on stimulus for energy
    Minnesota lawmakers are getting a feel for the way federal stimulus dollars are being deployed for energy projects.October 30, 2009
  • Stimulus jobs overstated by thousands
    A Colorado company said it created 4,231 jobs with the help of President Barack Obama's economic recovery plan. The real number: fewer than 1,000.October 29, 2009
  • Minn. education officials vie for stimulus money
    Minnesota's quest for "Race to the Top" stimulus dollars for education is shaping up to be a relay.October 26, 2009
  • U of M gets $75 million in stimulus money
    The University of Minnesota has been awarded nearly $75 million in grants from the federal economic stimulus package. Most of the money will go toward various research projects.September 23, 2009
  • Hennepin County crime lab gets stimulus money
    The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office is getting $1.1 million in federal stimulus money to expand operations at its downtown Minneapolis crime lab.September 16, 2009
  • Interior secretary visits Minn.
    Interior Secretary Ken Salazar toured a national wildlife refuge in Minnesota today, and used the visit to urge states to take advantage of federal stimulus money for environmental projects.August 9, 2009
  • 'Clunkers' program salvaging a bad year for car dealers
    Many Minnesota car dealers have called the "cash for clunkers" program a big success. But it's unclear whether the boost from the program will be enough to offset their huge sales declines earlier this year.August 7, 2009
  • Pawlenty slams 'cash for clunkers' program
    Gov. Tim Pawlenty expressed his opposition to the popular 'cash for clunkers' program today, saying it was based on politics rather than sound economics.August 7, 2009
  • Minnesotans trading in their clunkers in high numbers
    Car sales under the "cash-for-clunkers" program have led to $26 million in federal rebate requests so far from Minnesota, putting the state in the top five nationally.August 4, 2009
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