Archive for December 2009
Housing Foreclosure Rate Up 56 Percent in Minnesota from One Year Ago
Gopher State jumps from 26th highest foreclosure rate in nation to 18th highest over the last 12 monthsRead More
Gasoline Prices in Minnesota Up 49 Percent from One Year Ago
Gopher State has seen the 6th lowest increase in the nation in average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline over the past yearRead More
Minnesota Has 2nd Largest Increase in Prison Population in the Nation This Decade
Only West Virginia saw its state and federal prison population increase at a higher rate from 2000-2008Read More
How Does the Current Minnesota Unemployment Situation Compare to 1982?
Early signs show rate of jobs recovery in Minnesota moving at twice the rate of the recovery in the early 1980sRead More
Democratic Gubernatorial Drought in Minnesota Is 3rd Longest in the Nation
Politically schizophrenic Gopher State’s 23-year dry spell without a DFL gubernatorial victory trails only GOP strongholds of South Dakota and Utah for longest in the U.S.Read More
Younger Candidate More than Twice as Likely to Win Minnesota Gubernatorial Elections
A study of Minnesota’s 64 gubernatorial races finds younger candidate victorious more than 70 percent of the timeRead More
Minnesota Among Leaders in Adult Literacy and High School Graduation Rates Despite Middling Library Resources
Analysis of various education indicators finds that Minnesota ranks at or near the top of key education outputs, despite having only a moderate number of public libraries in the stateRead More
Hello, Governor – What’s Your Sign?
Virgo and Cancer are the most common signs for Minnesota governors throughout history; Scorpios and Sagittariuses are the rarestRead More
Which Minnesota Counties Receive the Most Federal Spending?
Rybak Hopes to Revive the Gopher State Tradition of Journalist-Turned-Governor
Rybak seeks to become the first Minnesota governor in over 80 years with a newspaper backgroundRead More