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Minnesota's hunger problem grows

The need for aid isn't expected to lift anytime soon.

Mar 2, 2021 - Axios Twin Cities
Ex-Rep. Kate Knuth enters Minneapolis mayoral race

Police reform will be a central issue in the race.

Mar 2, 2021 - Axios Twin Cities
Minneapolis on edge ahead of Derek Chauvin trial

Barbed-wire fences, concrete barriers and plywood are fortifying buildings.

Mar 1, 2021 - Axios Twin Cities
Minneapolis move to legalize triplexes shows little impact

The "plexes" added about 70 new units of housing to a city of 420,000.

Mar 1, 2021 - Axios Twin Cities
Minnesota's projected budget hole is now a $1.6 billion surplus

Better than expected tax collections and the federal stimulus deal played a part.

Feb 26, 2021 - Axios Twin Cities
Minneapolis poised to benefit from surge in domestic travel this spring

But preparations for the trial of Derek Chauvin might not give the most welcoming image for tourists.

Feb 26, 2021 - Axios Twin Cities

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Feb 26, 2021 - Axios Twin Cities

Twin Cities' biggest public companies

Data: Yahoo Finance; Chart: Axios Visuals

Minnesota is home to 16 Fortune 500 companies, which means the state has some very valuable corporations.

  • Above are the top five public companies in the Twin Cities ranked by market capitalization, which is the total value of their outstanding shares.

This story first appeared in the Axios Twin Cities newsletter, designed to help readers get smarter, faster on the most consequential news unfolding in their own backyard.

Feb 25, 2021 - Axios Twin Cities

Scoop: How much Minneapolis pays in taxes — and gets back in state aid

Photo: Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via Getty Images

Minneapolis generated nearly $2 billion in tax revenue for the state in 2017 — 3.5 times more than what the city got back in state aid, per a new analysis commissioned by the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Why it matters: The report, released to Axios yesterday, showcases the outsized role the state's largest city plays in Minnesota's overall economy — and the impact pandemic recovery here will have on the state as a whole.

Updated Feb 24, 2021 - Axios Twin Cities

Minnesotans can expect a new Kris Lindahl billboard

Photo courtesy Kris Lindahl/Twitter

If you were sick of seeing Kris Lindahl's outstretched arms on billboards, some relief is coming.

Driving the news: Lindahl, head of Kris Lindahl Real Estate, is switching out the roughly 600 billboards in Minnesota and western Wisconsin with those arms, replacing them with a new design of his image in caricature form.

Feb 24, 2021 - Axios Twin Cities

Positive signs for 2021's Minnesota State Fair

Photo: Jim Steinfeldt/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Minnesota General Manager Jerry Hammer isn't ready to say the Great Minnesota Get-Together is on for 2021, but he's encouraged by the vaccine rollout and recent herd immunity projections.

The state of play: "Looking at what we know today and looking at trends and where we're headed, some sort of outdoor event is certainly an expectation," Hammer told Axios.

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