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Minnesota posts 32nd lowest property tax rate in new national study

Minnesota ranked 32nd in the nation in a recent WalletHub analysis of property tax rates among the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Analysis: Mid-range earners in Minnesota rank 11th highest on federal tax cut benefits

Middle-range income earners in Minnesota ranked 11th in the nation in terms of how they benefited from the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, according to a new Tax Foundation analysis.

Minnesota ranks 28th highest for state-imposed gas taxes

Minnesota finished 28th in a ranking of the taxes and fees that states place on gasoline, according to the Washington-based Tax Foundation.

Analysis: zip code 56461 in Laporte has 96th highest home vacancy rate among U.S. zip codes.

The number of vacant homes in the zip code 56461 zip code area was 219 in the third quarter of 2018, a 215-unit increase over what it was a year ago, according to real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Analysis: Minnesota ranks 7th least reliant on federal aid

Minnesota finished 44th in a study by the Tax Foundation examining which states rely most on federal aid funding as a percentage of their general-fund revenue.

Analysis: Minnesota ranks 25th best on unemployment insurances taxes

Minnesota finished 25th in a new study by the Tax Foundation ranking of which states have the most business-friendly unemployment insurance tax structures.

Analysis: Minnesota ranks 9th worst in corporate tax study

Minnesota finished 42nd in a study by the Tax Foundation examining which states have the most business-friendly corporate income tax structures.

Analysis: Minnesota ranks 5th worst in state income tax study

Minnesota finished 46th in a new study by the Tax Foundation ranking which states have the most business-friendly income tax structures.

Analysis: Carleton College ranked most selective of Minnesota schools

Carleton College was ranked the most exclusive school in Minnesota, according to a new study by the website 24/7 Wall St. that examines acceptance rates and characteristics of university students nationwide.

Analysis: 9 Minnesota medical centers ranked among top U.S. hospitals

Nine Minnesota medical centers were listed among the top facilities in the nation in a study of patient care by Healthgrades.com, a company that aims to help hospitals maintain customer loyalty and provide objective health information to patients.

Analysis: Minnesota ranks 27th best in sales tax study

Minnesota finished 27th in a study by the Tax Foundation examining which states have the most business-friendly sales tax structures.

Analysis: Minnesota has 34th highest average credit card debt

Minnesota finished 34th in a study by the website 24/7 Wall St. examining average credit card debt among residents of the 50 states.

Analysis: Minnesota ranks 31st best on property tax study

Minnesota finished 31st in a new study by the Tax Foundation ranking of which states have the most business-friendly property tax structures.

Analysis: Minnesota's St. Louis County has 178th highest home vacancy rate among U.S. counties.

The number of vacant homes in Minnesota's St. Louis County was more than 800 in the third quarter of 2018, a 1,075-unit decrease over what it was a year ago, according to real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Analysis: Minnesota House members rank 10th most frugal on spending votes

Compared to other states, the U.S. House delegation from Minnesota ranked 10th lowest in spending based on how they voted on key fiscal measures, according to a new analysis by the Coalition to Reduce Spending.

Minnesota ranks No. 33 on Cato Institute’s K-12 education analysis

Minnesota was rated 33rd best for the performance of its K-12 public education system in a study by the Cato Institute that challenges other influential rankings of student achievement.

Analysis: California, New York, D.C. have most progressive income taxes

California, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Washington, D.C., ranked among the U.S. jurisdictions with the most progressive individual income tax systems, according to a recent Tax Foundation analysis.

Analysis: Minnesota ranked least affected by government shutdown

Minnesota ranked No. 51 among the District of Columbia and the 50 states in a recent analysis by WalletHub.com on how they were affected by the 35-day partial shutdown of the federal government.

Analysis: St. Paul, Minn., ranks 51st among largest U.S. cities lacking funds to pay debts

St. Paul, Minn., ranks 51st worst among the 75 largest cities in the United States for the handling of its finances, according to a Truth in Accounting (TIA) analysis of municipal data released this month.

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