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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.

Minnesota ranked No. 43 in 2019 business climate index

Minnesota finished at No. 43 among the 50 states in the Washington-based Tax Foundation’s analysis of how states’ tax systems affect their ability to attract and retain businesses.

Minneapolis-St. Paul has 118th highest home vacancy rate among U.S. metro areas

The number of vacant homes in the Minneapolis-St. Paul was more than 8,500 in the third quarter of 2018, a 10-unit decrease over what it was a year ago, according to new real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Analysis: Minnesota posts 33rd highest drop in food stamps participants

Minnesota ranked No. 33 among 49 states and U.S. territories that saw reductions in food stamps participation, according to the latest numbers compiled by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Analysis: Minnesota on track to tax online sales

Minnesota is compliant with a U.S. Supreme Court decision outlining how states can go about requiring online retailers to collect sales taxes on products sold within their borders, according to an analysis by the Washington-based Tax Foundation.

Minneapolis development firm addressing state housing crisis

A staggering statewide report shows Minnesota needs to build an additional 10,000 homes per year to alleviate the state’s housing shortage. One Minneapolis developer is actively working to add more affordable homes to help solve the problem.

Analysis: Minnesota posted 18th highest sales tax burden per person in 2018

Among the 45 states that levy sales taxes, Minnesota ranked No. 18 for its per-capita sales tax collections, according to a Tax Foundation analysis of 2018 tax numbers.

Analysis: UMTC athletes No. 1 in Minnesota for economic impact

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities sports programs brought in $141,780 per athlete in revenue in 2016, meaning its athletes on average generated the most sports revenue of any school in Minnesota that year, according to a Minnesota Business Daily analysis of U.S. Department of Education data.

Minnesota posted 3rd highest corporate income tax in 2018

Among the District of Columbia and the 44 states that levy corporate income taxes, Minnesota ranked No. 3 for the top tax rate on business revenues, according to a Tax Foundation analysis of 2018 tax numbers.

Analysis: Minnesota posted 4th highest individual income tax rate in 2018

Minnesota ranked No. 4 for its top individual income tax rate, according to a Tax Foundation analysis of 2018 tax numbers that tracked the District of Columbia and the 43 states that levy such taxes

Minnesota gets ‘C’ grade in analysis of states’ fiscal health

Minnesota ranked No. 22 in a study of the state’s ability to pay all of its bills, including public employers’ pension benefits, according to a new ranking of the states’ fiscal health by Truth in Accounting (TIA).

Minnesota ranked No. 42 in average charitable giving

Minnesota residents who took itemized deductions for charitable deductions on their federal income tax forms in 2016 donated $4,864 on average, according to an analysis released this month by the Washington-based Tax Foundation.

Minnesota has 25th highest home vacancy rate in nation

Minnesota posted the 25th highest home vacancy rate among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to new real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

UM-Twin Cities has most student athletes in Minnesota

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities ranked No. 1 for student athletic participation in the state, according to a Minnesota Business Daily analysis of college sports participation.

Minnesota’s population rose 0.8% from mid-2017 to mid-2018

Minnesota’s population increased by 43,024, or 0.8 percent between July 1, 2017, and July 1, 2018, according to estimates released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Analysis: Short-term health plans in St. Paul 63% less than market plans

The monthly cost of short-term health insurance plans in St. Paul is $158.42, 63 percent below the cost of individual market plans, according to a recent analysis by the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA).

College wrestling earned $2 million for Minnesota schools in 2016

Saint Cloud State University wrestling brought in $11,433 per athlete in revenue in 2016, making it among the highest-grossing wrestling programs in Minnesota that year, according to a Business Daily analysis of U.S. Department of Education data.

Analysis: Home affordability in Ramsey County tanks

Ramsey County had the lowest home affordability index in Minnesota in the third quarter, according to an analysis of 440 counties by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Bethel University fields most volleyball players in Minnesota

Bethel University ranked No. 1 for student volleyball participation in the state, according to a Watchdog analysis of college sports participation.

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