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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 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: Which college baseball program grossed the most in Minnesota

Winona State University, Concordia University-Saint Paul and Saint Cloud State University top the list of highest grossing college baseball programs in Minnesota in 2016

AITKIN AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Commerce & Outdoor Show be held March 9

Join us March 9th and 10th for the 17th annual Commerce & Outdoor Show, highlighting a huge array of local businesses, services, and recreation.

ALEXANDRIA LAKES AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Wake Up Alexandria be held March 15

Join us for Wake Up Alexandria hosted by Innovative Office Solutions on Friday, March 15th from 7:30 - 8:30 am!

Machinery, equipment and supplies wholesalers report 7.3 percent increase in year-over-year February sales

Sales by machinery, equipment and supplies wholesalers in February 2019 were $39.8 billion, an increase of 7.3 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Hardware and plumbing and heading equipment and supplies wholesalers report 2.3 percent increase in year-over-year February sales

Sales by hardware and plumbing and heading equipment and supplies wholesalers in February 2019 were $12.5 billion, an increase of 2.3 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Miscellaneous nondurable goods wholesalers report 4.2 percent increase in year-over-year February sales

Sales by miscellaneous nondurable goods wholesalers in February 2019 were $20.7 billion, an increase of 4.2 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Chemicals and allied products wholesalers report 2.2 percent increase in year-over-year February sales

Sales by chemicals and allied products wholesalers in February 2019 were $11.4 billion, an increase of 2.2 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and supplies wholesalers report 2.2 percent increase in year-over-year February sales

Sales by motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and supplies wholesalers in February 2019 were $39.9 billion, an increase of 2.2 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Apparel, piece goods and notions wholesalers report 2.1 percent increase in year-over-year February sales

Sales by apparel, piece goods and notions wholesalers in February 2019 were $13.5 billion, an increase of 2.1 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Lumber and other construction materials wholesalers report 4.6 percent increase in year-over-year February sales

Sales by lumber and other construction materials wholesalers in February 2019 were $11.5 billion, an increase of 4.6 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Household appliances and electrical and electronic goods wholesalers report 1.4 percent increase in year-over-year February sales

Sales by household appliances and electrical and electronic goods wholesalers in February 2019 were $51 billion, an increase of 1.4 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Farm product raw materials wholesalers report 0.7 percent increase in year-over-year February sales

Sales by farm product raw materials wholesalers in February 2019 were $16.4 billion, an increase of 0.7 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Beer, wine and distilled alcoholic beverages wholesalers report 7.2 percent increase in year-over-year February sales

Sales by beer, wine and distilled alcoholic beverages wholesalers in February 2019 were $13.4 billion, an increase of 7.2 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Petroleum and petroleum products wholesalers report 1.4 percent increase in year-over-year February sales

Sales by petroleum and petroleum products wholesalers in February 2019 were $57.6 billion, an increase of 1.4 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Grugs and druggists' sundries wholesalers report 6.8 percent increase in year-over-year February sales

Sales by grugs and druggists' sundries wholesalers in February 2019 were $59.7 billion, an increase of 6.8 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Paper and paper products wholesalers report 1.9 percent increase in year-over-year February sales

Sales by paper and paper products wholesalers in February 2019 were $8.1 billion, an increase of 1.9 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Grocery and related products wholesalers report 1.2 percent increase in year-over-year February sales

Sales by grocery and related products wholesalers in February 2019 were $53.8 billion, an increase of 1.2 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Miscellaneous durable goods wholesalers report 2.6 percent increase in year-over-year February sales

Sales by miscellaneous durable goods wholesalers in February 2019 were $19.6 billion, an increase of 2.6 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

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