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Regular golfer at age 100 offers ideas on ongoing health
Court-ordered mediation between Dayton, Legislature falls apart
Russian hackers targeted Minnesota's elections website
Twin Cities homeowner fights off intruder using his rifle
Walmart wants to send people into your house to stock the fridge - even when you're not home
Toy retailer giant 'Toys 'R' Us' on the verge of filing for bankruptcy, sources say
Wealth column: 6 fall financial system must-dos
Business Notes - Sept. 17
Biz Buzz: PetSmart creates Black Friday atmosphere early
Stars of HGTV's hit show 'Fixer Upper' to launch product line at Target
Place a Business Brief
Parise back on ice after back issue
Minnesota United's Ibson near the top in many league categories
Three MLB teams to extend netting following Yankee Stadium incident
NFL vows 'vigorous' fight against Aaron Hernandez CTE lawsuit
Vikings QB Bradford to miss second straight game
Athlete of the Week
Reader Opinion: Freedom
Watching "Vietnam," rethinking one's own youth
Guest Opinion: Tackling workforce shortage on multiple fronts
Commentary: Supporting Trump is perfectly normal behavior
Finders keepers doesn't apply to kindness
Send Your Opinion
Fishing: Palaniuk caps magical season with angler of year title
What's Up Outdoors - The future of outboards
Outdoor Notes for Sept. 17
DNR conservation officer reports for Sept. 17
Palaniuk remains on top of season points race after first round of AOY Championship
Outdoor Traditions Magazine
Church News for Sept. 22
Clergy View: God has a part to play for everyone
This Was Brainerd - Sept. 22
Better than Betty: How to make your very own baking mixes like a pro
Get ready for pea milk. It doesn't taste like peas and it's not even green.
Science and Tech
This Was Brainerd
Minnesota and North Dakota share the most popular wedding song, but can you guess what it is?
Performing Arts - Sept. 21
Visual Arts - Sept. 21
Special Events - Sept. 21
Entertainment Briefs - Sept. 21
Her Voice Magazine
Special Issues and Magazines
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Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Guest Opinion: Tackling workforce shortage on multiple fronts
The new school year has started, placing renewed attention by the business community to attracting and retaining qualified employees. We view Minnesota's talented workforce as the secret sauce that drives the economy. It's at the foundation of making Minnesota ready for the future—ready...
10 hours 53 min ago
July 10, 2017
Minnesota Chamber delivers results for all Minnesotans
The Minnesota Chamber works every day to strengthen the state's business environment. Our premise is simple: As businesses flourish, so do the lives of Minnesotans. On that note, Minnesotans should be pleased with the outcomes of the 2017 Legislature. This past session was one of...
July 10, 2017 - 8:20am
May 4, 2017
Our Opinion: Drop the business property tax inflator
Gov. Mark Dayton and the Legislature are headed toward this session's finish line with a lot of work left to do and, so far, not a lot of agreement on how to do it. One of those areas is tax relief. While Dayton, the House and the Senate all have differing ideas on how taxes might...
May 4, 2017 - 9:54am
April 2, 2017
Business leaders launch 'Why Minnesota is Great' website
The Coalition for a Secure Energy Future, in partnership with the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, announced the launch of the 'Why Minnesota is Great' website. The business groups plan to use the website to highlight some of the policies and attributes that make Minnesota a great...
April 2, 2017 - 5:00am
September 23, 2016
Reader Opinion: We need a special session
For months, we watched as Governor Dayton and legislative leaders tried to negotiate a special session to finish their important work. This included passing bipartisan tax and bonding bills supported by legislators in the Brainerd lakes area. The recent move to fund Southwest Light...
September 23, 2016 - 5:10pm
April 29, 2016
Reader Opinion: Pipeline hearings
I attended the Minnesota Department of Commerce Sandpiper/Line 3 pipeline corridor EIS scoping hearing in Little Falls. It is interesting to note that the single commentator in support of Enbridge's proposed route through our lakes area was Mike Franklin of the Minnesota Ag Energy...
April 29, 2016 - 11:04pm
Commentary: Private-sector Rx for workforce woes
Our state's workforce shortage—anticipated for years based on demographics and now accelerating due to our stronger economy—has arrived in every community and in every industry. Employers of all sizes and types are challenged to find qualified talent. Lack of housing...
November 29, 2015 - 9:26pm
October 23, 2015
Minnesota employers upbeat about current economy
Minnesota employers are pleased with the performance of today's economy, but they warn that the state's high costs of doing business — if left uncurbed — could slow additional growth. These are among the findings of the 12th annual Business Barometer co-sponsored by the...
October 23, 2015 - 9:56pm
July 3, 2015
U.S. Chamber vice president to lead Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce announced today that it has selected Douglas B. Loon as its new president. Loon, currently a vice president...
July 3, 2015 - 10:01pm
May 28, 2015
Reader Opinion: Education has bipartisan support
Governor Dayton, in his veto message on the education bill, stated that "some Republicans hate public schools." No Republican, or Democrat for that matter, hates public schools. On the contrary, legislators are the public schools' strongest advocates, including Reps. Josh Heinzteman...
May 28, 2015 - 10:13pm
February 25, 2015
Guest Opinion: Transportation debate must be centered on solid numbers
Minnesota legislators have been asked by Gov. Dayton and various groups to support significant increases in the dedicated taxes used to fund our state's transportation system. We understand the need to invest in a safe, reliable, efficient and multimodal transportation system in...
February 25, 2015 - 8:57pm
October 23, 2014
Environmental permitting session canceled
The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce informed the Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce that the environmental planning meeting scheduled for today has been canceled. The meeting was to have been conducted at Stern Companies Inc. in Brainerd.
October 23, 2014 - 12:01am
August 22, 2014
Paxton elected to state chamber board
Lisa Paxton was recently elected to the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. A resident of the Brainerd area, she is president of...
August 22, 2014 - 10:32pm
July 30, 2014
Minnesota Chamber of Commerce names interim president
July 30, 2014 - 8:15pm