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February 7, 2018
Joe Mahon, regional outreach director for the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, is the guest speaker at the Feb. 12 Brainerd Lakes Area Economic Development Corp.'s Annual Meeting. Submitted photo
The health, outlook of Brainerd's economy to be topic of keynote speech at BLAEDC's Annual Meeting
February 7, 2018 - 7:00am
February 2, 2018
President Donald Trump arrives on stage to speak to a House and Senate Republican conference at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va., on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. (Tom Brenner/ The New York Times / Copyright 2018 / New York Times)
The economy added 200,000 jobs in January
February 2, 2018 - 10:30am
January 31, 2018
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Grand Forks city leaders want to use a million-dollar art project to boost the local economy
January 31, 2018 - 10:01am
January 26, 2018
President Donald Trump listens to a question from a reporter at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Friday, January 26, 2018. When asked if he tried to fire the special counsel Robert Mueller, Trump called it "fake news." Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is behind Trump. (Tom Brenner/The New York Times Copyright 2018 / New York Times)
US economic growth slowed in 2017's fourth quarter, missing Trump's targets
January 26, 2018 - 9:41am
January 3, 2018
 Five ships wait at anchor in the ice and fog on Lake Superior Monday afternoon. Bob King / Forum News Service
Arctic air anchors frozen freighters to bring Minn. shipping industry to a crawl
January 3, 2018 - 7:54am
December 31, 2017
Dust drifts over a cornfield in Alden, Iowa, on Aug. 28, 2017. Corn dominates the landscape and is primarily used for producing ethanol and feeding hogs. Iowa is the leading U.S. producer of corn and pork. Washington Post photo by Bonnie Jo Mount
'Smothered' and 'shoved aside' in rural America
December 31, 2017 - 9:30am
December 26, 2017
Jennifer Gammell and her son Bryce Lee Garcia, 16, shop for Legos at a Target on Thanksgiving Day in Torrance, Calif., Nov. 23, 2017. More than 174 million Americans shopped from Thursday through Monday, the National Retail Federation said Tuesday, about 10 million more than it had forecast. (Carlos Gonzalez/The New York Times) Copyright 2017 New York Times
Retailers see biggest increase in holiday sales since 2011, report says
December 26, 2017 - 4:37pm
November 28, 2017
Demonstrators hold a banner and flags during a protest against the North American Free Trade Agreement in Mexico City on Aug. 16, 2017.  Bloomberg photo by Brett Gundlock.
NAFTA's ugly reality: U.S.-Mexico wage gap is actually widening
November 28, 2017 - 1:44pm
November 22, 2017
37 of 38 economists said the GOP tax plans would grow the debt. The 38th misread the question.
November 22, 2017 - 10:31am
November 18, 2017
While average gas prices are hovering around the $2.50 mark, AAA anticipates to be the largest Thanksgiving travel surge, on the road and in the air, since 2005. Photo illustration
Roads to grandma's house should be busy
November 18, 2017 - 11:00am
March 4, 2016
Rep. Mark Anderson, who announced in February he would not be running again, at one point spoke animatedly against "professional policymakers" in the Legislature who lacked business experience.
Chamber politics event talks gas tax, minimum wage, Sandpiper
March 4, 2016 - 9:27am
November 29, 2015
Commentary: Private-sector Rx for workforce woes
November 29, 2015 - 9:26pm
November 27, 2015
After spending time waiting in line in the cold weather, shoppers rush through the doors at Kohl's Department Store Thursday night. (Brainerd Dispatch/ Steve Kohls)
Black Friday shows surge of shoppers
November 27, 2015 - 10:00pm
October 23, 2015
Minnesota employers upbeat about current economy
October 23, 2015 - 9:56pm
October 11, 2015
Dayton announces state office to help people of color
October 11, 2015 - 8:29pm
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