Local Focus

A scene in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Our neighbor to the southwest, South Dakota, has a smaller population and an economy about one-sixth the size of Minnesota’s. But the two states have more in common than they have differences. Read More
When Duluth mayor Don Ness rode a fat-tire Surly bike to his office in mid-May as part of Bike to Work Day, one wouldn't necessarily think economic development. Cycling, however, plays a key role in his vision for the city. "Duluth is as good as I've seen it in my lifetime," Ness says. Read More
Just in case those in charge of marketing the Rochester area should find themselves in need of a new tagline, here's one suggestion: "Rochester: great health care and so much more." Read More