INDICE DE GALERIAS
MESABI, Minn. (AP) — A study on Minnesota's manufacturing climate gives the state high marks for innovation and productivity and low marks for its tax climate.
A Mesabi Daily News report (http://bit.ly/11MciQq ) says the study was conducted by Ball State University in Muncie, Ind. Economics professor Michael Hicks performed a state-by-state analysis of manufacturing climates.
He says Minnesota ranked well in research-and-development spending per capita and patents per capita. He says the state also has a high-quality labor force.
But he says the state is sixth-worst in corporate and individual taxes, and near the middle in property taxes.
Hicks says high taxes obviously make the state a less attractive for companies looking to relocate. But he says at least the state does a good job of investing that tax revenue in education and infrastructure.
Information from: Mesabi Daily News, http://www.virginiamn.com
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
The different weather conditions has the Minnesota DNR urging people to not let their guard down when hitting the ice.
When the temps start dropping, going outside to start your car a few minutes before you have to leave becomes a winter routine.
A local housing trust fund is receiving some grant money that will go into a new project to provide housing for people with disabilities.
The unemployment rate for the country dropped again and experts say it's reflecting locally as well.
The Kensett man faced vehicular homicide charges.
We're expecting frigid conditions throughout the rest of the week but one group in Floyd County is helping to bring energy efficient heating to families in need.
People were strapping on their fun Christmas gear and getting ready to run or walk to celebrate the 18th annual Festival of Trees.
In just a few weeks many college seniors will be graduating and that means many will have the burden of the dreaded student loan debt.