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northwest-minnesota-mapThe presence of such industry powerhouses as Polaris, Arctic Cat and New Flyer make Northwest Minnesota a hub of transportation equipment manufacturing.

From wheat and potatoes to soybeans and sugar beets, the region is a major producer and processor of food staples and specialty agricultural products.

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Unemployment Snapshots

Rates and statistics for the region.

Median Debt and Median Wages

July 2016 - Who's earning what and is it enough?

Understanding Costs and Benefits

June 2016 - Bachelor's vs. associate degree? What the numbers say.

Rising Costs of College

May 2016 - How much does a degree cost?

Serving Up Jobs

April 2016 - No slicing food service jobs.

American Indian Unemployment

Mar. 18, 2016 - Training puts crease in high unemployment.

Preparing for Millenials

Jan. 29, 2016 - Rethinking emerging leaders.

Young Leaders Tout Beauty and Sustainability

Jan. 13, 2016 - Moving to the Northwest.

Cultural Education and Health Care Training

Dec. 28, 2015 - New program and new classes offered.

Diversity and Unemployment in NW

Nov. 30, 2015 - Breaking down barriers in NW Minnesota.

Transportation Equipment on the Move

Oct. 20, 2015 - Good news for northwest.

Workforce Sync

Sep. 22, 2015 - Education vs. job opportunities out of sync.

Creative Class Occupations

Aug. 17, 2015 - What are those 'creative classes'?

NW Minnesota: A Temporary Fix

Jul. 15, 2015 - What's happening behind the scene.

Work Supplements

Jun. 10, 2015 - Why employers aren't finding workers.

Willing and Able: Teens Ready to Work

May 13, 2015 - There are many opportunities now.

Workforce Maintenance

Apr. 16, 2015 - The workforce holds steady.

Region's Economy is Recovering Quickly

Mar. 13, 2015 - See what jobs are hot in the Northwest region.

Production Wages Stand Out

Mar. 13, 2015 - Wages in many manufacturing industries are outpacing nation.

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