Many of the newer wetlands are manmade, and, unsurprisingly, nature usually makes them better than humans.
This shift toward digital devices makes the turn of the 21st century — back when only half of households had internet access and smartphones didn't exist yet — look dramatically different from today's ultra-connected world.
While about 80 percent of Minnesotans have home high-speed internet access, there are still disparities among demographic groups.
Three suburbs and two central cities led the metro area in the most acres changed to a new land use between 2010 and 2016. Here's which ones, and why.
Met Council data illustrates how the region has changed after the recession.
Black, Hispanic and American Indian households in Minnesota made modest economic gains last year, but remain far behind whites and Asians, according to new census data.
Regional parks are no longer acquiring land as aggressively, but the Twin Cities has now passed 200,000 acres of park and recreation land.
Race, socioeconomic status still make a difference in which high school graduates register for college, although the state average has held steady. Find out how your high school measures up.
Schools on the north side of the city are getting more money per student for building maintenance and upgrades.
Do areas with more crime see more fatal police encounters? Not necessarily.
Regions like Minnesota's western edge have seen much faster growth in average personal income and other economic metrics than the Twin Cities.
A new report comparing school revenues and spending in each state shows how Minnesota stacks up
Fishing in Minnesota doesn't attract as many young people as it once did, according to a report from the Department of Natural Resources.
As Minnesota and the rest of the country look ahead to off-year political races and midterm elections, the recent presidential contest's aftermath is still revealing new data about who voted – and who didn't.
Boat registrations per capita have been lagging in Minnesota since the Great Recession (though we still have the highest per-capita rate in the nation), but 2016 saw an increase.
A lot has changed in the 150 years since the Star Tribune began as the Minneapolis Tribune. Here's a look at why the 1860s were a pivotal decade of change for Minnesotans.
Search our database for babies named after celebrities, or see the rising or falling popularity of your name back to 1910.
The latest Met Council estimates show strong growth in the central cities, though the region as a whole has kept pace, too.
More than 20 percent of Twin Cities mortgaged homeowners don't have enough equity to cover the cost of selling and moving up, stifling house listings.
A recent Census Bureau report sheds light on how today's young adults compare to the previous generation when it comes to important adulthood milestones.