Forum News Service: Greater Minnesota has jobs, but not enough homes

EXCERPT: “The story is that greater Minnesota loses population because there are not enough jobs. However, many greater Minnesota communities actually have plenty of jobs, leaving areas short of housing for workers that businesses and industries need. Some industries have resorted to busing in workers and some have helped finance housing in an effort to attract workers. It is a story most Minnesotans do not know, but one that keeps city and business leaders awake at night. Some experts guess that up to 7,500 new homes are needed, but no one really knows. Perham, a 3,000-population city in western Minnesota, is one of the lucky ones in jobs, but unlucky in housing.” FULLSTORY: