Top 10 Most Read of 2023

In 2023, we had an incredible 3 million views on — nearly 1 million more than last year. Our Policy Fellows work hard every day to give you the data, stories, and perspectives you don’t find in the mainstream media, and we can’t wait to keep going in 2024.

Here’s a look back at our most read stories of last year. How many do you remember?

#1: 0%: Not a single student proficient in math at 19 MN schools

In 19 public schools across the state, not a single student could do grade-level math during the 2021-22 school year. See the list of schools »

#2: Gov. Walz proposes to tax 160% of your car’s value

Under the new plan, a $30,000 car will be taxed as though it were a $48,000 car. See the math for yourself »

#3: Report says that Minnesota is in the top 10 states which residents are fleeing

The state netted a loss of 17,000 residents from 2020 to 2022. Why are people leaving? »

#4: Solar ‘farm’ components are starting to fail after only 10 to 15 years

And most of the manufacturers have gone out of business. Why this matters »

#5: Walz calls on private sector workers to return to the office while state workers remain at home

Do as I say, not as I do. Target declines to return »

#6: Unsold electric vehicles piling up on dealer lot

That’s bad news for Minnesota, which will require dealers to stock 14,000+ electric vehicles (EVs) in 2024. These 16 states are requiring EVs »

#7: County blindsided by DNR plan to turn over popular state park to tribe

The plan for the park, which draws 30,000 visitors annually, surprised officials, legislators, and residents. See the mayor’s reaction »

#8: These are the states that Minnesotans are fleeing to

We’ve lost 24,597 residents, on net, since 2011. Where are they going? Hint: It’s not California »

#9: $100 million reparations bill introduced at the Minnesota Legislature

The bill would also require the state to issue a formal apology despite never allowing slavery. See San Francisco’s version »

#10: Walz appoints Minnesota’s first ‘Chief Equity Officer,’ promptly moves into taxpayer funded lakeside mansion costing $17,000 a month

Estimated cost to taxpayers: $314,662. See their justification »

Thanks to you, American Experiment reached more people in 2023 than ever before. Every time you share a post, sign a petition, write a letter to your legislators, or give away a copy of Thinking Minnesota magazine, you increase the reach and impact of conservative ideas in Minnesota.

Thank you for the record-breaking year. Now on to 2024!