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2015 Outstanding Directors

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by Fran Howard, Gene Rebeck, and Suzy Frisch


Target HR Chief Leaves For Chinese Web Giant Alibaba

Jodee Kozlak, who has been with Target for 15 years, is joining Alibaba to assist the company’s global expansion.

February 12, 2016

Head of Twin Cities region's Met Council says partnership is key

The head of the group responsible for choosing where to spend nearly $1 billion across the Twin Cities this year laid out his vision for where things should go. Adam Duininck is the chair of the...

February 12, 2016

Nicollet Mall Facelift Gets New Look With Cost Cuts

The project swaps out pavers for concrete after a sole bid came in $24 million over budget.

February 11, 2016


With Fed Commitment, Southwest LRT Now In The State's Hands

In spite of cuts made to the project in the past year, the rail line remains a top funding priority for the federal government.

February 11, 2016

4 MN counties want Met Council leaders voted in – not appointed

Leaders of four suburban counties want changes to the way the Metropolitcan Council is put together – letting residents vote, rather than leaving it up to the governor. These leaders – from Anoka...

February 10, 2016

With Zika virus on the rise, Franken hopes to encourage companies to find cure

There is no cure or vaccine for the Zika virus at this point. Sen. Al Franken is hoping to encourage drug companies to find one. Franken, a Democrat from Minnesota, sent a letter to the Secretary...

February 09, 2016

Payroll Tax

Mpls Work Group Explores Payroll Tax To Fund Paid Leave

The idea, modeled on workers' compensation, received serious consideration by the group despite reservations about its feasibility.

February 09, 2016

State workers would get 6 weeks paid parental leave under Dayton proposal

State employees could get six months of paid parental leave after they have a child, if a proposal from Gov. Mark Dayton gets approved by lawmakers. The governor announced the plan at a forum with...

February 09, 2016

Program cuts at Concordia won't affect popular language-immersion camps

Recent programing cuts at Concordia College aren’t expected to affect the school’s popular language-immersion camps. The college announced Jan. 29 it would be discontinuing nine majors,...

February 07, 2016

Finger printed: MN high school uses 3-D printer to make teacher a prosthetic finger

A Minnesota high school is putting its 3-D printer to good use by helping out one of its teachers. Galen McCarthy, an art teacher at Jackson County Central High School in southern Minnesota, lost...

February 07, 2016

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