Public Policy

Audit: Hoffner case shows MnSCU should rethink its investigations

A new report from Minnesota’s legislative auditor criticizes the investigative methods of the State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) after the botched firing of football coach Todd Hoffner...

October 23, 2014

Minneapolis can't ban 'Redskins' name during Vikings game, city attorney says

The city of Minneapolis doesn’t have the authority to ban the use of the “Redskins” nickname when Washington’s NFL team plays the Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium in a few weeks,...

October 22, 2014

One-sort program ups Minneapolis recycling; city still lags behind

Recycling increased in Minneapolis a year after the introduction of the one-sort garbage collection system, official figures show – but it still lags behind the rest of the state. A presentation...

October 22, 2014

IP gubernatorial candidate plans lawsuit after being excluded from Sunday's debate

When Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican challenger Jeff Johnson took the stage at Hamline University Sunday morning, the Independence Party gubernatorial candidate wasn’t there. Hannah Nicollet...

October 19, 2014

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Does A Boring Ballot Question Hold The Key To Sustaining Minneapolis' Restaurant Boom?

A group seeking to repeal Minneapolis' 70/30 law governing food-to-alcohol sales for neighborhood restaurants says the rule is a serious problem — and becoming a bigger one.

October 15, 2014

Nicollet, IP candidate, excluded from next gubernatorial debate

Hannah Nicollet, Independence Party candidate for governor, has been excluded from the next gubernatorial debate coming up in Duluth on Tuesday morning. The other two candidates, incumbent DFL Gov....

October 12, 2014

Duluth Mayor Don Ness won't seek third term

Duluth Mayor Don Ness won’t be seeking a third term, ending months of speculation. Ness posted on his Facebook page Sunday morning saying he’s decided not to run for a third term and he...

October 12, 2014

State officials report tax collection lower than expected

State finance officials said Friday in a report that Minnesota’s tax collections for the first quarter of the year,  from July through September, were $46 million less than officials...

October 10, 2014

Governor heading to Worthington for pheasant opener

Gov. Mark Dayton plans to attend Saturday’s 2014 Minnesota Pheasant Hunting Opener in Worthington. City officials told The Associated Press they are prepared for the opener, noting that the...

October 10, 2014

Dayton, challengers clash over economy, taxes in 2nd debate

Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and his two challengers, Republican Jeff Johnson  and the Independence Party’s Hannah Nicollet, painted different pictures of Minnesota’s economic climate during...

October 08, 2014

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