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Minneapolis Park Board Could Prove To Be Another Obstacle For Southwest LRT

A 2012 environmental review of the SWLRT alignment says that the impacts on parkland could be mitigated. The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board isn’t so sure.

September 15, 2014

Dayton wants U.S. to harvest answers from railroads on backlog

A whole lot of grain is nearly ready for harvest in Minnesota farm fields. And with freight trains still hauling last year’s crop, there are a lot of questions about how and when this year...

August 27, 2014

State sends $2.3 million in tax form check-off money to candidates

Tax form check boxes that Minnesotans marked when filing their state returns are sending more than $2 million to political candidates this fall. In an announcement Tuesday, the Minnesota Campaign...

August 26, 2014

Taking Post-Election Victory Lap, GOP Nominee Johnson Promises Positive Campaign

The Republican candidate for governor says he'll highlight "common sense reform" in bid against Mark Dayton.

August 14, 2014

GOP creates look-alike news sites targeting Minnesota Democrats

The Moorhead Update looks like a news site. There’s a headline at the top, big and bold, with a photo of U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson underneath. And along the right-hand side of the page, there...

August 14, 2014

Jeff Johnson

Minnesota's Primary Marked By Low Turnout—And The Power Of Incumbency

Wins by Jeff Johnson and U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden highlight an election that saw less than 10 percent of registered voters cast ballots.

August 13, 2014

Why Moving To MN Could Save Wealthy Wisconsinites Money

Despite criticisms of Minnesota's tax climate for wealthy residents, a new study suggests that high-income earners in Wisconsin might actually save money if they relocated here.

August 12, 2014

Groundbreaking

Highway Upgrades Bring Businesses, Jobs To MN City

Wurth Adams Nut & Bolt and Perbix Machines are relocating their headquarters to Brooklyn Park with expansion projects that total $28.6 million.

August 06, 2014

Star Tribune announces endorsements for upcoming GOP primary

Minnesota’s largest newspaper has announced its endorsements for next week’s primary in the high-profile races for governor and U.S. Senate. This comes as GOP Senate and gubernatorial...

August 04, 2014

Pay raise: Minimum wage goes up Friday, companies divided on impact

Hundreds of thousands of Minnesotans will get a pay raise Friday as the state’s minimum wage increases for the first time in a decade. As of midnight Friday, the state’s minimum wage...

July 31, 2014

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