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Proposal For Turbines At St. Anthony Falls Is Already Generating Plenty Of Opposition

The company proposing the project says it's a way to provide clean energy. But neighborhood residents and city officials worry about its impact on an iconic part of Minneapolis.

August 25, 2015

Unemployment hits 4 percent in Minnesota, as state loses net of 3,900 jobs

Unemployment in Minnesota rose to 4 percent in July, a month in which employers eliminated a net of 3,900 jobs. Figures from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED...

August 20, 2015

More affordable housing needed across MN as rents continue to rise, report finds

The rising cost of rent isn’t just a problem in the Twin Cities, it’s affecting people all around the state, especially as the average renters’ income falls. Twenty-seven percent...

August 19, 2015

Tribes in MN, WI voting on sale of booze, pot in hopes of boosting revenue

American Indian tribes in Minnesota and Wisconsin are asking members to vote on whether alcohol and marijuana should be sold – a move tribal officials say will help the reservations’...

August 19, 2015

'Grocery Express' will connect Duluth food deserts to supermarket

If your neighborhood doesn’t have a grocery store and you don’t have a car, how do you get healthy food at a reasonable price? For residents of two Duluth neighborhoods considered food...

August 17, 2015

'What is the governor's plan?': Mille Lacs meeting ends with no answers

There’s currently no plan in place to provide economic help for businesses suffering due to the ending of walleye season on Mille Lacs Lake, and no clear indication a special session will be...

August 13, 2015

No hubbub this time: Cafe with 'minimum wage fee' raises prices after recent hike

The Stillwater cafe that drew praise and backlash last summer for charging a “minimum wage fee” following last year’s minimum wage hike, has now decided to raise its prices. Craig...

August 12, 2015

Evening parking could cost you in St. Paul under new budget

Changes to on-street parking in St. Paul are among the major changes announced by Mayor Chris Coleman as he revealed the city’s $545.8 million budget for 2016. From Jan. 1, the enforcement...

August 11, 2015

Court upholds MN's tighter water quality rules; cities face plant upgrades

A Minnesota Court of Appeals ruling has upheld stricter water quality standards the state approved last year, which may cause cities to pay for upgrades to their treatment plants. In Monday’s...

August 10, 2015

Last call for walleye: Mille Lacs season ends Monday night

Minnesota’s most popular walleye fishing lake will see this summer’s walleye season come to an abrupt end on Monday night. The Department of Natural Resources announced Sunday that...

August 02, 2015

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