Public Policy

Michele Bachmann may run for president in '16

Republican U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, who ran for president in 2012, says she is considering doing it again. Bachmann, who represents Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District, told...

July 22, 2014

Legislative Hearing Will Discuss Auditor's Report On Running Aces Track

July 22, 2014

8 Minnesota counties to get federal flood aid

President Barack Obama has signed off on a federal disaster declaration for parts of Minnesota that were hit by severe floods in June, meaning those areas will receive federal money to help pay for...

July 21, 2014

State parks visits on the upswing; DNR credits Legacy-funded outreach

Sure, our state’s got more than 10,000 lakes. But when it comes to camping on their shores, we Minnesotans seem to appreciate a friendly invitation or nudge … or even a few pointers on...

July 18, 2014

UnitedHealth Group goes after state health insurance exchanges

The nation’s largest health insurer waited before getting involved in reform-driven state-based health insurance exchanges, but the wait is over and UnitedHealth Group is indicating that it...

July 18, 2014

Roadblock: DC standoff over road funding worries local leaders

If Congress doesn’t agree soon on new funding for transportation construction, federal dollars that help pay for expensive road projects in Minnesota and other states could run dry in a...

July 16, 2014

Congressional Fundraising: Franken Raises And Spends A Lot, Mills Self-Funds

Here are some key numbers from the campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission on Tuesday.

July 16, 2014

Minnesota spent a record $130M on snow removal, $50M above average

We hate to throw a snowball at you on such beautiful summer day, but MnDOT officials are reporting this icy news nugget: Minnesota spent a record $130 million on snow and ice removal during the...

July 15, 2014

Twin Cities Mayors To Deliver Budget Addresses In Mid-August

July 10, 2014

Think Tank Calls For Moratorium On Light-Rail

The Center of the American Experiment, a conservative group, says lawmakers should focus transit spending on improving roads and bridges.

July 10, 2014

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