Public Policy

Anglers suing DNR over Mille Lacs walleye rules make their case in court

A lawyer for resort owners and anglers on Mille Lacs Lake told a panel of judges Thursday the Department of Natural Resources ignored part of the Minnesota Constitution in setting fishing...

November 20, 2014

The Met Council chair is stepping down – here's why that's important

Susan Haigh announced Wednesday she is stepping down from her position as chair of the Metropolitan Council. On the surface, this may not sound that exciting – it’s a bureaucratic head...

November 20, 2014

To fix deteriorating roads and bridges, property taxes for Minnesotans expected to rise

Want roads and schools to improve in your neighborhood? Well, you may have to cough up 4 percent more in taxes next year to pay for it. Minnesotans will pay the price for a couple of years of...

November 19, 2014

Minneapolis moves closer to indoor ban on e-cigarettes

The city of Minneapolis moved a step closer Monday to banning the use of electronic cigarettes in all indoor public places and places of employment in the city. A City Council committee voted 6-0...

November 17, 2014

Former US Rep. Bill Frenzel dies at age 86

Former member of the U.S. House of Representatives William “Bill” Frenzel died Monday in that state of Virginia at age 86. Frenzel, a Republican, served eight years in the Minnesota...

November 17, 2014

2014 Person Of The Year: Mayo Clinic President And CEO John Noseworthy

November 14, 2014

Still simmering online, #pointergate puts 3 local groups in focus

A local TV station report that said Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges was photographed displaying a gang sign spawned widely publicized social media cracks and various Internet memes. But behind the...

November 11, 2014

Stillwater mayor abruptly resigns from office

Voters in Stillwater selected a new mayor on Election Day, but the current mayor is stepping down in the months before the new mayor is to be sworn in. The Stillwater Gazette reported that Mayor...

November 09, 2014

Minnesota voter turnout short of expectations; IP loses major party status

Minnesota has long been proud of its reputation as the state with the highest voter turnout in the country. So it came as a disappointment that turnout in Tuesday’s midterm election was only...

November 05, 2014

Minneapolis votes to scrap 70-30 restaurant alcohol limit; raise election filing fees

There was cheer for Minneapolis restaurants in Tuesday’s election as city residents voted to scrap a law that limits how much alcohol they can sell. The removal of the 70-30 rule from the...

November 05, 2014

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