Public Policy

Coops

Minneapolis Wants Co-ops

The city is launching a program to promote the creation of more member-owned commercial enterprises.

June 27, 2016

EU-70

Will Minnesota Business Be Affected By Brexit?

Two partners at Faegre Baker Daniels’ London office discuss the intricacies of Brexit and why Minnesotans should be paying attention.

June 23, 2016

Opus Lot

Why Does Downtown Minneapolis Still Have A Lot Of Surface Parking Lots? It's Complicated

Can the City of Minneapolis really use the property assessment process to incentivize owners to either develop parking lots — or sell the land to someone who will?

June 23, 2016

Study: The middle class is disappearing because people are richer, not poorer

You’ve probably seen a headline reading “the middle class is disappearing,” or heard a politician yell something to that effect in recent months. The thing is, it’s a true...

June 21, 2016

There's a $3M deal to keep housing affordable in the Twin Cities

A $3 million deal will help keep housing prices low for Minnesotans. The Hennepin County Board made the deal after a low-income housing group argued that affordable housing is disappearing in the...

June 18, 2016

Minnesota Commercial Property Taxes Among Nation's Highest

The state's Chamber of Commerce continues its call on lawmakers to eliminate the statewide general property tax.

June 16, 2016

Yes, Lake Calhoun is contaminated – here's how much, and how it's being fixed

Lake Calhoun is one of Minneapolis’ most popular and packed lakes during the summer. It’s also contaminated with something called PFOS. Now, don’t panic – they’ve been...

June 16, 2016

A Series Of Small Fights Reveals Deep Divisions Over The Future Of St. Paul

A city that is getting younger, more racially diverse and more urban is grappling with what it will look like in coming years.

June 14, 2016

Cuba

Have The Political Winds Finally Shifted On Lifting The Cuban Embargo?

Americans oppose the continuation of the embargo by a large margin. Congress might be starting to notice.

June 09, 2016

MorrillHall-70

Will A $2,000 Tuition Hike Hurt The U’s Ability To Recruit Out-Of-State Students?

Because they generally pay higher tuition, out-of-state students are a key part of the University of Minnesota’s annual budget—especially in the face of decreasing support of the school from legislators in St. Paul.

June 02, 2016

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