Public Policy

Southwest LRT

Did The Massive Federal Spending Bill Just Screw Up Funding For Southwest LRT?

In a word: maybe, thanks to a section in the recently-passed federal spending bill that has raised questions about the feds' share of the bill for the light rail project.

December 17, 2014

Bloomberg grant aims to bring better public services to Minneapolis

Minneapolis has $900,000 coming its way in each of the next three years and it’s the city’s residents who stand to gain the most. Mayor Betsy Hodges announced Monday that Minneapolis is...

December 15, 2014

Council

Tale Of Two Budget Hearings: Minneapolis' Council Meeting Marked By Controversy, St. Paul's By Speed

On Wednesday, both St. Paul and Minneapolis approved operating budgets and property tax levy increases for 2015 — though not without drama in the case of Minneapolis.

December 11, 2014

Minneapolis bans e-cigs from bars, stores and all public indoor spaces

Electronic cigarettes will be banned in bars, stores, offices and all other public indoor spaces in Minneapolis following a vote Friday. Minneapolis City Council members voted for an ordinance that...

December 05, 2014

After 2,000-mile anti-mining canoe trek, Minnesota couple arrives in DC

Dave and Amy Freeman will paddle in to Washington DC on December 2nd! They will deliver the petition canoe”Sig” t… pic.twitter.com/bdNpuhE5xM — Boundary Waters (@savethebwca...

December 03, 2014

Sunday sales

In Latest Push For Sunday Liquor Sales In Minnesota, A New Strategy

The latest effort to peel back the state’s ban on Sunday liquor sales will focus on passing legislation that would allow local governments to decide if stores can sell booze on Sunday.

November 25, 2014

Report Details North Dakota Oil Boom’s ‘Downside’

Concerns over environmental impact, lax regulations on display in New York Times feature.

November 24, 2014

Military fighting Ebola deserve higher pay, Minnesota lawmakers say

Two members of Congress from Minnesota say the 700 Minnesota National Guard soldiers being sent to West Africa next spring to help with the fight against the deadly Ebola virus should receive more...

November 22, 2014

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

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