Public Policy


Minnesota Chamber Sues Minneapolis Over Paid Sick Time Ordinance

Chamber president Doug Loon said lawmakers should not be “imposing a straightjacket with one-size-fits-all mandates.”

October 14, 2016


How 'Minnesota Nice' Could Become A Serious Economic Problem For The Twin Cities

Twin Cities business leaders say the region must do a better job of recruiting people to move here — and of keeping them here once they arrive.

October 13, 2016

Minimum Wage

Study Suggests Most Minneapolis Businesses Wouldn't Be Harmed By Citywide $15 Minimum Wage

Yet some worry that the study underestimates the potential impact — especially on small businesses.

October 06, 2016

Light Rail

Can The Twin Cities Build Two Light Rail Projects At Once?

After numerous delays, the schedules to complete Southwest LRT and the Bottineau Line are now converging. Is Metro Transit capable of building the massive projects simultaneously?

October 04, 2016


Solera Property Goes From Hot Rooftop To Nonprofit Offices

900 Hennepin changes directions with the help of Minneapolis taxpayers.

September 30, 2016


St. Paul City Council Passes 7.9 Percent Tax Levy Increase

Call it the Goldilocks of tax levy hikes: lower than council originally proposed, and higher than what Mayor Chris Coleman wanted.

September 29, 2016

Twin Metals Sues U.S. Government Over Mining Rights

The minerals company claims government figures are refusing to give it automatic renewal of the right to mine in an area near the Boundary Waters.

September 12, 2016

Workers march in Minneapolis to demand $15 minimum wage

Workers rallied in the Twin Cities Monday afternoon in the fight for $15 an hour. Recently, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that a proposal to raise the minimum wage would not be on the ballot in...

September 12, 2016

Paid sick time will be mandatory in St. Paul, even for tiny businesses

St. Paul is the second Minnesota city to require businesses to provide paid sick time to their workers. The city council unanimously approved an ordinance on Wednesday and Mayor Chris Coleman...

September 07, 2016

Good Jobs, Zero Bedrooms

Good Jobs, Zero Bedrooms

Employment is booming across greater Minnesota, but acute housing shortages threaten the prosperity.

August 31, 2016

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