Public Policy

Low-income families face health price hikes because of MinnesotaCare cuts

Health insurance premiums and out-of-pocket costs for thousands of people on low-incomes will increase because of cuts to MinnesotaCare that were approved this week. Although a GOP-led attempt to...

May 23, 2015

SWLRT

Met Council Proposes Cuts To Southwest LRT

The cuts are aimed at saving the massive transit project, which was put in doubt last month when its price tag went up by $340 million.

May 21, 2015

Report: MN's minimum wage workers can't afford to rent 1-bedroom apartment

Minimum wage workers do not make enough money to afford rent on a one-bedroom apartment in Minnesota. That’s according to the Out of Reach 2015 report, annual rental affordability outlook...

May 19, 2015

Minimum wage will rise to $10 for workers at MSP airport

The Metropolitan Airports Commission decided Monday to raise the minimum wage for the lowest-paid employees at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport to $10 an hour. Currently, most of them...

May 18, 2015

Report: Twin Cities population nears 3 million, housing construction rises

It’s not just your imagination – the Twin Cities metropolitan area is indeed getting a little more crowded. The Metropolitan Council – which runs the Metro Transit system and other public...

May 18, 2015

Federal Reserve

Why One Downtown Property Owner Won't Have To Pay For The Assessment For The Remake Of Nicollet Mall

Removing the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis from the rolls of a special assessment zone for the Nicollet Mall redo will save the bank $267,841.83 over the next 20 years.

May 14, 2015

MN United

Minnesota United: July Stadium Deadline Has “Wiggle Room”

Will legislature act in final days on proposed soccer stadium?

May 14, 2015

SWLRT

Fix—Don't Nix—Southwest LRT, Say Local Officials

Despite the ballooning cost of the project, elected officials say they would rather cut costs than abandon the 16-mile addition to the region’s light rail system.

May 07, 2015

N. Minneapolis named 'Promise Zone' in hopes of invigorating neighborhood

Minneapolis was named a federal Promise Zone Tuesday, which means the neighborhood will have a better chance of getting federal grants to improve public safety and boost the local economy. U.S...

April 28, 2015

Survey: Is The Economy Slowing?

Corporate growth is, compared with last quarter. But business leaders are still spending and hiring at nearly the highest levels in four years.

April 27, 2015

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