Public Policy

Small Business Administration Offers "Mini-MBA" To Jumpstart Small Business

The program mentors small business owners to nurture additional growth.

February 04, 2016

St. Paul is the latest city trying to figure out how to handle Airbnb

St. Paul is the latest Minnesota city to consider adding rules and regulations on short-term rentals, like Airbnb. The city council voted Wednesday to have the Department of Safety and Inspections...

February 04, 2016


Governor’s Task Force Suggest $200M For Rural Broadband Access

Currently two out of every ten Minnesotans don’t have access to a high-speed internet connection.

February 03, 2016

Minneapolis' downtown population rose 25 percent in 10 years

The number of people living in downtown Minneapolis rose by 25 percent over the last 10 years. That’s according to the Minneapolis Downtown Council, which in an update to its “2025 Plan...

February 02, 2016

The MNsure sign-up period is over: Here's how many people enrolled

The three-month period where Minnesotans could buy health insurance coverage through MNsure is now over – and nearly half of those who signed up for private plans were new to the program. Monday...

February 01, 2016


Survey: Economic Pessimism Persists

Minnesota’s business leaders plan to scale back growth yet again this quarter.

January 27, 2016

Cook County

Populating Cook County

The region’s leaders want to attract entrepreneurs and young people. But some big challenges—including housing—remain.

January 27, 2016

How Lawmakers Want To Spend Minnesota's Surplus

What does the 2016 legislative session portend for Minnesota businesses?

January 27, 2016

People took more than 85.8 million rides on public transit last year

More people are taking public transportation to get around the Twin Cities, Metro Transit said in a news release. People took more than 85.8 million rides on Metro Transit buses and trains last...

January 24, 2016

Is foot powder tax deductible? 10 'outrageous' tax claims from Minnesotans

Are expensive clothes tax deductible? How about a baby grand piano? Do gambling losses qualify as a charitable donation? The answer to those questions is, unsurprisingly, no. But these are some of...

January 22, 2016

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