Public Policy

Gov. candidate Johnson opposes resolution criticizing 'Redskins' team name

The Hennepin County Board Tuesday took a symbolic stand against the use of the “Redskins” nickname by the NFL’s Washington team. Only one commissioner, Jeff Johnson, who is also...

October 28, 2014

Auditor: MNsure Complied With 'Most Legal Requirements,' But Lacked Adequate Controls

The state Legislative Auditor found problems with controls over marketing costs and collection of receipts.

October 28, 2014

Decision on fate of historic building in Fergus Falls delayed

The Fergus Falls City Council voted Monday to delay its decision whether to preserve or demolish a building that defined the city for generations – but has been sitting vacant for nearly a decade...

October 28, 2014

Audit: Hoffner case shows MnSCU should rethink its investigations

A new report from Minnesota’s legislative auditor criticizes the investigative methods of the State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) after the botched firing of football coach Todd Hoffner...

October 23, 2014

Minneapolis can't ban 'Redskins' name during Vikings game, city attorney says

The city of Minneapolis doesn’t have the authority to ban the use of the “Redskins” nickname when Washington’s NFL team plays the Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium in a few weeks,...

October 22, 2014

One-sort program ups Minneapolis recycling; city still lags behind

Recycling increased in Minneapolis a year after the introduction of the one-sort garbage collection system, official figures show – but it still lags behind the rest of the state. A presentation...

October 22, 2014

IP gubernatorial candidate plans lawsuit after being excluded from Sunday's debate

When Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican challenger Jeff Johnson took the stage at Hamline University Sunday morning, the Independence Party gubernatorial candidate wasn’t there. Hannah Nicollet...

October 19, 2014

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Does A Boring Ballot Question Hold The Key To Sustaining Minneapolis' Restaurant Boom?

A group seeking to repeal Minneapolis' 70/30 law governing food-to-alcohol sales for neighborhood restaurants says the rule is a serious problem — and becoming a bigger one.

October 15, 2014

Nicollet, IP candidate, excluded from next gubernatorial debate

Hannah Nicollet, Independence Party candidate for governor, has been excluded from the next gubernatorial debate coming up in Duluth on Tuesday morning. The other two candidates, incumbent DFL Gov....

October 12, 2014

Duluth Mayor Don Ness won't seek third term

Duluth Mayor Don Ness won’t be seeking a third term, ending months of speculation. Ness posted on his Facebook page Sunday morning saying he’s decided not to run for a third term and he...

October 12, 2014

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