Public Policy

Extra $18B needed to prevent 'dire' future for Minnesota's roads

$39 billion. That’s how much transportation officials predict Minnesota needs to spend on road upgrades over the next 21 years. $21 billion. That’s how much is available. That means...

August 31, 2016

St. Paul property taxes might be hiked by more than originally planned

Sorry, St. Paulites, it looks like you might have to pay a little extra property tax next year after all. Mayor Chris Coleman had proposed a 4 percent hike in property taxes earlier this month...

August 25, 2016

Second Ave Food Trucks

Does Minneapolis Have Too Many—Or Too Few—Rules Governing Food Trucks?

Some downtown building owners think Minneapolis should tighten regulations, while food truck operators think the city should give them more freedom.

August 23, 2016

Good Jobs, Zero Bedrooms

Good Jobs, Zero Bedrooms

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

August 23, 2016

Minimum Wage

Judge Says Minneapolis Can Vote On $15 Minimum Wage

Minneapolis City Council had blocked the initiative from reaching the ballot earlier this month.

August 22, 2016

MN driver's licenses now aren't enough to get into some military bases

A regular Minnesota driver’s license will no longer grant access to several Department of Defense installations, the Minnesota National Guard announced. The standard state-issued ID cards are...

August 19, 2016

MN starts new adult education program for American Indians

Minnesota is putting $880,000 into a new project to help members of the state’s Ojibwe bands get degrees and start job training. Tribal leaders joined Gov. Mark Dayton in Bemidji Wednesday to...

August 17, 2016

The Great Minnesota bag check: Security beefed up for State Fair

Expect to get your bag checked when you enter the Minnesota State Fair this year. The State Fair said Tuesday bag checks will be carried out at all 11 of the fairground’s entry gates, with...

August 16, 2016

Thought Minnesota's economy was rosy? Report says think again

While much was made of Minnesota’s successful recovery from the economic downturn, things aren’t as great as they would appear in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. That, at least, is the...

August 16, 2016

Last month's storms caused $2.5M in damage in 4 Minnesota counties

Four more Minnesota counties are requesting State Disaster Assistance following severe storms last month. State officials will visit Aitkin, Carlton, Crow Wing and Pine counties to assess damage...

August 15, 2016

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