Public Policy

State of emergency declared over bird flu outbreak in MN

Gov. Mark Dayton declared a state of emergency in Minnesota in response to the bird flu outbreak, which has claimed the lives of 2.6 million turkeys and has now spread to a chicken farm for the...

April 23, 2015

Minneapolis plans pay rises of up to $12,000 for its top employees

Gov. Mark Dayton tried it at state level, and now the City of Minneapolis is pushing ahead with plans to increase the salaries of its highest paid staff by up to 8 percent. At a meeting Wednesday...

April 23, 2015

Minneapolis plans pay rises of up to $12,000 for its top employees

Gov. Mark Dayton tried it at state level, and now the City of Minneapolis is pushing ahead with plans to increase the salaries of its highest paid staff by up to 8 percent. At a meeting Wednesday...

April 23, 2015

No Styrofoam takeout boxes for Minneapolis eateries as new rules take effect

If you’re ordering takeout in Minneapolis tonight, you won’t be getting your food served in a styrofoam box. That’s because new rules have come into force Tuesday (coinciding with...

April 22, 2015

Tin Whiskers

MNvest: Kickstarter, But For Equity

A bill going through the legislature aims to make investing in Minnesota startups easier for community members.

April 21, 2015

Streetcar

Why Streetcars Are Losing Their Appeal As A Mass Transit Option

In the wake of a recent report on Portland's extensive system, even some urbanists have begun to question the utility of streetcars.

April 20, 2015

Rep. McCollum proposes bill to restrict mining near BWCA

Saying she wants to protect “two special national treasures” in northern Minnesota, U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum said Tuesday she will introduce legislation to ban future copper and nickel...

April 14, 2015

Target Field

The Minnesota Ballpark Authority's Suite Deal At Target Field

MBA commissioners don't get paid much, but they do get free use of the authority’s “premier suite” at Target Field for nine Twins games each year.

April 07, 2015

Farmers ask Dayton for compromise on buffer proposal

The proposal is clear: 50-foot vegetation buffers around the state’s lakes, rivers and streams that are currently surrounded by crops. But whether that’s actually the right solution is...

April 03, 2015

'They can afford it': Dayton pushing for $10 minimum wage at MSP airport

Gov. Mark Dayton intends to propose a minimum wage of $10 an hour for workers at Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport – $2 higher than the current state minimum. In a speech to the Muslim American Society...

March 25, 2015

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