Public Policy

Betsy Hodges

Minneapolis Mayoral Candidates Grapple With City-Only Minimum Wage

Candidates are trying to catch up to a movement started by grassroots activists.

January 10, 2017

Nicollet Mall

Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Takes Toll On Jobs And Customers

Business is bad as street renovation drags into year three.

January 09, 2017

Minneapolis

Will A Minimum Wage Hike Drive This Business Out Of Minneapolis?

The owner of 1-800 Radiators & A/C of Minnesota said a $15 minimum wage will make it difficult to compete with competition elsewhere in the metro.

January 05, 2017

Paulsen-70

Rep. Paulsen Introduces Legislation To Permanently Repeal Medical Device Tax

The 2.3 percent tax placed on medical device sales was said to be harmful to medtech innovators, of which many are located throughout Minnesota.

January 04, 2017

Liberal Minneapolis

Is A More Liberal Minneapolis Bad For Business?

As the state tilts right, Minneapolis is turning hard left. Has that ruined the city’s business climate, or is it just rhetoric?

January 03, 2017

Legislative Session

Capitol Showdown For Business

Two business heavy hitters will push an aggressive agenda this session that goes beyond tax reform.

January 03, 2017

2016’s Awfulness Notwithstanding, Here Are 5 Trends That Improved In Minnesota This Year

If the trends continue, 2017 could be a good year for the state.

December 30, 2016

SWLRT-70

The Six Issues That Will (Probably) Dominate The Year In Local Government

The year will start with a legislative session — and end with two big elections.

December 27, 2016

Minneapolis Gives Leg Up To Small Businesses Seeking City Contracts

The new program will help small business compete against more established companies.

December 22, 2016

Hodges

Hodges Comes Out In Support Of Higher Minimum Wage For Minneapolis

"Minneapolis is going to lead on the minimum wage, and we have to get it right," the mayor said.

December 20, 2016

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