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How Minnesota’s Success Is Dependent On Immigrants

New research suggests the state leans heavily on immigrants when it comes to growth of the workforce, overall population, and the economy.

February 27, 2017

St. Paul City Council

A Taxing Question For St. Paul: How To Get Nonprofits To Pony Up?

The way St. Paul treated its tax-exempt properties got the city into its current budget problems. Now it's looking to them for a way out.

February 14, 2017

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Why Strict Limits On Immigration Could Seriously Damage Minnesota’s Economy

While the national political climate has grown hostile to immigrants, Minnesota needs them more than ever, says a U of M study.

February 09, 2017

Duluth

Duluth Task Force Mulls Impacts Of Paid Sick Leave

The northeastern Minnesota city could be the third in the state to mandate the benefit.

February 08, 2017

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Former Target Employee Rep. Erik Paulsen Is Working On A Tax Plan The Company Hates

The so-called “border adjusted tax” overhauls the way U.S. companies pay taxes by easing the tax burden on exports while making companies pay up for imports.

February 07, 2017

Money

How Much Does Minnesota Spend Subsidizing Private Business?

Subsidies are notoriously difficult to track, but here’s what we know.

February 02, 2017

High-Speed Train To Rochester Might Be Derailed

There's been no contact between developers and state officials in months.

January 31, 2017

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Bill To Scrap Sunday Liquor Sales Ban Passes Key Committee At Legislature

The committee vote is a just a small slice of what’s happening across the Legislature: Onetime ‘no’ votes are slowly shifting to ‘yes,’ and new lawmakers are more inclined to repeal the ban.

January 19, 2017

Health Insurance Premiums With And Without The ACA

Reports explain why ACA premiums rose and why they may go higher without key ACA provisions.

January 18, 2017

LRT

Saving Twin Cities Transit Might Require Killing Regional Funding Board

Dissolving the Counties Transportation Improvement Board would allow counties in the Twin Cities to fund transit projects — without any money from the state of Minnesota.

January 17, 2017

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