Public Policy

Adam Duininck Named New Chair Of The Metropolitan Council

January 16, 2015

Tom Sengupta

The Legend Of Schneider Drug's Tom Sengupta

Due to health and age, the 75-year-old Sengupta is looking for someone else to carry on the work at his iconic Prospect Park pharmacy, Schneider Drug. No one will be able to carry it on in the same way.

January 14, 2015

Minnesota GOP: No money for Southwest LRT

The project has been planned for nearly a decade, has been the subject of legal action, escalating costs and delayed timelines. But the most serious threat to the future of the proposed Southwest...

January 12, 2015

Bill battles: Where will the money to fix roads and bridges come from?

The debate isn’t about whether Minnesota’s roads and bridges need work. The Democrats and Republicans in the state both agree the potholes and cracks need a lot of fixing. Like hundreds...

January 12, 2015

Finalists named for innovative projects to improve civic life in St. Paul

Does St. Paul need to step up the way it welcomes newcomers? Better encourage year-round outdoor activities for its citizens? Or make walking and biking more of a priority in its public spaces? The...

January 12, 2015

Kurt Daudt

What The Parties' First Bills Tell Us About 2015 Legislative Session

There is some common ground between House and Senate leaders on rural Minnesota, but sharp differences on taxes and education

January 09, 2015

Sold: Old grain elevator goes for $23K; vintage planes on the auction block

The State of Minnesota has auctioned off everything from cars to unclaimed property left at the airport and confiscated guns – now it can add a derelict grain elevator and vintage wildfire-fighting...

January 06, 2015

MOA protest supporters ask Bloomington to forego criminal charges

Almost everyone at Monday night’s Bloomington City Council meeting was there for one thing: to tell officials they should drop any plans to charge those involved with last month’s Black...

January 06, 2015

Hearings underway on proposed oil pipeline in northern Minnesota

Minnesota residents who live along the route of a proposed 610-mile pipeline that would carry oil from North Dakota’s Bakken oil fields to Superior, Wisconsin, are getting a chance this week...

January 05, 2015

Dayton asks for more education spending, state unity in inauguration speech

We now have an idea of Gov. Mark Dayton’s priorities heading into the lawmaking season. At the swearing-in ceremony for his second term, Dayton used his speech to emphasize education spending...

January 05, 2015

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