Public Policy

Criticized bridge from light rail to new Vikings stadium goes up in price

A pedestrian bridge linking the new Vikings stadium with a light rail platform is $2.65 million more expensive than expected, and both the team and a Metropolitan Council committee have a new...

November 10, 2015

Watchdog gives MN state government a 'D-’ for transparency, integrity

Minnesota didn’t do well on a national report about integrity in state government. But then again, not one state in the union passed with flying colors, with the leader of the pack, Alaska...

November 09, 2015

High-tech NDSU research center runs into funding problems

A high-tech research program at North Dakota State University is essentially done because of money problems. The Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering is no longer getting enough funding...

November 06, 2015

MnDOT say it'll need $16.3B more than it's going to get in the next 20 years

MnDOT says it’s not going to have enough money over the next couple decades for a modern, competitive transportation system in Minnesota. The department – which has a hand in managing...

November 06, 2015

Bottineau LRT

Why Local Officials Aren't Freaking Out About The $1.48B Price Tag For Bottineau LRT

One reason is that the previous estimate of $1 billion was always something of a place saver, put there only after preliminary calculations were done early in the planning process.

November 05, 2015

Minnesota will seek extension for driver's license security upgrades

Gov. Mark Dayton will ask the federal government for an extension to give Minnesota officials more time to comply with Real ID, the enhanced security requirements being rolled out for driver’...

November 03, 2015


Transit Showdown In The Southwest Metro

Can SouthWest Transit’s express bus system survive Southwest LRT? Should it?

October 30, 2015


Survey: Worsening Business Conditions Ahead

TCB's Quarterly Economic Indicators survey

October 30, 2015


Bottineau LRT Price Estimate Jumps $500M

The total price of the project is now expected to be $1.48 billion.

October 29, 2015


Should Local Beer Cos. Worry About The Macro-Brew Merger?

Even if you never drink beers produced by SABMiller, Anheuser-Busch InBev or their biggest competitors, the merger’s effects may trickle into the smallest corners of the $100-billion-per-year beer industry.

October 27, 2015

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