Public Policy

MN brought in $43M more than expected the past 2 months

Minnesota got $43 million more in taxes than officials thought it would get over the past two months. The Management and Budget office said Monday total general fund receipts (basically, how much...

January 11, 2016

St. Paul follows Minneapolis in limiting sale of flavored tobacco products

You’ll no longer be able to find fruit- and candy-flavored tobacco products at convenience stores in St. Paul. The city council voted unanimously Wednesday to restrict where these products...

January 07, 2016

Hundreds debate proposal to allow Uber to pick up people at the airport

Hundreds of people showed up to a public meeting to discuss allowing ride-share programs to pick up passengers at the airport. Passengers can already take Uber and Lyft to Minneapolis-St. Paul...

January 05, 2016

Here are some Minnesota laws that came into effect Jan. 1

If you have some spare time this weekend, you could brush up on some of Minnesota’s new laws that became active on January 1. The Pioneer Press notes that lawmakers sometimes wait until the...

January 02, 2016

Essar Steel

Essar Steel Agrees To Repay $66M Loan

The company failed to meet the requirements by the state as specified in the loan agreement.

December 31, 2015


Can Minnesota Reel In Hollywood Money?

More film and TV productions would come to Minnesota if incentives were greater—but the state remains ambivalent.

December 30, 2015

The Punch Pizza Way

If Punch Neapolitan Pizza’s higher-wage initiative has been good for business, why isn’t the rest of the local restaurant trade following?

December 30, 2015


Reinventing The Library

St. Paul’s central library reinvents itself with an emphasis on business training and services.

December 30, 2015


Building Minnesota's STEM Workforce

Minnesota colleges are updating and expanding their science, technology, engineering and math programs to meet business needs in a 21st century economy.

December 30, 2015

Smokers, prepare to pay more for cigarettes in Minnesota on Jan. 1

The cost of a pack of cigarettes in Minnesota is going up on the first of the year. The state’s cigarette tax rates are increasing so smokers will pay $3.54 in taxes on each pack of...

December 29, 2015

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