Public Policy

The Great Minnesota bag check: Security beefed up for State Fair

Expect to get your bag checked when you enter the Minnesota State Fair this year. The State Fair said Tuesday bag checks will be carried out at all 11 of the fairground’s entry gates, with...

August 16, 2016

Thought Minnesota's economy was rosy? Report says think again

While much was made of Minnesota’s successful recovery from the economic downturn, things aren’t as great as they would appear in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. That, at least, is the...

August 16, 2016

Last month's storms caused $2.5M in damage in 4 Minnesota counties

Four more Minnesota counties are requesting State Disaster Assistance following severe storms last month. State officials will visit Aitkin, Carlton, Crow Wing and Pine counties to assess damage...

August 15, 2016

After push from neighbors, historic St. Paul firehouse won't be demolished

It looks like the oldest existing municipal building in the City of St. Paul won’t be razed. The Little Bohemia Neighborhood Association (LBNA) and other community groups have been working to...

August 12, 2016

St. Paul budget: Mayor to spend $140K to hire more people of color

A $140,000 investment so the City of St. Paul can employ more people of color is among the proposals revealed by Mayor Chris Coleman on Tuesday, in a budget aimed at reducing racial inequality in...

August 09, 2016

Edina residents don't want taxes to pay for outdoor winter sports facility

Edina has plans to transform part of the city-owned golf course into an area for winter sports. And apparently not all of the neighbors are happy about it. Last year, the city of Edina approved a &...

July 29, 2016

US Bank Stadium

The Vikings Stadium's Payoff

The results are almost in. Will U.S. Bank Stadium deliver on its promises?

July 29, 2016


Secrecy and Subsidies

Behind the state's deal to bring new jobs to Hoyt Lakes.

July 29, 2016


Minnesota Businesses Prepare To Batten Down The Hatches

After cutting back on R&D and capital expenditures in recent quarters, Minnesota businesses are bracing for reductions in overall production, revenue and operating profits.

July 29, 2016

Minimum Wage

Who Earns The Minimum Wage In Minnesota?

As the minimum wage gets its third annual increase, how many people still actually earn it?

July 29, 2016

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