Public Policy

No Styrofoam takeout boxes for Minneapolis eateries as new rules take effect

If you’re ordering takeout in Minneapolis tonight, you won’t be getting your food served in a styrofoam box. That’s because new rules have come into force Tuesday (coinciding with...

April 22, 2015

Tin Whiskers

MNvest: Kickstarter, But For Equity

A bill going through the legislature aims to make investing in Minnesota startups easier for community members.

April 21, 2015

Streetcar

Why Streetcars Are Losing Their Appeal As A Mass Transit Option

In the wake of a recent report on Portland's extensive system, even some urbanists have begun to question the utility of streetcars.

April 20, 2015

Rep. McCollum proposes bill to restrict mining near BWCA

Saying she wants to protect “two special national treasures” in northern Minnesota, U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum said Tuesday she will introduce legislation to ban future copper and nickel...

April 14, 2015

Target Field

The Minnesota Ballpark Authority's Suite Deal At Target Field

MBA commissioners don't get paid much, but they do get free use of the authority’s “premier suite” at Target Field for nine Twins games each year.

April 07, 2015

Farmers ask Dayton for compromise on buffer proposal

The proposal is clear: 50-foot vegetation buffers around the state’s lakes, rivers and streams that are currently surrounded by crops. But whether that’s actually the right solution is...

April 03, 2015

'They can afford it': Dayton pushing for $10 minimum wage at MSP airport

Gov. Mark Dayton intends to propose a minimum wage of $10 an hour for workers at Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport – $2 higher than the current state minimum. In a speech to the Muslim American Society...

March 25, 2015

To protect wild rice, officials want to set pollution limits on lake-by-lake basis

A new plan has been put forward to protect one of Minnesota’s most famous foods – wild rice. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency this week released long-awaited recommendations on how to...

March 25, 2015

Uber could leave Minnesota if new auto insurance laws are passed

Minnesota lawmakers are debating a bill that would increase costs for many popular rideshare companies in the Twin Cities – which has one of those companies saying they might just leave the state...

March 20, 2015

Jobs

Minnesota Adds Jobs, Unemployment Steady

While state unemployment figures remain lower than the rest of the country, growth has been slower.

March 19, 2015

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