Public Policy

Fight For 15

Paid Leave Rules And A Higher Minimum Wage Are Popular In Minneapolis - But Are They Legal?

Minnesota doesn't have a law explicitly preventing cities from enacting their own wage and benefit ordinances, but that doesn't mean it's clear that doing so is legal.

July 05, 2016

Eyelash extensions, raffles and racetrack gambling among MN's new laws

People who apply eyelash extensions as part of their job will require licenses starting Friday, one of the new laws that will come into effect in Minnesota on July 1. A list of laws being...

June 30, 2016

Coops

Minneapolis Wants Co-ops

The city is launching a program to promote the creation of more member-owned commercial enterprises.

June 29, 2016

Minneapolis could vote to raise the minimum wage to $15 this fall

It’s looking more likely that people in Minneapolis will be able to vote on whether to raise the minimum wage. Minneapolis activists are delivering a petition with 20,000 signatures to city...

June 29, 2016

EU-70

Will Minnesota Business Be Affected By Brexit?

Two partners at Faegre Baker Daniels’ London office discuss the intricacies of Brexit and why Minnesotans should be paying attention.

June 23, 2016

Opus Lot

Why Does Downtown Minneapolis Still Have A Lot Of Surface Parking Lots? It's Complicated

Can the City of Minneapolis really use the property assessment process to incentivize owners to either develop parking lots — or sell the land to someone who will?

June 23, 2016

Study: The middle class is disappearing because people are richer, not poorer

You’ve probably seen a headline reading “the middle class is disappearing,” or heard a politician yell something to that effect in recent months. The thing is, it’s a true...

June 21, 2016

There's a $3M deal to keep housing affordable in the Twin Cities

A $3 million deal will help keep housing prices low for Minnesotans. The Hennepin County Board made the deal after a low-income housing group argued that affordable housing is disappearing in the...

June 18, 2016

Minnesota Commercial Property Taxes Among Nation's Highest

The state's Chamber of Commerce continues its call on lawmakers to eliminate the statewide general property tax.

June 16, 2016

Yes, Lake Calhoun is contaminated – here's how much, and how it's being fixed

Lake Calhoun is one of Minneapolis’ most popular and packed lakes during the summer. It’s also contaminated with something called PFOS. Now, don’t panic – they’ve been...

June 16, 2016

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