Public Policy

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

Dayton to spend extra $866M from budget surplus on free pre-K care, tax cuts

Gov. Mark Dayton has revealed an extra $866 million in state spending proposals over the next two years as a result of a higher-than-expected budget surplus. At a news conference Tuesday, the...

March 17, 2015

CenturyLink

Minneapolis Contends With Differing Laws, Equity Issues As It Moves To Add Cable Competition

CenturyLink has applied to compete with Comcast for cable customers but its application might force the city to choose between following state law or following federal law.

March 17, 2015

Dayton calls for review of MNsure; House panel votes to drop it

Gov. Mark Dayton said Monday he wants a top-to-bottom review of MNsure, the statewide health care insurance exchange, and would be open to a variety of solutions to make it work better – up to and...

March 16, 2015

Beer run to Wisconsin protests Minnesota's Sunday sales ban

Minnesotans who want to buy alcohol in their own state on Sundays made a politically motivated beer run across the border to Wisconsin Sunday to make their point. About 50 people rallied at the...

March 15, 2015

With oil prices dropping, ND could lose thousands of jobs and billions in revenue

The real-life cost of dropping oil prices isn’t limited to lower profits for oil companies. In North Dakota, jobs are being cut and the state has to rethink its budget plans, as oil producers...

March 13, 2015

Will Wisconsin businesses flock to Minnesota after right-to-work bill signed?

On Monday, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill into law that prevents unions from requiring their workers to pay dues or fees. Minnesota’s eastern neighbor became the 25th state in the...

March 10, 2015

New Report Blames Twin Cities Housing Policies For Segregation

The author, Myron Orfield, says the metro's racial segregation is due to government apathy and "well-meaning but misdirected" efforts by housing advocates and school reformers.

March 05, 2015

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