Public Policy

Macy's

St. Paul And The Troubles Of Redeveloping Awkward Buildings

Eighteen months after Macy's announced it was abandoning downtown, reality is setting in: the store's old building isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

September 24, 2014

Fundraising reports show Dayton with cash advantage over Johnson

New campaign fundraising numbers show Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton has nearly twice as much cash on hand as his Republican challenger, Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson. Johnson released a...

September 23, 2014

Minnesota senators want probe of delays in care at Minneapolis VA

Members of Minnesota’s congressional delegation are calling for an investigation of the VA Medical Center in Minneapolis, after a report by KARE 11 alleged clinic staff falsified the...

September 23, 2014

How To Make A Campaign Job Into A Campaign Career

A new Minnesota nonprofit tries to help campaign staffers answer the question, “What next?”

September 19, 2014

Republican candidates take aim at MNsure in wake of insurer's exit

Republican candidates in Minnesota’s two most prominent midterm election races lined up a new campaign target this week: MNsure. Since PreferredOne’s Tuesday announcement it was pulling...

September 19, 2014

Cast your ballot: Minnesota the first state to kick off voting season

Election day in Minnesota is Nov. 4. Or today, if you want. Your call. Beginning Friday, Sept. 19, Minnesotans can begin casting votes via absentee ballot. According to a Washington Post graphic...

September 19, 2014

Jeff Johnson

From Reforming Minnesota's Sales Tax To Expanding Medical Marijuana: Jeff Johnson On The Issues

Though many of Johnson's positions are unsurprising for a GOP nominee for governor, he breaks from the standard Republican line on a handful of issues, according to analysis from MinnPost's public affairs reporter.

September 17, 2014

Police body camera pilot program gets go-ahead in Minneapolis

A Minneapolis City Council committee approved a $170,000 pilot program to test body cameras on 36 police officers in the city. The committee approved contracts Monday to test and study two...

September 16, 2014

Bike path

Minneapolis Park Board Could Prove To Be Another Obstacle For Southwest LRT

A 2012 environmental review of the SWLRT alignment says that the impacts on parkland could be mitigated. The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board isn’t so sure.

September 15, 2014

Dayton wants U.S. to harvest answers from railroads on backlog

A whole lot of grain is nearly ready for harvest in Minnesota farm fields. And with freight trains still hauling last year’s crop, there are a lot of questions about how and when this year...

August 27, 2014

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