Public Policy

Minnesota could crack down on microbeads popping up in the Great Lakes

Minnesota could be the next state to crack down on plastic microbeads washing ashore and polluting the Great Lakes. The tiny beads are found in cosmetic products, including facial cleansers...

February 07, 2015

Minnesota lifts freeze on accepting TurboTax returns

The Minnesota Department of Revenue has begun accepting state tax returns filed through the popular tax preparation provider TurboTax as of 3 p.m. Saturday. The state had frozen TurboTax returns on...

February 07, 2015

Dayton vows to veto bill banning expansion of Minnesota Lottery

Governor Mark Dayton has threatened to repeat his veto of a bill banning the online expansion of the Minnesota Lottery. While marking the state lottery’s 25th anniversary, Dayton accused...

February 07, 2015

Minnesota stops accepting TurboTax returns due to possible fraud

Minnesota’s Revenue Department announced Thursday evening that it has stopped accepting tax returns that were prepared using TurboTax because of potential fraud. The department’s...

February 05, 2015

Bottled water sales banned on Bemidji State University campus by student senate

There’s a good chance plain bottled water will no longer be sold on the Bemidji State University campus. The schools’ Student Senate voted Wednesday to ban sales of the product starting...

February 05, 2015

Guaranteed paid sick time for all MN employees? It may be coming

Democratic lawmakers introduced a bill that would guarantee paid sick time for basically all workers in Minnesota. The bill (SF 481), which was introduced in the Senate Monday, would make Minnesota...

February 04, 2015

2014 campaign numbers show Minnesota GOP added to debt

Minnesota’s Republican Party regained control of the House of Representative in 2014. In 2015 the party will try to get a better grip on its budget. That’s what party chairman Keith...

February 03, 2015

Dunn

Why A Chef’s Simple Request May Completely Change Where Hotels Can Operate In Mpls.

The city's zoning ordinances don’t allow hotels of any size in many parts of the city. That may change thanks to Restaurant Alma owner Roberts.

February 03, 2015

DMCC

Destination Medical Center Plans Now In Rochester’s Hands

The DMC is expected to be state’s largest-ever development project.

January 29, 2015

Minnesota Chamber Of Commerce Proposes Alternative Transportation Funding Mechanism

The organization is asking the Legislature to consider a “value capture user fee,” essentially a property tax increase on properties whose value would be enhanced by transportation improvements.

January 27, 2015

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