Public Policy

Officials: No credible terrorist threat, but vigilance urged at Mall of America

If you visit the Mall of America to shop, eat, go on amusement park rides or catch a movie, you will likely note more uniformed officers on duty than usual. MPR News news reports that the...

February 23, 2015

Homeland Security head expands warning about terrorist threat at Mall of America

The Somali terror group al-Shabaab released a video online Saturday that appears to call for an attack on the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn., representing the most specific threat ever...

February 21, 2015

Jobs, housing, high-speed Internet for outstate MN highlight DFL plan

For residents of small towns and rural areas in Minnesota it can be hard to find a job, hard to find training for the jobs that are available, hard to find a place to live, and even hard to get a...

February 18, 2015

Dayton gets specific, lists 600 road and bridge repairs in $6 billion plan

Do you know of a highway in Minnesota that needs fixing? If so, it’s probably on Gov. Mark Dayton’s list of roads that would be repaired under the $6 billion roads and bridges plan he...

February 18, 2015

Bakk surprised by rift with Dayton over pay raise delay, but won't get 'personal'

Relations between Minnesota’s top two Democrats remain strained following a public falling out over commissioner pay raises, with Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk saying he was surprised at...

February 17, 2015

Gateway

New Gateway Project Recalls Early Efforts To Combat Downtown Blight

In 1915, the Minneapolis Park Board pioneered the use of urban renewal when it built Gateway Park, on a triangular two-block site that included the early City Hall.

February 12, 2015

After raises, will MN officials make more or less than those in nearby states?

You might have noticed, there’s been a lot of controversy about Gov. Mark Dayton’s decision to increase the pay of state commissioners by up to $35,000 a year. The governor received...

February 11, 2015

Hennepin County's new e-cigarette ban is more strict than state law

People will no longer be allowed to smoke e-cigarettes inside most public places in Hennepin County. The county board of commissioners voted 6-1 Tuesday to restrict the use of e-cigarettes in work...

February 11, 2015

GOP fights back after Dayton gives hefty pay raises to commissioners

Republican lawmakers in Minnesota are pushing back against Gov. Dayton’s decision to increase salaries for his cabinet members by up to $35,000 a year. Members of the House Ways and Means...

February 09, 2015

Park Board

Is The Minneapolis Park Board Guided By Lessons From The Past—Or Haunted By Its History?

Minneapolis Park Board's recent fight with the Met Council reveals a fear of not being sufficiently protective, even overprotective, of the city's park system.

February 09, 2015

     |   |   |  4  |   

Current Issue

April

Read this month's issue of Twin Cities Business.


More Stories


Most Popular