Public Policy

Here's why Minnesota's construction projects will soon cost you less

Minnesota’s bond rating got an upgrade Thursday, which means taxpayer costs for state building projects are headed downward. Fitch Ratings, one of the country’s three main credit rating...

July 28, 2016


Report: White Workers In MN Earn Thousands More Than Other Racial Groups

Asian and white Minnesotans were also found to be 15 percent more likely to earn a bachelor’s degree or higher than American Indians and African Americans.

July 28, 2016


What's Going On With Redevelopment Of St. Paul's Ford Plant Site?

Most of the plans and studies are complete. An environmental study has concluded that a cleanup is possible and affordable. And Ford is finally prepared to lay out a more firm timetable for redevelopment.

July 14, 2016


Four Minnesota Agencies Form Partnership To Improve Antibiotic Usage

An estimated 23,000 Americans die each year due to bacteria that has become resistant to antibiotics.

July 06, 2016

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


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


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

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