Public Policy

UnitedHealth Group goes after state health insurance exchanges

The nation’s largest health insurer waited before getting involved in reform-driven state-based health insurance exchanges, but the wait is over and UnitedHealth Group is indicating that it...

July 18, 2014

Roadblock: DC standoff over road funding worries local leaders

If Congress doesn’t agree soon on new funding for transportation construction, federal dollars that help pay for expensive road projects in Minnesota and other states could run dry in a...

July 16, 2014

Congressional Fundraising: Franken Raises And Spends A Lot, Mills Self-Funds

Here are some key numbers from the campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission on Tuesday.

July 16, 2014

Minnesota spent a record $130M on snow removal, $50M above average

We hate to throw a snowball at you on such beautiful summer day, but MnDOT officials are reporting this icy news nugget: Minnesota spent a record $130 million on snow and ice removal during the...

July 15, 2014

Twin Cities Mayors To Deliver Budget Addresses In Mid-August

July 10, 2014

Think Tank Calls For Moratorium On Light-Rail

The Center of the American Experiment, a conservative group, says lawmakers should focus transit spending on improving roads and bridges.

July 10, 2014

Dayton formally requests federal flood aid, cites $55M in damage

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton sent a letter to President Barack Obama Wednesday requesting federal disaster aid to help pay for damages caused by June’s heavy rains, widespread flooding and...

July 09, 2014

Maple Grove City Councilwoman faces pressure to resign after serving jail time

The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office has filed an appeal in the state Court of Appeals in an effort to oust a member of Maple Grove City Council. The Star Tribune reports that Maple Grove...

July 09, 2014

Mpls Strikes Deal With Transit Planners For SW Light-Rail

A Met Council leader touted the proposed deal as a “win-win,” while Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges characterized it more as a sacrifice that the city would make for the greater good of improving Twin Cities transit.

July 08, 2014

5 Minnesotans are interns at the White House

Five Minnesotans are among the White House’s 140 summer interns. The Star Tribune says the following college students were selected from across the country to participate in the program...

July 06, 2014

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