Public Policy

Minnesota's population is growing – here's where it's gone up the most

More than 3 million people now live in the Twin Cities metro – the highest population in its history. That’s according to the U.S. Census Bureau, which released its population estimates for...

March 24, 2016

Unemployment: 9,000 jobs added in MN last month, rate stays the same

The unemployment rate in Minnesota is holding steady, coming in at 3.7 percent last month after the state added 9,000 new jobs. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development...

March 24, 2016

New bills aim to close educational, economic gaps facing women of color

Packed room for unveiling of Women of Color Opportunities Act #WOCOA authored by @RenaforRep and many other #mnleg — Minnesota House DFL (@mnhouseDFL) March 23...

March 23, 2016

Bent Paddle

Bent Paddle Responds To Silver Bay Municipal Liquor Store Ban

The brewer riled many on the Iron Range for its opposition to copper-nickel mining projects.

March 22, 2016

Minneapolis panel votes to bag plastic bags

“Paper or … did you bring your own?” may become Minneapolis’ new twist on the familiar checkout line question. After a lengthy public hearing Monday – which included...

March 21, 2016

Real ID: Senate votes in favor of working on licensing standards

#mnleg Senate votes overwhelmingly to lift gag rule on REAL id. Next, more controversial step: put in place Real id. — R. Stassen-Berger (@RachelSB) March 21, 2016...

March 21, 2016

Audit says the Iron Range board can't prove it's creating jobs

Minnesota’s legislative auditor has slammed the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board (IRRRB) with a report, saying the board has been spending millions and not keeping an eye on...

March 18, 2016

Public meeting will go over what's next for the PolyMet mine project

Now that the state gave a thumbs up to an environmental review for the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine project, what happens next? A public meeting in northern Minnesota next month is going to...

March 18, 2016

UMN Campus

Thissen Proposes $500M State R&D Fund

The House minority leader said he wants to improve Minnesota's standing in science and technology.

March 17, 2016


Why Dayton Wants To Spend $46M Of Minnesota's Surplus On Cybersecurity

The governor has proposed spending $46 million in his supplemental budget bill to improve cybersecurity for state agencies—more than he's proposed for the courts or corrections.

March 17, 2016

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