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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

Gov. Dayton unveils his own fix for the state's crumbling highways

Gov. Dayton details plan to fix MN’s aging, underfunded transportation system http://t.co/T6bgBGW6OD #BetterMN pic.twitter.com/0bWoUMhz8Y — Governor Mark Dayton (@GovMarkDayton) January 26...

January 26, 2015

Builders seek delay in new home fire sprinkler rule

Minnesota’s home builders are still fighting a new law that requires home fire sprinkler systems be installed in all new homes that are 4,500 square feet or larger. The law went into effect...

January 26, 2015

Dayton signs tax bill that will help thousands of Minnesotans

Gov. Mark Dayton signed legislation Saturday that’s expected to provide tax relief for more than 200,000 Minnesotans. The tax conformity bill, which had broad bipartisan support, passed early...

January 25, 2015

No muss, no fuss: Lawmakers bid for total repeal of Sunday booze ban

No compromises, no half-measures, lawmakers have bid once again for the complete removal of the Sunday liquor sales ban in Minnesota. There had been talk of a softly-softly approach that slowly...

January 23, 2015

Why One Of The Most Popular Arguments Against Sunday Liquor Sales Is Bunk

A study of sales figures in Washington state concluded that being open on Sunday actually increased sales — far in excess of any additional staffing costs.

January 23, 2015

LRT

Dayton Doubles Down On Light Rail With Choice For Met Council Chair

By selecting Adam Duininck to lead the Met Council, Dayton has signaled that he not only supports light rail — he's willing to fight for it.

January 22, 2015

We're (tied for) No. 1! Politico ranks Minnesota as America's best state

Go ahead and brag, even if it’s not in your nature. Minnesota has been deemed the best state in the Union, tied with New Hampshire, by Politico magazine. The ranking, published to coincide...

January 20, 2015

A New Kind Of For-Profit Comes To MN

A new Minnesota law allows companies to incorporate with a mission to help society.

January 20, 2015

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