Public Policy

Report Details North Dakota Oil Boom’s ‘Downside’

Concerns over environmental impact, lax regulations on display in New York Times feature.

November 24, 2014

Military fighting Ebola deserve higher pay, Minnesota lawmakers say

Two members of Congress from Minnesota say the 700 Minnesota National Guard soldiers being sent to West Africa next spring to help with the fight against the deadly Ebola virus should receive more...

November 22, 2014

Anglers suing DNR over Mille Lacs walleye rules make their case in court

A lawyer for resort owners and anglers on Mille Lacs Lake told a panel of judges Thursday the Department of Natural Resources ignored part of the Minnesota Constitution in setting fishing...

November 20, 2014

The Met Council chair is stepping down – here's why that's important

Susan Haigh announced Wednesday she is stepping down from her position as chair of the Metropolitan Council. On the surface, this may not sound that exciting – it’s a bureaucratic head...

November 20, 2014

To fix deteriorating roads and bridges, property taxes for Minnesotans expected to rise

Want roads and schools to improve in your neighborhood? Well, you may have to cough up 4 percent more in taxes next year to pay for it. Minnesotans will pay the price for a couple of years of...

November 19, 2014

Minneapolis moves closer to indoor ban on e-cigarettes

The city of Minneapolis moved a step closer Monday to banning the use of electronic cigarettes in all indoor public places and places of employment in the city. A City Council committee voted 6-0...

November 17, 2014

Former US Rep. Bill Frenzel dies at age 86

Former member of the U.S. House of Representatives William “Bill” Frenzel died Monday in that state of Virginia at age 86. Frenzel, a Republican, served eight years in the Minnesota...

November 17, 2014

2014 Person Of The Year: Mayo Clinic President And CEO John Noseworthy

November 14, 2014

Sen. Klobuchar given Senate leadership role to help unclog gridlock

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar has been given a position on the Senate Democratic leadership team that will see her play a major role in avoiding government gridlock in the wake of last week’s...

November 13, 2014

Still simmering online, bitter reality behind #pointergate settles in

The laughs and rolled eyes after a local TV report said Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges was photographed displaying a gang sign were ubiquitous. The KSTP report – which publicized a photo of Hodges...

November 11, 2014

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