Public Policy

MN expanded wildlife management areas by 2,000 acres this year

Minnesota added more than 2,067 acres to its wildlife management areas this fall. The Department of Natural Resources says the acquired land is allowing it to expand 20 existing wildlife management...

December 21, 2015

Scammers use prominent law firm's name in phony debt collection scheme

Scammers are using the name of prominent Twin Cities attorney Jeff Anderson in a scheme to collect money from unsuspecting consumers. The Minnesota Commerce Department issued a warning about the...

December 21, 2015

Renewing your car's registration? Better bring your insurance info

When you go to renew your license tabs in the new year, you’ll need to bring along proof that your vehicle is insured. A state law goes into effect Jan. 1 which includes the new requirement...

December 19, 2015

Q&A: How Will The Fed’s Rate Hike Affect Markets And Consumers?

The hike is slight and it might take some time before consumers see any major changes.

December 18, 2015

Analysis shows racial disparities in how Metro Transit PD deals with low-level crime

Data released by Metro Transit reveals that people of color in the Twin Cities are more likely to be the cited by police for low-level offenses, such as fare evasion. The report, summarized in a...

December 17, 2015

ACLU sues MN over lack of health coverage for transgender surgery

The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the state of Minnesota because its public health insurance programs do not cover gender reassignment surgery. The ACLU and the ACLU of Minnesota filed a...

December 17, 2015

Minnesota's unemployment rate is lowest since 2001

Unemployment in Minnesota has fallen to its lowest level in nearly 15 years. Minnesota employers added 7,200 jobs in the month of November, to bring the unemployment rate down 0.2 percent to a...

December 17, 2015

St. Paul Garbage

St. Paul's Libertarian Alleys Raise Questions Of Basic Civics

Today, especially on the issue of garbage collection, the environmental benefits of organizing the city’s haulers might finally be changing the conversation.

December 17, 2015

Mild weather brings gloom for MN winter enthusiasts and businesses

The mild weather Minnesota is having is certainly an antidote to years past, but it has winter businesses and enthusiasts across the state rattled. Resort areas that rely on ice fishing, skiing and...

December 15, 2015

FAA says recreational drones will have to be registered

FAA Announces Small UAS Registration Rule: Registration free for the first 30 days #drones — The FAA (@FAANews) December 14, 2015 The...

December 14, 2015

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