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Will A $2,000 Tuition Hike Hurt The U’s Ability To Recruit Out-Of-State Students?

Because they generally pay higher tuition, out-of-state students are a key part of the University of Minnesota’s annual budget—especially in the face of decreasing support of the school from legislators in St. Paul.

June 02, 2016

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‘The Challenges We Have Are Clear’: A Q&A With New DEED Commissioner Shawntera Hardy

Hardy’s appointment comes at a time when the Governor and policymakers are increasingly emphasizing equity in conversations about the state’s economy.

May 31, 2016

State Nears Adoption Of Equity Crowdfunding Rules

MNvest passed during the 2015 legislative session, but it has been in rulemaking since.

May 31, 2016

What Minneapolis' new paid sick and safe leave rules mean for workers

Standing ovation in City Council Chambers after the City Council unanimously adopts #PaidSick4All ordinance. pic.twitter.com/QkeUQEu45P — Ben Somogyi (@brsomogyi) May 27, 2016 Minneapolis is...

May 27, 2016

Stealth Train

Stealth Train

Is a proposal to build a 200 MPH railway from the metro area to Rochester with $4 billion in private capital too good to be true?

May 27, 2016

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The Twin Ports Have Open Capacity

After a double-digit drop in tonnage at the Duluth-Superior Port in 2015, the port’s leaders envision a growth strategy based on its Great Lakes location.

May 27, 2016

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What's With Nicollet Mall's Long Construction Timeline?

The $50 million construction project won't be finished until later in 2017.

May 27, 2016

Legislative Session Provides Some Tax Relief For Business

One of the Minnesota Chamber's three priorities passed.

May 24, 2016

Supporters, critics of mandatory paid sick leave make cases to Mpls. council

Who are we? Powerful people! Who will fight to make #Minneapolis better? We will! Time for #PaidSick4All! pic.twitter.com/gVcK4mN5pf — SEIU Minnesota (@seiumn) May 18, 2016 The Minneapolis...

May 18, 2016

Lawmaker introduces smokeless tobacco ban for Target Field

With time quickly running out in the 2016 Legislative session, new legislation could ban the use of smokeless tobacco at professional sports stadiums in Minnesota. The bill was introduced Monday by...

May 16, 2016

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