Public Policy

Pay raise: Minimum wage goes up Friday, companies divided on impact

Hundreds of thousands of Minnesotans will get a pay raise Friday as the state’s minimum wage increases for the first time in a decade. As of midnight Friday, the state’s minimum wage...

July 31, 2014

Minimum Wage In MN Rises August 1 To $8 An Hour At Big Companies

July 31, 2014

City of Minneapolis mulling support of bird-safe glass for Vikings stadium

Bird advocates may be gaining a huge ally in their fight to get specialized glass to prevent bird deaths at the new Vikings stadium. The Star Tribune reports the Minneapolis City Council will...

July 31, 2014

State asks for federal flood aid to cover more counties

State officials are asking the federal government to add 30 more counties and two tribal governments to the list of areas that can receive disaster aid due to severe flood damage in June. The...

July 29, 2014

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Are Those Who Market The Twin Cities Leveraging Our Low Cost Of Living?

Cost of living may end up as the region’s ace in the hole, not sports, culture or nature.

July 29, 2014

New laws: Work zone speeding fines, minimum wage, data breach protocols

A number of new Minnesota laws go into effect Friday, Aug. 1, including a raised fine for speeding through a road construction zone. Under a new state law approved during this year’s...

July 28, 2014

St. Paul approves $2.5M to repair bumpiest, pockmarked roads

St. Paul approves $2.5 million for road repairs. #potholepatrol http://t.co/MhjIDlIKiE pic.twitter.com/ZZCRpnPa1d — Becky Rohde-Eckblad (@Becky_Eckblad) July 24, 2014 Good news for some of the...

July 24, 2014

Law guide

Law Firm Creates Free Guide To Data Security For Businesses

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development partnered with Gray Plant Mooty for the third time, this time to create a free downloadable guide to help businesses acquaint themselves with security laws and other rules.

July 24, 2014

Dayton: State Technology Overhaul Has Saved $27M

The governor said that changes to the state’s IT operations have cut administrative waste and introduced new accountability measures.

July 24, 2014

Dodging Taxes or Smart Business?

I think one phrase sums up the Medtronic situation best: bad tax, good acquisition, great company.

July 24, 2014

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