Public Policy

Rep. McCollum proposes bill to restrict mining near BWCA

Saying she wants to protect “two special national treasures” in northern Minnesota, U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum said Tuesday she will introduce legislation to ban future copper and nickel...

April 14, 2015

Target Field

The Minnesota Ballpark Authority's Suite Deal At Target Field

MBA commissioners don't get paid much, but they do get free use of the authority’s “premier suite” at Target Field for nine Twins games each year.

April 07, 2015

Farmers ask Dayton for compromise on buffer proposal

The proposal is clear: 50-foot vegetation buffers around the state’s lakes, rivers and streams that are currently surrounded by crops. But whether that’s actually the right solution is...

April 03, 2015

'They can afford it': Dayton pushing for $10 minimum wage at MSP airport

Gov. Mark Dayton intends to propose a minimum wage of $10 an hour for workers at Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport – $2 higher than the current state minimum. In a speech to the Muslim American Society...

March 25, 2015

To protect wild rice, officials want to set pollution limits on lake-by-lake basis

A new plan has been put forward to protect one of Minnesota’s most famous foods – wild rice. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency this week released long-awaited recommendations on how to...

March 25, 2015

Uber could leave Minnesota if new auto insurance laws are passed

Minnesota lawmakers are debating a bill that would increase costs for many popular rideshare companies in the Twin Cities – which has one of those companies saying they might just leave the state...

March 20, 2015

Jobs

Minnesota Adds Jobs, Unemployment Steady

While state unemployment figures remain lower than the rest of the country, growth has been slower.

March 19, 2015

Dayton to spend extra $866M from budget surplus on free pre-K care, tax cuts

Gov. Mark Dayton has revealed an extra $866 million in state spending proposals over the next two years as a result of a higher-than-expected budget surplus. At a news conference Tuesday, the...

March 17, 2015

CenturyLink

Minneapolis Contends With Differing Laws, Equity Issues As It Moves To Add Cable Competition

CenturyLink has applied to compete with Comcast for cable customers but its application might force the city to choose between following state law or following federal law.

March 17, 2015

Dayton calls for review of MNsure; House panel votes to drop it

Gov. Mark Dayton said Monday he wants a top-to-bottom review of MNsure, the statewide health care insurance exchange, and would be open to a variety of solutions to make it work better – up to and...

March 16, 2015

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