Public Policy

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

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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

State names first-ever medical cannabis director

Michelle Larson is Minnesota’s first-ever director of the Office of Medical Cannabis. Larson, a longtime Minnesota Department of Health staffer who most recently served as deputy director for...

July 23, 2014

Bachmann: Media misunderstood comments on 2016 presidential run

U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann says her comments about running for president in 2016 were wrongly interpreted. Bachmann, who represents Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District as a Republican, was...

July 23, 2014

Michele Bachmann may run for president in '16

Republican U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, who ran for president in 2012, says she is considering doing it again. Bachmann, who represents Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District, told...

July 22, 2014

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