Public Policy

Mpls. Pledges To Pursue Streetcars And BRT To Better Serve Poor And Minority Residents

The promises were among those delivered Tuesday in response to requests from the Equity Commitments Coalition for Metro-wide Transportation.

October 08, 2014

Neighbors concerned about Dorothy Day shelter expansion plans

The Dorothy Day Center in downtown St. Paul is planning to expand so it can serve more homeless and poor people, but nearby neighbors are concerned about how it will impact them. The St. Paul...

October 05, 2014

Local officials talking about reopening Grand Mound site to the public

The Grand Mound Historic Site in Koochiching County was closed to the public in 2007 after the Minnesota Historical Society determined it was no longer appropriate for the American Indian burial...

October 05, 2014

New poll: Democrats lead Republican challengers in governor, Senate races

The election is one month away and a new poll shows the Democratic incumbents are leading their Republican challengers. Rasmussen Reports, a nationwide polling firm that surveyed 750 likely...

October 05, 2014

Mark Dayton

Gov. Mark Dayton On MNsure, Mining And Not Tackling Tax Reform

From ballooning infrastructure costs to a controversial sex offender treatment program, the governor will face big issues if he's re-elected to office.

October 03, 2014

Kenilworth Channel

Park Board Ups The Ante In Dispute With Met Council Over Southwest LRT

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board voted Wednesday to spend up to $500,000 to study a shallow tunnel option for the Kenilworth Cooridor.

October 02, 2014

Permitting problems in Minnesota to delay ND oil pipeline project for 1 year

Permitting problems in Minnesota is delaying a Canadian company from building a 612-mile pipeline from western North Dakota’s Bakken oil fields, The Associated Press reports. Enbridge Energy...

October 01, 2014

Controversy erupts over policy on transgender high school athletes

Transgender students who want to compete in high school sports in Minnesota face some potentially awkward moments with their teammates and coaches, particularly in locker rooms and shower...

September 29, 2014

Minneapolis City Council member pushing for e-cigarette ban

A member of the Minneapolis City Council is proposing a ban on e-cigarettes in the city. The Star Tribune reports that council member Cam Gordon is pitching a ban on the use of e-cigarettes in...

September 29, 2014

Klobuchar takes name off list of Attorney General candidates

It was easy come, easy go Thursday for the notion of Sen. Amy Klobuchar heading the Justice Department. Before U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder had even made the announcement of his resignation...

September 25, 2014

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