Public Policy

Greater Minnesota-Con kicks off in Duluth, outstate issues front and center

Was this year’s round of lawmaking in St. Paul really “the Greater Minnesota Session?” That’s the big question Wednesday, the first day of the Coalition of Greater Minnesota...

July 22, 2015

Air pollution contributes to 2,000 deaths in the Twin Cities annually, report says

Air pollution disproportionately impacts Twin Cities residents, with the elderly and people of color being the most affected, according to a new report. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and...

July 13, 2015

Minnesota's revenue comes in $555M higher than expected

Minnesota taxpayers and businesses have given state coffers a half-billion-dollar boost by handing over more earnings than expected in the last year. Minnesota Management and Budget said Friday...

July 10, 2015

No more 'crazy' red tape: MN small businesses get sales tax exemption

Minnesota businesses are cheering a change in state tax laws that will make it much easier for them to claim a sales tax break when they buy new equipment. The law, called the Up-Front Capital...

July 06, 2015

Could Legalized Fireworks Be More Bucks For Minnesota's Boom?

Is Minnesota ready to capture all the fireworks spending heading out of state?

June 29, 2015


Investment Crowdfunding Legalized In Minnesota

The law, pushed by MNvest, aims to make investing in Minnesota startups easier.

June 16, 2015

Duluth is studying how to deal with rental properties such as airbnb

The city of Duluth is hitting pause on new permits for all vacation rentals in the city – including hotels and bed and breakfasts – so officials can figure out how to regulate short-term rental...

June 16, 2015

Grins for growlers: First Sunday sales at brewpubs in Duluth, Minneapolis

First Sunday growler sold! — Fitger’s Brewhouse (@DuluthBrewhouse) June 14, 2015 Visitors to microbreweries and brewpubs in Minneapolis and Duluth are now permitted...

June 14, 2015


The Medical Device Tax Repeal Effort Is Back. Will It Pass This Time?

Rep. Erik Paulsen continues his efforts to repeat the medical device tax. With 27,000 med-tech jobs in the state, he's gaining wide support from the delegation.

June 11, 2015

Carpe dam: End near for lock and dam on historic St. Anthony Falls

On Tuesday night, the 53-year-old Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam in Minneapolis will run its final cycle. MPR News reports that, by congressional decree, the lock and dam will close in a...

June 08, 2015

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