Public Policy

ACLU sues MN over lack of health coverage for transgender surgery

The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the state of Minnesota because its public health insurance programs do not cover gender reassignment surgery. The ACLU and the ACLU of Minnesota filed a...

December 17, 2015

Minnesota's unemployment rate is lowest since 2001

Unemployment in Minnesota has fallen to its lowest level in nearly 15 years. Minnesota employers added 7,200 jobs in the month of November, to bring the unemployment rate down 0.2 percent to a...

December 17, 2015

St. Paul Garbage

St. Paul's Libertarian Alleys Raise Questions Of Basic Civics

Today, especially on the issue of garbage collection, the environmental benefits of organizing the city’s haulers might finally be changing the conversation.

December 17, 2015

Mild weather brings gloom for MN winter enthusiasts and businesses

The mild weather Minnesota is having is certainly an antidote to years past, but it has winter businesses and enthusiasts across the state rattled. Resort areas that rely on ice fishing, skiing and...

December 15, 2015

FAA says recreational drones will have to be registered

FAA Announces Small UAS Registration Rule: Registration free for the first 30 days #drones — The FAA (@FAANews) December 14, 2015 The...

December 14, 2015

'Hate has no business here': MN cafe responds to anti-Muslim rhetoric

A Minneapolis cafe put up a sign saying it stands with Muslim community members, a response to recent comments in the U.S. presidential race. The Common Roots Cafe shared the sign on social media...

December 10, 2015

Minneapolis passes city budget, but without controversial 4th Precinct plan

Minneapolis passed its City budget late on Wednesday night, but without a controversial amendment to upgrade the 4th Precinct police station that has been the venue for the Jamar Clark protests. In...

December 10, 2015

State fined for failing to protect workers at St. Peter hospital

Minnesota’s Department of Human Services (DHS) faces a $63,000 fine for failing to protect workers at the psychiatric hospital in St. Peter from attacks by patients. The fine was levied by...

December 09, 2015

Klobuchar worries craft brewers could get bottled up by mega-beer deal

The big deal brewing in the beer world is the proposed acquisition of SABMiller by Anheuser-Busch InBev. The $106 billion deal needs federal approval, but the Minnesota senator who holds a prime...

December 08, 2015


Why A Conservative Republican From Northern Minnesota Wants To Kill The Suburbs

While Strong Towns' agenda might sound familiar to urban planning enthusiasts, there is a difference informed by founder Chuck Marohn’s background.

December 03, 2015

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