Public Policy

Fair scheduling debate heats up, splits opinion among Minneapolis restaurants

Trouble is brewing in the Minneapolis small business community, as proposed changes to workplace pay and scheduling being considered are leaving a sour taste in some mouths. Opinion appears to be...

October 01, 2015

Citizens, shop owners want no part of parking meters on St. Paul's Grand Ave.

On a historic street like St. Paul’s Grand Avenue, parking meters might stick out. But that’s not the only reason the picturesque shopping district’s fans and business owners are...

September 30, 2015

Feds ask skeptical MN lawmakers to get on board with Real ID

Federal officials came to Minnesota Tuesday to “get real” with lawmakers about Real ID, the enhanced security program it’s rolling out for driver’s licenses across the...

September 29, 2015

100-plus executives to sleep outside Sunday to raise money for youth homelessness

More than 100 executives will be sleeping outside Sunday night to raise money and awareness for youth homelessness in Minneapolis. Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges, Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé...

September 27, 2015

Design for $27M upgrade of historic Minneapolis park is approved

New life will be breathed into a historic area of downtown Minneapolis’ riverfront, after a design for a $27 million upgrade was approved by the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board. Mill...

September 24, 2015

Huge demand for rural broadband Internet funding, so which MN cities applied?

Faster Internet is in such high demand in rural Minnesota that cities have put forward almost $30 million-worth of bids for a slice of state money available to improve broadband infrastructure. But...

September 24, 2015

Gov. Dayton urges lawmakers to make Minnesota IDs valid for airport security

Minnesota driver’s licenses may not be an acceptable form of identification to get through airport security, and now Gov. Mark Dayton says he’d call a special session if needed to fix...

September 23, 2015

Demonstrators urge county to call copper mine plan a threat to St. Louis River

Demonstrators who rallied at the courthouse in Duluth Tuesday called on county commissioners to acknowledge that a proposed northeastern Minnesota copper mine would threaten the health of the St...

September 22, 2015

Job services for deaf Minnesotans expanding from Twin Cities across state

A program that helps Minnesotans who are deaf or hard of hearing find jobs is about to expand from the Twin Cities to six other locations, thanks to a state grant. For more than 20 years, the...

September 22, 2015

Americans throw out twice as much garbage as previously thought

Americans are living in a throwaway culture far more entrenched than earlier believed. A new study by Yale University researchers released Monday shows just how much trash we all discard on a...

September 22, 2015

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