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by Gene Rebeck

Sold: Old grain elevator goes for $23K; vintage planes on the auction block

The State of Minnesota has auctioned off everything from cars to unclaimed property left at the airport and confiscated guns – now it can add a derelict grain elevator and vintage wildfire-fighting...

January 06, 2015

MOA protest supporters ask Bloomington to forego criminal charges

Almost everyone at Monday night’s Bloomington City Council meeting was there for one thing: to tell officials they should drop any plans to charge those involved with last month’s Black...

January 06, 2015

Hearings underway on proposed oil pipeline in northern Minnesota

Minnesota residents who live along the route of a proposed 610-mile pipeline that would carry oil from North Dakota’s Bakken oil fields to Superior, Wisconsin, are getting a chance this week...

January 05, 2015

Dayton asks for more education spending, state unity in inauguration speech

We now have an idea of Gov. Mark Dayton’s priorities heading into the lawmaking season. At the swearing-in ceremony for his second term, Dayton used his speech to emphasize education spending...

January 05, 2015

Minneapolis momentum: City sets record with $2 billion in new construction permits

If the city of Minneapolis was seeking a bird to exemplify it, it might consider the crane. The Star Tribune reports on an unprecedented building boom in the state’s largest city in 2014. The...

January 03, 2015

Minnesota Fortune 500 companies grab big returns in 2014

Minnesota’s biggest companies had a big 2014 and many are expecting a big 2015 as well. The Pioneer Press reports that most Fortune 500 corporations in Minnesota saw double-digit stock gains....

January 02, 2015

New website shows how Minnesota spends it money, and to whom it goes

A new website will allow anyone, at any time, to track money spent by the state government – from employee salaries, to contracts with private companies, to activity-specific costs for one agency...

January 02, 2015

Minnesota AG proposes more protections for college students

Students who attend for-profit colleges or borrow money to pay for college deserve better customer service, according to Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson. Swanson said Tuesday she has...

December 31, 2014

Hennepin County puts abandoned grain elevator on auction block

It’s a bit of a fixer-upper, but this large, abandoned grain elevator near downtown Minneapolis could be yours if you’re willing to brave Hennepin County’s public auction next...

December 30, 2014

Road construction cost near new Saints stadium doubles

The city of St. Paul has to double its budget to improve roads near the new Lowertown St. Paul Saints stadium before it opens in the spring. The city found contaminated soil beneath the streets...

December 20, 2014

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