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Why Is Minnesota's Congressional Delegation So Focused On Cuba?

Since the thaw in relations that followed an unexpected prisoner swap late last year, Minnesota’s representatives have wasted no time getting involved in Cuba policy.

June 23, 2015

Dayton signs budget bills and avoids shutdown, despite 'terrible' environment bill

Gov. Mark Dayton has signed all the budget bills hammered out in Friday’s special session of the Legislature, his office said in a news release Saturday afternoon – thus ending the...

June 13, 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

Dayton says there's a tentative budget deal, special session coming

Minnesota leaders have reached a tentative budget deal, Gov. Mark Dayton announced Wednesday morning, with the governor saying he is prepared to call the Legislature into a special session. “We...

June 10, 2015


Paulsen In The Middle Of Beer-Industry Fight Fermenting On Capitol Hill

Minnesota's 3rd District Rep. Erik Paulsen introduced a bill that would slash federal excise taxes for small U.S-based breweries. Weeks later, the big breweries stepped up.

June 09, 2015


Rochester's Economic Engine Shifts Into Overdrive With Destination Medical Center Plans

Pine Island and Plainview are two nearby towns with different strategies for capitalizing on the DMC initiative.

June 04, 2015


Eden Prairie End Of Line Is Likely To Take The Brunt Of Southwest LRT Cuts

Members of the Corridor Management Committee generally accepted a suggestion to scrap two stations in Eden Prairie.

June 04, 2015

St. Paul

In Downtown St. Paul, If You Unbuild It, Will They Come?

A total of seven buildings, dating from 1886 to 1979, will be demolished in downtown St. Paul over the next 13 months to pave way for new developments.

June 02, 2015

Budget stalemate means state employees to begin receiving layoff notices

Layoff notices are expected to start going out to nearly 9,500 state employees on Monday. State employee unions require that workers receive 30-day notices, triggered by the countdown to a partial...

June 01, 2015

MN United

Are Minnesota United's Owners Looking At Alternative Stadium Sites - Outside Minneapolis?

A remark made by a team official during a public forum earlier this month gave life to a rumor that a frustrated a ownership group is considering St. Paul as a host.

May 28, 2015

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