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How Luxury Apartments In Uptown Affect Low-Income Tenants In Frogtown

A study by the Minnesota Housing Partnership reveals the domino effect at play in the Twin Cities rental market, especially in its response to an increasing number of well-off renters.

October 20, 2016


How Minnesota Employers Are Trying To Get More Students Interested In Manufacturing

Government, employers and nonprofit organizations are trying to raise awareness about manufacturing jobs — and to combat some negative stereotypes.

October 18, 2016


How 'Minnesota Nice' Could Become A Serious Economic Problem For The Twin Cities

Twin Cities business leaders say the region must do a better job of recruiting people to move here — and of keeping them here once they arrive.

October 13, 2016

Minimum Wage

Study Suggests Most Minneapolis Businesses Wouldn't Be Harmed By Citywide $15 Minimum Wage

Yet some worry that the study underestimates the potential impact — especially on small businesses.

October 06, 2016

Light Rail

Can The Twin Cities Build Two Light Rail Projects At Once?

After numerous delays, the schedules to complete Southwest LRT and the Bottineau Line are now converging. Is Metro Transit capable of building the massive projects simultaneously?

October 04, 2016


Solera Property Goes From Hot Rooftop To Nonprofit Offices

900 Hennepin changes directions with the help of Minneapolis taxpayers.

September 30, 2016


St. Paul City Council Passes 7.9 Percent Tax Levy Increase

Call it the Goldilocks of tax levy hikes: lower than council originally proposed, and higher than what Mayor Chris Coleman wanted.

September 29, 2016


Met Council Secures Final $145M For Southwest Light Rail — But The Political Cost May Be Much Higher

There are now legal commitments to pay for the local share of the $1.858 billion project. But in keeping with so much of the process surrounding the planning of Southwest LRT, it wasn’t easy.

September 01, 2016

EpiPens cost 400 percent more and Klobuchar wants an explanation

The cost of EpiPens has gone up 400 percent since 2009, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar has said the “outrageous price increases” need to be “investigated and stopped.” An EpiPen is...

August 23, 2016

Second Ave Food Trucks

Does Minneapolis Have Too Many—Or Too Few—Rules Governing Food Trucks?

Some downtown building owners think Minneapolis should tighten regulations, while food truck operators think the city should give them more freedom.

August 23, 2016

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