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What's Going On With Redevelopment Of St. Paul's Ford Plant Site?

Most of the plans and studies are complete. An environmental study has concluded that a cleanup is possible and affordable. And Ford is finally prepared to lay out a more firm timetable for redevelopment.

July 14, 2016

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Paid Leave Rules And A Higher Minimum Wage Are Popular In Minneapolis - But Are They Legal?

Minnesota doesn't have a law explicitly preventing cities from enacting their own wage and benefit ordinances, but that doesn't mean it's clear that doing so is legal.

July 05, 2016

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Minneapolis Wants Co-ops

The city is launching a program to promote the creation of more member-owned commercial enterprises.

June 29, 2016

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Why Does Downtown Minneapolis Still Have A Lot Of Surface Parking Lots? It's Complicated

Can the City of Minneapolis really use the property assessment process to incentivize owners to either develop parking lots — or sell the land to someone who will?

June 23, 2016

A Series Of Small Fights Reveals Deep Divisions Over The Future Of St. Paul

A city that is getting younger, more racially diverse and more urban is grappling with what it will look like in coming years.

June 14, 2016

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Have The Political Winds Finally Shifted On Lifting The Cuban Embargo?

Americans oppose the continuation of the embargo by a large margin. Congress might be starting to notice.

June 09, 2016

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Study: Don’t Even Think About Driving To The St. Paul Soccer Stadium

The study notes that fans driving to the stadium in hopes of finding parking are almost assuredly going to find themselves out of luck.

June 07, 2016

No signature: Gov. Dayton lets tax cut bill die because it had an error

The midnight deadline for Gov. Mark Dayton to sign a tax cut bill into law passed without his signature. Dayton had said he wouldn’t sign the bill because there was an error in language (the...

June 07, 2016

What's going on with the tax bill people are arguing about, and why it matters

Gov. Mark Dayton has refused to sign the $259 million tax bill passed by lawmakers last month. It passed the Senate 55-12, and the House 123-10. On Monday, Republican lawmakers held a news...

June 06, 2016

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Will A $2,000 Tuition Hike Hurt The U’s Ability To Recruit Out-Of-State Students?

Because they generally pay higher tuition, out-of-state students are a key part of the University of Minnesota’s annual budget—especially in the face of decreasing support of the school from legislators in St. Paul.

June 02, 2016

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