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Northshore Mine

Minnesota's Permit For Northshore Mine Expansion Riles Tribes, Environmental Groups

In comments submitted to the MPCA, environmental officials at the Fond du Lac and Grand Portage bands pointed out that the water permit does not set specific limits for sulfate, mercury, copper, nickel, zinc or cobalt in water leaving the mine site.

December 01, 2015

Lawmakers mull how special session could address racial inequality

Minnesota lawmakers are trying to figure out what they might do in a special legislative session to help the state’s black community, according to the Associated Press. Gov. Mark Dayton has...

November 28, 2015

Shop Your Values

Business Group Pushes Paid Sick Leave In Minneapolis With "Shop Your Values" Campaign

Small business owners affiliated with the group Main Street Alliance are asking the public to patronize places run by those who support the proposed policy.

November 25, 2015


St. Paul Poised To Change Booze Rules For Restaurants

Among other things, the new laws would allow for an increase in the number of restaurants that could offer hard liquor.

November 24, 2015

U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan wants to ban foreign steel for 5 years to help ailing Iron Range

Minnesota Congressman Rick Nolan has proposed a fairly drastic plan to help the struggling U.S. steel industry – he wants to ban the import of foreign steel for five years. Nolan, a Democrat...

November 23, 2015


Are You Ready For WeDo? It's Here

Minneapolis' newest cultural district has a flashy name and a goal of reviving the areas around Hennepin Avenue from the river to the Walker.

November 19, 2015


Upgrading Transit From St. Paul To Airport Offers Plenty Of Options - Just Don't Mess With Parking

Options for the Riverview Corridor project include just about every idea for improving transit between Union Depot and MSP, including which route should taken and what transit mode should be used.

November 17, 2015

Dayton Declares November As "Family Business Awareness Month"

Family businesses make up 90 percent of U.S. businesses and 80 percent of the nation’s workforce.

November 16, 2015

Dayton wants special session to extend benefits for unemployed mine workers

Gov. Mark Dayton wants to bring state lawmakers to St. Paul to extend unemployment benefits for Iron Range workers laid off because of the slump in the steel industry. In a letter to DFL Senate...

November 12, 2015

Fight For 15

The First Hurdle For Sick Leave Policy In Minneapolis: Agreeing On Who Should Study It

The city council wants a "partnership group" of 15 residents to study paid sick leave. Now comes the hard part: deciding who should serve on the panel.

November 12, 2015

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