U.S. Sens. Klobuchar, Scott Propose Legislation to Study Declining Entrepreneurship

The senators’ Enhancing Entrepreneurship for the 21st Century Act would require government agencies to examine factors behind the slump in new business formation rates.

Govs. Walz, Noem Cry Foul Over Trump’s Ethanol Waivers

In a letter, the governors asked Trump to find ways to lessen the impact of the waivers on farmers.

The Fine Print: City Hall's New Office Building

A look at the particulars of a new office building for the city of Minneapolis.

Minnesota’s Angel Tax Credit Returns

The program, which was revived by the Minnesota Legislature this year, allows investors to claim a tax credit on investments in startups.

Special Session Adjourns After Minnesota Legislature Passes $48.3 Billion Budget

There will be no general tax increase, and no gas tax hike. But there will be a cut in the income tax rate for middle-income earners while a tax on medical providers will continue.

Mixing Politics and Business: A Breakdown of the Minnesota House by Profession

Breaking down the Minnesota House by profession.

As Lawmakers Take a Holiday Break, Here’s Where Things Stand at the Minnesota Legislature

There are stark differences in philosophy and strategy between the DFL-led House and GOP-run Senate, divisions best illustrated by each side’s omnibus spending and policy bills.

How Big Pharma Became the Biggest Villain of the 2019 Minnesota Legislature

Pharma has become such an inviting target that in a Legislature that can't agree on anything, multiple bills taking on the industry are still alive in both the DFL-controlled House and a GOP-controlled Senate.

Some of MN’s Lowest-Paid Workers, the St. Paul Saints Players, May Become Exempt from Minimum Wage Laws

The St. Paul Saints, the minor league baseball team that plays home games at the heavily public subsidized CHS Field in Lowertown, is 1.2 miles away from the state Capitol.

Walz, Senate Republicans at Odds Over Solution to Affordable Housing Crisis

One proposal, which has bipartisan support, would allow those who donate to affordable housing projects to take a dollar-for-dollar credit off of their state income tax bill.

Solera Property Goes From Hot Rooftop To Nonprofit Offices

900 Hennepin changes directions with the help of Minneapolis taxpayers.

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.

Twin Metals Sues U.S. Government Over Mining Rights

The minerals company claims government figures are refusing to give it automatic renewal of the right to mine in an area near the Boundary Waters.

Filling The STEM Pipeline

The Minnesota High Tech Association, state government and private companies are providing hundreds of paid internships to increase the high tech workforce.

Company Confidential

The new federal trade secrets law has major ramifications for intellectual property and employment disputes.

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.

Good Jobs, Zero Bedrooms

Employment is booming across greater Minnesota, but acute housing shortages threaten the prosperity.

How Has Minnesota's Health Insurance Exchange Performed?

With open enrollment for 2017 just two months away, TCB looks at key numbers from the first three years of the ACA-mandated exchanges to predict where those numbers may go.

Judge Says Minneapolis Can Vote On $15 Minimum Wage

Minneapolis City Council had blocked the initiative from reaching the ballot earlier this month.

Who Earns The Minimum Wage In Minnesota?

As the minimum wage gets its third annual increase, how many people still actually earn it?

Report: White Workers In MN Earn Thousands More Than Other Racial Groups

Asian and white Minnesotans were also found to be 15 percent more likely to earn a bachelor’s degree or higher than American Indians and African Americans.

Secrecy and Subsidies

Behind the state's deal to bring new jobs to Hoyt Lakes.

The Vikings Stadium's Payoff

The results are almost in. Will U.S. Bank Stadium deliver on its promises?

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.

Four Minnesota Agencies Form Partnership To Improve Antibiotic Usage

An estimated 23,000 Americans die each year due to bacteria that has become resistant to antibiotics.

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.

Minneapolis Wants Co-ops

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

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?

Will Minnesota Business Be Affected By Brexit?

Two partners at Faegre Baker Daniels’ London office discuss the intricacies of Brexit and why Minnesotans should be paying attention.

Minnesota Commercial Property Taxes Among Nation's Highest

The state's Chamber of Commerce continues its call on lawmakers to eliminate the statewide general property tax.

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