Politics in Minnesota

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Public health programs flashpoints in brewing debate

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 1:08pm
The MinnesotaCare provision is the bill’s most significant change to existing law, and perhaps its least likely to gain agreement from Senate Democrats and Gov. Mark Dayton.

Contentious trade bill splits state’s lawmakers

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 1:00pm
The so-called “fast-track” legislation touched off a firestorm in Washington, largely dividing Minnesota’s congressional delegation down party lines.

Minnesota gains jobs in March, though construction slips

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 12:53pm
Minnesota employers added 7,800 jobs in March, ratcheting up year-over-year gains to 50,829.

Leveraging BRT on the Gateway Corridor

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 12:47pm
Two national development experts say the unique Bus Rapid Transit mode will draw investment if communities plan to make their stations attractive destinations.

St. Paul’s Midway touted as development hotspot

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 12:42pm
St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman said momentum generated by the transformation in recent years – including expanded transit options and pushes for new housing – will drive the city’s next growth spurt.

HCMC plans bigger expansion in downtown Minneapolis

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 12:37pm
The plan will include 367,000 square feet of new space and a total project cost of $224.6 million.

Vikings chip in $1.2M for more stadium suites

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 12:26pm
The $1.2 million is above and beyond the additional $19.5 million the team committed last month to pay for plaza enhancements, food service equipment, build-outs for game day entertainment, retractable seating upgrades, and more.

Sides dig in over finance bills

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 2:22pm
The Minnesota House and Senate remain $100 million apart on funding government.

Dissension lingers after GOP re-elects Downey

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 2:16pm
Downey won re-election to his post as chair of the Republican Party of Minnesota at the state central committee meeting, holding off a pair of challengers.

Angel tax credits slow to go after rule tweaks

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 2:09pm
Of the total $16 million in tax credits available to investors in fledgling businesses, $8.5 million was still in the pot as of Monday.

Former U.S. trade rep urges better China policy

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 1:56pm
To keep Minnesota and the rest of the country thriving, Carla Hills called on the federal government to step up efforts to rope China into either an existing trade agreement or a new one specifically designed to bring together the superpowers.

Deal near for Vikings stadium pedestrian bridge

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 1:51pm
The deal calls for the Met Council to pay the entire cost to build and maintain the bridge, which would pass over the light rail tracks at Fourth Street and Chicago Avenue.

Still exploring Golden Valley light rail stop

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 1:47pm
There's still no clear choice between two station options along the Blue Line Extension route.

Organizers tout economic upside in World’s Fair bid

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 1:40pm
Backers of the 2023 event say it would put Minnesota in the global spotlight and the impact would be bigger than the influx of tourism dollars.

Workforce equity requires top priority

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 1:27pm
By 2040, about 40 percent of the Twin Cities metropolitan area workforce will be people of color and our state and region will not stay strong economically with racial disparities.

Soccer leaders seek tax relief for stadium

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 10:37am
The Minnesota United ownership group hopes to get a sales tax exemption on construction materials worth $3 million or more as well as city and county property tax breaks on the proposed Minneapolis stadium site.

House GOP moves to slash Met Council chair’s pay

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 1:26pm
House Republicans are moving to cut the Metropolitan Council Chairman Adam Duininck's salary in half, in a jab at Gov. Mark Dayton over a pay increase they believe went beyond the terms of a deal on commissioner salaries.

Why your rent will rise again this year

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 1:15pm
Even with a surge in apartment construction, rents are projected to rise yet another 3.3 percent this year, to an average $1,161

State of State has familiar ring to it

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 1:10pm
Gov. Mark Dayton renews his pitches for education, transportation, and bonding in his fifth State of the State address.

Jobs and energy panel shifting priorities

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 12:37pm
Broadband projects are out, tourism is in as the omnibus bill takes shape in the House.