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Twin Cities workers will play role in Rochester expansion

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 9:41am
The person heading up the Destination Medical Center development arm tells Minneapolis business officials the expansion will boost demand for workers and help sell them on Rochester.

Administration basks in CNBC ranking, critics point to challenges

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 2:16pm
The state didn’t finish at the top in any individual category, but was in the top 10 for infrastructure, economy, quality of life and education.

Lawmakers study options for combating ‘revenge porn’

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 1:57pm
Rep. John Lesch formed a working group meeting in response to a recent Isanti County District Court ruling that found the state’s criminal defamation law was unconstitutional as presently written.

Health care ruling sets off partisan responses

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 1:37pm
Minnesota wasn’t subject, individually, to the court’s decision, but Gov. Mark Dayton warned that a ruling that eliminated subsidies for other states would have “thrown the whole system into chaos.”

Port Authority touts Wild rink in Macy’s grant application

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 1:31pm
The St. Paul Port Authority, which owns the building, hopes to nail down a $720,750 grant from the Metropolitan Council.

Brownfield sites get $3.5M for cleanup from Met Council

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 1:27pm
Altogether, the funding will clean 22 acres and support a $2.8 million annual increase in net tax capacity.

Eden Prairie offers option for Southwest line

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 1:22pm
A pitch from Eden Prairie to end the future Southwest Light Rail Transit line at the Southwest Station is gaining support from other stakeholders.

Despite MSOP ruling, Catch-22s remain for offender

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 1:14pm
It’s virtually impossible for clients to clear discharge hurdles.

Census: Minnesota’s minority population growing

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 1:08pm
The number of minorities is growing four times as fast as whites in Minnesota.

Supreme Court extends same-sex marriage nationwide

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 9:36am
The court's 5-4 ruling means the remaining 14 states, in the South and Midwest, will have to stop enforcing their bans on same-sex marriage.

Supreme Court upholds nationwide health care law subsidies

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 9:32am
The outcome is the second major victory for Obama in politically charged Supreme Court tests of his most significant domestic achievement.

Supreme Court preserves tool for fighting housing bias

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 9:30am
The ruling is a win for housing advocates who argued that the Fair Housing Act allows challenges to race-neutral policies that have a negative impact on minority groups

Both sides get ‘ready for Hillary’

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 1:58pm
Clinton fundraiser in Minnesota attracts well-heeled backers and predictable detractors.

Flanagan ‘not putting the cart before the horse’ in 46A

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 1:52pm
DFLer Peggy Flanagan will appear alone on the ballot after her rival missed the deadline.

Dayton’s curious behavior did him no favors

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 1:33pm
Judging by his behavior during the 2015 state legislative sessions, Gov. Mark Dayton fits comfortably into the series of unconventional Minnesota politicians.

Affordable housing props up green development push

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 1:25pm
Low-income residents, schools and other Xcel Energy customers are eligible for a program allowing Minnesota renters to buy solar electricity next year.

Underpass project in Richfield gets big boost

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 1:21pm
Richfield received $10 million in bonding bill to put toward the $21 million project to burrow under Cedar Ave.

Breaking ground: Mixed-income project on Green Line

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 1:14pm
Indianapolis-based Flaherty & Collins broke ground Tuesday on the 2700 University project, a 248-unit mixed-income apartment building near the Green Line’s Westgate station in St. Paul.

St. Paul Port Authority inches toward Macy’s redevelopment plan

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 1:06pm
The agency will pass the 500,000-square-foot property to its subsidiary Capital City Properties for $1.

Lawmakers plot next session’s bid for tax cuts

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 6:40am
Tax bills from the House and Senate fizzled during the recent legislation session, casualties of a political firestorm that flared up mostly around transportation funding.