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House incumbents won’t seek Brown’s Senate seat

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 1:04pm
Sen. Dave Brown is stepping down and Rep. Jim Newberger said he won't run for Brown's seat.

Soil tests will help shape vision for St. Paul’s Ford site

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 11:14am
A community meeting closes out a series of presentations aimed at soliciting feedback.

Dominium selected to rehab Fort Snelling buildings

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 11:09am
The Plymouth-based developer is picked to convert 26 former military buildings to housing.

‘Innovation district’ proposed for University Avenue

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 11:05am
The initiative is an economic development tool to encourage targeted job growth and redevelopment.

Higher minimum-wage proposals gain ground on both coasts

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 11:03am
The 240,000-student University of California becomes the nation's first public university to commit itself to the $15-an-hour wage.

Minneapolis panel supports World’s Fair bid

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 11:00am
The city council’s Committee of the Whole expressed enthusiasm for the three-month event, expected to draw between 10 million and 15 million visitors

State-backed programs to boost women entrepreneurs nearing launch

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 10:56am
Two women’s business development initiatives aim to help women entrepreneurs to elevate their businesses through consulting, access to capital and business development.

U.S. Senate moves forward on highway, transit bill

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 10:13am
The U.S. Senate agreed Wednesday to take up a sweeping transportation bill a little over a week before states will face a cutoff of highway and transit aid in the middle of the summer construction season.

Rx cannabis: Loud debate, quiet rollout

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 2:28pm
Sides offer different reasons for slow enrollment in medicinal marijuana program

2 DFLers chase donations in race to face Kline

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 2:17pm
Angie Craig and Mary Lawrence are competing for the chance to run against GOP U.S. Rep. John Kline, now serving a seventh term representing the suburban 2nd Congressional District.

Dayton’s economic record: cutting through the hype

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 2:01pm
Before concluding Gov. Mark Dayton has built nirvana on the Mississippi, be sure to sort through the hyperbole.

U.S. Bank Stadium: Countdown to completion

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 1:07pm
The stadium is more than 65 percent complete. About $550 million has been spent to date, and crews perform about $1.5 million in work every day.

Coleman exercising patience in St. Paul soccer stadium talks

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 12:57pm
While the mayor has said he aims to work out project details on a tight timetable, his office doused speculation he was turning up the heat on Minnesota United.

Two alignments moving forward in West Broadway study

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 12:51pm
Metro Transit has pared down options for transit on West Broadway Avenue to two streetcar and bus rapid transit alternatives that could extend from downtown Minneapolis through the north side to downtown Robbinsdale.

Rochester reviews vetting process for projects

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 12:46pm
The city council will revisit the missions of each of the dozen or so boards it appoints, then focus on ways to better prepare the volunteers that fill them.

U.S. Bank Stadium: Countdown to completion

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 5:55pm
The stadium is more than 65 percent complete. About $550 million has been spent to date, and crews perform about $1.5 million in work every day.

To Vikings, stadium roof has clear advantages

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 5:46pm
Sixty percent of the stadium, some 248,000 square feet of it, will be covered solely by a transparent material called ETFE.

Staying in, dropping out, Pluto and Atticus Finch

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 7:00am
A new, weekly dose of comments from the state’s movers and shakers

It’s déjà vu in some House districts

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 2:10pm
Ousted Democrats seek rematches to retake the chamber from Republicans.

Carlson and Kahn: 42 years and counting

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 2:03pm
Lyndon Carlson and Phyllis Kahn won election to the Minnesota House in November 1972, the same night Nixon trounced his Democratic challenger, George McGovern.