Politics in Minnesota

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Minneapolis takes second shot at Peavey Plaza rehab

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 10:11am
The city is taking a new approach to improvements starting with a study of the historic structures and existing conditions on the site.

‘Responsible contractor’ fix heads to governor

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 7:00am
The bill fixes some language that contractors found objectionable and it eases some of the more onerous paperwork burdens.

Education standoff may yield special session

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 1:36pm
Gov. Mark Dayton is threatening to veto a compromise education budget if legislators don’t rise closer to his spending level, and has said he is willing to call a special session to get his way.

Ortman: ‘I’ve always thought this is not a career’

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 1:19pm
Retiring suburban senator says it’s time for ‘new energy from new folks.'

Hagedorn seeks CD1 rematch with Walz

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 1:09pm
One Republican challenger is in, another is out in the 1st Congressional District.

Workers in short supply as manufacturers try to grow

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 11:43am
Against the backdrop of brimming post-recession optimism, the worker shortage looming for years is beginning to sting as baby boomers retire and the pipeline of new workers undershoots demand.

City backs Arctic Cat’s $26M Thief River Falls growth spurt

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 11:39am
Thief River Falls kicks in $2.2 million for the project that promises almost 50 new jobs.

St. Paul rolls out welcome mat for ‘EcoDistrict’

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 11:38am
Officials hope to turn a swath of downtown St. Paul into one of several zones across the nation that showcase sustainable development.

Where to save $341 million along Southwest LRT?

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 11:30am
Removing stations and track at the “west end of the line” could shave more than $100 million.

Scott County approves sales tax

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 11:29am
The board agreed it was better to enact its own sales tax to be used within the county’s borders rather than contribute more to a metro-wide sales tax pool for transit projects.

Talks have Capitol in holding pattern

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 1:22pm
Taxes and transportation remain sticking points as the House and Senate are effectively deadlocked on budget bill negotiations.

Legislature still busy during budget impasse

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 1:10pm
Policy bills are indeed passing, and some non-controversial pieces have a good chance to become law this year.

River lock closure prompts call to aid 2 businesses

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 1:04pm
The impending closure of the upper lock will have a major impact on the two remaining barge-reliant businesses that are above St. Anthony Falls: Aggregate Industries and Northern Metal Recycling.

Transform how Minnesota cares for seniors

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 12:53pm
A profound demographic shift requires new thinking, innovation and reform in providing long-term care.

User fees are smartest revenue sources for roads

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 12:46pm
A response to David Strom's commentary on Minnesota's gas tax.

Partnerships for ‘our kids’ deserve support

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 12:35pm
Both the urban neighborhood partnerships and the more regional Greater Minnesota partnerships are each part of much larger national networks that are gaining ground in many states.

Road bills could give private sector bigger role

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 4:51pm
Language in both the House and Senate bills would expand the role of the private sector in transportation projects through a “public-private partnership” pilot program.

Cirrus growth in Duluth may hinge on $4M in state aid

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 3:30pm
Cirrus unveiled plans last week to move its customer-facing operations, including sales, maintenance and training, to a warmer, less volatile climate in Knoxville.

TIF slice may shrink for Amazon, Shakopee

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 12:12pm
Shakopee officials say the amount available to Amazon and the city over the TIF’s nine-year life could fall closer to $2 million after Scott County claims its share.

U of M seeks Green Line improvements

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 12:05pm
The university identified 100 labs and more than 330 pieces of equipment that could be affected by light rail.