Politics in Minnesota
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The Hennepin County Board approved a $1.8 million purchase agreement for the property at 5170 West Broadway, a strategic move meant to block a proposed connection between a Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Co. spur and Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. tracks.
The Senate Judiciary Committee stripped a provision making certain poaching offenses felonies.
Sen. Ron Latz said the proposed legislation “will realign the tort system to be consistent with its very premise” — creating a legal exposure that provides incentives “to do a better job.”
Decisions on housing and education reform fuel persistent racial segregation.
Governor’s proposal to spend the $1.9 billion surplus faces resistance from the GOP.
Republicans have begun pressing forward with a plan to write MNsure out of the state’s control and shift Minnesota on to the federally based exchange through Healthcare.gov.
Crews of carpenters, ironworkers and quality control experts, clad in yellow safety vests and orange hard hats, are carefully crafting the giant concrete puzzle pieces that will go into the bridge that is so far on schedule to open in 2016.
Gov. Mark Dayton's plan is designed to prevent catastrophic derailments of trains carrying Bakken crude oil through the state and to provide better access for first responders in areas where daily rail congestion causes traffic delays.
The Federal Transit Administration wants more details about the Gateway Corridor bus rapid transit plan, which will delay the project and increase the price tag.
An overview by Metro Transit found that there are about 18,265 park-and-ride users in a system with about 32,000 spaces, or a 56 percent usage rate.
Landowners may find it difficult to sell nonconforming property following a zoning change and the value of property tends to be less after it becomes nonconforming.
Gov. Mark Dayton is calling for a 50-foot buffer zone around all — or nearly all — of the state’s rivers, lakes and streams, tripling the current buffer standard of 16.5 feet.
A bill by DFL Sen. Terri Bonoff that mirrors teacher layoff provisions in the House bill appears down the list of priorities for the Senate majority.
Crews will soon begin to install components of a system that will work to keep snow and ice from accumulating atop the stadium – and prevent disasters such as the December 2010 Metrodome roof collapse.
The 1970s-era visitor center at the Oliver Kelly Farm will soon be replaced as the Minnesota Historical Society gets ready to launch a $10.5 million project that will include a new visitor center and other upgrades.
The electrical control panel provider is planning a 100,000-square-foot building to consolidate its office, warehouse and production space in Brooklyn Park.
Metro Transit has installed 22 new shelters and is conducting site assessments to see where to build hundreds of other new shelters and replacements and add amenities like light and heat throughout the region.
Red Wing is aggressively getting its act together for an increasingly diverse and disadvantaged young population, all under the banner of a new organization called Every Hand Joined.
The bill would inscribe numerous mandatory rules for how schools investigate allegations of sexual assault.
The compromise would let law enforcement agencies retain LPR information that was not part of an active investigation for up to 30 days.