Zelle, a former state Minnesota Department of Transportation commissioner, was appointed Met Council chair just before the COVID-19 pandemic hit.
The state House Finance Agency, tenant rights activists and Mid Minnesota Legal Aid address the most-frequently asked questions they get from both and renters and landlords about the state’s rental assistance program.
There’s something about having billions to spend that brings people together. Meanwhile, U.S. Reps. Dean Phillips and Angie Craig have criticized Rep. Ilhan Omar and the four Republican members of Minnesota’s congressional delegation for voting against the bill.
“The campaign for me is worth it if we have some serious discussions about clean water, clean politics,” Painter said. “I don’t want to get in there just to make a lot of noise.”
Tribes that own and operate casinos in Minnesota had previously been uninterested in sports gambling, a form of gaming that has not proven to be especially lucrative. But there are signs their stance on the issue might be softening.
The nine-member Frontline Worker Pay Working Group could never come to an agreement on which pandemic workers should be eligible for the $250 million set aside by the Legislature.
Minnesota officials need not worry that Congress might claw back some of money the state got under the American Rescue Plan, though. As far as the feds are concerned, state government still lost revenue during the last budget period.
The conflict stems from a federal government policy of denying gun purchases and transfers to anyone who signs up for a state’s medical cannabis program.
The officer driving the squad car was not directly disciplined for crashing into a Lexus. Or for endangering pedestrians. Instead, he was disciplined for violating three department policies governing use of seat belts and for “normal and emergency vehicle operations.”
In a video, “Goal Line Stand,” posted Tuesday morning, Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan tout his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic as evidence of someone “making the tough calls.”
Registered patients will soon be able to buy marijuana in plant form and smoke it, a change that could eventually result in as many as 100,000 people in the program.
Taken together, tax collections for the seven months since the February 2021 forecast are $3.3 billion more than state economists predicted.
Rep. Rick Hansen, DFL-South St Paul, has introduced a bill that would require all cities to permit native landscapes.
At issue is a section of state law that came out of a revision of emergency powers laws following the 9/11 terror attacks.
Often in state legislative settings, just when the the sides of a debate seem furthest apart they announce a deal.
Kelley Martin is the founder of a small housing nonprofit who also works of a for-profit property management company. Neither side of her work has had much success navigating RentHelpMN.
The state’s newly adopted film credit — and newly extended historic preservation credit — is part of a niche business: the buying and selling of tax breaks.
Minnesota is one of 10 states that owes the feds money for covering payments made out of its unemployment insurance trust fund.
Both Jeremy Miller and Melisa López Franzen have touted their membership in the Purple Caucus, a loose organization of lawmakers who wanted to counter partisanship in St. Paul.