Enbridge’s Line 3 project looms especially large in the selection process for the next member of the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission.
The tight labor market caused by retiring baby boomers is an immediate problem, and its pinch on growing businesses is only going to get worse.
Speaking at Fleming Field airport in South St. Paul, Peterson offered some insights on the legislation — and the political dynamics of why it took so long for lawmakers to reach an agreement.
As Hardy leaves DEED, the agency can boast about Minnesota’s record-low unemployment numbers and a overall robust economy. But that doesn’t paint a complete picture of the state’s workforce.
Despite a population of fewer than 25,000 people, Faribault has four major employers owned by companies outside of the U.S., an abundance of foreign investment that experts say is unique of for such a small city.
The government predicts global warming will present threats to human health and infrastructure in the region, as well as to some of Minnesota’s most important crops, animals and ecosystems.
With Democrats in the majority in the House, McCollum will have a lot more power to impact environmental issues closely watched by many Minnesotans.
Environmental groups don’t expect a much of a change on two of the state’s most fiercely-contested natural resources projects: PolyMet’s proposed copper-nickel mine and Enbridge’s plan to replace an aging oil pipeline.
For those on the front lines of workforce development in Minnesota, the conversation around the notion of a trades ‘stigma’ is complex.
Exactly what policies the DFL may be able to send to Walz’s desk with a new House majority is far from clear. But Tuesday’s election results may be as much about what won’t get passed by the Legislature as what will get through.
The decision marks a pivotal moment for the $1 billion project — and could have political ramifications just days before the Nov. 6 elections.
Even if the market for industrial hemp becomes viable, a green revolution isn’t likely to result from mass production of the crop.
For the U team, the technology brings more than flash; it has serious potential advantages over typical carp removal methods around Minnesota, which Bajer said can be time and labor intensive.
With Gov. Mark Dayton leaving office, the buffer law has become one of the top natural resource issues in the governor’s race between Republican Jeff Johnson and DFLer Tim Walz.
A group wants the state to create a new category for prioritizing access to water — while touting the environmental positives of golf course, or as they bill them: “your communities’ largest rain garden.”
The problem is especially stark in Minnesota. The state was ranked as the fifth least affordable in the U.S. for infant care, according to a 2017 report from the national Child Care Aware organization.
The lawsuit — over the Legislature’s use of money from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund — also serves as a warning to lawmakers to stay away from other constitutionally dedicated funds for the environment.
In many respects, 2018 was a long and winding road back to square one for Minnesota’s wild rice standard.