A bipartisan group of lawmakers is pushing to allocate $70 million for internet projects. But even that funding would only go so far toward the state’s ultimate goal — to bring much faster universal internet to everyone in Minnesota by 2016.
When the Legislature begins its work Jan. 8, a battery of lobbyists for Greater Minnesota interests will be there, arguing for a variety of proposals that they believe will boost the rural economy.
The developments left political opponents and environmental groups reeling, even as an attempt to cement a critical land-exchange between PolyMet and the U.S. Forest Service fell apart on Thursday.
An FAQ about the $2.6 billion project.
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.
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.
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.
The way forward is to do something different in Minnesota so the Republican Party is competitive in all parts of the state.
Low-property-wealth rural districts — knowing that their taxpayers have to shoulder a higher proportion of any referendum ask — are being forced to triage their bonding asks.
The new large swath of red on the political map overlooks a lot, especially how divided women are on the future of mining.
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.
Contributing equally if not more to Stauber’s victory was his local bona fides. “I knew the family,” was the phrase most often used in voter interviews on Election Day.
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.
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.
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Restocking wolves on Isle Royale is the first time that the National Park Service has intervened in a designated wilderness area to manipulate a predator-prey relationship.
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.
As demographic changes transform the student makeup of many classrooms around the state, they have also impacted the state’s high school sports scene.
The sector includes companies that make everything from massive conveyor belts to radiators and air coolers to replacement parts for machines that crush ore to special tools used by miners.