The ruling wasn’t a total victory for mine opponents, however. The court ruled in favor of PolyMet and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency on several other issues.
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Rooted in Anishinaabe language, culture, traditions and beliefs, Ombimindwaa Gidinawemaaganinaadog — the department formerly known as Red Lake Family and Children’s Services — is designed to focus on intergenerational family wellness.
The panel also recommended the state raise application fees for Minnesota driver’s licenses and extend the validity of licenses to eight years.
Three years after Shopko declared bankruptcy and shuttered all its stores, many of the buildings have been put to new use.
Talon Metals Corp. wants to build an underground mine that would operate for nine years and primarily extract nickel, but also some copper, cobalt, platinum group metals and iron.
As one of the few DFLers representing a deep red area of Greater Minnesota, Marquart’s departure could play a role in who controls the House next year.
The Austin police department was researching the technology before an officer fatally shot Kokou Christopher Fiafonou in December.
What to know about where the $1 billion proposal stands today — and what’s in store for PolyMet in the coming year.
From pipelines to wildfire, a (non-exhaustive) list of the most memorable developments in Greater Minnesota this year.
Alexandria is seen as a leader in coordinating efforts among law enforcement and mental health professionals. But the city’s experience also illustrates the complexity of responding to mental health crises in Greater Minnesota.
A report from the Center for Rural Policy and Development showed some counties’ local sales tax collections up 20 to 30 percent since 2015.
Among other things: a new survey of long-term care providers found roughly 76 percent are limiting admission to their facilities.
One thing it won’t do: rid the state of all lead service lines, a stated goal of President Joe Biden.
In Roseau, in northwestern Minnesota, the problem is so acute that the city has taken drastic measures, building a $6.8 million apartment complex that is funded almost entirely with public money.
While the tight labor market isn’t new, it has gotten worse since the onset of the pandemic. Minnesota’s labor force participation rate has dropped to a point it hasn’t seen since the late ’70s, when fewer women were in the workforce.
“The concern is high, and the questions about what to do about it are significant,” said Tamara Nelsen, executive director of AgriGrowth, a nonprofit organization representing Minnesota agriculture.
Starlink’s technology has the potential to connect parts of rural Minnesota where high-speed internet is expensive to build and hard to come by, but the service has also stirred up plenty of debate — and frustration — among public officials.
The money represents unprecedented spending on child care, even as child care advocates say it’s not nearly enough to address longstanding economic problems with the system.
While some are concerned with environmental dangers of aquaculture, others see the industry as a promising one for Minnesota.
Many of Minnesota’s small, in-home child care businesses say larger centers get more attention and resources from the government.