In some ways, Minnesota is an outlier, in that it was one of two Midwestern states that shifted overall toward Democrats in recent elections.
A collection of news and stories from around the state of Minnesota.
Logging has made large improvements in safety, especially as the industry has become more mechanized, but it is still far more dangerous than many occupations in Minnesota.
The Northwest Angle loan program is open to any “remote recreational business” in the area that lost more than 30 percent of its revenue between March of 2020 and 2021 and was impacted by the border closure.
“Changemakers” retreats grew from community forums focused on the region’s addiction crisis and led by the U of M Extension’s Center for Community Vitality.
Alexandria Technical & Community College, which has one of the largest law enforcement programs in Minnesota, has experienced a steady decline in the number of students who have earned law enforcement degrees and skills certificates.
Central Lakes College and Ridgewater College are launching programs aimed at training the next generation of animal slaughter, butchery and processing workers.
For weeks, Tim Walz has been locked in debate with Senate Republicans over a GOP threat to remove Jan Malcolm as MDH commissioner during a special session.
The push is part an effort by the DNR to improve relationships with tribes in Minnesota.
Solar panel manufacturer Heliene, which currently employs about 75 people at its Mountain Iron facility, is planning a $21 million expansion, with state and local governments are chipping in millions for the project.
A new MinnPost poll found that rural and urban voters in Minnesota are split sharply on everything from the performance of Gov. Tim Walz to the results of the 2020 election.
The ability to contain wildfires has more to do with favorable weather conditions than resources, according to Lee Frelich, director of the U of M’s Center for Forest Ecology.
Unlike the Clean Cars regulations — a controversial mandate from Gov. Tim Walz’s administration — the low-carbon fuel standard is noteworthy for its broader political support.
The difficulty of creating more child-care “slots” — in homes, revamped buildings or new facilities — remains acute.
Agricultural equipment manufacturers are developing electric and autonomous machines to replace today’s diesel tractors and combines, but problems must be solved before widespread adoption.
The biggest impact of Minnesota’s new no-knock law may not be an obvious one: a more detailed accounting of how often the tactic is used in the state.
What this means for the controversial plan to operate a copper-nickel mine near the BWCA.
The Legislature has ordered the reopening of all 93 stations in Minnesota, though it’s also commissioned a review of the costs, savings and “efficiencies” of closing stations.
The state’s plan will boost the primary subsidy for low-income families and increase pay for child care workers through monthly grants to providers across the state.
The push to add athletics is part of a broader mission to rebrand the college — long an important feeder to the region’s manufacturing base — as a place with an expanding portfolio.
The Corps of Engineers plans to use mechanical equipment to clean the beach; that work will start next week. Meanwhile, there are signs warning beach-goers to watch for fragments.