In this treemap, each freshman legislator’s square is sized proportionately to the number of bills they have introduced in Legislative Session 87 (2011-2012).Clicking on a legislator will reveal more information about them, including a summary of each bill they introduced.
I am sad to be saying goodbye to MinnPost this week, and this will be my final Intelligencer post.
Eighty-six percent of the nation’s largest counties have more income equality than Hennepin County, according to an analysis of the investigative journalism site ProPublica.
The banks on the Minnesota Department of Commerce’s watch list are typically those that dealt mostly with the developers building houses that would eventually be attached to bad mortgages.
Minnesota exports to the European Union totaled close to $4 billion — about 22 percent of the state’s total exports — and of Minnesota’s top 25 manufacturing export markets in 2010, nine of them were members of the EU.
MinnPost’s Data & Maps page is a place where you can view the best of our work in mapping and data visualization.
Of the 5,728 Somalis naturalized in the United States in 2010, 35 percent live in Minnesota. On the other end of the spectrum, of the 67,000 newly naturalized Mexicans in 2010, not even 1 percent were in Minnesota.
We’ve added a new tool to our data toolbox, and we want you to give it a test drive.• Minnesota donors to Bachmann in the 3rd quarter• Minnesota donors to Pawlenty in the 3rd quarter• Top donors to Bachmann
Have a look at the cash on hand for each of Minnesota’s House incumbents. The campaign engines are idling.
The OccupyMN protests are one week old today, and two sizable coalitions of angry citizens find themselves on the same page — almost.
From the twice-daily General Assembly meetings to the hand signals everybody knows and understands, this is what it’s like to be in the middle of the Minneapolis occupation. What is your story?
Hundreds gather on the Hennepin County Government Center plaza in downtown Minneapolis to protest corporate power.Related: OccupyMN protesters slide showEarlier: OccupyMN launches in downtown MinneapolisMayo
I’ve collected tweets and images from the first hours of the protest. Will you be joining the protests?
University of Minnesota forest ecologist Lee Frelich explains what the BWCA would look like if fire were somehow completely controlled for the last century. The short answer: a sea of half-dead Christmas trees.
Forest fires can be confounding and frightening things. In a state like Minnesota, they are part of our lore.
Michele Bachmann needs no introduction. Or does she? Type Bachmann’s name into YouTube and you’ll have a day’s worth of watching queued up before you.
With the postmaster general pleading poverty, what better time to consider the history of the postal system in America?
The Growth of US Newspapers, 1690-2011 from Geoff McGhee on Vimeo.
Let us take a break from the endless chatter (and my trade’s pity parades) about the future of the newspaper and consider its history. That is much more exciting than it might sound.
Here’s an easy way to see how many bills each first-termer introduced last session and then to parse that legislation.