League of Women Voters events worked with state department of corrections and federal probation services to reach those still “on paper.”
Minnesota’s 11 tribes are among those seeking compensation for the land that is now a great part of the University of Minnesota’s holdings.
Cars? No. Sidewalks? Mostly, for now. Apartment units? Possibly, at least initially. “Struggling to read this law could drive someone to smoke some pot,” said one observer of the new marijuana law, which makes Minnesota one of only four states to allow public smoking.
When calculating who has access to proper broadband, the federal government counts much slower internet speeds compared to Minnesota’s definition. As a result, the cash may be enough to hit federal goals for universal broadband, but not state ones.
A few sentences contained in the 380-page tax bill passed by the Legislature would mean higher tax bills for 76% of Minnesota taxpayers.
Despite the lobbying for changes in the new farm bill, Finstad is a realist. He knows that there’s a limit to how much money for the legislation can be authorized and said making changes to the existing farm bill will be a “balancing act.”
Yes. The Minneapolis City Council unanimously passed a resolution officially recognizing drag performances and cultures as a form of free speech.
The moratorium has led to complicated questions about burials and cemeteries. It has also raised eyebrows among Jewish and Muslim leaders because burials in their faiths could be impacted by the law.
Advocates are still pondering their response after last week’s stunning setback, when City Council opponents killed the proposal with several supporters absent for the Eid al-Adha holiday.
With three rent control supporters absent, the other council members were powerless to stop the council’s rent control critics from voting to “return the item to authors” — seemingly ensuring that the issue would not advance to a final vote in time for an Aug. 25 deadline for placing an issue before voters this fall.
Consulting firm Baker Tilly on Tuesday recommended the city develop and implement better training in procurement and purchasing and create a process for planning and hosting large events.
MinnPost and Minneapolis Voices are collecting election mailers — whether they arrive in the mail or in your social media feeds — to better understand how campaigns are framing the major issues at play in the 2023 city elections.
Stephanie Burrage is Minnesota’s first equity officer.
The cash is a staggering sum of money compared to prior state and federal spending on broadband internet access in Minnesota. It should help move the state closer to goals in state law for universal access.
AFSCME Council 5 and MAPE reached an agreement Friday with the state that will bring a $20 minimum wage and cost of living raises of 5.5% and 4.5% over the next two years. Legislative contract approval had become a partisan bargaining chip, backers said.
The topic had been off-limits since 2002, when lawmakers from some communities along the route objected.
It’s even more unusual because the number of bellwether counties is rapidly diminishing.
Talon’s plan is a milestone for the company’s Tamarack Nickel Project. It’s also a new chapter in a long and thorny debate between those who fear possible water pollution and those eyeing potential job creation.
Staff members and even spouses and other family members sometimes accompany lawmakers on these trips, which cost taxpayers nearly $15 million last year.
It all goes back to a day back in 1903 when farmer Peter Jensen got in trouble for selling melons without a license.