By 2040, all of the state’s power must come from carbon-free sources. Solar, hydro, and wind generation are being deployed at break-neck speed, but there’s one black sheep in the carbon-free family: nuclear power.
MinnPost interviewed Matt Varilek on Monday about his views on the economy in Greater Minnesota, child care, broadband, South Dakota, fraud in grant programs and more.
It was rising crime on platforms and vehicles that led the Legislature to change how Metro Transit deals with safety in part by shifting fare enforcement from cops to civilians.
The DFL governor answered questions Saturday about the presidential race, a controversy over school resource officers and more in an interview at the MinnPost Festival.
Reports from the Department of Revenue show that 842 businesses paid $771,514 in cannabis taxes in August.
Erin DuPree has asked that Gov. Tim Walz withdraw her appointment to be the director of the Office of Cannabis Management after two news stories revealed that she had sold disallowed products in her Apple Valley hemp store and has a series of tax liens and unpaid debts from previous businesses.
Erin DuPree founded, and is vice president of sales and operation, for Loonacy Cannabis in Apple Valley.
Most searches by police require a judge’s OK, but there are exceptions that have long been endorsed by state and federal courts, with the so-called automobile exception being at issue in this latest ruling.
The task force has until February to recommend whether the Legislature should make the Met Council an elected body or adopt other changes in governance.
Quarter-after-quarter, starting the spring of 2020, Minnesota’s economic and revenue forecasts were off — sometimes way off.
If done improperly or without adequate equipment, using solvents like butane to draw THC from marijuana buds can lead to massive explosions if a spark sets off the evaporated solvents. But there are safer methods to make THC concentrates.
The ACLU filed a a request to intervene on behalf of two formerly incarcerated Minnesotans who are among those whose voting rights were restored as part of a new state law.
Would a Walz appointment of a Walz staffer serve as a surrogate for Republicans to strike out at the DFL incumbent who will not be on the ballot himself? Probably not.
In the first month, the 10% sales tax brought in $594,461 from 571 businesses. That means total sales were $5.94 million.
Yes. Minnesota’s new recreational marijuana law allowing people 21 years or older to possess up to two pounds of marijuana in a private residence is the highest legal limit in the nation.
The job involves drafting rules covering everything from the requirements for each of the 16 licenses, how retailers are regulated, how social justice programs are shaped and administered and how potent marijuana and hemp-derived products can be.
Jobs in transportation, public safety and those considered “safety sensitive” — think construction, manufacturing, others — still will be subject to THC testing requirements.
Across Greater Minnesota, many cities and towns face a lack of housing and struggle to boost inventory to meet demand for homes. That is what inspired DFL lawmakers to expand a state program that subsidizes ‘workforce housing’ in Greater Minnesota.
One driver advocacy group is pushing for a city ordinance to boost pay, similar to a statewide bill that was vetoed. Another wants a statewide task force to make recommendations first.
The bugs cited by Republicans include that the law allows public smoking and provides too-lax consequences for minors and those suspected of driving while impaired by marijuana.