The Food Innovation Team is an eight-member group that includes two more food system advocates, as well as representatives from the state health and agriculture agencies and a couple people from county health departments.
From HQ2 to Janus, a look at the year in economic development.
From rise and fall of the new Tim Pawlenty to the fall and rise of Keith Ellison, the year in Minnesota politics has been nuttier than a Pearson’s roll.
More than $120 million was spent to influence voting in the state, according to an accounting of every ad listed in FCC filings.
Experts caution against assuming the suburbs are in DFL hands for the long term.
The ruling threatened something central to unions’ ability to raise money.
There isn’t one.
A coalition of faith groups and small business leaders announced a campaign on Monday to push for a paid family leave bill, one that is likely to resemble a law already passed in seven states.
Enbridge’s Line 3 project looms especially large in the selection process for the next member of the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission.
Minnesota’s suicide rate has been on a slow, steady rise for nearly two decades.
Keep MN Moving says it will push the Legislature to move ahead on a host of transportation priorities, including a host of transit projects in the Twin Cities.
The tight labor market caused by retiring baby boomers is an immediate problem, and its pinch on growing businesses is only going to get worse.
Legislation is already being drafted for lawmakers to take up the issue in 2019, the passage of which would add Minnesota to a growing list of states that have legalized betting on professional and college sports.
The incoming Minnesota attorney general said he will be especially interested in economic justice issues that affect women. “The economy does not treat men and women the same way,” he says.
The complexity of Minnesota’s budget forecast means it leaves room for the same data to be interpreted differently, often depending on the letters after the name of the politician.
Even while the tour raised expectations of an open and inclusive administration, Walz admitted that he might not always meet those expectations.
Massive committee bills, even-bigger omnibus bills and last-minute closed-door deals have characterized legislative sessions for years. Some want that to change.
While the incoming lieutenant governor expressed a willingness to listen to concerns about regulation and efficiency in government, she also set out what Gov.-elect Tim Walz might want in return.
DFL Rep. Chris Eaton said she expects some kind of dedicated funding measure to pass early in the 2019 legislative session.“I think it is as close to a done deal as you can have at this point,” she said.
Advocates want a state-level position supporting districts’ efforts to use local food in the cafeteria, as well as more funding for equipment.